Guest Communicator – Cabin Chat/Spark

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau and specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

Job Description

The Support Department at Muskoka Woods encompasses a variety of different positions that support the ministry and care of our staff and guests as well as contributing to the overall success of our excellent customer service standards.

Job Description

Cabin Chat and Spark are a special part of each night at Muskoka Woods for our WILD (6 to 8 year old) and Venture (9 to 10 year old) guests. During this time, staff and guests share on topics including Christian values, character and personal beliefs. These sessions create a safe space for listening, laughing and learning about values and morals through Bible stories. We encourage young people to think in new ways. Whatever the occasion, our conversations are age appropriate and respectful of all religions and beliefs. The Cabin Chat/Spark Guest Communicators primary responsibility is to deliver content at Spark (a weekly large group multi-media experience) and daily Cabin Chats with WILD and Venture. Guest Communicators are also required to assist in Super Saturday and drive for hospital runs and area assigned 6 to 8 One 2 One’s.

Leadership staff are regularly assigned to the Shutdown schedule and the Dining Room Maitre'd schedule.
Leadership staff also contribute to the overall ministry to staff and are required to lead a staff small group and participate in our One to One staff mentoring program.
All leadership staff contribute to alternate duties on guest arrival and departure days as well as the weekend stayover program. 

Staff are required to attend all meetings as outlined during staff training including Cadence and Small Group.

This position has the opportunity to also transition into the Summer Office Leadership position in Summer 2023.

Skills and Attributes Required

Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.

Guest Communicators must have excellent verbal communication skills, and be able to effectively speak in front of large groups and bring energey and “sizzle” to every talk. Experience with children ages 6 to 10 is required. Experience speaking/teaching in front of both Christian and non Christian settings is preferred.

*Please note: Applicants must send a 2-3 minute video of them presenting our curriculum. Content will be sent at the same time as an offer for interview.

Salary Range

$185 - $215 per week plus room and board

Contract Dates

June 4 - September 1, 2023

Essential Functions Required

  • Be able to assist guests and staff in an emergency
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of guests and/or staff
  • Possess the ability to work for 7 to 9 hours at a time
  • Ability to participate in work projects – lifting and carrying between 10 – 30 lbs
  • Have the ability to accompany guests across camp
  • Have the ability to verbally communicate well with staff and guests

Additional Notes

  • All staff are required to uphold the Muskoka Woods Vision and Mission, Core Values and Aspirations, as well as all policy and procedures as outlined during our Staff Development Week held at the beginning of your contract.
  • All Counsellors stay in a cabin with our guests. All other staff stay in shared staff accommodation.

Apply now via Muskoka Woods' online application process. You'll need to create an account (or use a previously created one) and apply online.