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Cleaner (Outside Facilities)

The DVBIA outside facilities cleaner at the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association will enhance the Downtown experience and assist the program through street cleaning and basic hospitality assistance.

Role Summary 

The outside facilities cleaner is expected to exceed the program objectives and assist in its development on behalf of the DVBIA. The focus is on street cleanliness, reliability, and being a team player.

This person must have an attention to detail and solution seeking abilities. This job is physically demanding. The ability to adapt is a must.

Job Duties

  • Works with the Streets Coordinator to respond to cleanliness issues as identified and reported by District Ambassadors.
  • Will be physically involved in maintaining the cleanliness of streets within the DVBIA area. This may include, but is not limited to: removing large debris (macro cleaning), sweeping small debris and leaves (micro cleaning), hand washing art-wrapped electrical boxes ("WRAPs") along Granville Street.
  • Will be physically involved in alleyway cleaning which may include removing large debris, and sweeping small debris around dumpsters in affected alleyways.
  • Collecting discarded needles from the streets or alleys when found.
  • Assist in the set up and take down of activated spaces and special events.
  • Responsible for reporting to the City of Vancouver concerns regarding larger cleanliness issues.
  • Identifying cleanliness issues and trends to the Streetscape and Cleanliness Coordinator
  • Basic hospitality assistance to visitors and locals.


  • Completion of high school or equivalent
  • Previous cleaning experience preferred but not necessary
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic technological literacy for reporting of issues an asset.
  • Must possess a good understanding of the English language, both written and oral
  • Ability to receive and follow instructions
  • Ability to read a map and give basic directions are an asset
  • Knowledge of additional language is an asset
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to commit to a 6-month period to be eligible for this posting
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