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  • ASSISTANT COOK: Sorrento Centre is seeking an Assistant Cook with a minimum of 2 years kitchen experience in a leadership role. Full time, seasonal. Start date (approx) February 10, 2017. View and/or download job statement and qualifications as .pdf » or as .docx »
  • SORRENTO CENTRE SUMMER STAFF COORDINATOR: Full-Time position on-site at Sorrento Centre from May-September. The Summer Staff Coordinator’s main role is to coordinate and supervise all summer staff at Sorrento Centre from May – Labour Day, September. Possible option for part-time work from February-April, with work being done remotely. Closing Date for Applications: January 19, 2017. View and/or download job statement and qualifications as .pdf » or as .docx ».
Summer Staff Opportunities
  • 2017 applications will be posted here. Below are sample 2016 descriptions - see below »

Children and Youth Program Coordinators: Leadership Team

Along with the Summer Staff Coordinator, these two staff members work to create the Children & Youth program, train, mentor, and supervise the Summer Youth Staff, as well as facilitate community within staff housing. These two positions start in May.

Children and Youth Staff

These staff work with children and youth (ages 0-18). Throughout each week you are responsible for co-leading a group of children or youth. You will participate with them in their planned activities, as well as develop new and creative activities to engage them for the length of their stay. *

Waterfront Supervisors (NLS Qualified)

In the afternoon, waterfront staffs lifeguards at the Sorrento Centre beach, which is used by guests and community members. They also plan activities for the children and youth programs at the waterfront. For half of the day, while not lifeguarding, lifeguards will work in one of the other departments (to be determined based on applicant’s skillsets and on the needs of different departments). *

Kitchen Staff

Kitchen staff work with our Head Cooks in preparing and serving meals, cleanup, and insuring that we are all well fed! These positions have varied shifts and responsibilities.

Grounds and Farm Staff

Grounds and Farm staff work with our Grounds Department to look after the Sorrento Centre grounds and landscaping on site, as well as nurturing and harvesting produce at the Sorrento Centre Farm.

Maintenance Staff

Maintenance staff work directly with the Head of Maintenance, and responsibilities include constructing, fixing, and maintaining buildings on site.

Housekeeping Staff

Working in Housekeeping will include cleaning and the upkeep of guests’ accommodations and site-wide facilities.

Please Note!

* *Children and Youth and Waterfront staff are 5-week positions. At the conclusion of the 5 weeks, anyone in these positions will move into other departments for the remainder of the summer.

** Each spring we determine which four-month Summer Staff positions (May – September labour day weekend) we will need on site. These positions are a possibility for the following departments: Grounds and Farm, Housekeeping, and Kitchen. If you would like to be considered for one of these positions please include this in your cover letter.


2017 positions and descriptions / how to apply will be posted in early 2017. The 2016 information is available to review typical procedures.

  1. The above information (ad) as a Word .doc - view/download »
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  2. Sorrento Centre Summer Youth Staff Application Information (docx) - view/download »
  3. Sorrento Centre Summer Staff Covenant - view/download »
  4. Summer Youth Staffing Application Form: use either MS Word - view/download » / or a fillable pdf - (available shortly)

    This form can be completed either manually (print/scan/ mailed or email) or input on the computer: on the MS Word or the fillable pdf: download the pdf to the hard drive - click in a field and advance to the next with a click or by using tab. Save and attach to email.

Mailing Address: Summer Staff Coordinators Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre PO Box 99 Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 Phone: 1-866-694-2409 • 250-675-2421

We look forward to receiving your application!

Volunteer Opportunities

Sorrento Centre is pleased to invite interested young people aged 15 years or older to apply to spend the summer as a volunteer at Sorrento Centre. Volunteer application / information: View/download here »

Youth Staff '86 reunion

David Stanley, Youth Staff '86 organized a reunion for the youth staff of that year held July 30 - 31, 2013. You can contact David on Facebook ». If you want to organize a reunion for your year, give the office a call to check out dates!

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