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General Manager

Reference ID: 108689

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  • Make a positive impact on the development and growth of the organization
  • Bring your extensive business or tourism management experience to this pivotal role
  • Enjoy positive rewards for your hard work including a comprehensive salary/benefits package, northern allowance and subsidized housing

About the Organization 

Arctic Bay Adventures Ltd. is a new community owned organization designed to position Arctic Bay as a unique tourism destination and a strong presence in the growing arctic market. As such, the organization will sustainably create, develop, manage and market spectacular tourism programs/packages in Arctic Bay and the surrounding areas. Along with utilizing local resources and services, ensuring respect for the environment, the local population and its traditions, will be of the utmost importance and at the forefront of all business endeavors.

About Arctic Bay

Arctic Bay is a scenic and majestic area occupied for nearly 5000 years by Inuit nomads migrating from the west. Today, Arctic Bay is a lively community with a population of 900 located in the northern most region of the Borden Peninsula on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. The natural and unspoiled landscape is an ever changing sensory experience, ripe with natural wonder around every corner. In addition to its natural beauty, the area is steeped in the rich cultural traditions of the Inuit people. They are resourceful, creative, and most of all, friendly and hospitable, always ready to teach others about their ancient traditions. Despite being Canada’s third most northerly community, Arctic Bay is very accessible via air and cruise ship. For more on this awe inspiring region and what it has to offer, enjoy the following video:

Arctic Bay Promotional spot from Arctic Bay Tourism on Vimeo.

Make your Mark on Building Arctic Bay as a Top Tourist Destination

Arctic Bay Adventures Ltd. is seeking a General Manager for a newly formed, community owned tourism business located in Canada’s High Arctic. As Arctic Bay Adventures Ltd. is in the initial stages of development, the General Manager will play a significant role in the successful execution of the startup phase while overseeing the overall operations of the business. Reporting to the Board of Directors, your specific responsibilities will involve:

  • Overseeing all administrative and general operation of the business
  • Developing a strategic action plan and formulating an operational budget including preparing monthly reports
  • Developing and implementing a pro-active marketing strategy
  • Assisting in developing tourism initiatives
  • Assessing local resources, national and international demands and trends
  • Evaluating operational staffing requirements and preparing job descriptions for each position
  • Creating and delivering staff training, development and evaluation programs
  • Recruiting, training, overseeing and mentoring staff

This is an excellent opportunity for a leadership driven individual who has a diploma or degree in Business or Tourism Management or equivalent education and related experience, along with 5 years involvement in Tourism Industry - focusing on outdoor adventure. You must understand and be proficient in Financial Management and have competence in all facets of tourism product development and marketing.

You are an outstanding communicator with an entrepreneurial spirit and a natural drive to succeed. Outstanding leadership, mentoring and evaluation skills are essential, as is an understanding of life in the high arctic. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut and/or other languages would be highly desirable.

About the Benefits 

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to shape Arctic Bay as the tourist destinations in Nunavut. In appreciation of your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary package, plus a myriad of benefits including: 

  • Northern Living Allowance of $16,500 annually 
  • Full benefits, including paid vacation 
  • Subsidized housing.

If you are driven by your new career and life experiences in the High Arctic, then Arctic Adventures Ltd. wants you! - Apply Now

Posted: February 20, 2019
Closes: March 31, 2019
Company Info
11-50 employees
Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

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