Employment - Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Cape Smokey

Weekdays On-Call


Cape Smokey is located on Cape Breton Island, the # 1 ranked Island in North America. A storied land with more tales to be written. Rich in natural beauty, with a deep sense of cultural roots, Cape Breton Island is known for its warmth and generous need to share it with the world. Locals know it’s a place for all seasons; now it’s your turn to see for yourself. 

Job Summary: 

Cape Smokey is seeking an experienced COO to join and lead our lead. We are looking for an individual who successful balances progressive leadership with operational priorities and has experience overseeing the year-round operations of a ski resort. 

As COO, you are agile and flexible with capacity to oversee various functions, from managing snow making and maintenance schedules to building and managing budgets and workforce plans and launching a suite of experiential summer excursions. Most importantly, you are an organized individual who is passioned about Cape Breton and its future. 

Principal Duties:

  • Be knowledgeable of Cape Smokey and resort experiences
  • Manage and direct all operations, with the goal of delivering an exceptional guest experience
  • Lead a progressive work place culture rooted in our values and create a positive impact our community
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts
  • Build and mange a program to evaluate and improve guest experience
  • Build and mange snow making and maintenance schedules 
Job Specifications/Qualifications: 
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 7-10 years management experience at a year-round ski resort
  • Innovative, problem solver 
  • Organized
  • Discrete
  • Diplomatic
How To Apply

Cape Smokey will be accepting applications for this position via the Cape Breton Job Board. Applicants will need to first create a complete account before applying directly through this page.

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Ingonish Beach
Victoria County
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Smokey
NOC Code
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
100000.00 (Negotiable)
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Posted on
October 28th 2022
December 27th 2022