Seasonal Labourer - Arenas 


Posting Id 2626
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Section Recreation Facility Operations 
Shift Weekends and/or Afternoons 
Rate of Pay $24.49 - $24.75 Hourly
Job Type Temporary Full Time
Replacement/New Position          New Hire
Posting Type External
Posting Date 06/05/2024 
Application Deadline 07/31/2024 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Facility Operations Coordinator, the Seasonal Labourer - Arenas, is responsible for facility operations maintenance related to arenas.  This position oversees the facility to ensure programs/events run as scheduled and is responsible for the security and safety of the facility and its patrons.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the facility is opened and closed at scheduled times
  • Notifies the Lead Hand or the Facility Operations Coordinator regarding any staff or facility related issues.
  • Operates ice resurfacer and/or specialized equipment such as edger, scissor lift, swing machines, ride on scrubber, etc.
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance (i.e. mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, window cleaning,     
  • Washroom/dressing room cleaning, snow shoveling, garbage pick up, etc.) in accordance with the daily housekeeping schedule
  • Performs set up and take down of tables and chairs for events, meeting rooms, banquet halls, etc.
  • Responds to requests from patrons (general public) and other City of Richmond Hill staff on general
  • Facility issues and/or maintenance requests
  • Operates power tools and cleaning and safety equipment
  • Responsible for the security of the building
  • Ensures that all policies and procedures are being followed by patrons and part time maintenance staff as applicable
  • Delegates and assigns job duties to part time facility maintenance staff and follows up, as required
  • Adheres to corporate initiatives (i.e. recycling, energy management)
  • Utilizes computer systems (i.e. Lotus Notes)
  • Operates and monitors facility operation systems and records readings
  • Ensures facility scheduling is “executed” in a prompt and timely manner
  • Be responsible for the allocation of dressing room keys
  • Assists with annual shut down maintenance schedule

Education and Experience

  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Basic Refrigeration or ice maintenance certificate would be an asset
  • Minimum 2 years’ related experience

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Demonstrates understanding of, and works to meet, pre-determined standards; promptly and efficiently completes work assignments
  • Demonstrates solid knowledge and ability; and can apply the competency, with minimal or no guidance
  • Detects and communicates non-compliance to appropriate level; deals with non-compliance issues requiring straight forward corrective action
  • Seeks guidance as needed when the situation is unclear; and applies guidelines and procedures that require some interpretation in dealing with expectations
  • Plans and organizes own activities to accomplish pre-determined standards or procedures; seeks clarity on priorities as needed; monitors the quality and timeliness of own work; responsibly uses the resources at one’s immediate disposal
  • Responds to customer needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner, regardless of customer attitude, strives to consistently meet service standards; and follows up with customer during and after delivery of services to ensure their needs have been met
  • Promotes a safety conscious working environment; notices potentially hazardous situations, consistently enforces safety procedures and demands compliance with health and safety regulations with part time staff and contractors
  • Uses basic functionality of word processing, and e-mail
  • Ontario Class "G" Driver’s License in good standing and must provide a satisfactory current Drivers Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Able to work various shifts including days, statutory holidays, evenings and weekends

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.