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Cotton Candy Spinner for Summer Events!

Job Title: Cotton Candy Spinner

Company: Sweet and Dandy Cotton Candy

Location: Various Events on Vancouver Island

Job Type: Part-Time with the potential for Full-Time in the peak summer season
Wage: $20.00 per hour 


Job Description: Sweet and Dandy Cotton Candy is looking for a confident and energetic Cotton Candy Spinner to join our team. You can’t be shy to be a carny!


As a cotton candy spinner, your primary role is, you guessed it, spinning cotton candy! Our company offers live spinning as well as pre-packed cotton candy, and during the summer months, live spinning is as much about the entertainment as it is the tasty treat.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for customer service, a positive attitude, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. You also should be able to manage a large crowd of people with varying personalities (kids, parents, people waiting in hot weather, etc.)


The shifts are mainly on weekends, with some multi-day events and festivals (such as VIEX, Laketown Shakedown, etc.) See the bottom of this job posting for all our summer events we need staff for.


There is also the potential to help with production at our home facility, aiding our main spinner and helping us package containers of cotton candy prior to events. 



  • Set up and tear down of cotton candy machine and supplies

  • Transport cotton candy machines and supplies to and from events and locations using your own vehicle

  • Interact with customers in a professional and friendly manner

  • Operate various types of cotton candy machines

  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and equipment

  • Travel to and from event locations in your own vehicle

  • Work outdoors in hot environments for long periods of time

  • Follow directions of senior staff

  • Spin cotton candy for hours on end while children beg for sugar



  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver's license

  • Ability to stand and work in hot environments for long periods of time

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Ability to keep your cool in stressful situations (for example, the 15,000th child in a row asking for THE BIGGEST cotton candy ever)

  • Ability to manage a crowd and keep hungry and sweaty fair-goers calm

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs

  • Availability to work weekends and evenings

  • Valid Food Safe required – will pay for the right candidate if you don’t already have it

  • Criminal Record Check required – we get a lot of kids and vulnerable adults at our booth and we have to be sure that it’s a safe environment for all


The Perks:

  • All the cotton candy you can shove in your mouth

  • Free entry into events and festivals below

  • A fun and exciting environment where being loud and silly is mandatory

If you are passionate about making customers happy and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 


To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you would be a great fit for the role. Please review the following list of events and dates and let us know if there are any events you are not available for. No phone calls, please.


Event dates:

Laketown Shake Down June 30th-July 2nd Cowichan Valley (not confirmed yet)

Silly Boat - July 16, Nanaimo

Bathtub Races - July 21-23, Nanaimo 

Sunfest - Aug 3-6, Cowichan (not confirmed yet)

VIEx - Aug 25-27, Nanaimo

Saanich Fair - Sept 2-4, Saanich 


More events to be added. Possibility to spin at Commercial Street Night Market (Thursdays), Waterfront, Duncan Farmers Market (Saturdays) and/or Cedar Farmers Market (Sundays)

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