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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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Coordinator, Sales & Marketing, Fogo Island Inn

As Sales & Marketing Coordinator, you will be an integral member of Fogo Island Inn’s Sales, Marketing, and Communications Team, reporting to the VP, Sales & Marketing. The primary focus of this role is to support and contribute to the organization’s Sales Strategy and to work collaboratively with the team to help facilitate sales efforts.

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Architectural and Design Guide

As Architecture & Design Guide, you will bring life to the deep cultural stories embedded in our work to visitors to the Fogo Island Inn and support outreach and engagement to the design community, and partners in the world off-island. In doing so, you will drive sales of Fogo Island Workshops and it’s partners and help create sustainable economic opportunities while enhancing guest experience.

The Guide will create and lead insightful and engaging experiences for guests and visitors that foster a deep appreciation for the aesthetic and design elements, historical context, and creative inspirations. They will foster natural relationships and identify guest needs and interests and shepherd sales opportunities to Fogo Island Workshops team to execute and manage the sales process.

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Join our Culinary Team on Fogo Island at our new restaurant, The Storehouse. The Cook based at The Storehouse will prepare nutritious and delicious food, while maintaining menu standards; the team may also participate in menu creation on occasion. 

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Join our Food and Beverage Team on Fogo Island at our new restaurant, The Storehouse. Our Servers provide guests with personable, knowledgeable, and efficient service for all food and beverage items. Team memberswill 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. This position has opportunities with flexible, part-time, full-time hours and casual work available.

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Chef de Partie

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.

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Community Programs Director

Oversight of regular business operations, as well as the strategic planning for both the businesses and the programs, are central to this role. Working closely with colleagues at many levels, the Community Programs Director will need to ensure public operations are reflective of Shorefast values and ideals, as well as provide effective and elegant service delivery.

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