Why work for us?
The Yukon is a magical destination. Voted cleanest air in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2011 and Most Entrepreneurial Mid-Sized City in Canada by Canadian Federation of Small Independent Business in 2018. Whitehorse, the capital city at approximately 33,000 people, is large enough community that has the creature comforts of a city but small enough to be a large part of the community if you so choose (ie walk down the street and get honked at by people you know driving by or be a part of one of the over 600 non-profit organizations up here). If you prefer even smaller than the next largest community is Dawson City at 1500 year around people. Additionally, living in the North comes with tax break incentives and funding support for individuals and families which makes it even more attractive especially in light of Whitehorse being just over a two-hour flight from Vancouver or Edmonton!
NVD is a company made up of self-starters and entrepreneurs in real estate, hospitality, and development. Supported by a senior management that has a breadth of knowledge across many sectors and a relationship reputation, NVD fosters those who seek long term career growth. While many staff continue to work long term through numerous positions, others seek to branch out on their own and we have witnessed success from both sides. NVD tries to ensure that all staff are competitively compensated and there are bonus programs, staff functions, and various benefits such as extended health care or educational learning opportunities taken care by NVD to be competitive nationally.
Locals say you are 10 minutes from nowhere and the truth is if you love the outdoors then the Yukon is one massive playground. With over 19 hours of daylight (and 24 in some parts of Yukon), summer brings hiking, mountain biking, canoeing (or kayaking), and ATVing. For the winter, while days are shorter locals still play skiing (both downhill and cross country), snowshoe, snowmobiling, and of course aurora viewing of the Northern lights.
And if you are someone who is more of an indoors person, it is easy to make friends and have numerous people to hang you with. Add in the aforementioned 600 Non-Profits and it is hard to find a free weekend in the Yukon where there isn’t a fundraising event or special weekend attraction. NVD is a proud sponsor of many community events and as an employee there are many opportunities for access to these events for free!
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Northern Vision Development (NVD) is a private real estate partnership, was established in 2004 with a mandate to acquire and operate income producing properties the Yukon. Since then, NVD expanded outside of Whitehorse with investments in Carcross, Dawson City, and Mayo, while still growing it’s Whitehorse base. NVD is now one of the largest Commercial Leasing and Hospitality Operators in the Yukon comprised of over 48% First Nation ownership totaling 7 hotels, 3 restaurants, and approximately 150,000 sq ft of leasable commercial and residential real estate. Check our webpage for more details!
Do you have a flair for interior design? What about event planning? Maybe you just like being a part of the action. Experience the work that goes behind things like galas, markets, large conferences and more.
As a Banquet Server with Northern Vision Development, you will work as part of a team to create unforgettable events. With your service skills and your engaging personality will ensure that our Guests have a memorable experience
Reporting to the Events Coordinator, this position will provide set up for events and banquets, accommodate all guests at a function while circulating the room, anticipating the needs of the guests, and responding to their needs, as well as clean up at the event's conclusion.
- Consistently offer professional, friendly, and engaging service
- Assist guests regarding menu items in an informative and helpful way.
- Serve all food and beverage items for assigned banquet meetings.
- Have full knowledge of beverage lists.
- Have full knowledge of all menu items being served.
- Follow outlet policies, procedures, and service standards.
- Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- High School or equivalent is required.
- Serving it Right Certificate or Food Safe would be an asset.
- Previous service experience an asset
- Previous point of sale system experience an asset
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
- Highly responsible & reliable
- Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team
- Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
- Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and nights
Working conditions may include long periods of time standing and carrying heavy food trays (up to 40 lbs.). Work hours can include holidays, weekends, evenings according to fluctuating business levels.
NVD is proud to have a diverse and wide range of cultures and people. And while we don't always agree, we always respect each other. Did you know that men apply for jobs when they only have 60% of the qualifications, while women and other underrepresented groups are reluctant to reply to a posting unless they believe they have 100% of what is requested? They say everything you want is on the other side of fear and you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us and applying or asking questions. Let's have a chat and get to know each other to see if we are a match for your career.
Please note that NVD has been honoured to have a large Yukon First Nation investment both within the company and on the traditional First Nation lands throughout the Yukon. As such, NVD hopes to provide opportunities by providing preferential hires for First Nation Citizens from investor First Nations, whenever possible. If you are a First Nation Citizen of the Yukon, please reach out to us in order to schedule an interview today.
- Extended health care;
- Vacation & paid time off;
- Employee assistance programs;
- Dental care;
- Life insurance.
Job Type: Part-Time, Permanent, Seasonal
Hours: 20-30 hours/week.
Salary: Starting at $18.00 per hour based on experience.
Please apply by sending you resume to [email protected]
Job Types: Seasonal, Permanent, Part-time
Salary: $18.00 per hour
- Company events
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Discounted or free food
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- On-site gym
- On-site parking
- Store discount
- Vision care
- Wellness program
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
- serving: 1 year (preferred)
Work Location: In person