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Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort

Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023
We’re hiring a Painter to join our world class team at Sonora Resort, a luxury all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux Resort, in the unspoiled wilderness of British Columbia. Nestled in the Discovery Islands, Sonora Resort is a remote location accessed by water taxi from the town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. 

For the Temporary Painter role we are looking for applicants who are available to work until the permanent employee in the role returns from a medical leave (unknown), or at minimum, until October 2023. There is also a possibility that this temporary role could transition into a full-time permanent position for the right candidate, if the full time employee is unable to return.

Our team shares a deep appreciation for the unspoiled wilderness of British Columbia. Our opulent location is an undeniable draw for those seeking an exciting career with a side of adventure. We are completely submerged in the great outdoors with easy access to hiking trails, Florence Lake, and opportunities to get on the water to explore the Inside Passage.
Each one of our team members contributes to the guest experience at Sonora Resort. Working at Sonora means you are part of a team of passionate and trained professionals focused on providing our guests with unique experiences and cherished memories.
Sonora Resort is committed to creating an engaging and supportive work environment, with a focus on developing and promoting talent from within. We offer competitive compensation packages, exciting employee incentives and the opportunity to develop under the prestigious Relais & Châteaux banner.

Resort Life
  • All staff are provided with complimentary single bedroom accommodations. Complimentary wifi, cable TV and internet calling provided in each staff room.
  • Complimentary meals, snacks and beverages provided from our Staff Kitchen
  • Shift work is required from April until October; comprised of 10 working days and 4 non-working working days, subject to change during peak season; employees are expected to be flexible in their scheduling to meet the needs of the business. 
  • Water taxi transportation is provided to and from Campbell River for scheduled work shifts
  • Staff are required to leave the resort on their scheduled non-working days and are responsible for securing further transportation and accommodation thereafter.
  • Team Amenities on site include a staff lounge, fitness facility, hot tub, outdoor staff lounge area, access to trout ponds, hiking trails and Florence lake where a canoe and stand-up paddleboards are available for staff use.
  • Enjoy other great work perks such as: 
    • 25% off at Sonora’s Gift Shop and Island Currents Spa (Services & products)
    • Special room rate for Employees & immediate family members visiting Sonora Resort
    • Staff social events and opportunities to experience adventure tours & activities
    • An Employee & Family Assistance Program offering counseling and mental health supports.
    • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • We offer competitive wages, paid hourly, with opportunities for overtime, plus gratuities. 
  • Full Time positions also include a benefits package including extended health benefits.
Position Summary
The Painter position is responsible for completing interior and exterior refinishing of all types of surfaces including but not limited to cedar, fir, other natural woods, drywall surfaces and various pieces of outdoor equipment.

Job Duties 
  • Demonstrate desired service behaviors in accordance with Relais and Chateaux expectations. 
  • Able to work independently or in a team setting on new or refinishing projects. 
  • Able to identify products needed and maintain proper inventory to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Able to organize, use and maintain tools for each individual job or project.   
  • Ensure effective working relationships and clear communication is maintained with all colleagues and departments. 
  • Ensure that all equipment, fixtures, and furniture of the department are kept in the best repair possible and are used in a safe and proper manner in coordination with the Maintenance Manager. 
  • Drive small electric vehicles around the resort. 
  • Follow all health and safety protocols. 
  • Understand and adhere to all guidelines as set out in company policies.
  • Perform any other reasonable duty or assignment requested by the department or General Manager.

  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Two (2) years of experience on various painting and refinishing projects.
  • Thorough understanding of the maintenance operations; experience in a live-in resort environment is preferred. 
  • High School Diploma required. Any additional education or experience would be an asset. 
  • Candidate must be capable of physically demanding tasks including handling heavy loads, walking, crouching, bending, kneeling, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Must be fluent in English, second language an asset. 
  • First Aid & AED certificates are an asset.
About Sonora Resort
Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux property, is located on Sonora Island in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia. It is accessible by boat or air, and 50 minutes by helicopter from Vancouver. Known as one of Canada’s hidden gems, Sonora has a unique place in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora is part of the Relais & Chateâux association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Whether you have an adventurous heart or a desire to live in a remarkable wild place such as this, you will find all kinds of career options at Sonora Resort. We encourage you to visit our website at www.sonoraresort.com