Student Employment

Find work on campus

Students can enjoy the convenience of a part-time job right here on King’s campus. King’s proudly has three student-owned and operated businesses that employ students: the King’s Co-op Bookstore, the Wardroom and the Galley.

There are also part-time employment opportunities as a phonathon caller, research assistant, dining hall server or working in the fitness centre, library or on campus patrol.

Jobs are posted throughout the year so check back often.

Current Employment Listings

It's really easy to get to because I can just come here in between my classes. Also, I like that I get to meet a lot of people who work on campus…and get to see behind the scenes of how campus runs, which makes you appreciate a lot of the people you don’t normally interact with when you go to university.

Nika Lennox
Nika Lennox

Works at Alexandra Hall, Contemporary Studies, Fourth year

Employment Listings

Patrol Supervisor — February 15

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Supervisor with Patrol! Please read the following information.

Patrol Supervisor Job Description and Expectations

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students, a Patrol Supervisor is to 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 Assistant Dean, upkeep of the Patrol office, and submitting payroll bi-weekly. Supervisors are responsible for disciplining staff but must first consult with the Assistant Dean on issues such as suspension or staff dismissal, which, if necessary, is carried out by the Assistant Dean or Dean. As Supervisor, you are a liaison between staff, administration, and the Dean’s Office. You will implement any new policies and communicate with the Assistant Dean, Dean 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 Assistant Dean.
  • Ensure adequate coverage of all shifts.
  • 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.
  • Receive training from current supervisors and Assistant Dean during the 2019 Winter term.
  • Maintain communication with Patrol workers.
  • Ensure Patrol understands the importance of the Patrol Log and Incident Reports and the manner in which they should be filled out and submitted to the Assistant Dean.
  • Maintain team confidentiality and student confidentiality.
  • Communicate confidentiality policies & protocol to all workers.
  • Maintain communication and professionalism with the Dons and Front Desk supervisors.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Patrol office.
  • Meet regularly with the Assistant Dean of Students and perform other duties as requested.
  • Assist the Assistant Dean with Patrol interviews for 2019-20
  • Assist the Assistant Dean with training events, including attendance and participation in the Fall Training event on August 26th, August 27th, and August 28th, 2019.
  • Assist in organizing Shadow Shifts for incoming Patrol staff hires.

Wage: Stipend (for all general administrative duties) of 5 hours per week at $11.75 per hour (during term) = $58.75/wk + wages for Patrol shifts worked.

Application form [PDF]

Applications are due to the Alex Hall front desk by 4pm, February 15th, 2019.

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, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Patrol Staff — March 1

Position Description and Expectations

Patrol plays a crucial role in our community by taking the pulse of our campus daily. As part of a peer support group, Patrol staff get to know residence students in order to aid in their transition to university life. As a key player in building the King’s community, patrol also encourages students to uphold our residence policies and guidelines. Finally, you yourself are to be an example of proper conduct for all students of the University and are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner. Patrol staff are members of the King’s residence staff, reporting to the Patrol Supervisors and to the Assistant Dean of Students.

Specifically, Student Patrol members are expected to

  • Work in a professional capacity with the Dean, Assistant Dean, dons, front desk, security, and facilities management staff.
  • Know and encourage fellow students to uphold the Residence Guidelines and show a general respect for campus life. If you are unclear about a policy, please speak with a Supervisor or the Assistant Dean.
  • Conduct hourly rounds of the residence, as set forth in the shift check-list, 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 Duty Dons on shift, when necessary.
  • Accept scheduling and direction as given by Patrol Supervisors.
  • Availability must include at least one overnight shift per week and one shift on a busy night per week (Monday night/Tuesday morning; Friday night/Saturday morning; Saturday night/Sunday morning).
  • Ensure coverage of assigned shifts. If you are unable to cover an assigned shift you must find a replacement worker, and failing that, notify the Patrol Supervisors.
  • Conduct minor facilities maintenance if necessary or as directed. (e.g. sweeping or shovelling)
  • 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 your email account daily to be informed of all Patrol updates.
  • Patrol members who show up to work intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be immediately dismissed.
  • Patrol members who show up late or miss three shifts or meetings will be suspended or dismissed.
  • Read the Patrol Manual in its entirety and attend a mandatory, three-day paid training period, on Monday, August 26th; Tuesday, August 27th; and Wednesday, August 28th, 2019.
  • New patrol staff members must work 3 “shadows shifts” with returners prior to assuming their own shift.
  • Work additional shifts during Fall Orientation Week.

Patrol Wage (subject to budgetary approval):

  • Early evening shift (8 p.m. to 12 mid): $11.75 per hour
  • Late night shift (12 mid to 8 a.m.): $12.75 per hour.

Workers 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.

Application form [PDF]. Applications are also available at Alex Hall front desk

Applications are due at 4pm on March 1, 2019 to the Alex Hall Front Desk.

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, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Student Peer Support Worker — March 1

Closing Date: March 1, 4 p.m.

Position Description

Strengthening peer support on university campuses is an important component of the Stay Connected Mental Health Project. Each of the five partner universities will receive funding for two Student Peer Support Workers for the duration of the Project. The Stay Connected Mental Health Project is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Health Authority Mental Health and Addictions Program and is supported by the QEII Health Sciences Foundation in partnership with the IWK and our partner universities. The Student Peer Support Worker position is as follows.

Position Summary

  • Form a supportive, coaching relationship with a student who has a mental health problem.
  • Provide support by modelling positive personal coping strategies and academic success skills.
  • Support a fellow student by facilitating self-reflection and growth, building confidence, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and positive coping strategies, within the parameters of a peer support relationship.
  • Encourage the access of mental health services, if required.

Benefits for Student Peer Support Worker

  • Training in: mental health education, peer helping skills, responding to a mental health crisis, positive coping strategies, learning strategies, and stigma.
  • Opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth.
  • Develop transferable skills relevant to future career aspirations (teaching, counselling, health promotion, and other “helping” roles).
  • Student Peer Support Workers who successfully complete the program will receive a $5000.00 honorarium for the work term of August 26, 2019 – April 19, 2020 (34 weeks).


  • 2nd year or above with a strong academic standing in 2018/19
  • Available to attend approximately 25 hours of training August 27-29, 2019 (Halifax)
  • Available to provide weekly peer support
  • Registered and attending classes

Skills and Experience

  • Interest in providing personal support to a fellow student
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to listen and convey empathy and acceptance
  • Self-reflective, mature, and reliable
  • A high degree of self-awareness and capacity to apply appropriate boundaries
  • Experience providing personal support and forming helping relationships an asset (mentoring, tutoring, or coaching)
  • Experience with peer support modalities, whether receiving support or in a leadership role an asset
  • