Cob House Sales Associate

Cob House (Photo: Brian Grover)

Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park.

SPES is seeking service-oriented individuals to sell popcorn during the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park to support fundraising efforts. Working out of the “Cob House” in the Miniature Train Plaza, individuals will promote the work of the Society as well as raise vital funds for SPES.

We are recruiting for four vacancies.    

Role duties

  • Prepare and sell popcorn at the SPES Cob House popcorn stand in Stanley Park;
  • Handle card transactions;
  • Open and close the popcorn stand, including cleaning and cashing out;
  • Adhere to strict sanitation procedures and Covid-19 guidelines to ensure a clean and safe working environment;
  • Supervise and work alongside SPES volunteers;
  • Move inventory as needed from the Stanley Park Pavilion to the popcorn stand – occasional heavy lifting required;
  • Liaise with the SPES Volunteer Coordinator to maintain an appropriate stock of supplies; 
  • Answer queries from Park visitors about SPES.


  • Be a minimum of 16 years old;
  • Enjoy interacting with the public and able to communicate in a friendly and polite manner;
  • Strong English-speaking skills;
  • Honest and reliable;
  • Experience in handling payments;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Able to lift 40lb;
  • Willingness to work in a semi-outdoor environment;
  • Reliable transportation to and from Stanley Park (Note that the city bus terminus is right next door);
  • Foodsafe Level 1 is an asset.

Hours and days of work


November 26th 2021 – January 2nd 2022

Shifts will vary, but will generally last between four and eight hours depending on schedules and operating hours.


$17 per hour plus 4% in lieu of vacation

Application Process

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah More at

Please include ‘Cob House Sales Associate’ and your name in the subject line. Posting open until filled.  

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects and expands the community that we serve.

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.