Student Employment

Find work on campus and beyond

Looking for part-time work or a summer job to complement your education? King’s students have numerous paths to seek paid practical experience.

Current Listings

The Student Employment Board below lists opportunities that are exclusively available to King’s students.

Assistant Facilitator, Art of the Possible (December 15)

The ‘Art of the Possible’ project seeks to address an identified need to increase formalized, meaningful Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning (E&EL) opportunities for students in the Arts. The results of the project will impact students, employers, faculty, and staff in Nova Scotia, making it imperative that their thoughts are captured early on; with your help, focus groups will help elucidate the benefits, opportunities, and barriers associated with E&EL in the Arts in Nova Scotia.

Duration: Winter 2022

Job Location: Remote Work Supported

Pay: 13.45$/hr, approximately 25 hours 

Responsibilities

  • Participate in a mock focus group and provide feedback
  • Attend focus groups* (1 – 2-hr/focus group)
    • Note-taking
    • IT support
  • Participate in focus group debriefs (10-min/focus group) and rapid summarization (10-min/focus group)
  • Edit transcription files for clarity and accuracy

Requirements 

  • Strong social perceptiveness
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot tech issues
  • Highly dependable and organized
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Proficient in Word, preference for those with experience using Dictate and Transcribe features
  • Must be an Arts student

Skills Strengthened in the Position

  • Knowledge of focus groups as a means of qualitative research
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Time management

* If desired, Assistant Facilitator will be supported in being Lead Facilitator for one or more focus groups.

Interested individuals are encouraged to send their resume and cover letter to Kaitlin (she/her) at kaitlin.burek@ukings.ca. The deadline for applications is December 15 at 12 noon. Any questions about the position can also be directed to Kaitlin.

Snow Removal Labourer, Facilities Management

Reports To: Trades Manager
Wage: $30 base pay for each call-in by Facilities Management plus $14.05 per hour worked.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Student will be on-call to provide snow removal on short notice during days, nights, and weekends.
  • Shovel and remove snow as required during snow events on campus.
  • Salt sidewalks and remove ice on pedestrian pathways.
  • Provide general assistance to Facilities Management staff during snow events.

Requirements

  • Extensive lifting will be required.
  • Able to shovel snow and lift related loads of up to 10kgs.
  • Working outdoors will be required.
  • Able to work independently and follow appropriate safety procedures.
  • Work will include nights and weekends.

Additional Notes

This job is physically demanding. Extensive lifting, kneeling, bending, standing and squatting required.
All work will involve careful compliance with current COVID-19 safety procedures. Due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic, the hours of employment in this position may be varied and could be disrupted at any time.

To Apply

Resumes may be submitted by email or mail to:

Teri Beckwith | Facilities Management Officer
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2A1 teri.beckwith@ukings.ca

Questions about the position can be submitted by email to sheldon.gouthro@ukings.ca.

Content Creation Assistant, Registrar's Office

The King’s Registrar’s Office is seeking a Content Creation Assistant to aid in digital recruitment promotion! We are looking for a team player to work in a collaborative environment to help generate content (video, photos, etc.) for King’s platforms. This is a great opportunity to learn social media best practices and industry standards.

Responsibilities

  • Livestream and video assistance
  • Promotional material creation
  • Video editing
  • Digital material editing for print
  • Social media trend research

Requirements

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication
  • Digital literacy (must be familiar with Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok and YouTube)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, InDesign and FinalCut Pro, or eagerness to learn
  • Must be a King’s student

Job Compensation

  • Hourly rate (10 hours per week)
  • Convenient and flexible work schedule

Interested individuals can send their resume and cover letter to Chelsi at chelsi.walsh@ukings.ca

Sports Photographer and Journalist, King's Athletics

UKC Athletics is seeking a talented sports photographer and journalist for the 2021-22 season! 

Photography Responsibilities

  • Take team photos and headshots
  • Take and edit action shots (occasionally videos) at home games and events
  • Report to the Social Media Manager and Athletics office
  • Make photos available to the Athletics Department and University when needed

Journalism Responsibilities

  • Write two 350-word pieces and two 600-word pieces throughout the season to be published in King’s digital and/or print publications. Story ideas would be created and established in coordination with the athletics and communications offices.

Requirements

  • Must have your own equipment (DSLR, etc.) or be able to access through J-School
  • Experience with sports photography a plus
  • Knowledge of and passion for sports essential

Job Perks

  • Mentorship moments with sports journalists and King’s Associate Director, Communications
  • Tagging in all posts
  • Free swag
  • Free food at home games
  • Convenient and flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to build competencies in communication, creativity, and collaboration

Job Term: October 2021 to March 2022

Approximately 100 hours, $13.45/hr

Interested candidates can send a short cover letter, resume, and portfolio of photography and journalistic writing to: trish.miles@ukings.ca

I think working while affiliated with the university is special and places a great responsibility on the student to make use of their time in the most productive ways possible.

Trisha Malik
Trisha Malik

Exhibition Content Developer, Discovery Centre, through a King's Undergraduate Fellowship in Public Humanities

Employment Programs

King’s students have the opportunity to work in almost every area of university life, and even beyond the university through facilitated internships and fellowships. Typical jobs include peer mentor, fundraising campaign caller, residence junior don, reporter for the communications team, fitness centre attendant and athletics photographer, just to name a few.

Student Assistantship Program

If you are looking for an opportunity to work as an assistant to a professor, look for the Student Assistantship Program (SAP) listings at the beginning of fall, winter, and summer term. Successful candidates will be paired with a faculty supervisor to work on a project such as academic research, publication preparation, new course development, journalistic projects, academic and cultural events, outreach, or archival work. These positions are light on hours—just 30h completed over a term, usually according to the student’s preference—so they offer the opportunity to gain career-building academic experience and skills, while making a minimal impact on study time.

Student-run businesses

Students have the opportunity to work on campus at one of three student-owned and operated businesses: the King’s Co-op Bookstore, the Wardroom (student lounge) and the Galley (coffee shop). Ask at these locations about openings.

External opportunities

King’s also coordinates several funded summer internships and part-time work experiences at external organizations and businesses that will offer students the opportunity to experience for themselves the value of their liberal arts education.

Paid fellowships

The King’s Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities is an opportunity to do an experiential learning internship at an organization or business that brings the humanities to bear on the world.

The Scotia Scholars Award, funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, is a funded opportunity for two undergraduate students at King’s to be the principal investigator on their own research study in the area of health research.

Student Workbook

King’s encourages all student employees to use this workbook as a template for planning, documenting, and reflecting on their work experience. The goal of this document is to help elevate all student work experiences to work-integrated learning, so that students can maximize their personal and professional growth while supported by their university.