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49.6690° N, 54.1404° W

FOGO ISLAND IS LOCATED OFF THE COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND, IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC

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 and Fogo Island Arts  and a set of charitable programmes that operate for the benefit of strengthening the cultural, ecological and economic well-being of Fogo Island, NL, and beyond.

 

We offer exciting opportunities in a range of fields, in an environment that appreciates individuality, and are looking for collaborative and purpose-driven people with a sense of adventure. While most roles are based on Fogo Island, others are hybrid or may be based in Ontario.”

Our values

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PEOPLE AND PLACE

 

Shorefast exists to make it possible for local communities to thrive in a global economy.

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND BELONGING

 

Because it is core to what we do and what we believe, and we are grateful to work with team members and host guests of diverse identity groups. 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.

Benefits

DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF THE ROLE

• Profit share incentives (for select roles)
• Health, Wellness and dental benefits and programmes
• Assistance with relocation expenses
• Assistance with finding local housing and accessing other local services

• Discounts from Shorefast’s social businesses for yourself and friends and family

• Growth and development opportunities
• Scenic hiking trails
• Views of the North Atlantic wherever you are on Fogo Island
• Jaw-dropping sunrises, sunsets, starry skies
• Fresh air, berries galore

OPPORTUNITIES

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Punt Premises Coordinator

Programmes and Engagement

The Coordinator, Punt Premises role supports the management and development of Fogo Island’s Punt Premises: an interactive cultural interpretation centre dedicated to carrying forward the history and culture of the inshore fishery. The Punt Premises is a hub for community connection and hosts a range of cultural/environmental programming and events.

Housekeepers

Housekeeping

Our Housekeepers, based at the Fogo Island Inn, are responsible for the care and cleaning of guest rooms and general spaces and responsible for the duties assigned and scheduled to them by the supervisor including laundry and turn down services

Outdoor Adventure Guide

Experiences

The Outdoor Adventure Guide is based at Fogo Island Inn, coordinates the Community Host program, through designing a schedule of activities for guests. The Outdoor Adventure Guide possesses respect and knowledge for the history and culture of rural Newfoundland, particularly for Fogo Island.

Experiences Driver

Experiences

The Experiences Driver is based at Fogo Island Inn, coordinates the Community Host program, through implementation in transportation of a designed schedule of activities for guests. The Experiences Driver possesses respect and knowledge for the history and culture of rural Newfoundland, particularly for Fogo Island.

Community Host Support

Experiences

The Community Host Support is based at Fogo Island Inn, supports the Community Host program through its designed schedule of activities for guests. The Community Host Support possesses respect and knowledge for the history and culture of rural Newfoundland, particularly for Fogo Island.

Rooftop Host

Guest Services

The Rooftop Host, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will assist with guest requests to access the saunas, hot tubs and massage room. The Rooftop Host is responsive to guest needs and contributes to a memorable guest experience.

Front Desk Host

Guest Services

The Front Desk Host, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will possess respect and knowledge for the history and culture of rural Newfoundland and will extend Fogo Island Hospitality to every guest. Our Front Desk Host are enthusiastic and committed to providing exceptional service and memorable experiences for guests at our Inn.

Evening Lead

Guest Services

The Evening Lead, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will work closely with the Director, Guest Experiences as well as all departments within the Inn to ensure group business is given the highest priority and exceeds our operational and branding standards. The Evening Lead should be highly skilled and comfortable with personal interactions with people from differing backgrounds and interests

Door Host

Guest Services

The Door Host, based at the Fogo Island Inn, is responsible to ensure guests are warmly greeted upon entering the Inn. The Door Host is responsive to guest needs and contributes to a memorable guest experience.

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

Food & Beverage

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager is to ensure the preparation and execution of service in the dining room, guide the flow of service, uphold service standards, train and mentor service staff, be the liaison between the events team and the dining room, and ensure a seamless and unique guest experience that reflects our values and sense of place.

