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Pacific National Exhibition

Playland Groundskeeper II

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

Part-Time; Seasonal

Wage & Paygrade: $22/hour (PG75) plus 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation.

Date Posted: April 12, 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 looking for a talented individual to join our PNE Grounds Maintenance Team and ensure all areas of the Playland site, including public-access locations in buildings and rides, are maintained in a clean and debris-free manner.  Supports the Grounds Maintenance team to ensure site cleanliness and safety 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!

What will you do this year?

  • In your role as a Groundskeeper II, your primary accountabilities will be to:
  • Operate equipment including, but not limited to:
    • Forklift
    • Passenger vehicles (class 5)
    • pressure washer
    • leaf blower
  • Conduct pre-opening inspections ensuring park safety.
  • Remove debris in active ride areas, following established lock-out procedures.
  • Clean ride units, tables, waste receptacles and related equipment
  • Complete before and after season clean-up of both the Playland site and related Grounds Maintenance equipment
  • Adhere to PNE policies and guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

What else?

  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s license.
  • Must have a valid Forklift Operators license.
  • Previous experience working in a janitorial capacity is required.
  • Ability to arrange an effective work schedule under minimum supervision.
  • Must possess valid WHIMIS certification.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina, and coordination to permit the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and cleaning tools used in janitorial/site clean-up work.
  • Ability to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able and willing to work a variety of shifts, including evening, day shifts, and weekends.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week (May through October).
  • Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

  • Organized
  • Methodical
  • Proactive
  • Skillful communicator
  • Critical thinker
  • Committed to striving for excellence.

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 Sunday, June 9. 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

About Pacific National Exhibition

No single location in Vancouver captures the spirit and history of this city, its people and its many achievements as the Pacific National Exhibition. Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Today, the PNE is the largest employer of youth in British Columbia, the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile. For the past ten decades the Pacific National Exhibition has showcased the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-06

Current Openings

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