Painter – Trades I

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Other
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 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

Full-Time; Permanent
Wage & Pay Grade: $32.93/hour (PG 21), plus benefits enrollment
Date Posted: April 3, 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 seeking a hard-working individual that has a passion for the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Painting trade. Under the direction of the Foreperson III – Painter, they will perform painting tasks and operating vehicles and tools/equipment in compliance with all health and safety requirements as determined by WorksafeBC, all other applicable legislation and company policies. The Painter II will also be expected to establish and maintain effective business relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.

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 Painter your primary accountabilities will include:

Operational Duties:
-Prepare surfaces for painting.
-Mixing and matching paint colour to achieve the desire shade.
-Applying paint to various surfaces indoor & outdoor, including walls, ceilings, furniture, cabinetry, and more.
-Removing old paint or wallpaper.
-Assisting in preparing cost estimates for paint projects.
-Communicating with F&M managers and other department leads on project details and ensuring expectations are exceeded.
-Maintaining a clean and organized workspace.
-Ensure work is complete within a specified time, and notify supervisor if difficulties arise.
-Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
-Lead with a safety-first mindset and ensure all team members are working within Worksafe BC regulations.
-Maintain effective relationships with supervisors, employees, and the public.
-Suggest improvements to site look & maintenance.
-Abide by corporate policies and reinforce corporate policies among all team members.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

Safety and Training:
-Review and Follow Safety Documentation (Toolbox Talks, FLHA, SOG’s Policies) to staff pertaining to Equipment Operations.
-Ensure crews are informed of and are wearing the appropriate PPE for tasks.
-Complete Daily Vehicle and Equipment Checks.

What else?
-Must have at least 3 years of general experience as a painter.
-Must have thorough knowledge of the established methods, practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in the painting trade.
-Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and provide an up-to-date Driver’s Abstract confirming a clean driving record.
-Forklift Certification is required.
-Aerial Work Platforms Certification is an asset.
-Must have knowledge of Work Safe BC Regulations.
-Must have considerable experience painting with brushes and rollers.
-Previous experience operating mobile equipment preferred.
-Must be able to perform a variety of skilled brush, roller and spray-painting tasks.
-Must layout work for best use of material and be able to work independently
-Must be able to work from rough sketches or technical information.
-Physically able to work in awkward positions.
-Knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions of the construction trades
-Must have effective interpersonal skills, including tact diplomacy and flexibility to work effectively with management, staff, contractors, and the public.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.
-Work Schedule: Tuesday to Friday 7:00AM – 5:00 PM OR Friday to Monday 7:00AM – 5:00 PM

Who are you?
-Strong organizational skills
-Eager self-starter
-Motivated by fast paced environments.
-Effective and adaptive communicator
-Committed to striving for excellence & evolution.


$32.93/hour (PG 21), plus benefits enrollment

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, color, 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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