January 15, 2009

Hot Jobs 20

Are you looking for a job? Have you checked JobMonkey’s free job boards lately? Updated daily, the database features jobs from around the country (and the world) in every imaginable field.

From high school students to retirees to everyone in between, the job center is a great place to start your job search.

Every Wednesday (well, in this case Thursdays – sorry!), I try to make your search a little easier by spotlighting three of the hottest new opportunities for the board. This week, there are gigs for seasonal workers, including a summer camp job fair in Ontario, Canada; treeline reforestation workers (also in Ontario); and cooks, handymen and trail workers in Bryce Canyon.

1. Summer Camp Job Fair, Langstaff Community Centre, Ontario, Canada.
If you are an Ontario-based high school or college student with energy, enthusiasm and experience working with children, ages 3-12, then you should plan to attend the Summer Camp Job Fair. Positions will be available in a wide variety of camp settings, including day camps and sleep-away camps. Organizations are looking for everything from camp directors to camp counselors to office staff. Informational sessions will be held every hour on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite interviews will follow, so come prepared with your resume and references. Candidates must be at least 15 years old and be certified in First Aid. Experience in sports, dance, nature, history, outdoor education and fine arts is desirable but not required.

2. Seasonal Tree Planters, Treeline Reforestation, Inc., Englehart, Ontario
Treeline Reforestation, Inc. is looking for 40-60 high school graduates to help with its Spring Planting Season. They are also accepting registrations for camp cooks. Their contract with the Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc. (TFAI) is for approximately 3.5 million seedlings. Tree planting is physically demanding work, but with proper training, most can learn to do it. Planters must stay on site and pay a minimal fee for room and board. First-year planters can make $3000-$6000 per season after camp costs. Veteran planters can make over $10,000 in a season. The ideal candidates will be self-motivated, competitive nature lovers. Accommodations cost $20-25/day and include a mess tent (with meat and vegetarian meal options), kitchen, dry tent, hot showers, toilets and satellite TV. Transportation is provided to and from the camp site. Planters must purchase their own equipment. Visit Treeline Reforestation’s website to fill out an online application.

3. Cooks, Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Bryce Canyon, UT

Xanterra Parks and Resorts is looking for cooks and other onsite workers to help create memorable experiences for their guests. The Lodge operates from April 1st through November 1st, with seasonal positions starting in mid March. Candidates must be able to life, walk and stand for an 8-hour shift. On-location accommodations and meals are provided for $11.50/day, which is deducted from bi-weekly paychecks. Outside of work hours, day trips and other social activities are organized for employees.

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