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3 months ago

Event Security Guard – Concerts, Festivals, Sporting events and more

Flag us Calgary, AB

Job Description

True North Security is looking for people with customer service skills to join our Security team for Calgary area Festivals, Sporting events, and other special events. We have more work than we have guards. The Event world is booming and we need good Licensed people to join the team!

We are gearing up for a very busy year working FESTIVALS. In addition we have work available for special events, we often have event sites to look after 24hrs a day. Some of the big events coming up soon include the Chinook Blast, Calgary Flames Games, The Scotties, and So much more!

We are primarily looking to fill Event Security positions, and are hoping to find people that are a good fit for the team. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about what working with us looks like!

What does the job involve?:

  • Providing exceptional customer service and people skills
  • Responding to emergencies or disturbances in your area
  • Conducting searches of people and their belongings.
  • Crowd management
  • Writing detailed, accurate reports for any incidents you encounter
  • Performing arrests for offences when legally and situationally appropriate

Here are some benefits we can offer you:

  • Starting wage at $19/hr, with opportunities for an increase based on your training and experience
  • Free training opportunities such as Physical Basics, Crowd Safety, Drugs in the Event Industry, Working around a Stage, Pat Downs, and others
  • An inviting, relaxed team environment where we encourage having fun with the job
  • A unique opportunity to be present at special events and festivals in an important role - you'll find us at the Saddledome, Winsport, Telus Convention Center, and at other major cultural events and music festivals at sites all around the city such as Chasing Summer, The Calgary Stampede, Country Thunder, and Chinook Blast.

To get started with us, you'll need to have at least the following when you apply:

  • Alberta Security Licence
  • Medical training (first aid, EMR, etc.) or control tactics training (PPCT, CTSS, TAPPS, etc.)


Ideally, you will also already have:

  • AGLC ProTect & ProServe (you will have to obtain both online within 30 days after employment)
  • Experience working in security or customer service positions

If this sounds like something you'd like to get in on, please submit an application including a brief cover letter, and ensure your resume is up to date.

Applications without some form of cover letter may not be considered - don't worry, you can be informal.

Here at True North, we're a little unconventional. There's no old-fashioned hierarchy, no micromanaging, and no lack of support from your team members.

We firmly believe in making sure that you, as a team member, will succeed in your role and are empowered to make confident and autonomous decisions, without forgetting about your responsibilities as a member of our team. We want to make sure you have the skills and tools that you need in order to be your best!

We like to joke around and have fun together when we're not at work, and love hosting laid-back training/pizza nights where you get to kick back, relax, have fun with your teammates and keep your skills sharp, all at the same time.

We're going to be honest - this isn't for everyone. You'll need to be able to learn quickly, think on your feet, and be invested in being your best. We're looking for people who have the necessary social and interpersonal skills to have fun with the public while staying aware of your responsibilities to keep the people and property around you safe.


True North Executive Security is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, handicap disability, or any other protected status.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $19.00-$23.00 per hour

Expected hours: 4 – 40 per week


  • Flexible schedule

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay


  • Alberta Security Licence (required)

Work Location: On the road

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