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About the Position
Position # 2691
OrganizationSaanich Recreation
Position "Grinch" Mascot - Ice Festival 2019 - Ice Festival 2019 at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre
Location 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement To strengthen and connect community through recreation volunteerism.
Description The Ice Festival, held over the winter holidays, is a week-long event highlighting Everyone Welcome Skate drop-ins with a variety of family-friendly activities including entertainment, simple games, crafts, refreshments, photo opportunities, face painting and mascots. 


The Mascot will wear a Grinch costume and engage participants with or without verbal communication and have photos taken with participants.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

Wear character costume in its entirety
Act like the character and communicate appropriately
Acknowledge and connect with participants of all ages, especially children
Have photos taken with participants
Adapt to line-ups and crowding
Ensure costume is clean, stored and returned
Report any hazards, unsafe practices or incidents to staff
Training Details Knowledge, Skill and Qualification Requirements: 

16 years or older
Confident, engaging, takes initiative
Proficient in the English language
Experience in drama or theatre is an asset
Enjoy working with children and comfortable around adults
Responsive to changing situations
Follow directions well


Orientation and Training (provided): 

Volunteer Application (Release/Consent/Permission form, Code of Conduct, Policies for Volunteers and Contractors)
Supervisor Meet and Match Interview
Site and Role Orientation
Working Conditions Commitment and schedule: 3-4 shifts of 2.5-3 hours.

Working Conditions: Indoor land activities take place in the lobby with tables and chairs set up and Skate Shop area with rubber flooring and benches.  Areas will be busy with many bodies making movement throughout area slow and potentially bumpy.  Wearing of costume will limit vision and mobility.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail Various shifts:
Fri Dec 20 5:45-8:15pm
Sat Dec 21 10-12:30, 2:45-5:15,
Sun Dec 22 10-12:30, 2:45-5:15,
Mon Dec 23 10-12:30, 2:45-5:15,
Tue Dec 24 9:45am-1:15pm
Thur Dec 26 9:30am-12:00pm
Special Event Start Date 2019-12-20
Special Event End Date 2019-12-26
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space
Area(s) of Interest Children/Youth, Special Events
Skill(s) Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Self-Motivation, Performing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/community-recreation-services/volunteer-with-saanich-recreation.html
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Gaileen Flaman
Phone 250-475-5502
Address 770 Vernon Avenue Victoria, V8X 2W7


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