Housekeeper – Graveyard

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Front-line
    • Part Time | 
    • Casual/On-call
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 8 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 & Paygrade: $20.03/hour (PG39) Plus 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation
Date Posted: May 14, 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 114-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 cleaning, the events industry, and the PNE. This position helps play a key role in ensuring PNE facilities are maintained in a clean and debris-free manner. Our Housekeepers will report to the Event Sweeper Foreperson and/or the Manager of Facilities & Maintenance, and are responsible for ensuring 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 Housekeeper – Graveyard, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Clean assigned areas in PNE event venues, including the seating surfaces, the seating bowl and/or press areas.
-Sweep and mop assigned areas; remove all debris and tripping hazards.
-Ensure that proper protocols are followed for cleaning specific waste materials (i.e. protein spills).
-Empty garbage containers, recycling containers, diversion stations, compost and wastepaper receptacles.
-Maintain cleanliness of assigned washrooms; wash and disinfect all sinks, mirrors and toilets, sweep and mop floors, and maintain a dry floor surface at all times.
-Clean event related signage as required.
-Clean and disinfect F&B condiment stations, counters and tabletops. Ensure all countertops are clear of garbage (ie-cups, food waste, etc).
-Replenish all supplies in facilities as required, and keep supplies locked up at all other times.
-Assist other departments with areas requiring cleaning.
-Ensure PNE Uniform and Appearance policy is adhered to at all times.
-Greet guests in a courteous and professional manner.
-May be required to wear a radio and answer calls as required.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

What else?
-Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of assigned tasks (i.e. repeated climbing of stairs and standing for extended periods of time).
-Previous janitorial experience preferred.
-Must be available to work a part-time, event-based schedule with graveyard shift availability.
-Capable of working at heights and lifting heavy materials up to WCB restrictions.
-Physically able to work in awkward positions.
-Knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the construction trades.
-Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English for the purposes of written or oral instructions, timesheets and documentation of work.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

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


$20.03/hour (PG39) 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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