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Paddock Attendant

Requisition #001-2297857
Job LocationCanada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job StreamPari-Mutuel/Racing Operations
Site LocationHastings Racecourse
Job TypeSeasonal, Part-Time
Contract Duration6  Months
Salary/Rate$15.07 / Hour
Number of Positions Open1
Posting Date06-Feb-2018
Expiry Date08-Mar-2018
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsN/A
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

Hastings Racecourse has been capturing the imagination of Vancouverites and visitors alike since 1889. Each April through October, we are Vancouver’s exclusive source for live thoroughbred horseracing.  This year, 600,000 guests of Hastings will wager on over 40,000 live and year-round national and international simulcast races combined.  In addition, we offer over 600 of the newest slot machines on our Casino Floor - complete with a spectacular entertainment lounge – as well as food and beverage options ranging from casual to fine dining.


A Vancouver landmark, Hastings offers spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet, and located only 4 km from downtown Vancouver, B.C., we are conveniently accessible by car or public transit.  Hastings opens its doors at 10:00am everyday and closes at 2:00am Sunday thru Thursday and 4:00am Fridays and Saturdays.   A truly unique entertainment destination, Hastings offers an equally unique employment experience for our staff.  A member of the Great Canadian group of companies, Hastings Racecourse offers both seasonal and year-round positions in a fast paced, high energy environment


Get your career racing with Hastings Racecourse today and find out why we’re “Bred for Excitement” since 1889.


Hastings Racecourse is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of Paddock Attendant to join our Racing Department, under the supervision of the Racing Secreatry. This is a seasonal (Live race days) hourly position consists of maintain the Paddock for two hours before first live race to the end of last race. 


Other responsiblities includes:

  • Maintain cleanliness of the paddock entrance and area
  • Care and control of numbered bibs
  • Hang required head numbers and stall number boards in paddock
  • Clean and care of Association tack
  • Provide support to other runner positions, as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 Successful candidates will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Grade 12 education an asset
  • Experience working with and around horses
  • Knowledge re: operations and regulations pertaining to thoroughbred horse racing an asset
  • Good interpersonal and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision, honesty and reliability
  • Must successfully pass a criminal and credit record check by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB)
  • A passion for providing Great Experiences and Memories to our internal and external guests in the continual quest of achieving service excellance

How to apply:  Qualified candidates are welcome to click on the APPLY ONLINE NOW button and take a moment to register with our career centre.   Great Canadian thanks all candidates that apply for this position.   If your application is shortlisted for the position, one of our professional recruiters will be in touch.