Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 7 May

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Event-Based –  April – September 27, 2019

    (Must be available to work a variety of shifts including graveyard shifts when required)

    Wage: $24.13/hour plus 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation

    Date Posted: March 20, 2019

    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 108 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $48 million dollars and generates revenue through three activity streams:  the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights,  year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  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 being the best we can be.

    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 diligent and hard-working individual that have a passion for the Events setup industry and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The Labourers of the PNE Tech Services department will work under the direction of the Manager, Tech Services 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. This position will be temporary and shifts are dependent on events, work flow and staffing levels. The end date for this position is December 30, 2018.


     Why join our Team?

    Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    Flexible work environment
    Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
    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
    On-site fitness center
    Competitive compensation package
    Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

    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.
    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 physically fit, 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.
    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 understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions and prepare and maintain simple work records.
    Must have CSA approved steel toe boots.
    Must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekends, week days, and night 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

    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!
  • Number of vacancies: 5
  • Requirements

  • Years of experience: 1
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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  • Labourer

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    Pacific National Exhibition

  • Location

    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

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