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 lists opportunities below that are exclusively available to King’s students.

Content Writer for Innovative Atlantic Books Project

We are seeking to fill this position as quickly as possible and will review applications as they come in.

Hours and compensation: 80-hour projectship to be completed on a part-time basis for $1400 stipend.

What is the main goal for the project?

Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association (APMA) pays writers for book reviews, articles, and other written content for their consumer-facing website ( and/or print magazine Atlantic Books Today.

The purpose of this project is to drive readership to a collection of Atlantic eBooks and audiobooks in order to support the robust trialling of a new books program to prepare it for delivery in a hospital setting.

What tasks will students need to complete to achieve the project goal?

For the Books by Heart at the University of King’s College, which is a partnership between APMA, University of King’s College, and Nova Scotia Health, APMA and King’s are seeking content writing focused on the 50 books in the Books by Heart at King’s collection, which are ebooks and audiobooks written or published in Atlantic Canada. We would like to extend this paid writing opportunity to University of King’s College students. This content may include book reviews and video or written interviews with local authors with books in the collection.

How will you support students in completing the project?

Writers will engage in a professional editorial process with Atlantic Books managing editor Jon Tattrie and content will be published on

What skills or technologies will help students to complete the project?

Candidates must possess excellent writing skills. Interview and/or video editing skills are considered assets. An interest in the publishing ecosystem of Atlantic Canada would be an asset.

This opportunity is funded through the Level Up program, which provides federal funds for project-based learning. Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a current student registered in a Canadian post-secondary education institution, with no age limit; and
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Joanna Sheridan at

If you have questions or encounter difficulty applying, please email

Front Desk Agent - Housekeeping for Conference Services

Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2023  

The University of King’s College Facilities Department is looking for reliable, courteous, cheerful individuals to join our Conference Services team this summer. This is a key, front line position and successful applicants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and provide guests with an excellent customer service experience.

Employment Type: Seasonal Part-time
Start date: Monday, April 27, 2023            End Date: Friday, August 18, 2023

Reporting to: Conference Services Managers/Supervisors
Salary: As per student employment policy ($14.60/hr + $0.50 per year of experience in specified position)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Available for shift work (days, evenings, nights) 7 days a week
  • Operate the telephone and take accommodation reservations
  • Register arriving guests, process departures
  • Calculate charges and receive payment
  • Prepare accommodations for incoming guests
  • Cleaning guest rooms to standard as assigned
  • Answering guest inquiries
  • Work closely with other departments to achieve maximum guest satisfaction
  • Light physical labour as required
  • Maintain a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment at all times
  • Assist in or perform other associated duties as required

Preferred Skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be customer-service oriented
  • Must be courteous, outgoing, cheerful and energetic
  • Professional in both demeanor and presentation
  • Capable of working independently, but also being a flexible team-player
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to bend, raise arms over shoulders, lift weight of 20lbs, and maneuver a small cleaning cart.


Additional Notes:

Successful applicants may be split between Front Desk and Housekeeping according to their skill-set, but all employees will be expected to work both roles as required.

Successful applicants may also be considered for a limited number of on-call positions with on-campus housing provided as compensation.

To Apply:

Applications, including a cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three references, may be submitted by email or mail to:

Tim Ross
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3H 2A1.

Questions about the position can be submitted by email to

Patrol Staff - Part-time and Reserve

Patrol plays a crucial role in our community by ensuring that campus life, especially nightlife, is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. As a key player in building the King’s community, patrol staff are trained to encourage students to uphold our residence policies and guidelines. Student patrol staff are expected to be an example of proper conduct for all students of the University, and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Patrol staff are members of the King’s Housing staff who report to their Patrol Supervisors and to the Housing Coordinator.

Specifically, Student Patrol members are expected to:

  • Work in a professional capacity with the Assistant Deans, the Residence Life team, the Housing team, which includes Front Desk staff, Security, and Facilities Management staff.
  • Know and encourage fellow students to uphold the Residence Guidelines and show general respect for campus life.
  • Conduct hourly rounds of the residence buildings, as set forth in the shift checklist, reporting any anomalies, problems, or incidents with students. This will also include minor things like checking to ensure safety equipment is up to date.
  • Ensure incident reports are filled out appropriately and submitted at the end of every shift.
  • Maintain team and student confidentiality.
  • Seek assistance and accept direction from the Patrol Supervisors and Housing Coordinator, and, when necessary, Duty Dons on shift during an ongoing incident.
  • Accept scheduling and direction as given by Patrol Supervisors.
  • Availability must include the potential for at least one busy night per week (Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights).
  • Ensure coverage of assigned shifts and provide adequate notice or valid reason for not being able to make said shift.
  • Conduct minor facilities maintenance (e.g. sweeping or shoveling) and replenish Covid Mask stations as directed.
  • Maintain communication with Patrol Supervisors, and promptly inform them of any personnel problems.
  • Attend Patrol staff meetings (once per month and/or as required).
  • Check communication channels prior to the start of each shift to be informed of all patrol updates.
  • Adequately communicate your schedule so that you can participate in Shadow Shifts.
  • Potential to work shifts during non-Patrol hours for special events during the school year.

Patrol Wage:

As per student employment policy, Patrol staff can expect to be paid $14.10/hr + $0.50 per year of experience in the specified position. Part-Time Staff will work approximately 6 hours (1 shift) per week, depending upon the availability of shifts. Each shift will be 6 hours, beginning at 8pm and ending at 2am. Reserve Staff will operate as extra support to fill shifts, on an On-Call and case-by-case-basis, and in the event of Covid-19 outbreak with Permanent staff. No shifts for Reserve Patrol are guaranteed, however, members of the Reserve Pool may be contacted to pick up shifts or for extra work duties such as FLEX shifts or events. After having participated in Shadow Shifts, there may be potential for more hours and to be upgraded to Regular Staff, which would include 1-2 more shifts a week. A maximum of 30 Hours Bi-Weekly is permitted for any student employee.

Workplace Competency Development:

This position would provide the opportunity for students to build and improve on the following workplace competencies:

  • Social perceptiveness
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Discretion (confidentiality)
  • Reliability

Employment Equity:

The University of King’s College is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our community.

Applications are available via the online form: . There is no deadline to apply, and the applications submissions will be checked on a weekly basis.

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.