Hospitality Steward

Website Northern Edge Algonquin

Algonquin Park Retreat Centre

About Us

“The Edge”, located on Kawawaymog Lake at the Northwestern corner of Algonquin Park, co-creates and hosts all-inclusive transformational retreats for groups of 10 to 28. Participants unplug in nature for our custom, multi-day experiences that reconnect and inspire the leader within, nourishing deep connections in our communities.

Our guests sleep comfortably in private or semi-private cozy eco cabins designed in harmony with our forest home, enjoy nourishing meals crafted with care from locally-sourced ingredients, and participate in specially curated experiences hosted by a variety of facilitators which make use of our lakeside studio and natural gathering spaces.

Our Team

The Edge Team is the heart and soul of this place.  As a co-creative and positive work community, we support each-other in our individual & collective growth, leadership, and in pursuing our dreams.  Are you seeking to grow and evolve through a dynamic role where your contributions are valued?  A few things our team appreciates about working with Northern Edge:


  • Meaningful work, surrounded by nature:  Located on a lake, in a forest, we love working in nature.  It’s encouraged to take breaks for swimming, forest walks, campfires, and more.
  • Flexibility:  We’re human, and we believe work-life balance is important.  We’re flexible with time off & working hours, and we understand that there are priorities outside of work.
  • Amenities and programming: We’re a transformational leadership centre with a ton of programs, materials, and amenities that have been created for the enjoyment of our guests and our team.  The team is welcome to jump in on retreat experiences, or borrow equipment to explore our corner of Algonquin Park.
  • Health & Wellness:  Our team’s health, resilience, and wellness is a top priority.  Our health & dental benefits program kicks in ??after four months of employment.  Careful safety measures are in place through Covid 19.
  • Evolution:  Growth at the Edge, and stepping into leadership, looks more like a constellation than a ladder.  You’ll learn a lot and gain valuable experience.  Team members are encouraged to engage their passions and interests to craft a unique role that will feel fulfilling.

The Role

We are seeking a positive & energetic person to join our Hospitality team at the Edge and help see us through our busy season (June-October) and beyond.  This combination role is focused on meal service and kitchen support with additional hours available assisting with housekeeping and facility stewardship.

Our Hospitality Team Principals:

  • Maintaining fresh, clean, organized, & welcoming spaces (front and back of house.)
  • Care & empathy for our team and guests.
  • A shared responsibility to co-create positive guest experiences.
  • Use of environmentally sustainable cleaning products & solutions.
  • Efficiency and simplicity.
  • Taking initiative and self-directed action to resolve issues to the best of one’s knowledge and abilities.
  • Voicing suggestions & new ideas for continuous improvement.

Role Specifics

  • Work with the food service team to prepare, serve, and clean up after delicious, locally-sourced meals.
  • Work with the housekeeping team to tidy and clean spaces, make beds, and prepare for incoming guests / groups.
  • Work with the facility stewardship team to clear trails, prep campfires and firewood, garden, mulch, sand & stain.
  • Can be part-time or full-time.
  • Role can include on-site accommodation for the right candidate, or overnight accommodation between two shifts.
  • This role is a GREAT summer job for a student – and can also be a long-term position.

All roles at the Edge have room to grow.  This role can be combined with facility stewardship, food service, guest relations, and more.

Our dream candidate:

Enjoys acts of service – will gain fulfillment through their contributions in this role.
Is comfortable working in a fast-paced kitchen environment and being on their feet for long hours.
Has good cleaning ability and an appreciation for organization.
Has self-initiative & dependability.
Is comfortable with basic technology use (mobile apps, ipad):  Our team uses Slack, messaging, email, digital scheduling, Google Drive / Google Sheets.
Previous kitchen crew/housekeeping/guest care experience is an asset.

Details and how to apply:

30 hours a week, flexible based on candidate’s needs.  Wages starting at $16 – $17/hour, based on experience.

Most work days take place at our nature retreat centre Northern Edge Algonquin, 22km from the town of South River.

Start date:  ASAP

Do you have a question about this role?

Please give us a call 888 383 8320 or send an email to [email protected] c/o Tim Lucier.

Apply today: Please email [email protected] to tell us why you’d like to work at the Edge and why you’re a fit for this position – and include a resume.

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