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.

Peer Advisor, Registrar's Office

Hours of Work: Minimum of 4 – 6 hours/week (to a maximum of 15 hours/week), on agreed days between Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contract Duration: February 1 – June 3, 2022 (possible renewal for June 6 – September 2, 2022 and for the 2022-23 academic year)

Rate of Pay: $13.45/hour plus 4% vacation pay

General Accountability

The Peer Advisor acts as a primary resource for in-person* service in the Registrar’s Office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Responsibilities include appointment scheduling, general degree advising; registration support; responding to a wide range of inquiries including those regarding regulations, policies, and forms; assisting with Academic Calendar and What’s Next Guide editing; and planning/support for events including Encaenia, Matriculation, the King’s Advising Luncheon and other advising month activities and initiatives.

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changing restrictions, the Peer Advisor may, at times, be required to work remotely and provide virtual services.

Organization Structure 

This position reports to the Assistant Registrar of Academic and Enrolment Services.

Specific Duties/Accountabilities

The Peer Advisor is responsible for the following:

  • Acts as a primary resource for services in the Registrar’s Office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
    • Answers inquiries regarding registration, program and degree requirements, courses, letters of permission, student resources and services, and other student-related matters.
    • Provides advice on ordering transcripts and completing important forms such as confirmations of enrolment, intent to graduate forms, letter of permission forms and waivers of academic regulations, admission and bursary applications.
  • Provides general administrative support.
    • Monitors the Inbox for the Registrar’s e-mail account and responds to student inquiries.
    • Schedules admission and advising appointments.
    • Assists with Academic Calendar and What’s Next Guide editing.
    • Assists with the planning and advertising of retention related programming including Encaenia, Matriculation, registration promotion, and Advising Month.
  • Additional hours may be offered during peak advising periods and the off-season to provide office coverage.

The above accountabilities are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described. Additionally, while this position is primarily a resource for in-person services, there may be occasional opportunities for at-home work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Applicants must be a current first or second year University of King’s College student

(third year students who are completing their degree within a five year timeline will be considered).

Preference is given to students with flexible schedules.

Experience

Preference is given to students with strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a related service field.

Closing Date

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:59pm AST

Virtual interviews will take place between January 25-28, 2022.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, two references, and availability to:

Brandi Trzop-Goodick
Assistant Registrar, Academic and Enrolment Services
brandi.trzop-goodick@ukings.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage and welcome those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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:

Sheldon Gouthro | Trades Manager
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2A1
sheldon.gouthro@ukings.ca

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