Employment - Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Cape Smokey

Full-Time Permanent


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 a qualified and experienced Resort Manager (NOC 60031) to manage and direct the operations of our resort. This is a 3-year, non-seasonal, position.  We are looking for an individual who successfully balances progressive leadership with operational priorities and has experience overseeing the year-round operations of a ski resort.  As Resort Manager, 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 passionate about Cape Breton and its future.


  • Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures for the operation of the resort;
  • Be knowledgeable about Cape Smokey and resort experiences;
  • Prepare budgets and monitor revenues and expenses;
  • Participate in the development of pricing and promotional strategies;
  • Lead a progressive workplace culture rooted in our company’s values;
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the provision of materials and supplies;
  • Build and manage snow making and maintenance schedules;
  • Recruit and supervise staff and oversee training;
  • Build preventative maintenance programs;
  • Negotiate with clients for the use of facilities for conventions, banquets, receptions and other functions;
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • 4-5 years’ management experience at a year-round ski resort;
  • Must have contracting experience;
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree required;
  • Superior English communications skills;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Must have strong occupational health and safety leadership skills;
  • Must be discrete and diplomatic.

Hours: This is a full-time, 3-year contract position for a minimum of 40 hours per week.

Salary: The qualified applicant will be paid an annual salary of $100,000


  • Ongoing training;
  • Vacation;
  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits;
  • Access to resort activities;
  • Food and merchandise discounts.
How To Apply

Cape Smokey will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Apply Today!

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send their cover letter and resume, along with expected start date, to hr@capesmokeyholding.com by February 28, 2023

Website: https://capesmokey.ca/

Email Address: hr@capesmokeyholding.com Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for qualified and eligible job-seekers domestically and internationally.

Applications from Foreign Nationals will be considered.

Location Information
Ingonish Beach
Victoria County
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Smokey
NOC Code
Accommodation service managers (60031)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
January 3rd 2023
End Date
Posted on
December 21st 2022
February 28th 2023