Interested in cool jobs? Find them at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

Take the first crack of your job search by readying yourself for the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

Students meet with employers during the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The Career and Job Fair at the College of the Rockies is a big draw for those seeking information about employment opportunities. — Marie Milner photo

Kootenay Business, Kootenay Rockies Tourism and the College of the Rockies are proud to co-sponsor the 11th annual Career and Job Fair in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

There will be over 20 exhibitors at the fair this year. We caught up with several of the businesses in attendance and asked them a couple of questions that you’d also do well to inquire about on fair day.


  • What positions are you taking applications for right now?

  • What skills or qualifications are required for the job?

Person: Kathy Allison
Occupation: Administration manager
Company: Friends of Fort Steele Society
Location: Fort Steele Heritage Town, B.C.

“We are hoping to fill seasonal positions for spring/summer.”

  • Interpreters in our trade and education departments
  • Food service staff
  • Customer service staff


  • Dependable mode of transportation
  • Criminal record check if 19+
  • Food Safe/Serving it Right certification in food service departments


Person: Jesse Campbell
Occupation: President
Company: TerraLogic Exploration Inc.
Location: Cranbrook, B.C.

“We aren’t hiring right now but next spring/summer/fall we expect to be looking for junior and senior geologists, geology students, geologic technicians, data managers and general labourers.”


Person: Brandon Arnett
Occupation: Manager, Human Resources & Labour Relations
Company: Cranbrook Society for Community Living
Location: Cranbrook, B.C.

“We are actively recruiting casual employees in residential services and vocational services. They fall under the titles of residential care worker and vocational worker.

“We look for people with either education and/or experience in supporting those with disabilities (human service worker, education assistant, health-care assistant, etc.).”


Person: Melissa Maida
Occupation: Guest services
Company: Kokanee Mountain Zipline Ltd.
Location: Nelson, B.C.

“We will be hiring for three positions: zipline guide, guest services and Class 4 van drivers. The positions won't start until around May/June.”

Zipline guide:

This position is responsible for ensuring the safety and exceptional zipline tour experience for all guests.

Guest service agent:

This position will be the first point of contact for our customers and you will be required to reassure guests of the zipline in a fun, professional way.

Class 4 van driver

This position requires the candidate to perform daily pre- and post-trip inspections, safely drive the 15-passenger van for every tour, do general site cleanup, assist in any customer inquiries and ensure T-shirts and merchandise are stocked and neat.

Kyle Born

Kyle Born is a writer for Kootenay Business and his initials match that of the magazine—it must be fate that brought them together. View all of Kyle Born’s articles

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