Groundskeeper I, Playland Grounds Maintenance

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Other
    • 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

Groundkeeper I, Playland Grounds Maintenance
Part-Time; Seasonal
Wage & Paygrade: $20.53/hour (PG74) Plus 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation
Date Posted: April 13, 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 looking for a talented individual 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. Supports 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 Playland Groundskeeper I, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Operate equipment including, but not limited to: pressure washers, leaf blowers, floor buffers
-Paint and compete touch-ups
-Conduct minor repairs on Grounds Maintenance equipment
-Conduct regular-interval inventory counts
-Treat and remove in-ground weeds
-Remove debris in active ride areas, following established lock-out procedures
-Ensure that ride units are kept clean
-Provide guidance for Grounds Maintenance team members
-Monitor cleanliness of park while in operation, including all washrooms
-Complete before and after season clean-up of both the Playland site and related Grounds Maintenance equipment
-Arrange for the placement and storage of all waste receptacles, cleaning supplies and Grounds Maintenance equipment
-Adhere to PNE policies and guidelines
-Ensure that proper PNE dress code is adhered to at all times
-Perform other related duties as required by the Manager

What else?
-Knowledge of materials, methods, and cleaning tools used in janitorial/site clean-up work
-Previous experience working in a janitorial capacity is required
-Ability to arrange an effective work schedule under minimum supervision
-Ability to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner
-Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions
-Sufficient physical strength, stamina, and coordination to permit the performance of assigned tasks
-Must possess valid WHIMIS certification
-Must be able and willing to work a variety of shifts, including evening, day shifts, and weekends
-Must be available to work up to full-time hours (40 hours per week)
-Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check

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


$20.53/hour (PG74) 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 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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