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.

Current Student Content Creator

The Registrar’s Office is hiring a Current Student Content Creator, who will use their social media skills and insight into the King’s community to conceptualize, plan and capture content that promotes King’s Combined Honours Programs, as well as relevant student services and student life events.

The content that they will produce will engage future King’s students by showcasing the unique and exciting aspects of attending King’s, and it will engage current students by emphasizing the value of pursuing a King’s Combined Honours Degree. The Student Content Creator will reach out to and work with members of the King’s community and collaborate them to create content for digital communications, Instagram and TikTok. The content creator will seek out messages and objectives from individuals associated with King’s Combined Honours Programs.

We are looking for someone who will enthusiastically home in on the needs and climate of campus life, and who will create entertaining and informative content based on the authentic on-campus experience.

This is a great opportunity to learn about online communication, especially as it relates to the humanities and post-secondary life! Examples of typical pieces of content that this student will create are the recent social media promotional videos for the Honours Programs courses Ideas of the Sea and Cross-Cultural Encounters with the Islamic World.

Closing Date: June 24, 2022

Salary: $13.85/hr (+4% vacation pay)

Contract Dates: June 24 – September 9, 2022 (with the possibility of extension through the 2022/2023 academic year).

Hours and Availability: 8 hours per week, to be used both at the content creator’s discretion and in order to cover specific on-campus events.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with honours programs instructors and students in creating digital content that showcases the intellectual, experiential and social aspects of King’s Honours Programs

Plan and begin to create an asset bank of content that will be used in various communications throughout the academic year

Prepare photo and video content about future student events for promotion on the @ukcresidence Instagram channel

Monitor King’s announcements from various sources (university communications, bulletin boards, student society communications) and maintain a calendar of events

Provide advice to the Student Communications Coordinator in building a comprehensive communications plan that responds to current student sentiments

Requirements:

Must be a King’s student

Digital literacy: familiarity with Instagram and TikTok’s specific capabilities and trends

Photographic skill: ability to convey key information when capturing organic content in videos and photos

Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Canva, or desire to learn

Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to the Student Content Coordinator, Scott Cooper, at scott.cooper@ukings.ca by June 24, 2022.

 

Patrol Staff

Patrol plays a crucial role in our community by ensuring that campus 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 the 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, 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 or problems in the patrol log.
  • 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/or duty dons on shift, when necessary.
  • Accept scheduling and direction as given by patrol supervisors.
  • Availability must include at least one late night shift per week and one shift on a busy night per week (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights)
  • Ensure coverage of assigned shifts.
  • Conduct minor facilities maintenance if necessary or as directed. (e.g. sweeping or shoveling)
  • Maintain communication with patrol supervisors, and promptly inform them of any personnel problems.
  • Attend patrol staff meetings (once per term and/or as required).
  • Check communication channels prior to the start of each shift to be informed of all patrol updates.
  • Attend a mandatory, 3-day paid training period, on August 29th, 30th and 31st 2022 (subject to change with notice).
  • Work additional shifts during Fall Orientation Week.

Patrol Wage:

As per student employment policy, patrol staff can expect to be paid $13.85/hr + $0.50 per year of experience in specified position). Staff will regularly work approximately 4 to 8 hours per week, depending upon the availability of shifts. Additional shifts may also come available. A maximum of 16 hours per week is permitted, on occasion.

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 Patrol Team Application Form. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Patrol Supervisor

Reporting to the Housing Coordinator, Patrol Supervisors set an example for all Patrol staff, demonstrating what is expected from them as students and as representatives of the university. Duties include hiring, training, scheduling, being on-call, regular meetings with the Housing Coordinator, and upkeep of the Patrol office.

Supervisors are responsible for mentoring and providing feedback to patrol staff. As Supervisor, you are a liaison between staff, administration, and the Housing & Residence Life Offices. Supervisors will implement new policies and communicate with the Housing Coordinator, Assistant Dean of Housing Operations, and Patrol staff regularly.

