Bartender/ Director of Fun

“Ocean Island is more than a hostel, it’s an experience–an experience akin to being kidnapped by 100 of your closest friends… Full of life and art … both the young and the young at heart will feel right at home”. – Lonely Planet British Columbia.

Ocean Island Lounge seeks a Bartender/ Director of Fun who enjoys meeting and working with travelers from across the world.

Job Description:

Serve up drinks, food and good times to our global travellers and Victoria locals.
Being in charge of the lounge as the main bartender most nights.
Maintaining the atmosphere, selecting music, supervising events and working with event hosts.
Manage our simple kitchen and assemble basic meals.
Work with our management team to help us realise our vision for the Lounge.

Qualifications & Qualities:

Significant bar experience.
Ability to create an inviting atmosphere.
Positive, energetic and great multitasker.
The ability to give great customer service while controlling the bar and enforcing liquor laws.

The Fine Print:

Compensation is above industry standard.
The shifts are 3:45pm-11:45pm, 40 hours a week guaranteed.
We are very flexible with scheduling and time off, so you can do travelling of your own, go to school, or whatnot. Extended paid vacation time is an option.
Medical benefits also available.
Our staff grow with us and there are always opportunities to advance.

Apply in person with a resume including cover letter Monday to Friday 12pm-2pm at 791 Pandora Avenue.

Casual Employment

Are you looking to do some casual work part time while you’re visiting Victoria to cover the costs of your stay and make some spending money? No matter where you’re coming from, you can work at Ocean Island: all you need is to be legally entitled to work in Canada (meaning you have a valid Social Insurance Number), and be able to speak basic English.

We have room for casual workers year-round. The jobs vary depending on our needs at the particular time, but include:

Housekeeping (cleaning rooms, bathrooms, common areas, doing laundry, etc);

  • Painting and other minor maintenance work;
  • Gardening (seasonal);
  • Translation, and Internet research;
  • Let us know of any other skills you possess – we might be able to use them!

The amount of work you do depends on the type of job you’re doing. Jobs vary from 20 to 35 hours per week, depending on the type of work, how much you want to work and how long you are staying. Our most typical position is 20 hours of housekeeping a week. Casual work can also lead to permanent positions in front desk, the kitchen, bar, etc.

Here’s what you get in exchange:

  • Breakfast and dinner is included.
  • A special discounted staff rate on accommodation in one of our dorms (we have men’s, women’s and co-ed)
  • Money- wonderful stuff that can buy things.
  • 25% staff discount on meals at our cafe and our other products, like flip flops.
  • A fun work environment living and working with cool cats from around the world.

If you are interested in casual work at Ocean Island, contact us for more information. Or if you’re already in Victoria, stop by to check us out in person- we’re at 791 Pandora Avenue.