Housekeeping Captain

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 3 February

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Job Status: Part-Time, Event Based
    Wage & Pay Grade: $22.92/hour (PG45) + 10% in lieu of benefits and vacation
    Date Posted: January 7, 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 $54 million dollars and generates revenue through three activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 750,000 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.

    The Housekeeping Captain will report to the Foreman I, II, III and/or Manager of Tech Services.

    Please Note: This position will be part-time event based. Shifts range from 4-8 hour shifts. Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including afternoon, evening, graveyard and weekend shifts.

    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 Housekeeping Captain your primary accountabilities will be to:

    •Supervise and plan the work of the Housekeeping crew during events or post events (concerts, tradeshows, etc.)
    •Organize time cards to determine appropriate work order charges and assist with timesheets as needed
    •Clean, sweep and mop areas related to the post clean of events
    •Empty diversion stations, garbage containers, and recycling
    •Wipe down diversion stations and other surfaces as needed
    •Communicate with Foreman I/II/ III and Manager, Tech Services on work performed during event clean-up or during post event cleans and any unfinished work or issues that arise
    •Maintain effective relationships with superiors, subordinates and the public
    •Perform other related duties as assigned

    What else?
    •2 years of janitorial and housekeeping experience is required
    •Building Service Worker certificate preferred
    •Must have 1 year of experience leading a team, and assigning/delegating tasks
    •Must have knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions for the clean-up of events
    •Updated WHMIS certificate preferred
    •Ability to work at heights, lift heavy materials up to WCB restrictions, and be physically able to work in awkward positions
    •Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of assigned tasks
    •Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English for the purposes of written or oral instructions, timesheets and documentation of work
    •Successful completion of Grade 12 is preferred
    •Knowledge of computer applications is preferred
    •Must possess excellent communication and time management skills
    •Must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and grave yard shifts
    •Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

    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.
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: High school
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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