Waterfront District BIA Streatery / Market Place Service Worker


The purpose of the Waterfront District BIA is to facilitate a vibrant, diverse, mixed-use downtown area where residents and visitors collectively gather to enjoy a variety of businesses, shopping, entertainment and recreational activities in a safe, beautiful environment.
The Waterfront District is the official organization of all of the businesses within the district. The Waterfront District consists of more than 130+ members. Our members are a wide range of businesses – from restaurants and bars to specialty shops and everything in between.
Our members represent the growth and revitalization of the north core. We also work to help bring new businesses, work with existing businesses, help improve the quality of life in the district, work to help businesses economically and much more. Our focus is growth and continued success for all of our members.
Job Description
The Waterfront District Business Improvement Area (BIA) are looking for three self starting individuals to interact with the public and maintain the cleanliness of the Summer 2020 StrEATery and Marketplace area on a daily basis. Applicants must be creative, punctual, self-motivated, responsible and reliable, have solid organizational skills and be able to work under minimal supervision.
Reporting to the BIA StrEATery Manager and the BIA Coordinator, the StrEATery and Marketplace Service Worker will: 1) provide hospitality assistance, 2) buss tables and support the maintenance, beautification and cleanliness of our area.
StrEATery Maintenance Responsibilities: Opens the StrEATery and Marketplace space by wiping down all picnic tables and high touch surfaces. Adheres to sanitation and safety policies; clearing and cleaning tables, chairs, and environment. Prepare tables for patrons by cleaning and tables; adhering to sanitation and safety policies. Maintains the presentation of the space by ensuring refuse and debris are cleaned up. Closes the StrEATery and Marketspace by ensuring all of the picnic tables are secure; removing trash and recyclables from the facility. Updates job knowledge by participating in staff training opportunities. Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Hospitality Assistance: The StrEATery and Marketplace Service Worker will engage with the people who live, work and visit the area and connect the people to services and/or resources they need. Will welcome residents and tourists to Thunder Bay during events as well as promote local Thunder Bay activities and businesses. Will be an extra set of eyes on the street to contribute to the BIA’s safety initiatives.
Tourism Assistance: The StrEATery and Marketplace Service Worker will be required to talk to locals and tourists alike and be able to direct people to local businesses and tourism locations within the area. Assistance and information will be available from Tourism Thunder Bay as well as their location at the Pagoda.
Maintenance: The StrEATery and Marketplace Service Worker will help maintain the cleanliness of the area: sweep sidewalks, pick up litter, remove weeds from planters, walkways and tree guards, remove graffiti and posters, and, wash down sidewalks to remove grime and spills. The StrEATery and Marketplace Service Workers will also be expected to assist with and be available to help with special projects, event clean-up and other tasks as required.
Qualifications: The StrEATery and Marketplace Service Worker must be punctual, self-motivated, responsible and reliable, have solid organizational skills and be able to work under minimal supervision. Also important are the abilities to listen and verbally communicate confidently. A Candidate will also be strong in Customer Service, Teamwork, People Skills, Productivity, Energy Level, Client Relationships. Must be physically able to perform the tasks necessary for the job as required.
Work Environment: Will work outdoors each day, for a minimum of half the day and must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.
Physical Demands: Will be required to be on their feet most of the day and maintain public eating areas to the COVID-19 protocols set by Canada Health and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 20 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Hours of Work: part-time 30 hours a week for 8 weeks, or part time 15 hours a week for 16 weeks
Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour
Applicants must be:
(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee, with the Subject line: LAST NAME – Summer 2020 to The Waterfront District BIA by email – wdbia.students@gmail.com. Posting closes: Wednesday July 1, 2020; 4:00 pm.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.