Security Attendant I (Security & Stage Door Attendant)

Requisition ID: 35650 


Company

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

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Main Purpose and Function

The Security & Stage Door Attendant is responsible for providing a range of security, access control, customer service, first aid and safety functions at the Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) and its venues, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, The Orpheum, The Vancouver Playhouse and the Orpheum Annex. The position responds to a variety of situations, both emergent and non-emergent in order to maintain a safe and secure environment. 

 

This position reports to the Security and Operations Manager of Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT), the position works as part of a team. Other contacts are VCT staff, clients, customers, performers and a variety of internal City departments such as Security and Facilities.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors and grants access in a timely fashion to appropriate staff, contractors and licensees.
  • Monitors security cameras covering a variety of locations during events and during non-event times.
  • Performs foot patrols in designated locations on the VCT grounds and parking garage in order to maintain security.
  • Maintains records of keys, cards and other forms of access for staff, contractors, licensees and others to VCT facilities.
  • Investigates unusual events or incidents and writes up detailed incident reports in a timely fashion as a written record, and advises Coordinator of same.
  • Responds to emergent situations as a priority and calls for appropriate assistance which may include police, ambulance or fire.
  • Responds to facility emergencies such as fire and security alarms or breaches of them.
  • Receives and provides directions to visitors, staff, performers, stage crews and others entering the venue.
  • Coordinates pick-up and delivery of items at Stage Door with appropriate departments.
  • Receives and re-directs incoming mail for VCT.
  • Monitors and grants access in a timely fashion to appropriate staff, contractors and licensees.
  • Monitors security cameras covering a variety of locations during events and during non-event times.
  • Performs foot patrols in designated locations on the VCT grounds and parking garage in order to maintain security.
  • Maintains records of keys, cards and other forms of access for staff, contractors, licensees and others to VCT facilities.
  • Investigates unusual events or incidents and writes up detailed incident reports in a timely fashion as a written record, and advises Coordinator of same.
  • Responds to emergent situations as a priority and calls for appropriate assistance which may include police, ambulance or fire.
  • Responds to facility emergencies such as fire and security alarms or breaches of them.
  • Receives and provides directions to visitors, staff, performers, stage crews and others entering the venue.
  • Coordinates pick-up and delivery of items at Stage Door with appropriate departments.
  • Receives and re-directs incoming mail for VCT.
  • Follows established protocols for lock up and closure of the facility to ensure buildings are secure.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

This position requires flexibility in scheduling as work is assigned and involves non-standard hours, including weekday, evening and weekend shifts.

 

Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 10 (preferably Grade 12) with a minimum of one year experience as a Security Officer in a related area or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Security Officer Training – BST as a minimum required
  • Occupational First Aid Level II required
  • Serving It Right certification is preferred 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; booking or events software an asset.
  • Considerable knowledge of the procedures, practices and techniques related to security work, and providing access to venues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, complex and changing working environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand priority situations and attend to them in a timely fashion.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to deal effectively and tactfully with difficult or potentially volatile situations.
  • Good written communication skills and the ability to write reports as needed.
  • Ability to gain cooperation from others and to take effective measures in emergency situations.
  • Working knowledge of the buildings, grounds, parking areas etc. that will be patrolled and/or secured.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, and as part of a larger team.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position including walking long distances, up and down stairs under a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to remain calm, alert and high functioning under stressful conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to use security industry relevant software programs.

 

Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

 

All City of Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process. 

 

Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: April 2021

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-013: $24.88 to $29.13 per hour

 

Application Close: Open until filled

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

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