Jasper Townsite Hostel Front Desk Agent

True North Hostelling Association
Jasper, AB
$16.07 an hour
True North Hostelling Association
Jasper, AB
$16.07 an hour
Job details

$16.07 an hour
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed

Jasper, AB

Full job description
HI Jasper

Have you ever dreamed of living in the middle of the Canadian Rockies? Well stop dreaming and make that a reality!

Here at HI Jasper we can offer you that amazing and singular experience. You can stay with us for a season, and then stay the whole year because there is so much on offer, our wild surroundings will be calling to you.

The best thing about working with us is that you can enjoy so many different activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, rafting, biking in summer, and then switch to skiing, ice skating, ice climbing in winter. The full mountain experience guaranteed while working in the newest hostel in the HI Canada network (including brand-new subsidized staff housing). The little extra!? You will be able to visit all the HI hostels around (Lake Louise – Banff – Whistler – etc.) too during your weekends as you will get free stays in any HI hostels!!

What's in it for you

Get the best value on staff accommodation: $13.56/day for a private room or $9.60 for a shared room (known as the cheapest in town!)
All units are furnished and have free WIFI
BBQ at our staff accommodation
Staff bikes available
Discounted Ski passes at the Local Hill
Have fun with a tight-knit group of colleagues on and off shift
Free HI Memberships
Free FAM trips
Free stays at HI Hostels in Canada
Use of sauna, fire pit, pool table at the hostel
40% off in the Sleepy Hollow Café
Commissions on local tour sales
A laid-back, casual work environment that is a lot less stuffy than working in a hotel.
Tons of opportunities to experience our destination on your time off as you become a local expert: free and discounted activities.
Being part of a not-for-profit organization that embraces sustainable tourism.
Room for growth and discovery! Many of our leaders started out on the front lines, and we promote from within.

What you will be doing as a Front Desk Agent:

Front Desk Agents are the face of HI, welcoming our travelers from all over the world and providing excellent customer service. Ensuring guest pleasure is the most important in this role by meeting guests’ needs and informing them on our local activities accompanied by your best tips on the surrounding area.

Shift schedules and rotations that maximize your ability to get out and explore. Need two days to get out into the wilderness? We’ll make it happen.

What we look for

Ideally, you’ll have some prior Front Desk experience in a hostel environment. We’ll train you up on our Property Management system, but some PMS experience will be a key asset to get you through the door.

You’ll need to be a quick learner and bring your willingness to learn more – you will become an expert on all things to do with the hostel, the town and the Park, as guests will turn to you for answers on everything.

You’ll also need to bring your positive energy and humour to work every day. Forget about best employee of the month, we reward the most FUN employee!

And finally, you’ll have to be able to handle stressful times with a smile and quickly come up with the best solution for any given problem (don’t worry, a supervisor should always be nearby and willing to help)

Join our community

If everything you read above got you excited, you'll be a great fit for our team. Whether you're on a working holiday and this will be a short stop on a longer trip, or you're looking to stay connected to the hostel lifestyle by working among travellers, this is the kind of place for you.

Our team is made up of people from all over the world who are bound by our shared desire to discover new places. You recognize that what draws you to Jasper is what draws our guests here, and you're committed to working with a team of like-minded people to share the best of Jasper and the accessibility of travel with the world.

Whether this is just a short stop on your backpacking journey, or you are looking to join a community of folks committed to travel, there is a spot for you at HI Jasper.

Want to check out what it's like to live and work here? Take a look at our Instagram @hi.jasper and visit www.hihostels.ca/workinjasper

Background Checks

As part of our standard hiring procedure, successful candidates will be subject to comprehensive background checks. These checks may include employment verification, reference checks, educational qualifications verification, and criminal record checks where applicable.

About HI

We love travelling. To us, travel isn’t just about going places, it’s also about meeting people, discovering cultures, eating new food and most of all, learning how people do things differently than we do back home.

We believe that through hostelling, we become more conscious about the world around us; and we can even make the world a better place. Our mission is to build a community of conscious travelers who share a greater understanding of people, places and cultures through our network of hostels and people.

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