Media and activities coordinator

HI Ottawa Jail

Ottawa, Ontario

We are looking for a person who will strive to make stays at the hostel unforgettable and creating lasting memories for your guests.  At HI Ottawa Jail, we work as a team to ensure that our guests get an amazing experience when visiting our unique facility. The Media and Activities Coordinator is also responsible for handing media requests, monitoring social media platforms and developing, organizing, promoting and leading activities at the hostel, in line with HI Canada's mission. If you're a go-getter and people person, then this position is for you!

Embrace new challenges:

  • Thrive on transforming guests’ interests in exciting activities/events;
  • Motivate guests and staff to participate and buy into events and activities offered;
  • Use creativity and out of the box thinking;
  • Assist our team to grow the social media presence of the HI Ottawa Jail hostel (followers and engagement);
  • Represent and coordinate the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel’s involvement with all special events enquiries;
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships with local partners to promote our property and events.

We want you if:

  • You have minimum 1 year experience in customer service (preferably in the Hotel/Hostel industries);
  • You have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple work demands;
  • You are bilingual (English and French);
  • You have a positive attitude and friendly nature;
  • You are flexible and adaptable;
  • You are punctual and reliable;
  • You have an alert mind with attention to detail;
  • You can take initiatives and provide solutions for improvement.

Working with us will include:

  • A great, fun and team spirit oriented work environment;
  • A wage starting at 16$/hour;
  • Group benefits (Health plan and Retirement saving plan);
  • Discounts in the hostel, around Canada;
  • Shifts in the evenings, weekends and holidays as scheduled by management;
  • Work that is often carried out in a busy environment.


If you think you're just the person we're looking for, then please send us your resume and cover letter today by email at