Event Conversion Labourer

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Front-line
    • Part Time | 
    • Casual/On-call
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on June 18, 2024

Job Description

Part-Time; Event-Based
Wage: $27.22/hour (PG12) plus 10% in lieu of benefits and vacation.
Date Posted: March 11, 2024

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 diligent and hard-working individuals that have a passion for the Events industry and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). Our Labourer team works work under the direction of the Director, PNE Maintenance & Facility Operations and are responsible for site maintenance, and setup/teardown of events. They will operate vehicles and tools/equipment 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 Labourer, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Help in the set-up of events by moving equipment, furniture, assembling barricades, setting up seating etc.
-Perform maintenance and janitorial tasks including cleaning washrooms, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, and stocking supplies as needed.
-Service and maintain equipment operated by site maintenance.
-Effectively use heavy and light equipment, depending on the jobsite/assignment.
-Assemble and dismantle special event facilities.
-Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
-Perform other related work as required

What else?
-Previous general labour and janitorial experience is required
-Must be capable of lifting 50lb objects; be highly motivated and able to work alone.
-A valid class 5 BC driver’s license is required.
-Previous experience operating a forklift is preferred.
-A valid forklift operating license is an asset.
-A valid aerial lift or fall arrest certification is an asset.
-Knowledge of materials, methods and equipment used in janitorial work.
-Knowledge of methods and practices used in servicing and maintaining equipment operated.
-Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in assembling and dismantling special event facilities and in performing maintenance and janitorial tasks.
-Successful completion of grade 12 preferred.
-OFA Level I (or higher) is considered an asset.
-Skill in the operation of construction and maintenance equipment and the use of tools used in servicing, minor maintenance tasks are desirable.
-Ability to carry out work orders and prepare and maintain work records.
-Must have CSA approved steel toe boots.
-Must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekends, week days, and overnight shifts.
-Must be comfortable working an event based schedule, as hours of work will vary.
-Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?
-Team Player
-Skillful communicator


$27.22/hour (PG12) plus 10% in lieu of benefits and vacation.

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs 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 hr@pne.ca.

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