The 15th annual Tourism Job Fair, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of PEI, was held in Charlottetown recently.
It was a chance for job seekers to meet with employers and talk to organizations to find out more about working in the tourism industry.
A second tourism job fair will be held at the Stanley Bridge Country Resort on Saturday, April 30, from 10 am to 3 pm.
For more information about the Tourism Job Fair, call 902-566-5008. Visit www.choosetourism.ca for a list of open positions.
The Tourism Job Fair was funded in whole or in part by the Canada/PEI Labour Market Development Agreement.
Some employers at the Tourism Job Fair who are hiring:
Twin Shores Camping Area & Darnley Greens — Twin Shores & Darnley
Jobs: General Store Supervisor (full-time), General Store Cashier, 2-3 Reservations Guest Services people
Twin Shores Camping Area has been open since 1969. There are 700 RV and tenting sites, cottages, park models (trailers), canteen, full dairy bar, coffee shop, and an arcade.
For job descriptions and application forms, visit www.twinshores.com.
D.P. Murphy Hotels and Resorts — Island-wide
Jobs: Line Cooks, Dish Washers, Servers, Bartenders, Room Attendants, Front Desk.
DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts is owned by Danny and Martie Murphy. There are nine hotels in Atlantic Canada. The three properties on PEI are Dalvay By The Sea, Super 8 Charlottetown, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
Dalvay is a seasonal property, open May 1 to October 1.
There are 25 rooms and eight cabins. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, high tea in July and August, a lounge menu, and a bar.
At the peak of the season, there are 40 staff. Housekeepers can be the most difficult position to fill.
The company also owns Tim Horton’s, Wendy’s, and Leon’s Furniture Store.
Brackley Beach Northwinds Inn & Suites — Brackley Beach
Jobs: Assistant Manager, Front Desk Attendants, Event Planner, Groundskeeper/Maintenance
This is a family-run operation with 66 units. They also host weddings and other events.
Positions run from mid-May to October 20. “We have a busy shoulder season, with lots of tour busses,” says Isaac MacPherson.
“We have 18 employees. The hardest person to find would be a quick learner for the front desk. That person coordinates everything, and is a real team leader.”
Maritime Fun Group — Cavendish
Jobs: Ride attendants, Water Slide Attendants, Food Service Attendants, Lifeguards, Cashiers, Maintenance Mechanic.
Maritime Fun Group operates six attractions on PEI: Shining Waters, Sandspit, Burlington Amusement Park, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Waxworld of the Stars, Mariner’s Cove Miniature Golf, and Butterchurn Café at Green Gables House.
“The season runs from Victoria Day weekend in May until the end of September,” says Adam Hickey.
“We currently employ just over 350 people. Maintenance positions, like small engine mechanics and ride mechanics require a specialized skill set, are the hardest positions to fill.”
Apply online at www.maritimefun.com.