Clerk I – Agriculture

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver
  • Assessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on May 18, 2023

Job Description

Seasonal; Full-Time (June-September)
Wage &Paygrade: $22.18/hour (PG100) + 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation
Date Posted: April 6, 2023

Who we are…
The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 113-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15-day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees or the community.

We are seeking an adaptable and guest service-focused individual that has a passion for Agriculture, 4-H Program and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE.) Our ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of agriculture and considerable experience with 4-H. They will work in compliance with all health and safety requirements as determined by WorkSafeBC, and all other applicable legislation and company policies.

Why join our Team?
-Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
-Flexible work environment
-Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
-Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
-Competitive compensation package
-Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What will you do this year?

In your role as a Clerk I – Agriculture, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Staff Agriculture Office reception, answer the telephone and handle enquiries.
-Collect, process and input entries and results into a computer system.
-Prepare and organize documents and supplies for livestock shows.
-Perform general office work such as photocopying, handling mail, and filing.
-Complete follow through on exhibitor’s entries, handle payments and ensure accuracy.
-Communicate with exhibitors and public both in person and on the phone to assist with questions or concerns.
-Create displays and organize awards and prizes for shows.
-Assist with livestock shows, competitions and events as required.
-Perform other related duties as required.

What else?
-Must have successful completion of Grade 12.
-Experience working within an office environment is preferred; technical/business training is considered an asset.
-Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications along with excellent organizational and communication skills.
-Knowledge of agriculture, the 4-H program, livestock breeds, techniques and particulars of exhibiting animals is considered an asset. 4-H experience at the club level is preferred—involvement at a leadership level is considered an asset.
-Technical or business training is considered an asset. Previous experience working within a similar role in the agriculture industry and/or experience working within an office environment is preferred.
-Must be comfortable, willing, and able to work near animals when required.
-Ability to work efficiently and effectively with various individuals.
-Able to work in a team environment, and foster effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, the public, clients, and any other external contacts.
-Basic knowledge of data base type-entering systems and basic office equipment such as fax and photocopier.
-Ability to work in a stressful environment and oversee multiple projects at one time.
-Must be an energetic, self-motivated team player.
-Ability to time manage in a high-pressure working environment.
-Ability to work extended hours at peak periods when required.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?
-Skillful communicator
-Critical thinker
-Committed to striving for excellence


$22.18/hour (PG100) + 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled. We look forward to hearing from you! The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at

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