Office Supervisor – Agriculture Job at Pacific National Exhibition – Vancouver, BC
Office Supervisor – Agriculture
Seasonal; Full-Time, May – September 2022 (35hrs./week)
Wage: $22.90; plus 10% in Lieu of Benefits & Vacation
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, a 15 day Farm Country pavilion and a 12 day horse show demonstration and competition. Reporting to the Assistant Manager, the Entry Office Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the agriculture entry office staff, data processing, as well as providing excellent customer service to exhibitors and guests.
We are seeking an organized and guest service-focused individual that has a passion for Agriculture, the Events Industry and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE.) Our ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of agriculture, livestock competitions and considerable experience with MS Office Suite and other databases. 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 Office Supervisor – Agriculture you will:
Oversee the Agriculture Office reception team, answer the telephone and handle enquiries.
Supervise the agriculture entry office staff and manage task list; ensuring that documents are prepared and data entry is completed by the assigned deadline(s).
Oversee the inputting of entries and results into a computer system for the Horse Show and 4-H competitors.
Coordinate the preparation and delivery of documents and supplies for livestock shows.
Work closely with Agriculture management to facilitate exhibitor check-ins, payments and preparing judge documents.
Provide customer service to Fairtime exhibitors.
Perform general office work and other related duties as required.
Oversee the organization of all special event entries
With your team prepare and organize all prizing for the events in the Agrodome and Barns
Must have successful completion of Grade 12.
Post-secondary course work or training in office and computer skills, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
Knowledge of agriculture and previous livestock competition experience is preferred.
Must have advanced proficiency in computer applications including but not limited to MS Office Suite (Word Perfect/Word/Excel).
Previous experience working in an agricultural environment is preferred.
Working knowledge of data base type-entering systems is an asset.
Knowledge of basic office equipment – fax and photocopier.
Must have a keen attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to assist exhibitors and fellow staff in a congenial and friendly manner.
Ability to manage a diverse workload under pressure and perform assigned tasks within expected deadlines.
Ability to function with some independence, manage a task list and delegate work to staff.
Ability to deal with confidential matters and use discretion.
Ability and willingness to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends, during the PNE Fair from August 20th – September 7th.
Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.
Who are you?
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 29th, 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]
About the Company
Company: Pacific National Exhibition –
Company Location: Vancouver, BC