Employment Opportunities

Work with us Northwaters & Langskib Wilderness Programs (NWL)

We’re a backcountry canoe-tripping camp located on two island basecamps on Lake Temagami in Northern Ontario. NWL offers outdoor adventures for boys, girls, and all-gender youth designed to engage and empower young people at a given stage in adolescent development. Within the context of a fun and challenging canoe trip, we use proven techniques in community building, group process and storytelling to create a pathway through adolescence. This approach makes us unique among wilderness adventure camps. Our commitment to providing high quality programs with intentionality has allowed us to create a strong and vibrant community of staff, participants, and parents.

We are expanding our team at NWL

NWL does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Northwaters & Langskib is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection process as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact jen@northwaters.com

We’re hiring for the following positions. To apply, please email a letter of intent and your CV, outlining your relevant experience, to Jen Zahorchak, jen@northwaters.com.

Maintenance / Facilities Manager

Each summer, our basecamps require a facilities engineer, whose primary duties are the grounds and facilities maintenance and repair. We look for people who are mature, responsible, able to operate on their own initiative, manage mixed-gender work crews effectively and have a strong work ethic.

The following skills are required: basic plumbing skills, carpentry skills, painting experience, chainsaw experience, and small engine maintenance/repair experience. Room, board and competitive salary based on experience. Accommodations are rustic, but private. Contract from June 20– August 20, 2022.

Camp Cook/Assistant Cook

Northwaters and Langskib basecamps are located on two separate islands about 12 miles apart as the crow flies. Every summer we require a full time cook for each base camp. Traditionally, cooks stay with us for a number of summers. They are comfortable (and have had experience) living in a communal, summer camp environment, enjoy nature and the outdoors.

Cooks prepare 3 homemade, nutritionally balanced meals a day for varying numbers in camp. Depending on our schedule, numbers can range from cooking for 10 to 250. Cooks work together with a Program Director to meal plan, place weekly orders for appropriate amounts of food and coordinate food and supply deliveries while working within a budget. Responsibilities also include overseeing the work of others (kitchen assistants), and maintaining a clean, experiential and safe work environment.

Ideally cooks should have previous camp and managerial experience, be hard working and have a strong understanding of nutrition. Other assets include prepping and cooking experience (preferably for large numbers), knowledge of specialty diet menus (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, wheat allergies, etc.), experience in menu planning, inventory management, scheduling, 3 months prior experience cooking for camps, schools or other large groups and strong organizational and people skills.

Room, board and competitive salary based on experience. Accommodations are rustic, but private. Contract from June 20– August 20, 2022.

Head Cook / Food Services Manager

Execute and coordinate the planning, purchase, storage and preparation of all kitchen & meal needs for the basecamp. The Food Services Manager / Head cook will plan and execute the required menu with consideration of budget, nutrition, camp refrigeration/storage, special vegetarian or other participant special need requirements; efficiently organize storage (dry and refrigerated) to prevent food loss; prepare adequate meals and snacks at base camp with the available cooking gear; keep all areas of the kitchen clean and organized; courteously accommodate and direct any designated kitchen help from staff in the assisting of meal preparation, chores and clean-up of the kitchen area.

The excellent candidate will be skilled in food preparation and knowledgeable of food storage standards and food nutrition; familiar with vegetarian needs and other common food allergy conditions (gluten/lactose etc.); experienced in meal preparation in a wilderness setting (island basecamp) with limited cooking/storage and refrigeration equipment; have excellent communication abilities; have experience working in youth based settings; current Food Safe certification

Must have experience with, or willingness to, work and live in a rustic, communal camp environment, with private accommodation.

Room, board and competitive salary based on experience. Accommodations are rustic, but private. Contract from June 20– August 20, 2022.

Outfitting Director

This position oversees all aspects of outfitting trips at NWL. The Outfitting Director manages both outfitting food and equipment inventories. They are responsible for menu implementation, food ordering and acquisition, facilitating packing and distribution for out trips. Together with the Operations Manager they will manage and facilitate repair and distribution of all outfitting gear including canoes, tents, packs, paddles, wannigans etc.

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