Together in Nature

Do you love the outdoors and working with people? Are you passionate about health, wellness and joy and want to give others the benefit of those experiences? Would you like to work with a team of kind-hearted and giving people to make an impact on people’s lives everyday?

If this is your nature, then we’d love to welcome you to apply for one of our open positions at the Woodfield Foundation.


Retreat Leader

Position Type: Full Time

Start Date: May 13th, 2019

About Us:

The Woodfield Foundation is a not-for-profit with a mission to inspire the exploration of pathways to health, wellness and joy.

Our recipients are families who are experiencing a health challenge of one of its members, and could benefit from an experience in nature together and the programming that we provide them.

Funding is obtained from direct donations, corporate sponsorships, grants and paid retreat groups with all profits going to support families in need.

The Woodfield Campus is situated on a 300-acre property in the Muskoka Lakes area of Ontario, set in a lush valley surrounded by forests, pastures, water, wildlife and the rock formations of the Canadian Shield. Lodges, yurts and gathering spaces provide accommodations, amenities and facilitates for those who attend this beautiful nature retreat.  

About the Position:

The Retreat Team Leader is responsible for leading a team of Retreat Coordinators to facilitate exceptional guest experiences at the Woodfield Campus by ensuring our guests feel welcomed, safe and supported during their visit. The position will directly report to the Campus Director and will work closely with the Wellness Coordinator and Kids Program Coordinators to ensure guests have an exceptional experience during their time at Woodfield. Primarily you’ll be directly providing support for our guests to attend and participate in programmed activities, ensure lodgings are maintained, and assist with the preparation and service of meals.

Scope of Work:

  • Represent Woodfield Foundation in a positive manner, ensuring all guests receive warm, welcoming and attentive hospitality throughout their stay

  • Welcome guests to the Woodfield Campus helping with check-in and familiarizing guests with their accommodations

  • Lead group Orientation for newly arrived guests
    Responsible for ensuring all meals are delivered/ served at the programmed times and specific locations

  • Provide guests with assistance & information they require to attend Woodfield programmed activities and or facilities throughout the campus

  • Ensure lodges are clean and maintained during guest visits.

  • You may be required to lead specific programmed activities as communicated and trained by the Wellness Coordinator and or Campus Director

  • Ensure health, safety and well being of fellow staff and guests

  • Must be able to prepare and light an outdoor bonfire and indoor fire following safety protocols

  • Close campus down at night time and ensure all procedures have been followed

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Campus Director

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

  • Post Secondary Education

  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Certification

  • Hospitality Experience preferred

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and one-page cover letter (in word or pdf format) to with “Retreat Leader – Summer 2019” in the subject line. In your email or cover letter, we’d also love to hear about the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of zero waste, sustainability, or the environment!

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Woodfield Foundation is committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require special accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.