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Caretaker For Winter Season On Private Island for Portico Inc.


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Position:Caretaker For Winter Season On Private Island
Employer:Portico Inc.
Sector:Other Services (non government)
Closing Date:2019-Oct-07
Salary or Wage:Based on experience
Full or Part Time:Part Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:October 2019
Contact: Scott Munden Scott Munden


- We are seeking a Seasonal Caretaker Couple to look after privately-owned islands in Desolation Sound, British Columbia
- The work months run from the beginning of November until the end of March, although date flexibility may be required (start and finish dates)
-The islands are accessible by boat and by floatplane
- It is a requirement that the Couple have their BC Boaters' License and have experience operating marine vessels in variable ocean conditions
- Ideally, applicants will be local and familiar with the area
- The position is live-in during the work months
- There is a lodge, caretakerís cabin, guest/staff cabin, and barn and workshops on South Twin
- There is a network of roads on South Twin leading to the garden, barn and bays, but fewer roads on the North Island
- The Caretaker Couple should have a genuine desire to work together and an ability to demonstrate having done so successfully in previous positions
- Ability to monitor off-grid equipment including power, septic, fuel and electrical systems
- Experience operating 18-26' power boats in a range of ocean conditions
- Basic knowledge of technology including computers, cell phones, Wifi, Internet research, record keeping
- Ability to perform physical work in an outdoor environment with experience in equipment, mechanical systems
- Ability to lift 30 to 50 pounds
- Must have valid Driversí License with a clean driverís abstract
- Must be insurable
- Must have valid BC Boatersí License
- Must currently hold status to legally work in Canada
- Be prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement
- This is a non-smoking family and workplace

Duties and Responsibilities

- Basic reporting and weekly checkins with the office
- Basic equipment maintenance and upkeep -- generators, boat engines, golf carts, tractors and occasionally heavy equipment if qualified
- Construction (optional depending on skills and interest)
- Monitoring of off-grid systems that include electrical, solar, hydro, and batteries
- Carpentry (optional depending on skills and interest)
- Grounds care and upkeep
- Keep roads clear and free of debris
- Cleaning and Maintenance of building exteriors
- Cutting of firewood and kindling as wood heat is used in winter
- Regular trips to mainland or neighbouring islands for provisions
- Monitoring of water systems
- Keep all equipment, storage sheds and parts organized
- Provide security and surveillance of island activity
- Care & feeding of animals -- cats & chickens
- Other duties that may be required from time to time

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