• Smokey Lake, AB, CANADA
  • Region: Canadian Prairies: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta

Website Metis Crossing

Métis Crossing is Alberta’s first major Métis destination where we share and celebrate the Métis culture with all people! With their unique designs that combine both traditional and contemporary Métis craftmanship, The Lodge and the Gathering Centre at Métis Crossing are special blends of comfort, culture, and Métis history. Directly adjacent to the Cultural Gathering Centre, our 40-room boutique Lodge offers scenic views overlooking the majestic North Saskatchewan River, the very route used by our Métis ancestors as they gathered here to trade. The Cultural Gathering Centre is the base for all our cultural and educational programs. The Lodge offers a Bistro for coffee and express breakfast, as well as a Lounge for cocktails and light snacks. Together they are an ideal location for corporate and government retreats as well as family gatherings.

The Opportunity

Métis Crossing seeks dynamic individuals for the position of casual ‘Facility & Site Team Member’. The successful applicants will be responsible for contributing to the professional presentation and appearance of Metis Crossing. Basic knowledge, understanding and experience in grounds keeping, gardening, and building maintenance is preferred. Working as a team, the Facility & Site Team Member will work to ensure the campground, historic village, gardens, permaculture installations, trails, and gathering center are properly maintained to optimally share the Métis story with the public.

Key Responsibilities

· Lawn care and maintenance.

· General repairs.

· Maintain interior and exterior of the buildings.

· Maintain log of general repairs and maintenance items.

· Organize and maintain safe work and storage areas.

· Use and wear equipment, devices, and clothing required by Métis Crossing and in compliance with OHS.

· Report any issues or defective equipment.

· Adhere to WHMIS at all times.

Preferred Qualifications

· Safety tickets including WHMIS and First Aid.

· Working knowledge of light duty HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.

· Experience with power tools and lawn maintenance equipment.

· Previous experience as a Maintenance Worker.

· Must have Valid Class 5 Drivers’ License.

· Knowledge and adherence to safe working practices.

· Knowledge of Alberta history and cultural diversity.

· Knowledge of Alberta Métis.

Skills & Competencies

· Strong oral communication skills.

· Experience working with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds and ages.

· Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule and assignments.

· Attention to details.

· Able to work both independently and with others in a team, as well as take direction from others.

· Ability to work in a noisy, fast paced, multitasking environment.

· Must be able to lift to 50 pounds.

· Ability to work in a physically demanding area.

Other Requirements

· Availability to work a mixed schedule of days, evenings, and weekends.

· Ability to work at Métis Crossing in Smoky Lake.

· Clear Criminal Record Check required.

What we Offer:

· The opportunity to work with an Indigenous organization.

· The opportunity to contribute to one of Alberta’s most exciting tourism destinations in the making.

· Learning about Métis history and culture, and a rich Indigenous cultural experience.

· Personal development opportunities.

Please submit your email to employmentmc@metis.org.

Métis Crossing thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job Type: Casual


  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

To apply for this job please visit metiscrossing.com.