Youth at the Booth
The City of Richmond wishes to thank all applicants for expressing interest in working in the 2022 Richmond Election. We have now closed the Youth at the Booth positions. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.
People l Excellence l Leadership l Team l InnovationThe City of Richmond is hiring eligible youth 16 to 18 years of age to work the 2022 General Local and School Election as Youth at the Booth. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan City, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada. This is a great opportunity to join the 2022 Election team and serve your community.
Youth at the Booth
2022 General Local and School Election
Are you energetic, friendly and upbeat and do you enjoy meeting people? If so, we are looking for you! Youth at the Booth assist and support Election staff in providing a positive voting experience for the public. Youth at the Booth work in teams of two and report to the Presiding Election Official (PEO) and/or the Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO).
Examples of key activities include, but are not limited to:
- Courteously welcoming all people entering the voting place
- Directing voters to the appropriate Election Officials
- Distributing stickers to people when they leave
- Informing voters on where to find Election results online or in the Richmond Election app.
- Performing other general tasks throughout the voting place as assigned by the PEO/APEO
Through the Youth at the Booth Program, you receive:
- At least 8 hours of paid Election experience
- Work experience/service hours towards graduation transitions requirement
- More exposure and learning about elections and the voting process
- A certificate of recognition
- Mentorship and support from the PEO and/or APEO on Election Day
The Youth at the Booth participant should:
- Be high school students between 16 to 18 years old
- Be preferably a resident of Richmond
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number
- Have parental/guardian approval
- Be able to attend one training session prior to General Voting Day (October 15, 2022)
- Be responsible for their own transportation to and from their voting place
- Not be actively working for any election campaign, elector organization or candidate
- Not be related to a candidate running for office in the 2022 General Local and School Election
- Be a non-partisan representative of the 2022 Richmond Election/City of Richmond and agree to maintain a non-partisan stance on the election, candidates and related activity while working at the voting location. This includes, but is not limited to digital (i.e. online and social media) presence
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to carry out oral and written instructions
- Ability to effectively communicate and provide a high level of customer service
- Skill and ability in dealing courteously with the public
- Ability to work well with others and interact with peers appropriately
Voting Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Hours of Work: Approximately from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- General Voting Day: $130 per day (Saturday, October 15, 2022)
- Advance Voting Day(s): $130 per day (Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Training allowance: $25 for a mandatory training session (September 23, 2022)
How to Apply:
- Review the Youth at the Booth job description
- Complete the application form (hard-copy applications are available on-site at the job fair)
- Ensure you obtain a parent or guardian's signature
- Bring your application form in person to our Youth at the Booth Job Fair; we'd love to meet you! Job fair details listed below.
Youth at the Booth Job Fair:
|Dates:||Tuesday, September 13 and Friday, September 16, 2022|
|Location||Richmond City Hall - 6911, No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC
Once you enter City Hall, walk into the atrium area and staff will be available to meet you.
If you are unable to attend the job fair, you may send a completed application form to Richmond Elections Office by dropping it off at City Hall, or attach your application to an email and send to electionsHR@richmond.ca. Please include your name and the position you’re applying for on the subject line. e.g. First Name Last Name, Youth at the Booth.
The position of the Youth at the Booth will remain open until all positions are filled.
Please send an email to electionsHR@richmond.ca should you have any questions.
The City of Richmond is an inclusive employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.