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Rink Attendant - Skateboarding Host

Requisition ID: 13621 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Roundhouse Community Centre has an opening for a position called Skate Plaza Host for the skate board plaza at Union and Quebec Streets. The Skate Plaza Host will be outgoing, upbeat, and friendly and will set the tone for a welcoming and positive skateboarding environment. The host will function as a mentor/role model on site displaying and encouraging safe practices at all times as well as a skateboard instructor for Roundhouse skateboard programs. The Host will also encourage other users/skaters to be good neighbours to the residents, parks, and businesses surrounding the plaza area by skating safely to and from the Plaza, properly disposing of litter, and encouraging skaters to minimize any other negative impacts on the neighbourhood. The Host will also be involved with minor maintenance tasks to keep the area clean and tidy. The skate host will work alongside another skate host position. The skate host might support other staff in facilitating community consultations and engagement processes.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Performing visual inspections of the Plaza to identify potential hazards and dealing with minor maintenance tasks e.g. sweeping. Reporting other maintenance issues to the appropriate Park Board departmen
  2. Demonstrating safe practices such as encouraging the use of helmets and other safety gear (hosts are to wear helmets when skating)
  3. Welcoming new patrons to the Plaza to familiarize them with park etiquette, rules and regulations on the posted signs and pointing out key areas of interest
  4. Promoting and assisting with the planning and organizing of authorized events happening at the plaza such as clean-up days, community events etc.
  5. Functioning as a skate instructor or otherwise supporting Roundhouse skateboard programs on site as requested
  6. Acting as a communication link between the users and the Park Board. The Host will be expected to identify and communicate issues or areas for improvements regarding the design/operation of the facility to the proper Park Board personnel.
  7. Identifying potential dangers e.g. escalation of fights, drug use, etc and reporting these activities immediately by calling the Police or the Park Board Skate Plaza Liaison to deal with the situation.
  8. Filling out a  Log Book, taking statistics and providing First Aid
  9. Checking in with Roundhouse staff/Skate Plaza Liaison (phone call) before and after each session
  10. Collaborating/working alongside another skate host position and with other City/PB staff as needed (e.g. Park Rangers)
Education and Experience
  • Completion of  Grade 11 and some related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to skateboard and the capacity to teach skateboarding to children/youth is an asset
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public
  • First Aid with CPR C is required (Standard First Aid/Emergency First Aid)
  • Police clearance required
  • The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a busy Downtown Park which is attended by diverse user groups with complex needs

Work Schedule:
Approximately 8 hours/week (2 x 4 hr shifts –could be morning, afternoon, evening) from Spring - Autumn.  The successful candidate needs to be flexible and will be required to co-ordinate their schedule with other skate host. The hours for this position are auxiliary and are governed by the collective agreement between the Vancouver Park Board and CUPE 15.
A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 
Position Start Date: June 2019 
Position End Date: October 2019 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-011: $21.66 to $25.31 per hour
Application Close: June 16, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: June 10, 2019, 2:27 pm
Expires: June 16, 2019, 11:59 pm