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Position– Lighthouse Navigator

Locations– Porphyry Island Lighthouse

Date– Summer 2023 (2 months with longer options)

Wage– $15.50

Are you available to be a light keeper with extended stays on an isolated Island? Returning to school after the summer? Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior (CLLS) is excited to offer summer employment opportunities for personal and career development.


Taking place partly in Thunder Bay, with the majority of work happening at Porphyry Island Lighthouse, basic accommodations in a shared room, hot shower, sauna, beach, and Starlink.

Discover the ecology, history, culture and recreation that tourists make when connecting to Superior. Connect with the world’s largest fresh water lake.

Duties to Include:

-to help operate a lighthouse, guide and direct tourists

-to help develop and assist with interpretive programming

-to track tourist data, collect fees and keep a daily log

-to keep the grounds clean, trail maintained and some painting


Requirements: desire to use work time to further career goals, basic first-aid and CPR, drivers license is an asset. Be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident. Ability to operate independently and in a team based setting. Please send your resume and Cover Letter explaining why you want the position and what assets you bring to CLLS. Send to: Application Deadline: Mar. 31, 2023. (Subject to Funding by Government of Ontario’s Summer Employment Opportunities Program and Canada Summer Jobs.) See the video below that showcases what it takes to be a lighthouse navigator.

Send cover letter and resume to:

2019 Summer Navigators.