Coordinator, Farm Country

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Other
    • Full Time | 
    • Contract/Temporary
  • 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

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.

The PNE Agriculture department operates a 5 day 4-H Festival, 15-day Farm Country pavilion and a 12-day competitive horse show. Reporting to the Manager of Agriculture, the Farm Country Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the Farm Country team, coordinating the Farm Country program, and assisting with other events within the PNE Agriculture Department. This position draws on both administrative skills and event-based management skills.

We are seeking an adaptable and guest service-focused individual that has a passion for Agriculture, the Farm Country Program, and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE.) Our ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of agriculture and strong understanding of livestock breeds & techniques. 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 Coordinator, Farm Country, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Assist in the planning and coordinating of the animal demonstration exhibits in the Farm Country program; including but not limited to contracting display animals and demonstrators, corresponding with contractors, and coordinating exhibitor move-ins and move-outs.
-Assist with the planning, set-up and implementation of Discovery Farm.
-Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and processing payroll timesheets for the Farm Country Crews.
-Involved in updating or creating training manuals for the agriculture Farm Country staff.
-Manage the Consumer Protection Program; including but not limited to setting-up hand washing and sanitization stations, training staff on CPP procedures and programs, and ensuring that proper implementation and record keeping is done over the course of the Fair.
-Assist the Entry Office with competitive administration
-Work together with Barn Operations Supervisor for effective changeover and operations of the barn.
-Provide general administrative support to Agriculture department, and perform other related duties as required.

What else?
-Must have successful completion of Grade 12 and/or other post-secondary course work or training, or a combination of relevant education and work experience.
-Must have a minimum of two years of supervisory experience; and the ability to manage staff efficiently and effectively.
-Must have strong leadership skills.
-Extensive knowledge of livestock breeds, techniques and particulars of exhibiting prize animals is essential.
-Previous live event experience is an asset.
-Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel); along with excellent organizational skills.
-Must have excellent communication skills and understand the need to effectively communicate with various internal and external stakeholders.
-Ability to prioritize tasks in stressful situations, troubleshoot any issues that arise, and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
-Must be a self-motivated and an enthusiastic team player.
-Must be able and willing to work closely with animals and hay.
-Able and willing to work extended hours, weekends and evenings when operationally required.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

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

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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