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WE ARE Fern

Fern Resort is an amazing place to work. If you’re looking for exciting new challenges, an opportunity to hone your skills and a fun work environment, we’d like to meet you!

We’re passionate about the resorting industry and we’re looking for people who want to be part of our dynamic team. We have multiple casual part-time and full-time seasonal positions available and we can help you find the best fit for your unique skills. Ask about our seasonal perks.

Play where you work. Full time and seasonal employment at Fern Resort

We're Looking for New Team Members!

Thank you for thinking of Fern Resort as your future employer. Fern can offer prospective employees fun work experiences, excitement, and the opportunity to meet many new friends and make some great memories. We have a number of departments with a number of employment opportunities available. Join the Fern team and enjoy working in a great atmosphere along the shores of Lake Couchiching.
We look forward to discussing the benefits of becoming part of the Fern Family!

Current Job Opportunities

Kitchen Dishwasher & Kitchen Helper (Year-round):

  • Wash all dishes, pots, and cutlery
  • Sweep and mop the kitchen after each shift
  • Put kitchen deliveries away when needed
  • Shifts are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
  • You may work a mixture of both shifts. Hours are a mixture of weekdays and weekends.
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Salad/Veg Prep (Summer season):

  • Responsible for the daily preparation of salads and cold menu items
  • Prepare daily sandwiches, salads, items for the barbecues
  • Maintain the quality and sanitation levels in the department
  • Clean your area after each meal
  • Assist in other areas of the kitchen if needed
  • Shifts include 8:00 am – 1:30 pm & 5:00 – 8:00 pm
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Housekeeping Room Attendant (Summer season):

  • Maintain and clean public areas and guest rooms
  • Ensure cleanliness meets the standards set by the resort
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Line Cook (Year-round):

  • Assist steam table service
  • Prepare and cook barbecue items
  • Maintain the quality and sanitation levels in the department
  • Clean your area after each meal
  • Assist in other areas of the kitchen if needed.
  • Please note that preference will be given to local candidates in the area. However, if you are able to commute we would love to hear from you
  • Minimum 2 years Line Cook experience required
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Kitchen Staff (Year-round):

  • Assist in the daily preparation of pizza, baked and dessert items, breakfast items such as muffins, croissants, etc.
  • Maintain the quality and sanitation levels in the department
  • Clean your area after each meal
  • Assist in other areas of the kitchen if needed
  • Must be able to work split shifts from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm & 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Please note that preference will be given to local candidates in Orillia. However, if you are able to commute we would love to hear from you.
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Reservation Agent (Full-time, Year-round):

  • Take inquiries from telephone, emails, and the front desk
  • Booking of guests, inform guests of our policies, accommodation types, and answer any other questions
  • Provide pricing for room packages
  • Operate the phone system, take and transfer calls as well as record messages
  • Enter reservations into the computer, process credit card authorizations, send out confirmations, and any other information that the guests may require
  • Front Desk duties include; check-ins/outs, sundry sales, post charges to guest room accounts and act as an information centre for the guests
  • Shift hours may vary between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, 3:00 – 11:00 pm
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
  • Please note that preference will be given to local candidates in the area. However, if you are able to commute we would love to hear from you
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If you’re interested in any of the positions below, please send your resume in PDF, Word or Excel format to danielad@fernresort.com or mail to Daniela Downing, 4432 Fern Resort Rd. Ramara, ON L3V 0Z1.

Summer 2022 Seasonal Staff:

Each summer, we look for College/University students, co-op students, and local high school students as well as those from out of town with local accommodation in the summer. We have several departments with a number of employment opportunities each year from April to September. If you’re interested in joining the Fern Resort team for the Summer 2022 season, please connect with us! For more info, see below.

WANT TO WORK AT FERN RESORT? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Thank you for thinking of Fern Resort as your future employer. We are looking for year-round employees, College/University students, co-op students, and local high school students (or those from out of town with local accommodation in the summer). Fern can offer prospective employees fun work experiences, excitement, and the opportunity to meet many new friends and make some great memories.
Please contact Daniela Downing for current job opportunities.

1) Fern Resort is a year-round four-and-a-half-star American Plan Resort located on Lake Couchiching just outside of Orillia. We have 105 rooms and cater mostly to families from mid-June to Labour Day. We offer many facilities to our guests which our staff is able to use as a privilege. Go to fernresort.com to check out the rest of our site to learn more about us.

2) During the off-season (September to April), contact Daniela Downing for available jobs. For seasonal (summer) employment we hire Dining Room Servers, Dining Room Captains, Dishwashers, Lifeguards, Play Village Supervisors, Room Attendants, Recreation Staff, Waterskiing Staff, Boat Dock Staff, and Kitchen Staff.

3) We take applications from starting January for seasonal positions and at any time for off-season positions. If we wish to interview you we will contact you via your email. Please ensure to include an active email address you monitor regularly.

4) To qualify for a summer position at Fern you must be available from mid-June to Labour Day Monday. Hours from May to mid-June are only on a part-time basis. Full-time does not start until mid-June. If you are not available until Labour Day you would not be offered a position.

5) Fern has limited staff accommodations available for those 19 years of age or older. Single is $85.00 and double/ triple is $69.00 per week including 3 meals per day. Single rooms are not guaranteed. If you are not 19 or older you would need to have alternative accommodation in the area to qualify for a position.

6) For those 18 and over most pay wages range from $14.25 to $15.00 per hour. Rate of pay for under 18 years is $13.40 per hour.

If you are interested please send your resume in PDF, Word or Excel format to danielad@fernresort.com or mail to Daniela Downing, 4432 Fern Resort Rd. Ramara, ON L3V 0Z1.

**Fern Resort is an equal opportunity employer. Job plans for accessibility accommodation will be created when needed on an individual basis.

FUN ON THE WATER

With close to two kilometres of waterfront there is so much fun to be had on, in and around Lake Couchiching. And as if that is not enough, we have two outdoor pools, one indoor pool, hot tubs saunas and steam room. See how you can enjoy the water at Fern.

KEEPING EVERYONE BUSY

Join our sports staff daily in one of 8 age appropriate scheduled activities programs Our sports directors are experts in having fun leading you through a range of activities, fun tournaments and crafts. And we don’t stop there. Each evening head to Bergwen’s theatre were a range of professional entertainers will have the entire family laughing, shocked and amazed. See our entire weekly line-up.

YOUR FUN, YOUR WAY

What is it you need to relax when you get away? Is it pushing your self in an activity, getting in touch with nature, sharing a laugh with a friend or simply taking time for yourself? No matter how you define it, we have the facilities and atmosphere to make your time with us rewarding.

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