Waterfront Attendants

Job Location

On Site

Type of Job


Published By

Halifax Waterfront

Published Date

March 31, 2020, 9:00:00 PM

About the job

Waterfront Attendants – Halifax
Develop Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS
About Develop Nova Scotia
Develop Nova Scotia is a Provincial Crown Corporation that contributes to economic growth by
developing key waterfront properties in Nova Scotia to maximize their economic impact. We
plan, develop, program and manage this land in partnership with private businesses and public
sector partners. The revenue generated through these partnerships is reinvested in waterfront
infrastructure for the public and to create new platforms for business that support high potential
sectors in our economy.
Develop Nova Scotia invites applications for the term position of Waterfront Attendant, based on
the Halifax waterfront. Successful candidates will join a forward thinking, creative team with a
true passion for their work. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, or designate, Waterfront
Attendants are the face of Develop Nova Scotia on the ground, working to enhance property and
at times marina presentation and cleanliness, assisting with special events, providing information
to visitors, and other duties as required. Ultimately, Waterfront Attendants work to ensure all
visitors enjoy a world-class waterfront experience each time they visit.
The goal of Develop Nova Scotia is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job
levels, of the citizens they serve. Develop Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer and
welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible
persons, persons with disabilities, and women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. Members of these groups are encouraged to apply and may self-identify through
their application materials if they wish.Job Description:
This position is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and presentation of the Halifax
waterfront and to ensure its key infrastructure is maintained to the highest standards. As frontline staff representing Develop Nova Scotia, this position requires individuals with excellent
customer service skills and an engaging personality. As a member of a small team, these
positions also require a high degree of co-operation with other members of the staff and the
ability to work independently.
Compensation: $13.40 to $15.40 per hour (commensurate with experience), 35 hours per week.
Term: May 3, 2021 - September 6, 2021 with the possibility of extension through October 31, 2021 if available and warranted. Day, evening and weekend shift work is required.
Primary Responsibilities:
Property Cleanliness: Ensuring the cleanliness and presentation of the Halifax waterfront and its key infrastructure is maintained to the highest standards. The Waterfront Attendant is primarily responsible for the collection of litter and debris as well as the servicing and
maintenance of waste receptacles along the waterfront, and potentially other Develop NS
properties, on a daily basis. The Waterfront Attendant is also responsible for monitoring the cleanliness and presentation of Develop Nova Scotia's public restrooms and supplementing the third-party contracted cleaning service. The Waterfront Attendants will also conduct minor landscaping and grass cutting, painting, maintenance, pressuring washing, and other duties as
required. Events: The Waterfront Attendant will support events on the waterfront by assisting with setup,
maintenance and teardown as required.
Communication/Customer Service: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are
essential. This position can often be the first point of contact for visitors to the waterfront by land
and sea. As such, the position is responsible for:
• Communicating effectively with visitors, responding to questions, proactively promoting
events, attractions and activities, and
• Providing an enthusiastic, friendly information resource on the waterfront
• Scheduling flexibility required, including availability for weekend and evening work;
• Extensive walking and physical labour are parts of this job, both indoors and outdoors,
and in varying weather conditions;
• Must be able to lift 22 Kg;
• Valid Driver's License (Classes 1-5) an asset;
• Experience driving a full-sized pickup truck and utility vehicle an asset;
• Valid standard first aid certificate an asset;
• Landscaping, light carpentry, painting and general maintenance experience an asset, and
• Experience in Marina operations an asset

About us

Waterfront Attendants – Halifax Waterfront
Applications due April 1 at noon
A summer job on the Waterfront!

This is a 35-hour a week employment opportunity from May- September, working on the waterfront as a custodian and events assistant.

The employer is recruiting general stream for this position, but will put RWA candidates top of pile. They are excited to consider folks with autism and/or intellectual disabilities.


Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J, Canada