Janet Thomas

Website Playgrounds-R-Us

Playgrounds-R-Us is a full-service playground development company providing safe & customized children’s commercial PlaySpaces since 1979. Our passion for safety, quality, and premiere design sets up apart from our competitors. We are the industry leader in our market while being the exclusive supplier of Landscape Structure Inc. the highest quality playground manufacturer on the planet. Playgrounds-R-Us environments are found in dozens of government facilities, as well as hundreds of school and parks throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and N.W. Ontario. We boast professional office space & an in-house installation crew, which is very unique in our industry. Our success as the leading provider of public play environments stems from our research-based approach emphasizing early childhood education principles. Safe and challenging playgrounds don’t just happen, they require planning. That is why we are committed to our products and our philosophy. The environments we provide where our children play, learn and grow help nourish and enrich lives.

We are seeking an experience Receptionist for our Winnipeg District Office located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for the company and you will provide administrative support across the organization. You will handle the flow of people through the business and ensure that all receptionist responsibilities are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Job Summary:

City: Winnipeg, MB

Address: 250 Transport Road

Work Hours/Week: 40 – Evenings & Weekends rarely required for special events

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary (one-year) term

Career Level: Experienced Receptionist

Pay Type: Salaried

Required Travel: Possible for Annual Sales Meeting – 5 days per year at most


· Entry Level Salary

· Health Benefits

· 2 Week Vacation – not including mandatory Christmas office shut down


· Class 5 Drivers License

· Valid Passport

· Driver’s Abstract

· Criminal Background Check

· Child Abuse Registry Check


– Answering phones and taking messages for department members. Including transcribing voicemail messages

– Collect and coordinate information from various individuals and sources for the purpose of compiling and summarizing for further distribution

– Provide accurate Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint support by composing and/or editing a variety of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The includes minutes, memos, contracts, proposal, spreadsheets and presentation

– Assist with the preparation of business presentations including text, graphics and electronic submissions

– Organizing meetings and special events including arranging for catering, locations and distribution of information

– Attending meetings and taking minutes. Following up on action items from the meetings

– Prepare and/or edit internal and external letters, faxes, memos and mass emails

– Coordinate schedules, appointments and reservations

– Sending, receiving and distributing faxes, letters, emails and other documents

– Coordinating shipping/receiving and packing lists

– Other duties as assigned


– A minimum of 2 years’ reception/administrative support experience is required

– Post-secondary education in Business Administration is an asset

– A combination education and experience would be considered

– Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Software

– High standards of ethics and confidentiality to coordinate sensitive information

– Ability to work well in a small family owned business setting

– Ability to effectively prioritize work flow with exceptional organizational and planning skills

– Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative, be proactive, and take ownership of issues to ensure completed to a high standard of quality and accuracy

– Self-starter with the skills to research and complete tasks with limited supervision

– Effective oral and written communication skills

– Grant writing or fundraising experience an asset

Please send cover letter & resumes via e-mail only between October 26th – November 12th. Selected candidates will be contacted for potential interviews the week of November 15th.

Contract length: 12 months

Application deadline: 2021-11-12

Expected start date: 2021-11-22

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $16.00-$19.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Secondary School (preferred)


  • administrative assistant: 1 year (preferred)
  • receptionist: 2 years (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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