BC Local Government Job Posting Service

General Manager, Resort Experience

Permanent Full Time
Posting No. 34-20

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.

The General Manager of Resort Experience reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is accountable for the overall direction and management of the Resort Experience Division. As a member of the senior management team, this role assists in creating and implementing strategic direction for the entire organization. The Resort Experience Division provides Council, residents, taxpayers, visitors and the Municipality with leadership and resources in the areas of Planning; Parks Planning; Facility Construction Management; Village Events and Animation; Cultural Planning and Development; Resort Operations (Trails, Landscape, Turf, Irrigation and Village Maintenance); and Environmental Stewardship and provides resources and support for large cross-departmental initiatives.

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Business, Public Administration, Economics or a related discipline, a graduate degree in one of these fields will be considered an asset and 10-15 years experience in a strategic leadership role with responsibility for a diverse set of related project portfolios. Experience working in the public sector and/or within tourism economy would be considered a strong asset. Qualified candidates may also have experience with economic planning, land/urban planning and/or community development with the strong ability to guide and coordinate the efforts of municipal divisions in achieving financial and reporting goals. The General Manager role requires a collaborative, people oriented person who is visionary, thinks innovatively and can find compelling and creative solutions to complex problems.

The successful candidate is a proven credible leader who provides clear direction, inspires confidence in others, motivates and garners respect with the ability to build trusted relationships and draw people together around common goals. The successful candidate has a passion for what Whistler has to offer its visitors and residents as well as the dedication to ensure that Whistler continues to be recognized on an international stage as a year round World Class resort destination.

As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must hold a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and must provide a satisfactory drivers abstract and a satisfactory Police Information Check prior to beginning employment.

A full position profile is available by contacting

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at

Posting No. 34-20 | Deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 5, 2020

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development, Tourism
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:03 pm
Expires: August 5, 2020, 4:30 pm