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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 Hiring for Summer!

Dishwasher/Kitchen Helper

Job Description:  To scrub and wash all pots and pans as well as put dishes, glasses, and cutlery in racks and put through the dishwasher. To sweep and mop the kitchen and staff lunchroom after each shift.  Staff also put kitchen deliveries away when needed. Job requires standing and lifting. 

Shifts: 8am – 2pm and 5pm – 10pm. 

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Wage: $14.60 to $15.50/hour


Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Garde Manger is someone who enjoys working with a dynamic team in a fun and casual environment to be responsible for the daily preparation and service of salads and cold menu items in the Garde Manger section. Culinary background is an asset.

Shifts: 7:30am – 1:30pm and 4:30pm – 8pm. 

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Wage: $15.50/hour


Job Description: To supervise the children in our care and ensure their happiness and safety while following daily program schedule set by the Playvillage Director. To sanitize the toys, equipment and area to ensure the standards set out by the resort are maintained. 

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time 

Wage: $14.60 to $15.50/hour


Job Description: To assist in maintaining and cleaning public areas and guest’s rooms. To ensure the resort cleanliness meets the standards set by the resort.

Job requires walking, pushing and lifting.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time 

Wage: $15.50 to $16.50/hour


Job Description:Ensure the safety of the guests in and around our indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. Lifeguards are required to clean the pools/hot tubs, test the water regularly, and keep the pool areas around the pool clean.
NLS required and membership number must be provided.

Position starts June 23 and runs until September 4, 2023

Job Type: Full-time (Summer)

Wage: $15.65/hour


Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting the Chef and Sous Chef with daily preparation and service of menu items for guest and staff breakfast, lunch and dinner meal services as required.
Culinary background is an asset.

Shifts: 7:30am – 1:30pm and 4:30pm – 8pm. 

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Wage: $16.00/hour


Job Description: Assist Servers by transferring meals from the kitchen to the Servers in the dining room, and carry dirty dishes on trays back to the kitchen. 

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

Job requires lifting/carrying serving trays and walking.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time 

Wage: $14.60 to $15.50/hour (Minimum age requirement 14 years) 


Job Description: Reporting to the Dining Room Manager, the Dining Room Server is responsible for providing guests with exceptional service during their Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals. The Dining Room Servers will prepare the set up and clean up of all meal services for guests. Working collaboratively with the other Dining Room Servers, Assistant Servers, Bartender, Expeditor and Dishwasher. Job requires standing and walking.

Must obtain Smart Serve certificate. (18+)

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

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time 

Wage: $15.50/hour

If you’re interested in any of the positions listed, please send your resume in PDF or Word format to or mail it to Human Resources, 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**

Applying is as easy!
1. Attach your resume in PDF or WORD format and send to
2. Put the job or jobs you’re applying for in the Subject line of the email and indicate somewhere if you’re interested in FULL-TIME, PART-TIME or either.
3. Feel free to introduce yourself in the email message and ask any questions you may have about start dates etc.



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 primarily 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 to check out the rest of our site to learn more about us.

2) During the off-season (September to April), contact Human Resources for available jobs. For seasonal (summer) employment we hire Dining Room Servers, Dining Room Assistant Servers, Dishwashers, Lifeguards, Playvillage 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 18 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 18 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 $15.50 to $16.00 per hour. Rate of pay for under 18 years is $14.60 per hour. Wages will increase as per Ontario’s Wage Regulations as required.

If you are interested please send your resume in PDF, Word or Excel format to or mail to Human Resources, 4432 Fern Resort Rd. Ramara, ON L3V 0Z1.

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