Arrival Host

Guest Services

The Arrival Host, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will work closely with the Director, Guest Services as well as all departments within the Inn to ensure group business is given the highest priority and exceeds our operational and branding standards. The Arrivals Host should be highly skilled and comfortable with personal interactions with people from differing backgrounds and interests

Maintenance Support

Maintenance and Construction

The Maintenance Support based on Fogo Island, will support the Fogo Island Inn’s Operations, Maintenance, and Facilities teams in performing a variety of functions. Reporting to the Facilities Director, the Maintenance Support is integral to providing a world class experience for our guests

Steward

Culinary

The Steward, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. The Steward will be responsible for the cleanliness and organization of kitchen storage areas.

Sous Chef

Culinary

The Sous Chef, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. The Sous Chef will prepare menu items while maintaining and implementing exceptional service standards.

Pastry Chef

Food & Beverage

The Pastry Chef, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. The Pastry Chef will prepare menu items while maintaining and implementing exceptional service standards.

Cook

Culinary

The Cook based at the Fogo Island Inn, will excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. The Cook will be responsible for maintaining and enforcing menu standards set by Chef and Management Team.

Chef de Partie

Culinary

The Chef de Partie, based at the Fogo Island Inn, will excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. The Chef de Partie will maintain and enforce menu standards set by the Inn to ensure consistently high guest satisfaction.

Server

Food & Beverage

Our Servers, based at the Fogo Island Inn, provide guests with personable, knowledgeable, and efficient service for all food and beverage items. They will maintain service standards and ensure guests have a memorable experience every time.

Senior Servers

Food & Beverage

Server Supervisors, at the Fogo Island Inn, excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. Our Senior Servers create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. They are attentive to our guest’s needs and preferences, making recommendations where required, and are enthusiastic about getting creative with new ingredients.

Junior Server

Food & Beverage

Our Junior Servers, based at the Fogo Island Inn, provide guests with personable, knowledgeable, and efficient service for all food and beverage items. They will maintain service standards and ensure guests have a memorable experience every time.

Bartender

Food & Beverage

Bartenders, at the Fogo Island Inn, excel in a fast-paced and energetic environment. Our Bartenders create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. They are attentive to our guest’s needs and preferences, making recommendations where required, and are enthusiastic about getting creative with new ingredients.

Director, Facilities

Maintenance and Construction

The Facilities Director, is responsible for the planning and coordinating of installations, and commissioning repairs and refurbishments of all systems at Fogo Island Inn including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fire systems.

Carpenter

Maintenance and Construction

Shorefast is expanding their construction & maintenance team and seeking expressions of interest from skilled carpenters.

Program Support

Programmes and Engagement

Are you often praised for your ability to “get things done” and work well with others? Do you appreciate a variety of tasks in your work and a role that includes both “desk work” as well as plenty of opportunities for community interaction? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you work as part of a team to contribute your skills to projects that enhance community wellbeing?

Manager, Content and Communications

Sales & Marketing

Based on Fogo Island, NL, the Manager, Content & Communications oversees the creation of compelling content to support the marketing communications strategy across the various entities under Shorefast, both community businesses and programmes: Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island Workshops, Fogo Island Fishand Growlers Ice Cream Shop as well as the programmes under the parent charity Shorefast

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Land Acknowledgements

Shorefast has teams working primarily on Fogo Island, Ottawa, and Toronto.

 

On Fogo Island, we respectfully acknowledge the territory in which we gather as part of the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, the island of Newfoundland as the homeland of the Mi’kmaq, and Labrador as the homeland of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and the Inuit of NunatuKavut.

 

We respectfully acknowledge that Ottawa is built upon un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory. We acknowledge that Toronto is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. At every opportunity, we commit to using our platforms to encourage a reverence for Indigenous peoples across Canada and their knowledge, and to strive for truth, healing, and collective prosperity as our nation moves forward together on a journey of peace.

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