Employment Opportunity

Permanent Employment Opportunity

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Arena and Facilities Operator


The Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre are accepting applications for an Arena and Facility Operator

As a member of our Team, the successful candidate will deliver exceptional customer service, enthusiasm, and the ability to represent the Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre with professionalism and a community minded focus at all times, in a safe and welcoming manner.


  The key duties and responsibilities are:

  • All aspects of Ice install and removal

  • Daily Ice maintenance, including operation of ice resurfacer, daily ice inspections and maintaining daily safety checks and log books.

  • Operate, maintain and monitor ice plant and building systems

  • General preventative maintenance and repairs

  • Facility event setup and tear down

  • Assist custodian staff as required

  • Cleaning and general maintenance

  • Snow clearing and grounds maintenance

  • Provide temporary support to other departments of the Town of Port Hawkesbury including Aquatics (water testing and balancing), Parks and Playgrounds, as required

  • Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety Safe Work Practices and Procedures of the Town of Port Hawkesbury

The Qualifications are:

  • Have a minimum of High School completion or equivalent

  • Possess an understanding and knowledge of or have experience in ice arena operations, Ice resurfacer, ice plant and Facility Operations

  • Have the ability to work various shifts, evenings and weekends

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Have the willingness to obtain a Certified Pool Operators Certificate

  • Be physically fit to perform required duties

  • Maintain a safe and organized work space while following safe work practices

  • Be able to provide an Approved vulnerable persons check and Criminal Records Check

While not a required qualification, any experience, knowledge or certification in any of the following would be considered an asset:  Electrical, Instrumentation, HVAC, Plumbing, Aquatics and/or Certified Pool Operator, Playground Inspection Certification, Field Maintenance Certification, OH & S Act, First Aid, Building Operating Systems and/or related fields

This is a permanent seasonal position which will be administered around the demands of the arena ice season.  Normal hours of work for this position are 35 per week.   Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience, pursuant to an approved salary grid.


Applications shall be labelled Arena & Facilities Operator Position, and will be accepted until Friday September 6, 2019, no later than 2:00 pm local time.  Applications may be submitted in person to:


Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Box Office

606 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2R7


Or by  Email to:


Please put Arena & Facilities Operator Position in the subject heading


The Town of Port Hawkesbury thanks all applicants for their interests; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Find Events in Port Hawkesbury
Latest News
July 08, 2020
Corrected Committee of the Whole and Town Council meetings
​The following represents the corrected links for Town of Port Hawkesbury Public meetings that have been recorded for your information....

July 08, 2020
Nova Scotia Power upgrades residential and business customers to smart meters commencing July 27.
Starting July 27, Nova Scotia Power’s authorized contractor, Tribus Services, will be in your community upgrading residential and business...

July 01, 2020
Notice of Passing
The Town of Port Hawkesbury mourns the passing of our colleague, valued employee Dawna MacDonald.  We offer our sincerest condolences to her...

June 29, 2020
Pride Parade
The parade is scheduled for June 29 at 7 p.m., and will start at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. All are welcome to...