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Position: Dining Room Server
Resort: Bartlett Lodge

Location: inside Algonquin Park, Ontario. Housing: We provide staff accommodations, two meals per day, amenities — canoes, kayaks, bikes, swimming, Algonquin Park Pass (see below)

Celebrating our 107th anniversary, Bartlett Lodge is Algonquin Park's smallest and most historic lodge! We have 12 cabins, 2 suites, and 2 platform tents that house our guests from around the world. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and work in one of Canada's oldest Provincial Parks.

We are hiring for 1 Dining Room Server vacancy. This position is a full-time contract position LOCATED IN ALGONQUIN PARK with a May 13th, 2024 start date until the end of our season on October 24th, 2024

You must be available to work the entire season to be considered for this position. You may be required to work holidays, weekends, split shifts, and on occasion 6-day weeks. Since we are a smaller resort, we are able to give our guests personalized attention. The successful candidate should be outgoing and possess a natural talent for customer service.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Pay is based on an hourly wage of $17.75-$18.00 per hour plus a share of our generous tip pool. For the average staff member in 2023, this worked out to an extra $8500 or almost $8 per hour.

Reporting to the General Manager and Dining Room Manager, duties include:

  • Provide professional and friendly service to all resort guests
  • Take and process guests’ orders in a timely fashion
  • Memorize daily specials and special daily menu instructions
  • Manage large groups quickly and efficiently through attentive service and precise order taking
  • Maintain a fine dining atmosphere and handle guest complaints/requests quickly


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to provide humble, and knowledgeable service
  • 1+ years of serving experience preferred, ideally in a resort or fine-dining establishment (or willingness to learn and adapt to new skills quickly)
  • 1+ years of customer service experience preferred

We provide staff accommodations and two meals per day. Employees are welcome to our amenities including canoes, kayaks, and bikes. There is a staff dock for swimming. Staff recieve a parking pass to Algonquin Park for the 2024 season, and employees are also able to enjoy unlimited access to the park at no cost during their days off.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, including job title “Dining Room Server” in the subject line, by email to . Please indicate you saw this posting at

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

Contract length: 6 months

Salary: $17.75-18.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount
  • Parking pass to Algonquin Park for the 2024 season


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift/Split shift/evening shift
  • Monday to Sunday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips
  • Overtime Pay

Application question(s):

  • This job is located in Algonquin Park, 3 hours from Ottawa and Toronto. Please confirm that you understand this.
  • Are you available for the entire season?
  • When would you be able to start?

Expected start date: 2024-05-13

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Algonquin Park ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • serving: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 11 2024    ID: 70716