Photo: Zeballos Inlet taken by Lyn Hawley

Town Ambassador


The community of Zeballos is situated 151 kilometers north of the City of Campbell River. Nestled among towering forest-cloaked mountains, Zeballos sits at the head of Zeballos Inlet, gateway to Nootka Sound, world-famous for salmon fishing and kayaking opportunities; a truly untouched rugged, pristine and beautiful segment of the north island.

Would you like to work in a small non-unionized staff environment in a rewarding and interesting position? Do you have exemplary people skills and truly enjoying engaging with visitors and locals alike? Do you have a keen interest in local history and the ability to transpose your enthusiasm to others?

The Village of Zeballos has an exciting new seasonal opportunity for a Town Ambassador! We are looking for that person that shines to represent the Village during our peak summer months while providing a positive experience to our visitors. Fresh air, meeting people, engaging in history; we bet you’re intrigued and if so we want to meet you!

Responsibilities:
Engaging with visitors and providing information as requested, including distribution of maps or other printed visitor material. Early morning and late afternoon patrols of the municipal wharf, seaplane dock, foreshore and overflow parking lot(s), campsite, and RV site, for payment and compliance monitoring/education. A strong emphasis to be placed on relationship building through ongoing education with the public. Notifying Supervisor of any issues, concerns or deficiencies of the afore-mentioned Village properties, or ongoing non-compliant users and/or misuse of facilities. Opening and closing of the museum mid-afternoon including providing information to visitors. Light janitorial duties and merchandise sales at the Museum may be included.

Requirements:
This is a seasonal part-time position of up to 25 hours per week, from Wednesday to Sunday. The hours will be structured in a split shift (actual hours to be determined) of two components and it will be a walking position. The first, and primary role of the Town Ambassador will be to enhance visitor experience and provide information as requested. The second aspect of the position will require patrols of parking lots, wharfs and docks, camping and RV sites. The final component will entail hosting visitors, and some merchandise sales at the local museum which will include keeping the facility tidy. The length of term for this position is from mid-May until the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend with a strong commitment to work weekends throughout the summer months.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Ability to do return patrols on foot from the foreshore to the RV park
  • Ability to engage and interact with the public in a positive manner
  • Ability to provide information in a concise and clear manner
  • Basic cash handling and record keeping skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform the position in all weather conditions
  • A knowledge of local history would be an asset

An RCMP Criminal Record Check will be required. The rate of pay is $20 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay.

If you consider yourself an enthusiastic, personable, hard working individual who would be interested in this seasonal position please send your resume, including a cover letter and drivers abstract to the attention of Shannon Carlow, Chief Administrative Officer at cao@zeballos.com Applications for this position will be received until noon on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Casual Receptionist /
Finance & Administrative Clerk


The Village of Zeballos requires a casual on-call, Receptionist / Finance & Administrative Clerk. This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

POSITION SUMMARY

The Village is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to carry out a wide range of functions with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism. As part of the administrative team, the position provides support to the CAO, Village Council, and the Public Works Foreman in the absence of the Municipal Clerk OR during times when projects require extra staffing. This person must be able to prioritize the workload to meet strict deadlines, maintain corporate confidentiality, and adapt to changes quickly. The work is performed within established policies and procedures and requires a high degree of accuracy and effective communications with internal and external contacts.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE

  • Reception and front counter coverage, including cashier duties;
  • Mail collection, distribution, and processing;
  • Records Management, including filing;
  • Moderately complex accounting functions, including account reconciliation, property tax and utility bill processing, preparing journal entries, AR/AP functions;
  • Coordination of meetings and special events, including agenda preparation and typing of minutes;
  • Website maintenance using WordPress, updates to Social Media;
  • Research projects; and
  • Other support tasks as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional, courteous, and reliable
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in point-of-sale and cash handling
  • Basic accounting knowledge and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and with others
  • Familiarity with MAIS municipal software would be considered an asset
  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least two (2) years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and/or municipal finance functions.

This is a casual on-call position including some prescheduling of dates. The current pay rate is $18.00/hour with an increase to $20.00/hour after completion of 100 hours of work.

To apply, please submit a minimum of two references with contact details along with your resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Shannon Carlow, Chief Administrative Officer
PO Box 127, Zeballos, B.C. V0P 2A0
Fax: 250-761-4331
Email: cao@zeballos.com

Applications will be received until 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2022