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Groundskeeper

Opportunity:
An exciting opportunity to join the Central Washington Fair Association team in Yakima and be part of creating memories. Central Washington Fair Association is a non-profit that operates State Fair Park, owned by the County of Yakima.

About:
State Fair Park, home of the Central Washington State Fair, Yakima SunDome and Yakima County Baseball Stadium. This 125-acre campus is the largest multi-purpose venue in Central Washington, hosting over 200 events annually. The annual 10-day Fair has been in existence for over 128 years celebrating the heritage of the Yakima Valley.

Summary:
Responsible for grounds maintenance, beautification, landscaping, weed control, irrigating and irrigation system repairs/maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lawn mowing and edging each week or as scheduled by your direct supervisor.
  • State Fair Park beautification and/or landscaping by planting or removing shrubs, flowers, trees, etc., as approved by your direct supervisor.
  • Snow plowing, hand shoveling and spreading ice melt as needed for weather conditions.
  • Weed control by pulling and spraying as needed.
  • Litter pick-up as needed to keep entire grounds litter free.
  • Shrub & tree pruning/trimming and/or shaping as needed.
  • Able to operate equipment, vehicles, tractors, lawn mowers and utility vehicles.
  • Able to use gardening tools.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license required.
Education/Experience:
High School education or equivalent preferred. At least one year of grounds keeping or landscape maintenance with irrigation responsibilities required.

Competencies:
  • Ability to adopt customer service practices while working.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills. Able to take direction.
  • Ability to work outside the normal business day/week if needed for events and programs.
Physical Demands:
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk and hear. The employee may be required to stand on their feet for long periods of time and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Compensation:
This is a full-time hourly position. Wage DOE plus medical and dental benefits, 401k plan. This position will report directly to the Operations Manager.

To apply, please submit your resume or application to CWSF 1301 South Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 or email to Erin Baldoz, erinb@fairfun.com with “Groundskeeper” in the subject line.
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Spectra Food Services & Hospitality

Members of our Spectra Food Services & Hospitality teams tend to feel more like a community. Positions vary in such a way that they can be great fits for those who want to stay behind the scenes or those who’d prefer working directly with guests.

Interested? There are a variety of positions in our Spectra Food Services & Hospitality department to fit what you are looking for!

To apply, visit the Spectra Food Services & Hospitality office, located in the Shattuck Building, at 1301 S. Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA.

Concession Cashier

The Cashier is responsible for providing excellent customer service by accurately and efficiently processing patron’s food and beverage purchases by personally performing the following duties.

The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Job Description HERE.

Catering Server

Catering Server is responsible for serving guests in the venue dining areas at catering functions. Catering Waitstaff must be personable and able to work in an ever- changing fast-paced environment.

The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Job Description HERE.

Concession Cook

The Concession Cook is responsible for preparing concession menu items utilizing cooking equipment in a fast-paced environment. The Concession Cook must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction. Portion control, food waste and sanitation are additional areas that the Concession Cook must be aware of while operating in the concession stand.

The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Job Description HERE.

Bartender

The Bartender is responsible for serving guests alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during events while ensuring all policies and procedures regarding alcohol dispensing are followed.

The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Job Description HERE.

Kitchen Cook

The Kitchen Cook is responsible for preparing menu items utilizing cooking equipment. The Kitchen Cook must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction. Uses daily worksheets and standardized recipes to prep and cook meals. Perform various duties in accordance with Spectra standards.

The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.

Job Description HERE.

Dish Washers

The Dishwasher washes and sanitizes all tableware, serving materials, cooking equipment and small wares.

The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business needs, to include: morning, mid-day, night shifts, weekdays and weekends.

Job Description HERE.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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