Recreation Manager
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
Minett, ON, Canada
8d ago
source : HCareers

Reporting to the Director of Room Operations this dynamic leader has proven excellence in service delivery and will effectively lead the resort activities team including the fitness area, childrens programming, recreation activities, lifeguards and pool attendants.

This role is responsible for achieving a seamless guest experience by maintaining company service standards and achieving the hotels goals.


  • Ensure promotion of recreation activities throughout the hotel through effective communication
  • Oversee all recreation programming, waterfront, pool and fitness center activities
  • Responsible for maintaining the recreation budget including assisting with resort activity revenues along with expenses, staffing levels and productivity
  • Accountable for tracking recreation statistics
  • Assist event management team with the planning and facilitation of group related recreation duties
  • Responsible as the main contact for all group customers and designing their recreation program for the group stay
  • Keep all resort websites updated with current guides and recreation opportunities
  • Own large projects by researching, costing, planning and preparing proposals for leadership team for special events to attract more guests to the resort
  • Research and communicate community and area resources for additional recreation activities not available on resort property for our guests for longer stays
  • Review industry trends for new and innovative product and service opportunities
  • Oversee production of resort recreation communications collateral including brochures, lobby banners, ad hoc posters and hand-outs
  • Liaise with third party service providers to provide additional recreation facilities, services and experiences to our guests
  • Create compelling special events throughout the year, with focus on November through April and public holidays, to attract leisure visitors to the resort
  • Collaborate and coordinate with resort team and local partners to ensure a diverse range of experiences for guests, and smooth execution of special events
  • Serve as an individual contributor and department role model by performing technical or functional job duties including recreation activities and childrens programming
  • Train, coach and develop a successful and enthusiastic team of front of house associates, engaging in performance management and positive coaching and counseling as needed
  • Manage department coordinator, attendant and additional seasonal associates including lifeguards and pool attendants
  • Develop strong relationships with the sales, events and operational teams to ensure program success
  • Promote the rules and regulations of the recreation department intended for the safety and welfare of guests
  • Follow company policy and procedure for activities including use of waivers
  • Provide ongoing feedback and training to develop associates
  • satisfaction survey comments
  • Collaborate with leader to develop and carry-out ideas and procedures to continuously improve department performance and GSS scores
  • Prepare work schedules weekly and process payroll daily
  • Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the health and safety program
  • Adhere to all environmental policies and programs as required
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a recreation leadership position
  • 2-4 years of progressive experience in a recreation role or facility operations
  • University degree or college diploma in recreation
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR C certification
  • Current NLS Pool certification
  • Proven leadership abilities and excellent guest service skills
  • Knowledgeable about the hotel and surrounding area
  • Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holiday
  • Required to move, lift, carry, pull and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance
  • Stand, sit or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire shift
  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting and pulling
  • JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa offers a challenging and rewarding work environment in the heart of Ontario's Cottage Country.

    Work in Luxury, Play in Nature.

    We are currently recruiting for permanent and seasonal positions. Here's what we require in order to consider your application :

  • Resume
  • One professional reference letter on company letterhead
  • Your availability (seasonal or permanent)
  • Please email your information to rosseaujobs

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

    JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is committed to building a more diverse workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

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