Custodian, Columbia Icefield

Job Locations CA-AB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(11/15/2021 11:00 AM)
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  • Wage is $17.50 per hour 
  • Additional $0.50 per hour retention bonus, paid at end of season 

What will be your daily pursuit?

Supporting an exceptional guest experience by providing a safe, clean and professional looking facility for guests visiting the Glacier Discovery Center. 

What perks can you expect?

For the 2022 summer season at the Columbia Icefield, team members will enjoy;

  • Almost free housing and meals, as it’s a taxable benefit
  • $500 referral bonus for each peer referred
  • An end of season bonus once you complete your contract
  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
  • Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
  • A safe work environment with structured COVID procedures and vaccination policies
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks

What will you do in this job?

The Facilities Cleaner / Custodian supports an exceptional guest experience by providing a safe, clean and professional looking facility for guests visiting the Glacier Discovery Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform established cleaning duties on a daily basis for all guest and team member areas including staff accommodation common areas.
  • Keep emergency exits and hallways clear of debris
  • Ensure cleaning checklists and maintenance logs are maintained and up to date
  • Maintain garbage collection areas and help facilitate an effective recycling program
  • Preform minor painting and plumbing duties
  • Ensure supply stock is adequate and well organized
  • Cardboard bailing and organization of building recycling
  • Assist other departments with retrieving supplies, daily set up, and closing duties
  • Assist with preventative maintenance according to standard operating procedures
  • Assist with evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency
  • Notify Facilities Supervisor on duty of any safety hazards or concerns
  • Answer guest questions regarding the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • Organization and time management skills are a must, but a passion for making a difference for each guest and employee is the most important aspect of this position!
  • Must get excited at the idea of living and working in a remote (yet very social) environment
  • Mature, energetic, dependable and self-motivated
  • Ability to lift loads of up to 50 pounds as necessary
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision
  • Internally motivated with a consistently high level of energy
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through on tasks needing attention
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills, while possessing flexibility towards different tasks
  • Confidence to safely use common hand tools such as hammers, drills, wrenches and screwdrivers
  • Experience in a custodial or light maintenance role an asset
  • Tourism or hospitality industry experience an asset
  • Enjoy working with a team in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods of time in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Be prepare for all season weather (Snow, Rain, Wind, Hail)
  • Must meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards
  • To honor our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
  • Standard First-Aid or higher an asset

What will your work environment be like?

This fun, summer job starts immediately and runs until October 12, 2022.

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! 
  • Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks
  • Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi 
  • Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required  

This job description describes the role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. 


To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required. 



EEO Information

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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