We have seasonal employment opportunities in many areas of our organization and have openings at different times of the year.
Our largest seasonal hiring happens for the summer months, with many positions starting as early as May and ending in August. These can be ideal for post-secondary students. Other positions work just through June and July and can be great for high school students. Most of our summer positions have full-time hours and generally work Monday to Friday shifts during the day. This can vary depending on the position.
Postings for these summer positions happens the end of November of the previous year, so check our job postings site at that time or contact Human Resources for more specific timing.
Things you require to apply:
- Up to date resume
- Work or volunteer references
- Current police check
Please note: some positions also require CPR certification and a driver's license.
For most of our summer positions, employees can only work a maximum of four seasons. This gives more people the chance to benefit from these great opportunities.
Check out what some of our past seasonal employees have to say about their experiences working with us.
Day Camp Counsellor
I didn’t go to camp as a child, so this has been a really great opportunity for me to experience camp and interact with campers to promote play. I’ve been really fortunate to work with a group of people who are understanding and supportive, which makes my job easier.
My time here has been full of positive experiences. Every day I walk into work with a big smile, as I know it will be a day full of fun. Being in the park gives you a great summer vibe because everybody is so happy. I liked the flexibility of the hours, allowing me time outside of work to do activities I enjoy and to plan ahead for vacation.
Day Camp Counsellor
My work helps children who may need some extra assistance. It’s a very rewarding job because it helps children have a chance to succeed in ways that they might not necessarily have with only one counsellor. I really enjoyed all my friendly co-workers and my team leads were very approachable. I found the expectations of the job and training was very detailed, so I felt very prepared entering my first day.
Being a ride operator is a quite a unique position which has allowed me to meet many very interesting people. I enjoy hearing nostalgic stories from people who used to work at Storybook Gardens or their visits when they were younger. It’s great to work outdoors and be part of how happy the children are on the rides; especially on the theme dress up days which are the most fun.
It’s such a positive experience to add magic to somebody’s experience at Storybook Gardens. I especially like being able to build relationships with annual pass holders and get to the point of being on a first name basis. Sometimes we even get to be part of creating a lifetime memory like hosting an 80 year old for her first visit to Storybook Gardens as part of the Living Dreams program for seniors.
Laura and Josh
I had worked at Storybook Gardens the past three years and wanted more hours to help pay for tuition. Since I liked working outside, I decided to apply for the labourer position. I also felt confident that I would get proper safety training and never be put into an uncomfortable situation. I had a great summer with consistent hours, good money for school, days that went by quickly, great co-workers and the satisfaction of seeing the parks looking great after we were done. - Laura
I’ve had a great experience working with the City. It’s been a reliable source of work, with a good wage and a very positive, welcoming atmosphere. It’s helped me with future employment by establishing good routines, learning about how things work and being able to meet so many friendly people. - Josh
Day Camp Counsellor
This job has been a very positive experience for me, seeing the compassion the children have for others. I support the inclusion of children with special needs at our camp and have witnessed some amazing moments between some of the children. Growing up, it was counsellors, teachers, leaders, etc. that helped me to break out of my shell. I hope that I can make the same kind of differences in children's lives.