Job Posting 83135

Facility Maintenance Assistant
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Camp Elphinstone, Gibsons
closed 8 days ago (Sun, 15 May)
full time - temp / contract  •  $20.00 per hour

Position Title:      Facility Maintenance Assistant

Location:              YMCA Camp Elphinstone (Gibsons, Sunshine Coast)


Terms:                 Seasonal Term, Full-Time                        


Hours of Work:   35 hours per week

                             Flexibility and availability for varying shifts, including weekends, is required


Start Date:           As soon as possible

End Date:            September 3, 2022


Rate:                    $20.00 per hour

Reports To:          Director, Camp Operations & Maintenance Sea to Sky YMCA



YMCA Camp Elphinstone is located near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver. It is situated on 144 acres of temperate rainforest along the shores of Howe Sound. During July and August, Camp Elphinstone offers programs for youth ages 5-17, including one and two week overnight camps, sailing camp, Leadership Development, out-trips to Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast Trail, and day camps.


From September to June, Camp Elphinstone operates as an Outdoor Education, Event and Retreat Centre for schools, conferences, weddings, and other special interest groups. Camp Elphinstone currently serves over 12,000 participants annually.


YMCA Camp Elphinstone has accommodation and dining for up to 472 people, offering programs like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, low/high ropes, rock climbing, wilderness and environmental programs, archery, crafts and more. Camp Elphinstone employs approximately 140 staff/volunteers during July and August, with a team between 20-50 for the spring and fall Outdoor Education seasons, and a smaller core team of 10 staff during the winter season. Successful Camp Elphinstone staff are self-motivated individuals whose ambition is to help children and youth develop in an outdoor camp setting.


This position is contingent on programs being operational based on public health guidelines and any other relevant factors.


Nature and Scope:

The Facility Maintenance Assistant is an integral part to ensuring camp grounds and buildings are kept in a safe and good working order for staff and visitors.


Operations & Maintenance staff at Camp Elphinstone oversee and carry out all aspects of the general upkeep and maintenance for the camp. This includes but is not limited to vehicle maintenance, landscaping, and building maintenance. The position requires someone who is flexible, a creative problem solver, and a team player. 



Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance tasks necessary to keep camp facilities safe, clean, and in excellent shape
  • Lawn mowing and landscaping duties
  • Trail maintenance
  • Cleaning and upkeep of buildings and equipment
  • Assisting with ongoing regular maintenance of facilities
  • Other duties may be assigned as deemed relevant and required


Skills & Abilities:  

  • Ability to safely use and maintain landscaping equipment, including ride-on mowers, push mowers, leaf blowers, and gardening tools
  • Ability to safely use and maintain a variety of small power tools
  • Be able to move (lift, push, pull, and carry) up to 50lbs
  • Able to be on your feet for multiple hours a day
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision



  • Previous, related maintenance experience
  • Standard/Emergency First Aid with CPR-C is an asset
  • 3 reference checks
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.



In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

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