Posted Jul 1, 2021General Manager



Business: Hat Creek Ranch
Address: British Columbia 99 &, BC-97, Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0


Hospitality Retail


About The Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society (FOHHCR)

The Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society is a registered charity consisting of a volunteer board of directors, staff, and local members, who are committed to:

a) preserving, operating and maintaining Historic Hat Creek with a vision to provide prosperous and respectful settler and Indigenous cultural tourism experiences that exceed visitor expectations

b) collect, conserve and exhibit artifacts and archival collections relevant to the history of the Ranch, and Indigenous peoples of the land

c) providing educational and interpretive programs focusing on the history of the Ranch, including the settler and Indigenous history of the area, for the general public, including school groups and international visitors.

To achieve these goals, the FOHHCR strives to build a sound revenue-generating infrastructure capable of meeting increasing visitor demands, with an emphasis on long-range strategic planning and results, while preserving the rich culture and heritage of the Indigenous people and settlers of the region.

The program, services and facilities provided at Historic Hat Creek include:

· Guided tours of the 1860s Roadhouse, McLean Cabin, and Native Interpretation Site

· Stagecoach rides, gold panning and archery

· Educational programs with touring and activities for school and youth groups

· Licensed restaurant serving individual and group meals

· Gift shop

· RV and tent camping

· Kekuli, teepee, tent and cabin rental

· Weddings and reunions

· Agricultural services such as hay sales, grazing and pasture rental

In addition to generating revenue through the operation of Historic Hat Creek, the Friends access public funding sources, such as wage subsidies and gaming funds. The Board represents a broad cross section of the community, including representatives from St’uxwtèws, Bonaparte First Nation, local elected officials, and community members with a wide range of professional know-how and dedication.

Historic Hat Creek has an excellent and dedicated staff with a great sense of teamwork, and a cohesive board that works to consensus. The entire team has a passion for preserving local history while providing outstanding customer service and a unique historic experience to visitors from around the world.

Role Summary

The General Manager reports to the volunteer Board of Directors and oversees the day-to-day operations of Historic Hat Creek Ranch. The General Manager ensures the programs, services, facilities, activities, and initiatives are not only maintained, but improved upon, and that short-term and long-term objectives are set and met.

The General Manager of Historic Hat Creek must be able to develop and maintain an environment in accordance with the values established by the Society, gain the support and commitment of stakeholders to achieve organizational goals, and represent the organization so that the community and all stakeholders, including Indigenous partners, perceive Historic Hat Creek as an effective, efficient, and important contributor to the community within the context of increasing tourism in our area.

The General Manager must have the ability to build consensus and relationships among directors, partners, and the workforce; extensive knowledge of Indigenous cultures, proven knowledge and experience in the tourism industry, with experience and knowledge of Indigenous tourism an asset.

Candidate Requirements

· Experience working in/with a not-for-profit environment.

· Must be able to apply principles of finance, accounting, and business management.

· A post-secondary degree and/or proven experience in senior management in the not-for-profit sector, combined with demonstrated experience working effectively with or on a volunteer board of directors.

· Experience with the preparation and administration of grant applications.

· Budget preparation and maintenance experience.

· Business planning, operational oversight, and strategy implementation experience.

· Recognized accounting designation, and extensive knowledge of financial analysis.

· Human resources legislation and knowledge of government programs and services an asset.

· Proven ability to foster positive relationships with communities, stakeholders, and government representatives are necessary.

· Demonstrated ability to work with managers, staff, and the Board to develop and deliver organizational priorities.

· Strong leadership skills, able to provide clear and concise guidance to managers and staff.

· Ability to clearly communicate strategic and operational standards, values, expectations, and priorities.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to create and present concise and accurate financial and administrative reports.

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences including the public, government officials and Indigenous organizations and people.

· Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and specific Secwepemc Indigenous culture and traditions an asset.

· Successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

· Valid B.C. Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

On-site Housing Available

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $56,562.00-$69,131.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All provincial health orders and recommendations are followed in the workplace

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