Careers

Throughout the year, Haliburton Forest offers a variety of employment opportunities: With a core staff of over 60 employees, our team is as diverse as can be imagined.

Two Haliburton Forest employeesA wide variety of skills are applied at Haliburton Forest and with the diversity of its operation and the appeal of its natural resources staff play a prominent role in the day to day running of this unique organization. Haliburton Forest is a growing company and positions from forestry and outdoor education to office management and maintenance become available from time to time.

While most positions at Haliburton Forest are long term or permanent, seasonal positions are offered during summer and winter.

Open Positions

As of May 12st, 2017 the following positions are available:

Outdoor Experience Guide

The delivery of outdoor, environmental & experiential education programs at Haliburton Forest through group experiences, Canopy Tours and dog sledding. While assisting with day to day operations (i.e. maintenance, dog kennel work, housekeeping, etc...)

Click here for more details about this position.

Servers

Our Cookhouse restaurant is seeking part or full time wait staff, weekends included.  We are seeking wait staff to serve meals and beverages to our patrons.  

Smart Serve is considered an asset.  

Please direct all applications with cover letters and CV to the Cookhouse Restaurant at cookhouse@haliburtonforest.com.

General Labourer

At our sawmill we are looking for two physically fit people as General Labourer.

For any of the sawmill positions please send your cover letter and resume to sawmill@haliburtonforest.com or contact the sawmill manager at 705-754-0101.

General Maintenance

Do you have a love for the outdoors and enjoy hard work? We are looking for an individual to join our maintenance crew to assist with construction projects, trail and building maintenance, grounds keeping, etc… For more information click here

Part Time Housekeeper

Help us to keep our guests comfortable and join our housekeeping crew!  We are currently looking for an individual that loves to keep things neat and tidy, is ready to work in a fast passed environment, with quick turnovers. Applicants must be able to work/be on call for a minimum of every Friday. 

Horse Logger

Haliburton Forest is seeking an enthusiastic and committed full time staff member to carry out logging operations with our draft horses. The employee will fall, limb, top, and buck trees with a chainsaw, skid them to landings using horses, and pile products using appropriate equipment. The employee will also be responsible for the feeding, care, and housing of the working horses at our stables. 

Successful applicants must demonstrate a love of being in the bush, working with animals, and working with their hands. Applicants need to be physically fit, emotionally patient, motivated to work hard, and be able to deal with heat, snow, and bugs. Experience with working horses or working with a chainsaw is an asset. A professional chainsaw operation certificate from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (also called a “cutters ticket” or “falling ticket”) is a substantial asset. A valid Ontario driver’s license is required.  Compensation will be determined by experience, and will include a production component.   

Opportunities to do horse logging in Ontario are rare.  If you are excited about this possibility, but are not sure if you are qualified, contact us anyway. It may be that there is room for you to be involved, or there may be an opening in our internship schedule.

If any of the above sound like a career for you please send your cover letter and resume to hr@haliburtonforest.com.

Internship Program

Haliburton Forest operates an internship program designed to provide participants with experiences and skills in fields otherwise difficult to access. In particular, internship positions are available in Outdoor Education and Forestry. Room and board is provided during the internship and participation in all aspects of Haliburton Forest's operation is an integral part of the internship experience.

We are now accepting the following applications:

Outdoor Education Internship Availability

  • September to the end of October 2017
    • Mainly Outdoor Education groups, some opportunity to help guide Canopy Tours and shared work at the dog kennels
  • November 2017 to mid-March/April, 2018
    • Primary focus is dog sledding with some Outdoor Education groups
    • Alternative could be an extended internship of September 2017 to mid-March 2018
  • January to April 2018
    • Primary focus is dog sledding with some Outdoor Education groups
  • May to the end of August 2018
    • Mainly Outdoor Education groups, some opportunity to help guide Canopy Tours and shared work at the dog kennels
    • Could extend into the middle of October
  • September to the end of October 2018
    • Mainly Outdoor Education groups, some opportunity to help guide Canopy Tours and shared work at the dog kennels
  • November 2018 to mid-March/April, 2019
    • Primary focus is dog sledding with some Outdoor Education groups

Forestry Internships:

  • September to the end of December 2017
  • January to the end of April 2018
  • May to the end of August 2018
  • September to the end of December 2018

Check out this article from one of our interns about her experience at Haliburton Forest.

Should you be interested in pursuing a career with us in any position, which may be available, please submit your application by sending a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.

1095 Redken Rd.

Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0

Or submit it by email to: hr@haliburtonforest.com