Specifically, Patrol Supervisors are expected to:

  • Share duties of supervision, shift scheduling, mentorship, and training with co-supervisors.
  • Know and uphold the Residence Guidelines.
  • Follow through with complaints by Patrol, students, and Front Desk Workers by documenting all personnel incidents and informing the Housing Coordinator and Assistant Deans.
  • Provide feedback to Patrol workers as to their job performance and provide documentation to workers with suggestions for required improvements, if necessary.
  • Provide professional leadership to Patrol workers, leading by example.
  • Maintain communication with Patrol workers.
  • Ensure Patrol understands the manner and importance of completing Patrol logs and Incident Reports.
  • Maintain team confidentiality and student confidentiality.
  • Communicate confidentiality policies & protocols to all workers.
  • Maintain communication and professionalism with the Residence Life team and Front Desk supervisors.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Patrol office.
  • Meet regularly with the Housing Coordinator and perform other duties as requested.
  • Assist the Housing Coordinator with Patrol interviews for 2023-24
  • Attend & participate in Fall Training on August 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2022 (subject to change with notice).
  • Assist the Housing Coordinator & Assistant Deans with training events.
  • Assist in organizing shadow shifts for incoming Patrol staff hires.

Wage: Patrol supervisors are paid for 5 hours per week for administrative duties and for any patrol shifts worked. Patrol Supervisors are paid a base rate of $13.85 per hour + an additional $0.50 per hour for each successive year worked as Patrol staff during the term.

Workplace Competency Development:

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

  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • 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 through the online Patrol Team Application Form and the deadline to apply is Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Digital Content and Social Media Coordinator, UKC Blue Devils

UKC Athletics is seeking a talented digital content and social media manager for the 2022-23 season!  We are looking for a sports enthusiast with excellent writing and content creation skills.  The applicant will be responsible for a variety of website and social media tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain all UKC Social channels
  • Create content for multiple platforms
  • Schedule posts – pre and post-game, Athletic events, etc.
  • Engage the audience – respond to comments and handle queries
  • Report to the Athletics office

Requirements

  • Understanding of and experience of all social media platforms
  • Ability to design and streamline posts
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of and passion for sports essential
  • Enrolled in 2022-23 University year

Job Perks

  • Convenient and flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to build competencies in communication, creativity, and collaboration

Job Term – May 2022 to April 2023

$13.85/hr

*Hours are may vary.  The workload will increase significantly during varsity season.

Interested candidates can send a short cover letter and resume to: trish.miles@ukings.ca

Facilities Staff

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Trades Manager

Employment Type: Part Time, to a maximum of 15 hours/week

Salary: As per student employment policy ($13.85/hr + $0.50 per year of experience in specified position)

Expected Work Term: Fall Semester

Posting Expires: Sunday, September 11th at 5:00pm (ADT)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Painting
  • Lawn maintenance (mowing, pruning, weeding, etc.)
  • Snow removal as directed
  • Moving, loading and unloading furniture and equipment
  • Furniture set-up
  • Assisting members of the Facilities team as directed
  • Garbage removal as directed
  • Operate basic hand tools such as saws, shovels and rakes
  • Operation of power equipment, as per training
  • Operation of motorized equipment, as per training
  • Ensure equipment and tools are stored in a safe and secure manner
  • Maintain a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment at all times
  • Perform other related duties as required

Preferred Skills:

  • Related maintenance knowledge/skills will be considered an asset
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Good communication and organization skills

Additional Notes:

This job is physically demanding. Extensive lifting, kneeling, bending, standing and squatting required.

To Apply:

Applications may be submitted by email to:

Allison Bain | Facilities Management Officer
Email: allison.bain@ukings.ca

The deadline for applications is Sunday, September 11th at 5:00pm (ADT). Questions about the position can be submitted by email to sheldon.gouthro@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.