Security Officer

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 15 May

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Part-time Event-based

    Wage & Pay Grade: $17.75 - $18.44/hour (PG 73 & PG41); plus 10% in lieu of benefits and vacations

    Date Posted: April 30, 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 four 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 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 being the best we can be.

    We are looking for diligent and talented individuals to join our PNE Public Safety Team and help us maintain a safe environment for all guests and team members. Security Officers of the Public safety Team will work under the direction of the Manager, Public Safety. If you have experience and passion for event security, than this is a perfect opportunity for you.

     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 Security Officer, your primary accountabilities will be to:

    To ensure a safe environment for the enjoyment of guests and staff
    Deal with loud and unruly guests in a calm and diplomatic manner
    To mediate disputes on site and remove unruly or dangerous guests from the park
    Provide exceptional and friendly guest service
    Greet and assist guests and staff in a friendly and courteous manner
    Search for lost children and items as required
    Ensure PNE Uniform and Appearance policy is adhered to at all times
    Perform other related duties as assigned
    What else?

    Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    Must have successful completion of Grade 12
    Must have a valid Security License
    Previous security experience is required; event security experience is preferred
    Must have basic knowledge of applicable laws, legal rights, and responsibilities associated with security personnel
    Must possess sufficient physical strength, stamina, and coordination to permit the performance of assigned tasks
    Must be physically fit, highly motivated and able to work alone
    Must be capable of escorting unruly or dangerous patrons off the premises
    Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking in English for the purposes of written or oral instructions
    Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a variety of situations maintaining a calm and flexible demeanor
    Ability to work a variety of shifts, including evenings, graveyards and weekends
    Previous event security experience preferred
    Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check

    *Applicants must be available to work various shifts from May - September and must have full availability during the Fair Period from (August 17 - September 2, 2019). There will be opportunity to be hired on to work part-time during year-round concerts and other events held at the PNE depending on individual performance after working the 2019 season.

    Who are you?

    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.

     Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Number of vacancies: 40
  • Requirements

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

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