Tall Trees Bed & Breakfast

We are hiring for the upcoming 2013 season.  Below is a detailed job description for the available positions we have at this time.


General Manager
Tall Trees Bed & Breakfast
Prince Rupert, British Columbia


This is an incredibly unique opportunity to take on a general management position at a small property and learn all aspects of the business.  We are hoping to find a very career oriented soon-to-be graduate or coop student who is eager to learn and is interested in visiting Canada’s temperate rainforest on a remote island on the West Coast.  Working closely with the property owners, you will be the general manager and the face of the Tall Trees Bed & Breakfast for the 2013 season.  Our seasonal business attracts guests from around the globe and we need someone who loves to socialize and make people happy.  We are looking for someone who is willing to work hard in our main season and enjoy the unique surroundings of Prince Rupert in our off season taking in occasional guests.
Interested applicants should reply to this posting via email with a detailed resume and a cover letter discussing why you think you would be a good fit for the position and how you would be successful in this role.  All applicants should know that we require a start date no later than May 1st of 2013.  Couples or applicants interested in bringing along their significant other are also urged to apply.  We are a pet friendly property, and applicants with pets are not discouraged.


Contact Information:

Organization:     Tall Trees Bed & Breakfast
Contact:               Andrea Pollock (owner)
Email:                    andrea.pollock@gmail.com


Job Details:

Job Title:              General Manager
Reporting to:     Ownership
Location:              Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Duration:             1 year contract position beginning at end of April 2013.  Start date based on exams, travel arrangements and preferences of ideal candidate.  Must start on or before May 1st, 2013.  Opportunity exists to renew contract for an additional year based on performance.


·         Must be of legal drinking age

·         Food Safe Certification (can be achieved online, after hire date)

·         Completion or enrollment in a Hospitality or Tourism program

·         Some previous work experience in a service related position – preferably in a restaurant or hotel setting is an asset

·         Personality, and an upbeat demeanor are essential

·         Some cooking skills and the ability to follow a recipe if necessary

·         Couples or an individual wanting to move out with their significant other are welcome to apply.


Job Description:

The responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

·         Managing the day-to-day operation of the business; greeting guests, cleaning rooms between stays, laundry, making breakfasts, general cleaning and some property maintenance (ie. Mowing the lawn, watering plants, cleaning bbq, odd jobs, etc).

·         Managing guest bookings and reservations using an electronic calendar and updating our online reservation systems daily.

·         Creating a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere in the house for all our guests who visit us from all corners of the globe.  We are looking for an extrovert(s) who is/are happy to engage our guests in conversation or sit around at the end of the day with everyone and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail.

·         Catering to guests travelling by ferry, train and plane at odd hours of the day – must be good at time management and willing to work odd hours

·         Local networking; we want someone to proudly promote our business and services throughout the community, joining a local community business group (ie.  Chamber of Commerce, Prince Rupert Golf Club) and attending some community events is very important

·         Cooking and preparing meals.  As a bed and breakfast we provide a full breakfast each day with hot foods such as omelets, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, etc. that are being prepared for guests individually.  This position requires someone who is comfortable multi-tasking in the kitchen and cooking to order for guests.

·         During our peak season (May to September) this is a 7 day a week job, we need someone with lots of energy who is willing to take their vacation time during our off season.  Even during peak times with a full house, the time commitment is only about 4 to 5 hours a day split between email, cleaning, cooking and greeting guests.


Job Compensation:

A unique compensation plan for this position includes amongst many other things:

·         Paid relocation

·         Paid accommodation at our lovely property including all accommodation expenses such as hydro, electricity, gas and recycling

·         Paid cost of living including expenses such as: groceries, laundry, cable, internet, phone, fax and gasoline

·         A small monthly salary

·         $1000 in gift certificates at our property for you to share with family and friends

·         5 weeks of paid holidays (for a 1 year contract).  Holidays must be taken in off peak periods of the business

·         Paid business activity budget (ie. Golf membership or other business group dues)

Interested applicants should reply with a detailed cover letter and resume to: andrea.pollock@gmail.com.   Those selected for an interview will be contacted by email on or before the application deadline.  Application deadline of March 15th, 2013.