City of Vancouver looking to sinecure ‘skateboarding host’ for internal movement park

May 28, 2017 - skateboarding

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for a “skateboarding host” during a skateboard piazza during Union and Quebec streets.

Getting paid to hang around a movement park sounds like a dream come loyal for some, though a pursuit does come with a satisfactory share of challenges.

“A park horde would only be there to demeanour out and make certain to take caring of everybody and say a park itself,” skateboarder Caroline Samorodin said.

The horde will also act as a skateboarding instructor, assisting newcomers get their orientation and stay safe.

The part-time pursuit consists of dual four-hour shifts per week during a rate of $20 to $25 an hour.

The pursuit requires a Grade 11 preparation or equal training or experience, people skills, and not surprisingly, a ability to skateboard.

The posting held a courtesy of Ty Koeller, who spends most of his giveaway time during a movement plaza.

He practical for a job, meaningful full good that it won’t be all fun and games.

“If you’re a initial one here, it’s dirty,” he said. “You’ve got to check each ledge, make certain there’s no poop or pee or puke or blood even or even needles. We only need someone to assuage this place. It gets crazy sometimes.

Beyond charity movement lessons and tidying a area, a new horde also needs to know who and when to call for help.

“We’ve had people knife-fighting and it will take an hour or hour-and-a-half to get a military officer here,” skateboarder Mike Laroux said.

If after all that, someone can still be outgoing, upbeat and friendly, they might be a ideal fit.

“I’m totally excellent with doing it,” Koeller said. “Bring on a challenge.”

— With files from Jill Bennett

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