2024 Playland Summer Jobs

Job ID 2024-1642
Seasonal - Playland

Job Description

2024 Playland Summer Jobs

Seasonal (May to October)

Date Posted: February 2nd, 2024


Come work for Vancouver’s favourite amusement park – Playland at the PNE! 
We are looking for over 200 enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Games, Rides, Guest Experience, Playland Maintenance, and Food & Beverage teams for this year’s exciting Playland season.

Why join our Team?

  • We create memorable experiences, and we have fun doing it – join us!
  • Base wages start at $16.75/hr with 10% additional pay in lieu of vacation & other benefits, resulting in a total of $18.43/hour.
  • Training and development - learn new skills and gain valuable work experience.
  • Career growth – opportunities for promotions and position transfers.
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories & friendships.
  • Great perks & employee rewards!
    • Employee discounts on passes to Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as at all PNE Food Stands!
    • We want to recognize you – gift card rewards available all season long!
    • Enjoy a free evening at Playland with your friends and family during our Employee Family Night!

What Positions are available?

  • Candy/Concessions Attendant – 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Provide exceptional guest service at a Playland candy or concession stand while processing transactions and operating a point-of-sale system.

  • Candy Runner – 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Prepare, stock, and deliver a variety of foods for Playland candy stands and maintain the cleanliness of the candy stock area. This is a physical role and requires an ability to mop, sweep, and lift food & beverage inventory up to 50 lbs repeatedly.

  • Concessions Cook– 16 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Prepare a variety of food and beverage items for various fast-paced Playland concession stands.

  • Games Attendant - 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Provide an excellent guest experience by engaging with guests, encouraging them to play, and monitoring gameplay. Duties include prize distribution and processing monetary transactions.

  • Guest Experience Attendant- 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Deliver exceptional guest experience by providing guests with resolutions to concerns, redeeming admission tickets, greeting guests, and providing guests with site information.

  • Grounds Maintenance Attendant – 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Provide a safe environment for staff and guests by ensuring that washrooms, picnic areas, attractions, and all other spaces on the Playland site are maintained in a clean and debris-free manner.  This is an active position that will see you getting in lots of steps on every shift!

  • Playland BBQ Attendant- 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Provide excellent guest service to our Playland BBQ guests, including food service, food inventory control, and BBQ area maintenance.

  • Playland BBQ Grill Cook- 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Prepare and grill a variety of foods for large parties, and provide excellent guest service for Playland BBQ events.

  • Playland BBQ Runner- 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Receive, store, and distribute various food & beverage items throughout the PNE site. This is an active position that involves a lot of physical activity each shift, and you must be capable of repeatedly lifting 50lbs on a regular basis. 

  • Playland Busser- 15 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Maintain the cleanliness of various food stands and guest dining areas by washing soiled dishes, and clearing waste and waste stations.

  • Rides Attendant - 16 years of age or older by April 1, 2024

Operate all rides and attractions in a safe, friendly and professional manner, and ensure our guests are provided with a safe ride, every ride.


When will you work?

  • Dates:
    • Playland is open from May 18th – September 2nd
    • Employees hired for the Playland season will also be required to work select dates in October for the Fright Nights operating season.
  • Hours:
    • Playland will operate daily from 11am – 5pm; and on Fridays & Saturdays will also operate during the evening from 6pm – 11pm.
    • Shifts will be scheduled according to operational times and may vary week over week.
  • Availability Requirements: at least 3-4 days per week, including evenings and weekends.
  • Training: Training for Playland positions will begin at the end of April and run through the month into May.
    • There is a mandatory training date for all employees on Saturday, May 11.

How to apply?

Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the roles are filled. Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume before Sunday, March 10, 2024.


Successful applicants will receive an interview invitation via email in late March. Virtual group interviews will be held on April 2nd, April 4th, and April 11th. The interview invitation will allow all candidates to choose their preferred Playland jobs.

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 hr@pne.ca.


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