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The Freehouse Collective is a diversified hospitality company operating public houses, cocktail clubs and barbershops in the metropolitan cities of Vancouver & Toronto.

We believe that when product, service, design and community intersect a genuine experience follows. This sentiment is succeeded only by our core philosophy: Be true to yourself and your neighbourhood, the people will follow.

Being part of the Freehouse Collective comes with perks:
35% off at Bomber Brewing
35% off on Food at Donnelly Group
20% discount at Barber & Co
40% discount at Plain Jane Skinbar
Seasonal promotions at Dutch Love

If these ideas speak to you, we’d love to talk. As hospitality professionals we always prefer to be able to shake your hand face to face but feel free to begin the process by emailing your resume to careers@donnellygroup.ca.

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Controller Vancouver Apply

The Freehouse Collective is a progressive hospitality company that operates award-winning Public Houses, Nightclubs, Cocktail Taverns, Barbershops and Cannabis Retail. The company’s attention to products, design, entertainment, and community has earned us a reputation as an industry leader in Vancouver.

We are seeking an exuberant and outgoing individual who possesses a strong work ethic, the ability to take the initiative, and greatly values the importance of work-life balance. The position will be focused solely on the hospitality sector of the business. The office is located in Kitsilano and Hybrid working opportunities may be available.

The role will be responsible for overseeing the strategic areas of Finance, Accounting, and Property.Functionally, this role will focus on financial reporting and planning, monitoring, management and reporting for the Donnelly Group of Companies.

The role will be instrumental in establishing a “financial” culture throughout the company.

FINANCIAL & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Supporting the COO and Director of Finance, the Controller’s responsibilities include all financial obligations that surface within our companies, whether it is day to day banking, establishing institutional financing, leasing agreements or financial statements.

  • Banking: day to day banking needs of each venue
  • Leading the Finance team to ensure accuracy and completeness of account reconciliations, invoicing, accounts payables/receivables as well as corporate credit card accounts and credit card processing to support auditors
  • Accounting: managing the in house accounting department that is responsible for monthly and yearly financial reports
  • Professional services
  • Develops, implements, and ensures compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures, including compliance with current legislation
  • Licensing: licensing is a major component of our operations and also includes licensing related to business licenses, the health board and all permitting.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Professional accounting designation: CPA
  • Finance experience in a management capacity
  • Experience at a public accounting firm preferred
  • Proven experience managing, leading and motivating staff
  • Experience with process analysis and improvement
  • Experience with complex budgets, forecasting, internal transactions and executive presentations
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and accounting systems
  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize
  • Ability to professionally liaise with stakeholders
Senior Graphic Designer Vancouver Apply

Freehouse Collective is a diversified hospitality and retail company operating public houses, cocktail clubs, barbershops,a brewery, and cannabis retail stores in the metropolitan cities of Vancouver, Toronto, and others.

We believe that when product, service, design and community intersect a genuine experience follows. This sentiment is succeeded only by our core philosophy: Be true to yourself and your neighbourhood, the people will follow.

At Freehouse Collective we are looking for a senior designer who specializes in graphic, UX/UI, and branding design. This is a hands-on role as part of a small and nimble team. 

With such a diverse portfolio of businesses, including various hospitality brands, successful candidates will thrive in an environment where they can switch design and aesthetic gears often. This diversity keeps us excited, light on our feet, and continually engaged in evolving our brands.

 

We are serial brand builders. With near certainty, this role will participate intimately in bringing new and exciting brands to market in hospitality, retail, consumer packaged goods, and likely other industries. 

Core accountabilities

  • Communicate and execute on the art direction and needed design deliverables in order to visually communication and market in both print and digital environments
  • Collaborate, conceptualize and execute on creative solutions that can be translated across various modern and traditional media channels
  • Works closely with visual designers, interior designers, project leads, and marketers to identify cost estimates and breakdowns while delivering solutions within budget and timeline
  • Confidence in the design and production of visual elements such as web assets, email UX, social and display ads, photo/video post-production, print, signage, and more

Requirements

  • 5+ years as a Graphic Designer either agency or brand side
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Very strong in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Confident in video editing and newage social media apps
  • Photography not required but a useful asset
  • Portfolio that showcases a diverse range of design applications
  • Experience with project management tools such as Asana, Google Drive
  • Email UX/UI experience including tools such as MailChimp and Klayvio
  • Progressive taste in design, desire to keep a pulse on upcoming trends
  • Can accept and provide constructive feedback
Office Administration & Cash Reconciliation Vancouver Apply

We are currently looking for Office Admin & Cash Reconciliation staff to fill part time positions.

