External Job Posting

Position Title: Student Travel Counsellor

Location: Onsite at 9 Bridge St. N., Hastings, ON

Type of Employment: Full Time Contract

Duration: May 9th to August 14th, 2022 (possibility of extension)

Hours of Work: 35 hours a week, including weekends

Salary: $15/hr

Job Posting Date: April 1st, 2022     

Closing Date: April 22nd, 2022

About RTO8:
Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries to promote regional tourism activity in the area that is now branded as Kawarthas Northumberland. It was created through the Tourism Competitiveness Study completed in 2009.

The purpose of RTO8 – Kawarthas Northumberland is to support a competitive and sustainable tourism industry, attract visitors, generate economic activity, and create jobs within the region that encompasses the City of Kawartha Lakes, the City and County of Peterborough, and the County of Northumberland.

As of May 2022, RTO8 now operates a seasonal Visitor Centre located on the shores of the Trent-Severn Waterway in Hastings, Ontario to welcome visitors and further support the tourism industry within the region.

As a Student Travel Counsellor, you will be part of RTO8 – Kawartha Northumberland’s inaugural Visitor Centre Summer Staff Team. By providing an exceptional customer service experience to new, returning, and local visitors, you will assist in RTO8’s vision of propelling Kawarthas Northumberland to be one of the leading travel destinations in Ontario for experiencing soft outdoor and rural adventure connected by Canadian waterway heritage.

This position is potentially being funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs federal grant. This position is dependent upon funding approval.

All applicants must meet the following 3 criteria:

  • You are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • You are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; (note: International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.)
  • You are legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word document form to 

Ryley Gutoskie, Operations Manager, at partner@rto8.com no later than 4:30pm on Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

We thank all applicants for applying, however only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

RTO8 – Kawarthas Northumberland is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process. In order to be accommodated, applicants must make their needs known in advance. Information relating to accessibility needs is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.