Foreperson I, Playland Grounds Maintenance

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Other
    • Part 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

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 looking for talented individuals to join our PNE Grounds Maintenance Team and ensure all areas of the Playland site, including public-access locations in buildings and rides, are maintained in a clean and debris-free manner. The Foreperson I, Playland Grounds Maintenance will provide support to the Grounds Maintenance team to ensure site cleanliness standards are being adhered to.

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 Foreperson I, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Create a memorable guest experience by providing a clean and debris-free environment.
-Ensure that the Playland buildings, equipment, and grounds are maintained to park standards.
-Ensure washrooms are kept clean and stocked to align with park standards.
-Ensure that waste receptacles, tables, and grounds are kept clean and debris-free.
-Monitor and provide guidance to Grounds Maintenance team members, relaying challenges to the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
-Carry and respond to radio calls.
-Assist guests in a friendly manner to provide site information.
-Adhere to PNE policies and guidelines.
-Perform other related duties as required.

What else?
-Previous experience in a Janitorial capacity is required.
-Previous experience in a supervisory capacity is considered an asset.
-Sufficient physical strength, stamina, and coordination to permit the performance of assigned tasks.
-Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
-Knowledge of materials, methods, and cleaning tools used in janitorial/site clean-up work.
-Ability to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
-Ability to work variety of shifts, including evenings, weekends, and weekdays from June through October
-Must be available to work a minimum of 4 shifts per week.
-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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