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    Job Title : Student Employment: Salty the Seagull Mascot
    Company Name : Port of Vancouver
    Job Type : Part Time
    Job Location : Canada Place
    Post Date : 2019-01-10
    Close Date : 2019-02-01
    How To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and proof of education enrolment to Cindy Chen:

    Description :

    Do you want to work in an environment with talented people to represent Canada’s largest port and one of Vancouver iconic landmarks? Join our team and connect with your potential.
    Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and most diversified port, and the third largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 160 word economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.
    Located in the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront, Canada Place is an iconic landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. Canada Place is home port to the Vancouver-Alaska cruise, and houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and West Park. Canada Place is owned and operated by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
    Salty is Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s mascot and has been for many years. Alongside the Community Relations Staff (CRS), Salty attends over 50 community events each year. It is no surprise that he is a well-recognized character among the community and always receives a lot of attention. Salty also has a specific personality. He is a loveable, sometimes shy but a mostly outgoing, friendly seagull. He loves to meet people.
    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is currently seeking a highly enthusiastic candidates to play the role of Salty throughout 2019.
    In this job you will:
    • Attend community events with the CRS team throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Dress in the Salty mascot costume and:
    o Greet community members with handshakes, hugs, and high-fives.
    o Be enthusiastic and animated.
    o Wave to spectators while riding on our parade float.
    o Pose for photos.
    • Learn to adapt to different situations with children, teenagers, and adults.
    • Gauge the comfort level of each child.
    • Be responsible for the costume - helping the CRS pack up with costume and ensure it’s taken care of properly.
    • Create lasting positive impressions for children and families.
    To apply for this position, you must be a full-time student with plans to return to your studies in Fall 2019. You will be required to provide your own method of transportation to get to & from the event location.
    As the successful candidate, you are an outgoing person with an excellent command of the English language, along with exceptional interpersonal, presentation and teamwork skills, and a “can do” attitude. You are enthusiastic, outgoing, customer service oriented, reliable and a team player who is willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. Previous experience in customer service, events or promotion work, and knowledge of a second language would be an asset.
    Basic information Salty is accompanied by CRS at all times. They will act as your eyes and help navigate you through the sometimes challenging environments at events.
    A typical Salty shift is four (4) hours. Within that shift there will be approximately four (4) interactive sets lasting approximately 30 to 45 minutes with a 10 to 15 minute break between each interactive set.
    Normal hours of work: Averaging approximately four (4) to eight (8) hours per weekend, from May to December.
    Rate of pay: $20.90 per hour
    Duration: Approximately from May 2019 to December 2019. Ability to work January to April 2020 is an asset.
    If we have accurately captured your profile above, please email your cover letter, resume and proof of education enrolment to Cindy Chen, Human Resources Analyst at by Friday, February 1, 2019.
    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our community.

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