NPC heritagecanning

North Pacific Cannery, National Historic Site

Port Edward, British Columbia

April 15 – Oct 10th, 2020

$14-$17/ hour depending on experience

Please submit a cover and resume, by March 16, Ann Leach, General Manager at – include the position you are applying for in the subject line.  

Job Description:

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site is seeking a part time Housekeeper who is friendly, reliable, hard-working, having superior customer service skills and enjoys working independently. The candidate will be responsible for the efficient and orderly management of cleaning, servicing and preparing of our guest rooms and conference space in our European Bunkhouse building onsite. He/she will be responsible for all washing of soiled laundry and linens on site, making beds, cleaning guestrooms, kitchen and bathrooms. He/she will be responsible for ensuring all public facilities are clean. Attending and supervising events, and also responsible for restocking and supply ordering  of housekeeping supplies. He/she will be expected to do monthly linen inventories. 


Preference will be given to candidates with prior housekeeping experience. Candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, superior customer service skills, be energetic, organized, self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills and be a team player. Candidates with hotel/motel housekeeping experience would be an asset.


The Housekeeper will report directly to the General Manager. The General Manager will provide hands on training regarding the standard room set up and cleaning standards required in the bunkhouse. The Housekeeper will work independently to maintain these high standards of room set up and cleanliness. This will require a good work ethic, reliability and will provide an opportunity to exercise your superior customer service skills. 

Orientation & Training 

Orientation will include an extensive tour of the heritage site, where the incumbent will be briefed on North Pacific Cannery’s history, past programs and events, strategic goals, interpretive plan, policies, and procedures. During this orientation the candidate will be introduced to staff and management, and key board members they will work with throughout their employment. The Housekeeper will then be trained on current hospitality standards for the bunkhouse, customer services expectations and their site responsibilities. He/she will learn procedures for liaising with other site service staff from the Café, Tours, Gift Shop, and Maintenance.

Characteristics of City / Region 

North Pacific Cannery is located in pristine wilderness surroundings on the Skeena River in the town of Port Edward, located 20 km south of Prince Rupert with a population of 544. Prince Rupert is a port city with a population of 12,000 and serves as the land, air, and water transportation hub of BC’s north coast. The region is characterized by temperate rainforest, resource-based industry, and cultural diversity. 

Mission & Mandate of Host Organization 

North Pacific Cannery, National Historic Site preserves, exhibits and interprets the history of the West Coast Fishing Industry, celebrating its role in the economic and cultural development of the province. The site is integral to a local, regional, and national identity, is significant as one of the few intact salmon canneries that remain on the west coast of North America, and continues to be relevant as a tourist destination and community hub today. 

NPC aims to be: a collective memory for the industrial fishery on the Skeena River and British Columbia; a cultural hub for the community, attracting the local population for arts and sports events; and a key driver of economic transformation in the development of a sustainable tourism industry for the region.