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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 with awesome staff perks, 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. See below for a list of our currently available positions in various departments – we have multiple casual part-time and full-time seasonal positions available.

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Summer 2022 Job Opportunities!

Each summer, we look for College/University students, co-op students, 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 on Summer 2022 opportunities, see listings below. Please note that preference will be given to local candidates. However, if you are able to commute or live in the area for the summer months, we would love to hear from you!

Line Cook:

  • Assisting the team in the preparation and cooking of daily menus items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Preparation and cooking of outdoor lunch barbecue items as well as maintaining the quality and sanitation levels in the department

  • Assist in other areas of the kitchen if needed.

  • Must be able to work split shifts. Shifts are 8:00am-1:30pm and 5:00-8:00pm

  • Requires extended periods of standing

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
  • $15.00/hour

  • Full-time Seasonal

Salad/Vegi Prep:

  • Daily preparation of salads, cold menu, barbeque, and buffet items

  • Clean your area after each meal and maintain quality and sanitation levels in the department

  • Assist in other areas of the kitchen if needed

  • Must be able to work split shifts. Shifts are 8:00am-1:30pm and 5:00-8:00pm

  • Requires extended periods of standing

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time Seasonal

Bake Shop/Kitchen Helper:

  • Assist in the daily preparation of pizza and baked/dessert items

  • Assist with preparing the items for breakfast service

  • Must be able to work split shifts. Shifts are 8:00am-1:30pm and 5:00-8:00pm

  • Requires extended periods of standing

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time Seasonal

Dishwasher/Kitchen Helper:

  • Wash dishes, pots, glasses, cutlery

  • Sweep and mop the kitchen after each shift

  • Put kitchen deliveries away when needed

  • Shifts are 8:00am – 4:00pm and 5:00 – 10:00pm. 

  • Requires lifting and extended periods of standing

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Housekeeping Room Attendant:

  • Maintain and clean public areas and guest rooms
  • Ensure the resort cleanliness meets the standards set by the resort

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Housekeeping Runner:

  • Ensure that all laundry and garbage is picked up regularly

  • Ensure all room attendants are stocked with supplies
  • Will be required to drive a golf cart

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Dining Room Server:

  • Take orders and serve meals in a professional and friendly manner according to the standards of the resort

  • Must obtain Smart Serve certificate

  • Must be available to work split shifts. Shifts are approximately 7:45-10:30am, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9:00pm

  • $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Dining Room Assistant Server:

  • Assist Servers by transferring meals from the kitchen to the dining room

  • Remove dirty trays and transfer them to the kitchen

  • Must be available to work split shifts. Shifts are approximately 7:45-10:30am, 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30-9:00pm.

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Bartender:

  • Prepare and serve beverages according to resort standards in a friendly manner

  • Set-up and close down the bar

  • Must obtain Smart Serve certificate

  • Shifts include 11:00am-7:00pm, 1:00-9:00pm, and/or 4:00pm-close

  • Job requires extended periods of standing

  • $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Lifeguard:

  • Ensure the safety of the guests in and around the indoor, outdoor pools, and hot tubs

  • Clean the pools/hot tubs, test the water regularly, and keep the pool areas clean

  • Lead water aerobics poolside

  • NLS is required and membership number must be provided

  • $15.65/hour

  • Full-time Seasonal

Snack Bar Attendant:

  • Sell popcorn, candy, pop, etc. to guests
  • Some short-order cooking (hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries, etc.)
  • Vacuum and mop entertainment areas as well as clean tables and arrange chairs
  • Stock and clean the Snack Bar
  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Playvillage Supervisor:

  • Supervise the children in your care and ensure their happiness and safety

  • Follow daily program schedule set by the Director

  • Clean toys, equipment, and Playvillage area to ensure the standards set out by the resort are maintained

  • Vulnerable Sector Check required for staff 18+

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Sports Director:

  • Facilitate the resort activities outlined in the sports programs for a specific age group

  • Ensure guests are entertained, active, and enjoying themselves

  • Make announcements in the dining room and/or hand out trophies/prizes to the winners of events

  • Must prepare for each event (prepare equipment, scoring, teams)

  • Be aware of the safety of the children/guests in your care

  • Vulnerable Sector Check required for staff 18+

  • $14.10 to $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Front Desk Agent:

  • Be an information center for the guests

  • Carry out the daily operations of the Front Desk

  • Answer incoming calls.

  • Computer use is required to check guests in and out, post room charges, credit card authorizations, and manage sundry sales

  • Must gain a working knowledge of the programs, facilities, and general resort information

  • Shifts are 8:00am-4:00pm, 1:00-9:00pm, or 3:00-11:00pm

  • $15.00/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

Night Office:

  • Communicate with guests both face-to-face as well as via telephone

  • Use of the on-property computers system

  • Performing visual inspections of the indoor facilities and the outdoor grounds of the resort.

  • Responsible for locking and unlocking public areas of the resort

  • Shifts are 12:00-8:00am or 11:00pm-7:00am

  • $15.15/hour

  • Full-time and Part-time Seasonal

If you’re interested in any of the positions below, please send your resume in PDF or Word 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**

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.

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 103 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 $15.00 to $15.65 per hour. Rate of pay for under 18 years is $14.10 per hour. Wages will increase as per the new Ontario Wage Requirements in January 2022.

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.

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