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Shorefast is one of the largest social enterprise organizations in Canada. It is the charity behind Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island Workshops, Fogo Island Fish, Fogo Island Arts, and a set of initiatives that operate for the benefit of strengthening the cultural, ecological, and economic well-being of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and beyond.

We offer exciting opportunities in a broad range of fields, in an environment that welcomes individuality and initiative. We are looking for collaborative and purpose-driven people with a sense of adventure, at all stages of their career. Depending on the role, we offer extended health, wellness and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, growth opportunities, and friendly rates and prices for you or your close ones

While most roles are based on Fogo Island, several team members are based in Toronto and Ottawa, in a hybrid model.

Everyone is Welcome Here

We endeavour to foster an accessible work environment and to ensure all in our care feel safe and valued. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; please reach out if there is anything we can do to accommodate a more accessible or inclusive application process.

About Fogo Island

Today, Fogo Island is a contemporary outport community that boasts the best of rural living alongside opportunities and amenities some wouldn’t expect to find on a remote island. Depending on the season, residents find solitude and recreation along hundreds of kilometers of well-worn coastal hiking trails, snowshoe or skidoo across frozen ponds and barrens, swim in crystal clear ponds, and stargaze from their oceanside homes. They can also avail of high-speed internet, delicious cuisine at local restaurants, and glean new ideas and experiences from our thriving community of local and visiting artists, scientists, and other practitioners.

Increasingly recognized as a dynamic and evolving entrepreneurial community, Fogo Island is often referred to as a ‘gateway for seeing and believing’ in acknowledgement of the powerful ways the island has centered connection to nature and culture as a way to build toward a more equitable economy.


If you are interested in joining Shorefast but there isn’t a specific position at the moment that seems right for you, please do send us a cover letter and resume at with the subject line “General Application.”

Let us know what interests you about working with us and where you see yourself making the greatest contribution to our team!

Because a good fit is everything, we are sharing what traits lead to success at Shorefast.

  • Analytical: You look at issues, problems, ideas, and draw useful conclusions.
  • Strong communicators: As Seamus Heaney said, If we can find the words, we can find the way.
  • Collaborative: We are better, together.
  • Curious: You ask questions. Lots of questions.
  • Systems Thinkers: You see the big picture and understand how the parts fit into the ‘whole.’
  • Responsible: You are action-oriented and see things through. When mistakes happen, as they do, we work together to address them.
  • Creative and innovative: You are eager to try new things and share your ideas with colleagues.


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Maintenance Team Lead

The Maintenance Team Lead based on Fogo Island, will support the Maintenance team in performing a variety of functions. The Maintenance Team Lead will report to the Director, Construction, Facilities Systems and Special Projects.  Working in a fast-paced environment, the incumbent will demonstrate a positive can-do attitude, while ensuring the Shorefast’s maintenance team is supported, and the department is organized to run in a smooth manner. 

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Facilities Director

The Facilities Director, based on Fogo Island, will direct and manage the Inn maintenance team while ensuring the implementation and operation of continuous preventative maintenance programs. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Facilities Director will preform a wide array of tasks to ensure smooth operation of the Inns facilities.

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IT Support

The IT Support will work closely with the Technical Services and Administration teams contributing technical knowledge to various business units and programs in support of existing and new projects. Collaborating with various working groups, the IT Support will perform a wide array of tasks ranging from IT and administrative support, troubleshooting and triage, researching problems, updating procedures, updating and auditing inventory records, and contributing to other projects as directed.

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Join our Food and Beverage Team on Fogo Island at our new restaurant, The Storehouse.  Our Food and Beverage Team will provide guests with personable and knowledgeable service for all menu items. Team members will maintain established service standards and ensure guests have a memorable experience at every visit.  At present, we are looking for Servers to join our Team.

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Partner Relations and Business Development Lead

Are you looking for a meaningful position in which to apply your passion for quality food, sustainability and hospitality?

Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Fish, one of Canada’s pioneers and leaders in sustainable fish and seafood is looking for a Partner Relations and Business Development Lead, based in Toronto (ON).

The successful candidate will be instrumental in nurturing and growing relationships with partners, which consist of niche wholesalers and retailers, as well as chefs and like-minded leaders in the industry who are committed to ‘good food’ movements, artisanal and local provenance, responsible harvesting practices and innovation.

Entrepreneurial by nature, the Partner Relations and Business Development Lead will be tasked with growing the business and evolving its model towards optimizing Business To Business channels.

Most importantly, the role acts as an ambassador to the Fogo Island fishing industry, promoting its history, culture and products, therefore ensuring fishing continues to be an integral part of the Fogo Island community.

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Director, Programs

We are collectively navigating a period of great change and exciting possibility. Shorefast, with its suite of businesses and locally-based programs, is uniquely positioned to act as a contagious example for community-engaged economic, cultural, and social development. We are seeking a thoughtful, relationships-focused leader to foster cross-functionality within our team and help shepherd our changemaking into its next chapter.

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