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Pumpkins After Dark is a family friendly fall festival. The event is an art installation walk-through with 6000+ hand-carved pumpkin displays.

Event Schedule:
~September 20 & 21
8:00pm – 11pm
~September 26 – 29
7:45pm – 11pm
~October 3 – 6
7:30pm – 11pm
~October 10 – 13
7:15pm – 11pm
~October 17 – 20
7:00pm – 11pm
~October 24 – 27
6:45pm – 11pm
~October 29 – 31
6:30pm – 10pm

Please note the above schedule is opening hours for the public. Staff schedule start times and end time vary depending on position.

Important Notice: Pumpkins After Dark now uses an online program called When I Work for all shift scheduling. More When I Work information can be found on the bottom of this page.

Opportunities

Task: Welcoming attendees & scanning tickets in a fast-paced environment.

Skills/Requirements: Customer service role; must be knowledgeable about the event, friendly and outgoing attitude.

Minimum Age: 16

Pay: $16/hour

Task: Greeting attendees, directing lineups, answering questions, controlling timed ticket entry.

Skills/Requirements: Friendly, strong communication skills, ability to stand for long periods of time.
Proper attire – this is an outdoor position.

Minimum Age: 16

Pay: $16/hour

Task: Sell event products in the merchandise store, interacting with guests and assisting with purchases. Responsible for restocking and display of merchandise. Set-up and take down merchandise daily.

Skills/Requirements: Friendly and enthusiastic. Experience handling cash, credit, and debit transactions (Square experience an asset). Sales experience is an asset. Physical strength (20lbs). Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Proper attire – this is an outdoor position.

Minimum Age: 16

Schedule: This position starts 45 minutes prior to opening

Pay: $16/hour

Task: Interacting with attendees in the store, selling pumpkins, restocking the pumpkins, keeping the store clean & tidy.

Skills/Requirements: Friendly & outgoing, experience handling cash, credit, and debit transactions (Square experience is an asset). Sales experience is an asset. Physical strength and mobility

Minimum Age: 16

Pay: $16/hour

Task: Preparation and sales of food items and beverage items (training provided), inventory of truck supplies tracked and reported weekly, opening and closing food truck procedures daily, maintaining a clean work environment.

Skills/Requirements: Food Safe Handling Certification; experience handling cash, credit and debit transactions. Food production experience is an asset.

Minimum Age: 16

Schedule: This position starts 1 hour prior to opening

Pay: $16/hour

Task: Welcoming guests to the pumpkin pathway, ticket taker, directing attendees, answering questions, assisting guests access the pathway. Will act as a floater to cover other roles when needed.

Skills/Requirements: Friendly, outgoing, ability to speak loudly. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Willingness to learn other roles to assist as floater when needed. Proper attire – this is an outdoor position.

Minimum Age: 16

Pay: $16/hour

Task: Monitor pumpkin pathway, assist in the flow of traffic through the event, monitor for possible safety concerns, keeping guests on designated path, customer service.

Skills/Requirements: Friendly, outgoing, ability to speak loudly. Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time. Proper attire – this is an outdoor position.

Minimum Age: 16

Pay: $16/hour

Team Lead Opportunities

Task: Oversee team of staff in box office area. Ensure all team members are signed in and out of their shifts, all positions are covered, assist staff in busy times, provide customer service in times of guest concerns and questions.

Skills/Requirements: Leadership and strong communication skills, friendly and outgoing attitude, ability to identify issues and concerns with staff and guests, knowledgeable about the event, ability to troubleshoot technology concerns (ticket scanning equipment).

Minimum Age: 18

Pay: $18/hour

 

This position also requires an Assistant Team Lead.
As an assistant team lead you will preform all duties of the Box Office & Ticket Scanning role and cover the team lead position if necessary.

Task: Managing the merchandise store, interacting with guests, and assisting with purchases. Oversee team of staff in merchandise area. Ensure all team members are signed in and out of their shifts; all positions are covered. Responsible for inventory and stock of merchandise store. Set-up and take down merchandise daily.

Skills/Requirements: Leadership and strong communication skills, friendly and enthusiastic, experience handling cash, credit, and debit transactions (Square experience is an asset). Sales experience is an asset.  Responsible for the cash count at the end of each night. Ability to identify issues and concerns with staff and guests. Physical strength (20lbs). Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Proper attire – this is an outdoor position.

Minimum Age: 18

Schedule: This position starts 45 minutes prior to opening

Pay: $18/hour

 

This position also requires an Assistant Team Lead.
As an assistant team lead you will preform all duties of the Merchandise Crew role and cover the team lead position if necessary.

Task: Interacting with attendees in the store, selling pumpkins, restocking the pumpkins, keeping the store clean & tidy.

Skills/Requirements: Friendly & outgoing, experience handling cash, credit, and debit transactions (Square experience is an asset). Sales experience is an asset. Physical strength and mobility.

Minimum Age: 18

Pay: $18/hour

Task: Preparing and serving non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, preparing and serving snacks (popcorn, cotton candy, fudge), inventory of supplies, maintaining a clean work environment, oversee team of staff in food truck area, ensure all team members are signed in and out of their shifts; all positions are covered. Set-up and end of night duties of truck, responsible for cash count at end of each night.

Skills/Requirements: Food Safe Handling Certification; experience handling cash, credit and debit transactions (Square is an asset), leadership and strong communication/customer service skills. Food production experience is an asset.

Minimum Age: 18

Schedule: This position starts 2 hours prior to opening

Pay: $18/hour

Task: Monitor pathway, coordinate with security and management on any crowding or safety concerns. Oversee team of staff in pathway area. Ensure all team members are signed in and out of their shifts; all positions are covered. Assist management in lighting displays, filling fog machines, turning on music and other special effects. Assist management of pathway closing procedures.

Skills/Requirements: Leadership and strong communication skills, ability to identify issues and concerns with staff and guests. Physical strength (30lbs). Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Proper attire – this is an outdoor position.

Minimum Age: 18

Pay: $18/hour

 

This position also requires an Assistant Team Lead.
As an assistant team lead you will preform all duties of the Pathway Patrol role and cover the team lead position if necessary.

Interview Location and Important Dates

Due to the high number of applications, only those who are considered for employment will be contacted and provided an interview confirmation. No emails please.

 

Interviews
TBD

 

Staff Orientation & Training
Orientation is mandatory.
Start times can be found in When I Work
Festival Tent, Winsport
150 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

 

Event Dates & Times:
~September 20 & 21
8:00pm – 11pm
~September 26 – 29
7:45pm – 11pm
~October 3 – 6
7:30pm – 11pm
~October 10 – 13
7:15pm – 11pm
~October 17 – 20
7:00pm – 11pm
~October 24 – 27
6:45pm – 11pm
~October 29 – 31
6:30pm – 10pm

Festival Tent, Winsport
150 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Please note the above schedule is opening hours for the public. Staff schedule start times and end time vary depending on position.

When I Work

Pumpkins After Dark now uses a program called “When I Work” for all staff schedules.

When I Work help videos and information:

When I Work Questions?

hiring@lanternevents.ca

Hiring Questions?

hiring@lanternevents.ca