Agriculture Coordinator – 4-H Festival Jobs in Vancouver, BC at Pacific National Exhibition

Title: Agriculture Coordinator – 4-H Festival

Company: Pacific National Exhibition

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job Description:

Agriculture Coordinator – 4-H Festival

Contract: Part-Time; June 4 – June 25, 2022,
Full-Time; June 26 – September 12, 2022

Date Posted: May 17, 2022

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.

The PNE Agriculture department operates a 5 day 4-H Festival, 15 day Farm Country pavilion and a 12 day horse show demonstration and competition. Reporting to the Manager of Agriculture, the 4-H Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the 4-H Festival and all events that it encompasses. This position draws on both administrative skills and event based management skills to produce a quality program for over 300 rural youth from across the province.

We are seeking an adaptable and guest service-focused individual that has a passion for Agriculture, the 4-H Program and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE.) Our ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of agriculture and considerable experience with 4-H. They will work in compliance with all health and safety requirements as determined by WorkSafeBC, and all other applicable legislation and company policies.

Why join our Team?

Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
Flexible work environment
Be a part of the growth of one of Vancouver’s most iconic institutions
Join a diverse, inclusive and passionate team
Ranked in the top 20 as one of BC’s most loved brands – BCBusiness 2019

What will you do this year?

In your role as an
Agriculture Coordinator – 4-H Festival you will:

Assist in liaising with the volunteer PNE 4-H Committee to coordinate and implement all project shows which includes onsite supervision of competitive show rings ensuring smooth and timely operations.
Assist with planning and implementation of the 4-H Festival.
Assist with receiving and completing an inventory of prizes and ribbons.
Assist with the Agriculture Entry Office as needed. This includes but is not limited to aiding with dorm and RV procedures; publication production; show prizing etc.
Organize and facilitate 4-H member special events.
Organize and facilitate the 4-H Judging Rally event.
Working with the Manager and Assistant Manager of Agriculture, coordinate and execute the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Assist with contracting, communication and travel/accommodation arrangements for show judges.
Provide administrative support to Agriculture department as required, which may include working with suppliers, contractors, staff and exhibitors.
Submit a final report at the end of the Fair.

What else?

Must have successful completion of Grade 12.
Must have an extensive knowledge of agriculture, the 4-H program, livestock breeds, techniques and particulars of exhibiting animals.
Extensive 4-H experience at the club level is preferred—involvement at a leadership level is considered an asset.
Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience is preferred.
Previous operations coordination or management experience in an event-based setting is preferred.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively with various.
Able to work in a team environment, and foster effective working relationships with peers, subordinates, the public, clients and any other external contacts.
Must be an energetic, self-motivated team player.
Must be able to work closely with animals, hay and dust.
Must be able to prioritize tasks in stressful situations, troubleshoot any issues that arise, and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications along with excellent organizational and communication skills.
Ability to work extended hours at peak periods when required.
Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

Analytical and organized
A strategic project coordinator
A positive team player
An effective and skillful communicator
Adaptable and motivated

Where and when to APPLY?

Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at
www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before
Sunday, May 29
, 2022. 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
[email protected]

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