Waterfront Ambassador – Halifax Waterfront
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
$15.30 - $18.49 / hour
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Seasonal Opportunity
Waterfront Ambassador - Halifax Waterfront

About Build Nova Scotia
Build Nova Scotia is the Province's Crown Corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure across our province to drive economic and population growth. In short, we build things-and how we build them matters as much as what we build. We engage Nova Scotia's diverse communities to lead and support projects that create inclusive, sustainable places that people love. We leverage our projects and programs as tools to bring people together in pursuit of keeping Nova Scotians healthy, connected, and thriving no matter where they live. A thriving community is a powerful thing, and we're doing our part to help communities reach their full potential by stewarding projects that enhance quality of life and community well-being, build local pride and momentum, and grow our economy.

Once developed, Build Nova Scotia operates and maintains select properties, like the Halifax waterfront, attracting millions of people to come spend time with us every year. Of course, with 4 kilometers of waterfront and over 3,000 feet of floating docks in Halifax alone, we need the help of an exceptional seasonal team. Build Nova Scotia invites applications for the term position of Waterfront Ambassador based on the Halifax waterfront. The successful candidate will join a forward thinking, creative team with a true passion for their work.

Build Nova Scotia is actively working to be deliberate in how we engage communities in our work to ensure all voices are at the table-especially those who traditionally haven't been there before. We're also working to build a diverse team that reflects our communities at all job levels. Build Nova Scotia's values are deeply rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation and we encourage applications from Indigenous persons, African Nova Scotians, people of colour, people with disabilities, and women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. Members of these groups are welcome to self-identify through their application materials if they wish.

Please visit www.buildns.ca for more details on Build Nova Scotia's mandate and programs.

Closes: March 24, 2023, 4:30 PM (AST)

Job Description
Build Nova Scotia is seeking candidates for the position of Waterfront Ambassador. Waterfront Ambassadors will possess a friendly, welcoming, and outgoing attitude. This position is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day support, coordination, and logistics of the events held on the Halifax waterfront, working to enhance property presentation and cleanliness, and other duties as required. It includes activating the space with a variety of equipment for activities geared toward visitors, such as lawn games or beach volleyball. As front-line staff representing Build Nova Scotia, this position requires an individual with excellent customer service skills, an outgoing personality, and willingness to perform hands-on tasks to ensure events are supported to run successfully and that the waterfront's public spaces are active and engaging for visitors and locals. As a member of a small team, the position also requires a high degree of cooperation, coordination, communication and the ability to work independently. It also entails various tasks related to property cleanliness and maintenance, as well as support of marine operations and other functions of the waterfront.

Education & Experience: Education or experience related to event operations and customer service skills are desired. Excellent organizational skills are necessary.

Compensation: $15.30 to $18.49 per hour (commensurate with experience), approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Term: May 2, 2023 - August 31, 2023. Day, evening and weekend shift work required. Persons able to work through the end of September or October are encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

Customer Service/Public Relations Duties:

  • Assist with onsite event hosting/sponsorship activations as required.
  • Attend site visits with event organizers and Build Nova Scotia staff to collect information on upcoming events.
  • Capture photography and video content of waterfront events and activations for use on social media (basic Smartphone device camera) as directed by the Marketing & Communications team.
  • Conduct satisfaction surveys for data collection throughout the season.
  • Communicate effectively with visitors, responding to questions, proactively promoting events, attractions and activities.
  • Assist in activating the space by running programming, games and activities for families.
  • Engage appropriately with visitors to the waterfront in an enthusiastic, friendly, and informative way.

Property Presentation & Cleanliness Duties:

  • Assisting with special events during setup, operation, and loadout, including equipment deployment and providing event organizers with access to required services and areas.
  • Act as the primary on-site contact for waterfront event activations (evenings and weekends required).
  • Report potential maintenance or safety issues encountered to the waterfront's maintenance team.
  • Litter pick-up and emptying waste receptacles.
  • Be prepared to provide direct support and assistance to Build Nova Scotia Marina Attendants and all Property and Maintenance Operations as may be necessary to support the day-to-day operations of the property.

Required Skills:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Computers: Must be proficient with Apple products and their software as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Must be able to produce professional documents for communication and distribution.


  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in event coordination, customer service roles, and general maintenance an asset.
  • Valid driver's license an asset.
  • Valid Standard First Aid and WHMIS Certificates are an asset.
  • Experience in landscaping, light carpentry, painting and general maintenance are an asset.
  • Position will include extensive mobility as well as physically demanding work both indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions.
  • A passion for the waterfront and hard work is essential.

Return Resumes to:
Attention: Heather Wright
Build Nova Scotia
Old Red Store, Historic Properties
Suite 301 - 1875 Upper Water St.
Halifax, NS B3J 1S9
Email: [email protected]

Review of applications will commence March 24, 2023, with the expected start date for the position being May 2, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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