Help us with our vacation rental business in Radium Hot Springs, Canada

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    BC Rocky Mountain paid position:

    Please read: We have immediate availability for ONE male applicant. The room will be shared with another male employee. Minimum commitment until mid-September. Cleaning experience and your own vehicle is preferred.


    Hi! My name is Natasha and I live with my partner Darren, 4 year old daughter Zara and baby Fae (born Feb 2023) in Radium Hot Springs BC. Our little business provides cleaning services and vacation rental management. Radium is home to approximately 700 year-round residents, but that number grows to thousands during the summer! People will travel far to visit the beautiful Columbia Valley, for its incredible mountains, lakes, hot springs, and wildlife. We live on the border of Kootenay National Park, and are very close to several other national parks such as Yoho and Banff. Radium is the ideal spot for those who love to hike, swim, paddle, camp, or simply enjoy the views and tranquility. We're also close to many ski resorts and in the winter you skate on Windermere Lake's famous 34km Whiteway. And of course there are the hot springs: Lussier, Radium and Fairmont Hot Springs are all accessible year-round.

    Every year we seek to fill several cleaning positions, and have had nothing but good experiences with past travelers. We won't pretend that it's easy work, but we do all we can to support our team, keep it fun, and laugh along the way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Location is everything, and the people are pretty great too! Radium Hot Springs was named Canada's friendliest town in 2021 (if that isn't Canadian!). You're two minutes from beautiful trails and don't need to go anywhere to see wildlife - the bighorn sheep and wild turkeys frequently visit our front yard. Your evenings and days off may be spent at the hot springs (4 minute drive away), by a campfire, at the lake, or paddling down the river. We're happy to provide you with contacts and information on all there is to do around here. Panorama Ski Resort is 30 minutes away.

    Want to learn about BC's Indigenous people? Darren is from a remote native village and has a wealth of information on Canada's first people. I (Natasha) am happy to share any hospitality knowledge if you're looking to develop specific skills. Zara is excellent at digging in dirt and finger painting and would be overjoyed to share that passion with you.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Wondering what your days might look like?

    The job duties are similar to what you might expect in a hotel. Most of your assigned work will be to clean the short-term rentals between guest stays. The only majour difference is that you will driving (or sometimes walking) from one apartment or home to another.

    Most work days start between 9 and 11 am, and end between 4 and 7pm. Your work app will tell you where you need to go, and how long the clean will take. Some days you will clean three condos, and other days you may clean one very big house. Don't worry - there's lots of training and support along the way! Once you're done training, you will either work independently or with 1 other person (couples can do most jobs together). We have an employee package which covers much, much more, but we won't get into all of it here.

    Things you will need: The correct visa, work permit and insurance, and a smart phone. A vehicle is preferred but not required. We do have a van for work in Panorama Resort and many of your cleans will be in walking distance from your accommodation. Yay! That said, it's nice to have a vehicle to get around in the mountains. Staff who use their vehicles for work will be paid for drive time, and we will also help with the price of fuel.

    We provide: comfortable accommodation, all cleaning supplies and tools, paid training, and vacation pay (paid out each pay period). Pay is $17.40/hr.

    Skills required: attention to detail, ability to work physically hard, adaptability (hospitality is often unpredictable), and a desire to do a good job! Experience is great, but we will train the right people!

    June - end September: We will provide 5 days of work a week, ranging from 6 to 8 hours a day. We will occasionally ask you to assist nearby guests in the evening if they're running low on supplies or are having technical difficulties (don't understand how to use the door's key pad, for instance).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our staff accommodation is located 800 meters from the village of Radium. We own a modern home (built in 2007) with 2 suites - upstairs is 2 bed 2 bath, and downstairs is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom suite. Couples will have their own room, and solo travelers will share a bedroom (depending on the season) with 2 single beds. You will have a kitchen, dining area, living room with TV and Chromecast or Roku, washer/dryer, and small backyard.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our wifi isn't incredible (small town) but we do have unlimited data! It is shared with all of our staff (up to 8 people) so we ask that you don't use up all of the bandwidth. Browsing and Netflix is fine!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    One well mannered dog will be considered. We do need to run it past the other workawayer sharing your space, and a damage deposit of $400 is required. We have a fenced yard.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25-40hrs/week, depending on the season

Host ref number: 879826993788

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