Job Posting 85207

Food & Beverage Office Assistant, Playland
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
closes in 25 days (Wed, 20 Jul)
full time - temp / contract

Job Status: Full-Time, Seasonal
32 - 40 hours per week




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 112-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, 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 seeking an organized and hardworking individual that has a passion for Administration. We are looking for a temporary full-time Office Assistant to provide administrative support for our Food & Beverage department.


Why join our Team?

  • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
  • Flexible work hours
  • 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 Food & Beverage Office Assistant, Playland, your primary accountabilities will be to:

  • Provide general administrative support for the Playland Food & Beverage department.
  • Provide administrative services to the department including scheduling, word-processing, spreadsheets, filing, record keeping and mail distribution.
  • Process information for payroll purposes, including time entry and Employee Information Forms (EIRs).
  • Assist with the implementation and administration of an online shift scheduling system.
  • Assist with transferring documentation from paper based to electronic, including training verification records and staff scheduling.
  • Provide general reception services such as answering inquiries by telephone, email and in person.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail, including faxes and emails.
  • Deal with confidential information pertaining to both employee and departmental issues.
  • Ensures common areas are maintained including office equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


What else?

  • Must have successful completion of Grade 12; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Post-secondary course work in office, computer and purchasing skills are considered an asset.
  • Must have strong knowledge and experience with computer applications including but not limited to MS Office Suite; with a minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute.
  • Must be proficient with computer applications and programs, with the ability to administer new or changing software applications. 
  • Must have 2-3 years of work experience within an administrative capacity and/or reception and office services.
  • Must have strong customer service skills and a pleasant manner for assisting clients on the phone and in person.
  • Previous experience with a time & attendance system is considered an asset.
  • Must have a keen attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be capable of understanding and executing written and oral instructions in English.
  • Ability to function with some independence and under pressure; and ability to meet multiple service demands at the same time.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters and use discretion.
  • Flexibility to easily accept changing priorities and tasks as delegated.
  • Must be able and willing to work five days/week with a start time as early as 8:00 am; and flexibility to work various shifts (evenings, weekends, and holidays) depending on operational needs.
  • Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.


Who are you?

  • Skillful communicator
  • Committed
  • Methodical
  • Detail oriented
  • Organized


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!


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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