Job Postings

As the Vancouver Christmas Market once again develops into the focal point of Vancouver’s holiday season, we require hardworking, dedicated, and energetic team members to provide a wonderful Christmas experience to our visitors. If you would like to be a part of our amazing team, we invite you to have a look at our exciting opportunities and apply.

Featured Jobs

Guest Services (availability required from Nov. 19 to Dec. 24):

  • Sell tickets, redeem pre-purchased activations, queue management & secondary site customer service
  • Crowd and line control
  • Working outdoors in front of the market by greeting customers, providing information and assistance, and guiding customers to the entrance
  • Provide market information to attendees & act as a market representative
  • Handle group and special admissions
  • Provide cheerful assistance and excellent information to market visitors and guests
  • Handle payment transactions and manage personal cash and token float
  • Engaging with visitors to create a festive market experience
  • Sell carousel tickets to visitors
  • Operating VCM carousel outdoors
  • Cash handling
  • Provide market information to attendees at the Info Hut
  • Sell VCM merchandise to visitors
  • Moving boxes, merchandising rack card displays and decorating huts
  • Other duties as assigned

Food and Beverage Services (availability required from Nov. 19 to Dec. 24):

  • Customer service
  • Prepare and serve traditional beverages (required: valid Serving it Right certificate)
  • Sell traditional food items (asset: Food Safe Level 1)
  • Cash handling, cashier management
  • Restocking inventory
  • ID checking for liquor service (Serving it Right certificate); stamp administration and rule enforcement
  • Other duties as assigned

“Hausmeister” (Venue Operations) (availability required from Nov. 6 to Dec. 29):

  • Assist with set up and tear down of market
  • Installation of fence wraps, signage & plywood for floor protection
  • Decoration assembly & setup
  • Tool & equipment inventory and restocking
  • Office setup incl. shelving & lighting
  • Set up of storage spaces
  • Monitoring vendor & VCM hut functionally & assist with repairs and modifications as needed
  • Monitor music, ambience & tidiness
  • Lineup setup & monitoring
  • Opening and closing Alpine Lounge incl. tent doors and heaters
  • Assist with deliveries
  • Collection of vendor reports
  • Prepare market for the night (all huts are locked)
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Selection Criteria

To be considered for a position, you must:

  • Be willing to undergo a criminal record check
  • Possess a Serving it Right certificate if applying to our Beverage Services team (Food Safe certificate an asset)
  • Be willing to stand for long periods of time
  • Be willing to work outdoors in various climates
  • Be willing to inform guests of unique products
  • Have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs and stand all shift.
  • Have an outgoing, energetic, and friendly personality
  • Have excellent customer service and communication skills, and have the dedication and passion for Christmas and the festivities and events of the Vancouver Christmas Market

Application Process

Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact successful candidates. Please submit your applications no later than October 31st, 2018.

VCM offers competitive wages as well as hospitality benefits (complimentary tickets for friends and family). Special discounts and complementary offers from a host of leading community partners.

 

Criminal Record Check

Vancouver Christmas Market requires successful applicants to undergo a criminal record check, which must be completed and provided prior to commencing work.

Note: If you are a foreign applicant who holds a valid Canadian work visa, you will have met this security requirement. Thus, you will no longer be required to undergo a criminal record check. However, you must provide the Market a copy of your work permit; one that must be valid throughout the duration of your employment

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