The Opportunity

Halifax, NS


At Events East Group, we proudly manage and operate the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Scotiabank Centre Box Office. Our people and our community make us the favoured event destination for our guests. Whether we're attracting large delegations or hosting an elite group of athletes for an international competition, we are a catalyst for new opportunities and connections between Nova Scotia and the world.

The Scotiabank Centre, managed by Events East Group, is the largest multipurpose facility in Atlantic Canada, serving as the region's premier venue for major entertainment and sporting events and the nucleus of major event activity in Nova Scotia. Having hosted the world's top performers, homegrown talent, best in class athletes and many performers in between, Scotiabank Centre has been a source for community vibrancy and pride for over 35 years. With a seating capacity of more than 10,000 and the versatility to accommodate a range of events, Scotiabank Centre hosts close to 500,000 attendees each year and is home to the Halifax Mooseheads, Halifax Thunderbirds Lacrosse and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.


Scotiabank Centre managed by Events East Group is now inviting applications for the position of Maintenance Technician with our Building Services team.

Reporting to the Building Services Manager, Scotiabank Centre, the Maintenance Technician (MT) will be responsible for general maintenance and repairs in all Events East Group facilities, working primarily in the Scotiabank Centre. Tasks can include minor carpentry work, floor and wall repairs, interior finishes, painting, and other maintenance assignments as required.

A primary responsibility for this role is ensuring the snow removal program for the Scotiabank Centre is completed successfully. This includes operating a Skid Steer/Bobcat and coordinating a team of casual labour personnel to remove the snow, ensuring the pathways are clear of ice, snow, and debris.



  • Adhere to all Events East Group policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Cultivate positive relationships across the organization and with all stakeholders.
  • Participate fully in all training and development initiatives.

Service Excellence:

  • Work with all colleagues in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Respond to requests for maintenance support and communicate any changes to the Building Services Manager promptly.
  • Regularly communicate with the Building Services Manager throughout the duration of the shift.


  • Coordinate casual labour employees during the snow removal process to ensure all activities are completed safely and efficiently.
  • Ensure walk-paths are clear of snow, ice, and debris.
  • Perform general maintenance and repairs in all Events East Group facilities using electrical and non-electrical tools including:
    • Countertops repairs
    • Minor masonry repairs
    • Re-caulking
    • Premium Seating chair repairs
    • Concession canopy cleaning
    • Replacing burned-out lights and re-lamping
    • Repairing walls including patching, and sanding
    • Preparing surfaces for painting and paint surfaces
    • Maintaining doors by inspecting doors and performing routine maintenance
    • Repairing or replacing ceiling tiles
  • Perform general labour duties, such as moving furniture, transporting materials, and installing wall hangings.
  • Maintain facility grounds by clearing drains, weeding planters, and removing debris.
  • Safely set-up and tear-down personal workspaces.
  • Safely operate mobile equipment such as a Skid Steer, forklift, scissor lift, zoom boom, ride-on floor scrubber, electrical pallet jacks, etc.
  • Safely transport supplies using the company truck to and from locations around the city.
  • Follow and complete provided task-lists on daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Complete, sign-off, and return the provided task-list(s) to the Building Services Manager.
  • Inspect facilities and provide completed inspection forms to the Building Services Manager.
  • Perform pre-event facility maintenance audits and fix items as needed.
  • Provide support to the Loading Dock Supervisor by overseeing Loading Dock operations on an as-needed basis.
  • Participate actively in scheduled meetings.
  • Other duties as required.

Physical Resource Management:

  • Maintain tidiness and cleanliness of work and storage spaces by cleaning windows, sweeping and washing floors, clearing and cleaning door thresholds, and other tasks as required.
  • Inspect mobile equipment before use and report issues to the appropriate leader.
  • Monitor salt, paint, battery, and maintenance inventory levels and report buying needs to the Building Services Manager.
  • Audit the AED packs for expirations, missing components, and operability monthly.
  • Monitor the used-needles containers and transport full containers to the local facility disposal site.

Health & Safety:

  • Report all safety hazards to the Building Services Manager as soon as is reasonably possible. Take action to correct the safety hazard if possible and reasonable.
  • Follow all departmental standards and guidelines, job procedures, and equipment operation protocols to continuously ensure the safety of oneself, team members, and clients.
  • Wear and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required; report any issues or violations onsite to the Building Services Manager.
  • Report any damaged PPE to the Building Services Manager, promptly.


  • 3 weeks of vacation starting
  • Sick and personal days
  • Uniforms and PPE provided
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) available through Telus Health
    • Discounts
    • Free counselling services
    • Resources available for personal life needs
  • Medical & Dental benefits through Medavie BlueCross as soon as you start!
  • Short Term Illness (STI) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Participation in the Province of Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan
  • 13 paid holidays or Time in Lieu for working on the holiday
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Discounted transit bus pass through SmartTrip
  • Discounted gym membership at Goodlife Fitness


Education & Experience:

  • Basic math skills required.
    • Grade 12 or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar position required.
    • Experience repairing drywall is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the basic use of computers including experience using the Microsoft Suite of products.

Physical Demands:

  • Shifts can be more than eight (8) hours in length and can include overnights, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be available during severe weather conditions that may impact road conditions.
  • Throughout the shift, the ability to meet the following physical demands is required:
    • Stand, walk, and climb occasionally to continually on various flooring and step types.
    • Bend, squat, crouch, and twist minimally to frequently.
    • Reach overhead, forward, and to the side occasionally to frequently.
    • Lift above the shoulder, to the shoulder, and to the waist 5-45lbs minimally to continually.
    • Carry 15-45lbs minimally to frequently.
    • Push and pull 20-50lbs minimally to frequently.

Events East is committed to a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and persons from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Any applicant invited to participate in testing or an interview and who requires an accommodation should discuss their needs, in confidence, with the Recruiter when selected.

TO APPLY: Apply via Career Beacon.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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A little bit about us

Events East

We manage and operate the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic. Created as part of a government partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality, we work in collaboration with them to manage our business in a responsible and transparent manner.

We were established in 2014 through legislation to operate, maintain and manage the activities of the Halifax Convention Centre in a manner that will promote and develop economic development, tourism and industry in the Province generally, and the Municipality.

Effective April 1, 2017, our mandate expanded to include the continued management and operations of Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic, formerly under Trade Centre Limited (TCL).

Our facilities and the events we attract are platforms for prosperity. Whether we’re attracting large delegations or hosting an elite group of athletes for an international competition, we are a catalyst for new opportunities and connections between Nova Scotia and the world.