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Pacific National Exhibition

Temporary Tattoo Artist

Vancouver, BC
5 days ago
18 per year

Temporary Tattoo Artist

Part-time; Seasonal: May 13th – September 3

Wage & Pay Grade: $18.00/hr. (PG72) + 10% in lieu of benefits & vacation

Date Posted: March 18, 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 approximately $58 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, Winter Fair that runs for 10 nights during the holiday season, 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.

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 talented artists to join our PNE Team and help us create a memorable experience for our guests. This role will be working with guests of all ages, and plays an important role in promoting an engaging, creative, and fun atmosphere during the Playland and Fair season at the PNE!

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
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

What will you DO this year?

In your role as a Temporary Tattoo Artist, your primary accountabilities will be to:

  • Providing quality application of detailed tattoo designs
  • Providing professional guest service, and working with guests of all ages
  • Operating sales terminals and debit machines
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy workstation
  • Maintaining and cleaning various equipment
  • Working well in a fast-paced environment
  • Performing other duties and following safety procedures as required

What else?

  • Previous work experience in a customer service-related role; comfortable interacting with guests face-to-face and ensuring guest satisfaction.
  • Artistic background, such as education, work experience and/or interests in the arts
  • Previous airbrush experience considered an asset.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work outdoors, in various weather, and spend a large part of the workday walking and standing.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts from June – September including daytime, evenings, weekends, and late nights.
  • Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

  • Talented Artist
  • Passionate
  • Skillful communicator
  • Proactive
  • Reliable

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, April 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

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