Responsibilities involved:
– float reconciliation
– daily cash balancing
– data entry, banking
– filing and credit/debit reconciliation

Successful candidates will:
– be extremely proficient with Excel
– have an understanding of basic accounting
– demonstrate exceptional organizational skills
– enjoy working with others
– be able to adapt to a busy, shared environment

Previous cash handling experience is an asset, strong commitment to weekend employment and punctuality are a must. Thank you for your interest, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Must be available to work weekends.

Server/Bartender Vancouver | Toronto Apply

We are currently looking for Servers and Bartenders to fill both full and part time positions across the pub group. Freehouse Collective needs great people who are into great food, craft beer and cocktail culture.

Successful applicants will have:

  • An outgoing, fun, engaging personality
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Product knowledge related to liquor/wine/beer
  • A passion for hospitality, service and food

Please submit your application for consideration, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Manager (Operations) Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Freehouse Collective is looking to fill General Manager roles in its Public Houses as the company continues to grow and expand into both new and existing markets. Ideal candidates are people who are passionate about working in fast-paced social atmospheres and embody authentic publican traits. Consideration also given to applicants with a strong sense of culture, community and genuine compassion for hospitality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage operations with integrity and deliver a high quality customer service experience to the guest
  • Ensure labour, COGS and controllable budgets are effectively managed
  • Manage all systems relating to the operations of the establishment including scheduling, payroll, POS systems, accounts payable, R&M, marketing
  • Ensure high performing results relating to brand audits and service audits
  • Continuously improve the skills, knowledge and morale of front of house staff
  • Hold the Kitchen Manager accountable to a high level of skill, knowledge and morale relating to back of house staff
  • Ensure all employees are trained, motivated and empowered
  • Ensure consistent communication with employees including formal 1/1’s scheduled weekly with documented performance reviews
  • Hands-on management style, lead by example through motivation and follow-up while being functional in all areas of the business
  • Develop and execute new ideas and initiatives to build revenue
  • Focus on the various aspects of product in the form of food and beverage programs, fashion/style guide, music, sports, overall room integrity
  • Lead regular the culture of selling/upselling
  • Attend industry events and have a strong presence in the neighbourhood
  • Maintain strong image and brand awareness

Full time salaried role dependent on experience plus staff meals, cell phone allowance and extended medical/dental benefits. Minimum 2 years restaurant/pub management or relevant experience required. Must have high proficiency in multi-tasking, organization and communication skills. Additional perks include partner discounts at local retail outlets, staff haircut discount and no line/no cover at all Freehouse Collective venues.

Sales Associate Dutch Love Cannabis Apply

Dutch Love Cannabis is a modern retailer of legalized cannabis. Our aim is to make the cannabis buying experience disarming, compassionate and human. We were publicans first by virtue of two decades experience in hospitality. Our DNA is rich with an affinity for culture, authentic service attitude and a relentless pursuit of remarkable products.

This is an open call to submit interest in joining the Dutch Love team. We welcome compassionate, driven individuals with an appetite for learning and a genuine empathy for the well-being of others.

Locations:

  • Kelowna, Vancouver, Ottawa, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Toronto

Positions available:

  • Manager
  • Sales Associate
  • Host
  • Fulfillment Associate
  • Security Manager

Requirements:

  • Minimum 19+ years of age
  • Minimum 2 years retail or customer service experience
  • Cannabis knowledge is an asset but not required
  • Completion and adherence of required Worker Security Verification
  • Any and all training provincially/federally regulated
Bar Manager Vancouver | Toronto Apply

Freehouse Collective is currently looking to fill Bar Manager roles in its Public Houses with people who are passionate about working in fast-paced social atmospheres and embodying authentic publican traits. Consideration given to applicants with a strong sense of culture, community and genuine compassion for hospitality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Weekly front of house ordering/receiving for liquor, wine, beer and non-alc
  • Ongoing inventory management to ensure accurate par levels
  • Bar cleanliness and organization including coolers and stock rooms
  • Cost of goods sold (COGS) management and invoice tracking
  • Weekly bar audits
  • Assist with recruiting and training of new bartender hires
  • Champion the product list with proper pouring and perfect recipe use
  • Track inventory effectively to reduce product list & waste
  • Conduct scheduled inventory counts with third party auditor

Competitive hourly wage depending on experience, plus tips and staff meals. These positions are typically full time and come with extended medical/dental benefits. Additional perks include partner discounts at local retail outlets, staff haircut discount and no line/no cover at all Freehouse Collective venues.

Manager (All Levels) Vancouver | Toronto Apply

We are seeking qualified leaders to take on Management roles at all levels within the pub group.

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Established background within the hospitality industry
  • Ability to lead and provide direction to 40+ employees
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of care
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to take ownership
  • Interest in pub culture
  • Ability to recruit, hire and develop great people

Other responsibilities and qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a supervisor/management role
  • Experience with the administrative side of operations including labour, cost of goods, inventory, scheduling and payroll is an asset

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