WHO’S IN CHARGE?
When you arrive at the hotel, our local staff welcomes you. Twelve “Nica’s” ensure that you feel right at home. Together with the tutoring team at Las Lagunas they form the local staff of the Foundation Hotel con Corazón.
Some were born in Granada, a few are from out of town: from one of the nearby Islands of Ometepe and as far away as the mountains in the north. Several of our staff members have previous experience in the hospitality industry or as a teacher in elementary school. Others work in the hotel to finance their studies in accounting, law or education.
The teams works under the guidance of Joost van Duin (1968) and Geertje van der Pas (1969), a Dutch couple from the city of Nijmegen. They arrived in Granada in the Spring of 2012 and expect to stay for 1,5 to 2 years. Joost has extensive work experience as interim financial manager, and is in charge of hotel operations. Geertje is a freelance developer of educational materials for television and supervises the education team.
Skarleth Bermudéz (1979), teacher, is coordinating the Corazón education program. Prior to joining Hotel con Corazón, she was a teacher in a private school in Nicaragua. Skarleth: “It has always been my desire to work in a public school. One reason is that they have a much stronger need for good education than in the private schools I was used to, because many teachers do not have a degree.”
On an irregular basis, we have one or more interns working at Hotel con Corazón, both Nicaraguans and from abroad. They learn from us and vice versa.
Are you interested in working for Hotel con Corazón? Check out our vacancies or send us an open application.