House Manager

Mather Walls House is hiring a House Manager! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

The successful candidate will supervise the activities of Mather-Walls House during the summer including supervise summer staff, be host/hostess for the Victorian tea room and provide guided tours of the Mather-Walls House in Keewatin. The Manager will work 5 days per week according to a work schedule. The position will be supervised by the supervisory team and the LOWHS Board members.

Mather-Walls House built in 1889 contains nineteenth century furnishing and interpretive displays highlighting the significant impact of the Mather family on the development of the area. The home acts as a showcase for historical artifacts and as a meeting place where City of Kenora residents and visitors alike can enjoy the ambiance of the wonderful heritage setting.

No funding is made available through any Federal or Provincial Grant this year for this position.

Employer Name: Mather Walls House
City: Keewatin
Province: ON
Postal Code: P0V 3G0
Application Deadline: June 21, 2024
Hours of Work: Full-Time, Seasonal- 37.5 Hours/Week for 9 weeks June 24th to Aug 24th
Job Type: Seasonal
Wages: $18.00/h

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • To serve as a goodwill ambassador for the Lake of the Woods Historical Society and act as host/hostess of Mather-Walls House
  • Provide colourful and informative tours of the Mather-Walls House heritage site
  • Introduce tourists and local visitors to period furniture and other historic material on display in the house
  • If wish to, wear period costume when greeting and serving visitors.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and efficient operation of the Victorian Tea Room and manage the Gift Shop sales.
  • Responsible for petty cash and monies received from the Tea Room and Gift Shop sales.
  • Maintain Victorian Tea Room service
  • Manage and operate the summer kitchen including tea, coffee, juice and desserts.  Serve tea, coffee, juice and desserts
  • Maintain specified food health standards a) do not leave food uncovered for any length of time
  • Ensure kitchen is completely tidy in preparation for the next day operations, including the kitchen and floor washed/cleaned daily. Public Health food standards.
  • Take the Safe Food handler course (one day course) or In Good hands course(online) and be certified.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the house which includes daily vacuuming, dusting, room organization, place settings, bathrooms cleaned and disinfected, etc.
  • Ensure display and archival displays are maintained in showroom condition which includes room displays as well as cabinet displays.
  • Ensure grounds are kept neat and tidy. Sidewalks and walkways to be cleaned daily and kept free of weed growth and clutter.
  • Answer telephone, open and close the house according to security directions
  • Complete daily service forms recording number of visitors, income from all sources, hours of work performed; describe problem areas, recommend improvements, note supplies required, write summer wrap-up report
  • Ensure staff wage reports are submitted promptly as directed, responsible for all cash receipts and advances. Ensures house inventories are maintained at all times
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please send resume to:



PO Box 720

Keewatin, ON


Or email

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