Between Friends

How long have you been in business?

Since 1982.

How many locations do you have in Calgary and nationally/internationally? What locations are hiring locally in Calgary and area?

We are only located in Calgary and are currently hiring summer staff to run our summer day camp.

How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?

We have twelve full time staff in the office and during the year we have openings for roughly one hundred and sixty part time staff.

What type of positions do you offer?

The majority of the positions we offer are part time and seasonal.

What are the benefits of working for your company?

We offer students the opportunity to apply for two scholarships. We also have some yearly awards.

Describe opportunities for advancement.

Within our summer camp you can move up quite quickly if you return each summer. Starting as a group leader there are six positions above that you can move up to.

Also a percentage of our office staff started working at our summer camp.

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?

All of our postings are posted on our website or through our Facebook page. And one can apply by simply sending a résumé and cover letter to our email address.

Describe your hiring and interview process?

Our interview process is quite simple. The applicants simply apply and then after a short phone interview they will be brought in for a one-on-one interview. Once the interview is over, the applicants will need to provide references, a criminal record check, and a child welfare check. Once these are cleared, the candidate is part of the team.

What do you look for in an employee?

Willingness to help others. Some experience with children or people with disabilities.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

We take people from all educational backgrounds and provide them with the training that they will need to do the job. Our training for camp is a full seven days worth of training.

What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?

To work they person must be at least 18 years old, but to volunteer they can be 16 for our programs, or 12 at camp.

Provide a wage range for entry level positions.

Camp starting wage is $12.74

What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?

Camp hours are full time Monday - Friday starting the last week of June and going until the end of August.

Then we also have year round programs that are generally 2-3 hours once a week either in the evenings during the week or anytime on the weekends.

Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?

One shirt is provided and if they need any more than that it is $5.