Spend your days three minutes from the surf, surrounded by an ancient and supportive community, and get paid to do it. Sound like a dream? Starting tomorrow, it could be your life.
Oceanside Tin Wis Resort is hiring! With an epic setting within Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, working at Tin Wis means you’re worlds away from what anyone could call an “office job,” and just down the trail from downtown Tofino.
If you’re smart, professional and ready to work, the folks at Tin Wis Resort would like to speak with you.
You’ll earn competitive wages along with some spectacular benefits, including a winter surf pass and an oceanfront work environment. When the swells are right, Tofino Paddle Surf offers surf lessons from Mackenzie Beach in front of the Tin Wis Resort. All you have to do is pick up your free board rental, walk to the beach, rip up some waves, drop the board off and head to work with a big grin. Another perk? You’ll connect with a rich community creating a meaningful legacy.
When you work here, you’re supporting the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, a community with a history in the region reaching back thousands of years.
Alie Mancuso, front desk manager for the Tin Wis Resort, says she finds community in collaborating on something important. “You are part of a community working for a greater cause.”
Start your day crushing waves just a three-minute walk from the front desk, and then head to work helping support the Tla-o-qui-aht presence in the community. Work and surf as much as you want, and know you are lifting up yourself in two ways: through the swell as you surf and by being a part of an ancient community.
Housekeeping, front desk, maintenance jobs and more
Tin Wis Resort is hiring in all departments, so please be a good aunt or uncle and share this with the family. The resort, which has 75 renovated resort rooms set on Mackenzie Beach, is hiring for housekeeping, front desk, maintenance and breakfast attendants, who serve up one of the best hotel spreads on Vancouver Island.
“It only takes a few weeks to become part of the family,” says Curtis Mason, breakfast cook and attendant. “We all lift each other up any way we can; co-workers at work but family outside of work. Those that come work here, they start out friends and they become family really quick.”
Tin Wis, is a Tla-o-qui-aht word meaning “calm waters.” Of course, the waters are anything but calm during the winter, where tides and winter storms turn Mackenzie Beach into its own unique surf scene.
“The spirit and the vibe here are something to experience,” says Mancuso. “Where else can you surf to work?”
I’m living the dream
The Tin Wis Resort was one of the founding Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Allies, and one per cent of Tin Wis Resort’s proceeds goes to Tribal Parks Allies. That means when you work here, your energy helps support land protection and restoration, and the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation.
“The reason I work here is because it’s my home,” says Leo Torres-Clark, Tin Wis Resort housekeeper. Among his co-workers, Torres-Clark is known for his signature line, “I’m living the dream.”
Not a lot of people can make that claim, the dream life gets a lot closer when you join Team Tin Wis – a place where culture and community click.
Apply now at tinwis.ca/careers.