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The Sundog Trading Post is seeking applications for positions within our Café / Ice Cream Parlour, which will be opening soon in Old Town, Yellowknife. We are also hiring for our outdoor tour and adventure company – Sundog Adventures.

Please email your resume to: jobs@sundogadventures.ca

We are accepting applications until the positions are appropriately filled, but we will start interviews on June 16th, 2021.

Front of House Manager
(Full Time)
Duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring the cafe’s policies and procedures are followed, serving customers, and supervising staff. Strong organizational and leadership skills are required. FULL DETAILS BELOW.

Barista/Kitchen Staff
(Full Time & Part Time)
Duties include, but not limited to, serving customers, handling cash, maintaining clean workspace and dining area. Previous experience in retail sales, customer service and safe food handling is preferred. FULL DETAILS BELOW.

Tour Guide / Day Camp Coordinator
(Full Time & Part Time)
Duties include, but not limited to, working with guest and sled dogs related to kicksled tours, snowshoeing and other outdoor winter activities. In summer duties include providing guided boat tours by operating a motor boat while providing a historical narrative to the guests. As well, duties including managing and operating a day camp for children. FULL DETAILS BELOW.


Front of House Manager

Position Description
Company:                     Sundog Trading Post
Position Title:               Front of House Retail Manager
Position Status:            Permanent, Full Time

Position Summary

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, the incumbent is responsible for training and supervising staff, providing excellent service to our customers, and successfully implementing the company’s policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of the retail space and share responsibility for the cafe.
  • Train and supervise staff.
  • Maintain safe working conditions.
  • Ensure all food safety procedures are strictly adhered to in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Work closely with the Food and Beverage Manager and owners to meet revenue objectives.
  • Responsible for daily cash closings and reports.
  • Follow company policies and procedures regarding the handling of cash, product, property and equipment.
  • Audit inventory levels to ensure product availability and advise Food and Beverage Manager when additional supplies need to be ordered.
  • Respond to all customer queries or complaints.

Job Related Skills

  • Hospitality/Business related post-secondary education preferred and/or 2-3 years of hospitality and retail experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with POS systems and retail software.
  • Experience handling cash and payments responsibly in a food and beverage or retail environment.
  • High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgement, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail. 
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Dependable and reliable.

Assets (preferred, not required)

  • Food Handlers certificate preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.
  • NWT liquor serving certification preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.

To apply, please email CV to: jobs@sundogadventures.ca


Barista/Kitchen Staff

Position Description
Company:                     Sundog Trading Post
Position Title:               Barista/ Kitchen Staff
Position Status: Permanent, Full Time

Position Summary

Reporting to the Front of House Manager &/or Food and Beverage Manager, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the café, providing excellent service to our customers and following the company’s policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare food and beverage under the guidance of the managers.
  • Maintain safe working conditions.
  • Follow all Health and Safety regulations.
  • Provide outstanding service to customers.
  • Handle cash, product, property and equipment according to the company policies and procedures.
  • Respond to customer queries or complaints, or direct them to the Manager, if necessary.
  • Maintain the workspaces and the dining room in a clean and orderly state.

Job Related Requirements

  • High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgement, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Dependable and reliable.

Assets (preferred, not required)

  • Food and beverage experience preferred.
  • Food Handlers certificate preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.
  • NWT liquor serving certification preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.
  • Familiarity with POS systems and retail software.
  • Experience handling payments and cash responsibly.

To apply, please e-mail CV to: jobs@sundogadventures.ca


Tour Guide / Day Camp Coordinator

Position Description
Company:                     Sundog Adventures
Position Title:               Tour Guide / Day Camp Coordinator
Position Status:           May be Permanent or Seasonal, Full Time and/or Part Time

Position Summary

Reporting to the Directors, Christine Wenman and Richard McIntosh the Tour Guide / Day Camp Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Sundog’s tours and day camps.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.   Tour Guide
a)   Winter: Duties include working with sled dogs (December to April) including pre-season training and working independently with guests and dogs to deliver a high-quality experience using kicksleds. Other activities include snowshoeing, and other outdoor activities that may be offered to guests.
b)     Summer: Duties include operating a motor boat and guiding guests on a variety of experiential tours, including narrating the history of the area.  

2.   Day Camp Leader/Guide     
The employee will be tasked with leading day camps for children 5 – 10 years of age. This includes operating a motor boat to transport day camp participants to an island, assisting with a fishing tour, planning and delivering daily craft, sport, art and cultural activities in order to provide a high quality experience. Related duties include:
a)   Debriefing with parents/guardians when necessary.
b)   Communicating with parents / guardians to ensure individual needs of children are met.
c)   Creating safety plans for activities
d)   Identifying additional staffing requirements.
e)   Identifying additional equipment requirements.

In all seasons the employee will work with the company Directors and Manager to develop and enact COVID:
a)     COVID Exposure Control Plan.
b)     Employee Risk Management Plan.
c)     Daily Cleaning Checklist.
d)     COVID Self Monitoring Form

Other related duties
i.     In all duties, the employee will be responsible to offer consistent, high quality customer service.
ii.    Within the employees abilities, the employee may be asked to assist with care, maintenance and repair of equipment.
iii.   Dog care: Includes grooming, feeding, replacement of straw in houses, preparation of food, cleaning up after the dogs and watering.
iv.  During times when there are no tours or day camps scheduled, the employee may be asked to assist in the Sundog Trading Post, which may include sales, inventory, rentals and reception services.
v.   In addition to the specific responsibilities listed above, the employee will take initiative in addressing other tasks needed to ensure the delivery of a consistent, safe and high quality product, with the safety of the guests being top priority.

Job Related Requirements

  • High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgement, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Valid Class 5 NWT Drivers License
  • Valid First Aid Certificate, or willingness to obtain certification
  • Potentially successful applicants will be asked to provide a vulnerable person’s criminal record cheque prior to signing a contract.

To apply, please e-mail CV to: jobs@sundogadventures.ca