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Position: Summer Camp Lifeguard
Type: paid contract, plus meals, accom., water taxis
Organization: Camp Fircom
Location: Gambier Island, British Columbia

Camp Fircom is a summer camp remotely located on Gambier Island in BC's Howe Sound. Located off the grid, we work hard to ensure the most sustainable, zero-waste camp living possible. Whether we're eating eggs from the resident chickens, or harvesting vegetables from our on-site farm, Camp Fircom works hard to stay in tune with our natural surroundings.

Reporting to the Waterfront Coordinator, lifeguards will be responsible for the development and implementation of waterfront programming, including all program content, activities, swim test, and training for waterfront emergency response procedures. This position provides the expertise, experience and skills required for the operation, supervision and safety of the waterfront.

Lifeguards will be paid a daily wage, and additionally will be provided with meals, accommodation, and water taxis on/off the island.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $105.00 to $125.00 /day comensurate with experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To participate in 100% of pre-season staff training
  • Read, understand and uphold the waterfront and staff policies of Camp Fircom
  • Responsible for the planning, delivery and facilitation of waterfront programming
  • Responsible for providing life-guarding and instructional lessons in accordance with BCCA health & safety standards as well as Fircom’s site-specific policies
  • Ensure that proper safety procedures are followed during all aquatic activities
  • Provide general care and supervision to all campers & participants
  • Assist in providing supervision during large group activities, such as meals, campfire and camp swim
  • Understand and enact best practices of risk management throughout the performance of the role


Education & Specialized Knowledge

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Current NLS Certificate (Waterfront-specific an asset)
  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Boat License (willingness to obtain if hired)
  • RCABC ADVANCED Tandem/Solo canoe certification or willingness to obtain if hired

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and support culturally competent programming.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership ability to guide and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines.

Additional Skills Considered an Asset

  • Class 5 drivers license
  • Second language
  • Post-secondary education

Working Conditions:

  • Contract position running June 1st-3rd + July 1st - August 17th, 2018. Other training days may be scheduled outside of these dates.
  • Requires working in a semi-remote, outdoor environment on Gambier Island, BC.
  • May occasionally travel to other locations in and around Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, as required.
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays.
  • May be required to work alone on a semi-remote site.
  • May be required to open up or lock up when guest groups are not on site. This might involve locking up in the dark in a semi-remote area.
  • May involve working with difficult clients.
  • Camp Fircom is a United Church of Canada camp, however it is not evangelical and is welcoming to people of all faiths, and no faith.

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Marissa, Summer Camp & Outdoor School Manager, at

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Numéro : 45677       Date publiée sur May 14 2018