Summer jobs in Hamilton Conservation Areas

The Hamilton Conservation Authority invites you to apply to join our team this summer and contribute to the environment and your community.

Life in the outdoors is always fun and our conservation areas are preparing for their 2021 operations. This is your chance to learn about the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) and make a contribution to its success. We have a variety of opportunities to choose from at our conservation areas/parks/ facilities, for students, seniors and adults, including gate attendants, grounds maintenance, lifeguards, food services and security. Work in a fun, outdoor environment. We offer training for all positions. The majority of our openings are full-time seasonal positions for the summer and applicants must be available to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays as required and scheduled as these are some of our busiest days for the public. If you enjoy working with people, are active and outgoing, please review the opportunities listed below that we have available at our conservation areas and apply via email or fax with our application form and resume. Applications are now being accepted, so apply today! All staff (both new and returning) will be required to attend a mandatory orientation/training session and complete on-line training modules.

Available Opportunities at all of our Conservation Areas: Valens Lake, Christie Lake (which includes working at Spencer Gorge), Dundas Valley, Hamilton Mountain, Confederation Beach Park and Fifty Point

Grounds Maintenance
Maintenance staff are required, with various levels of skills and experience, in all areas. These positions assist in the maintenance of the grounds and pool/beach areas, including collecting litter, cleaning washrooms, cutting grass, operating small power equipment, including weed-whips, leaf-blowers and pressure-washers. A few positions will also involve trail maintenance, where a background in tree-pruning and forestry is preferred.  Experience driving pick-up trucks and landscape trailers is considered an asset for positions in the Dundas Valley and the Hamilton Mountain CAs. Many positions in our Conservation Areas will also require a valid class G driver’s license. Starting rate is minimum wage.

Licensed Security Staff
Security staff are required at Valens Lake, and Fifty Point and additional duties such as grounds maintenance, janitorial and other jobs as required are part of the position. The majority of work is evenings/nights with some daytime shifts. Applicants must possess their private security license as mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and previous work experience is an asset. The wage is $16.25.

We require cashiers and gate attendants in all areas (except Confederation Beach Park and Hamilton Mountain). Duties include collecting park admission, engaging customers and visitors with information on our annual vehicle pass, registering campers (at areas with campsites), boat and canoe rentals and general public relations. Attendants are responsible for handling money, tickets and cards, therefore, quick and accurate transaction skills are required to maintain our high service standards. Starting rate is minimum wage.

Food/Concession Services
All of our Conservation Areas (except Confederation Beach Park and Hamilton Mountain) have food concessions where the public can purchase ready-made sandwiches, water/pop, ice-cream and other convenience store type items. These positions will prepare (if required) and serve food, in compliance with Ontario Health regulations. Starting rate is minimum wage.

Application Process:
Applying is easy! Please email your resume and cover letter to any of the areas or parks listed below, indicating the position of interest. You may also choose to FAX your resume to the provided fax numbers below;

Fifty Point Conservation Area
Attn: Rob Howe
Fax: 905-643-1668
Confederation Beach Park
Attn: Liam Fletcher
Fax: 905-547-4185
Valens Lake Conservation Area
Attn: Paul Karbusicky
Fax: 905-659-1573
Christie Lake Conservation Area
Attn: Cari Hobbs
Fax: 905- 628-1316
Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Attn: Carissa Smith
Fax: 905- 525-2214
Hamilton Mountain Conservation Areas
Attn: Travis Haws
Fax: 905-547-4185

Please be advised that interviews will be scheduled commencing February 2021. Due to the volume of applications and resumes received, we are able to respond only to those applicants selected to attend an interview. Although we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • You must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted to attend that interview at the conservation area/park/facility to which you applied.
  • If you are away at school, a telephone interview may be arranged.
  • Please ensure you have indicated a contact number on your resume where you can be reached during the school semester, as well as an alternate contact number. We also ask that you include your email address if you have one.
  • Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources of any disability required accommodations in advance.
  • A Social Insurance Number will be required at the time of hire.
  • A void cheque or a direct deposit form completed by your bank for payroll purposes (direct deposit) will also be required upon hire
  • You must return all required paperwork and online safety training to the park where you have been hired by the first day of work; otherwise, you will not be able to start
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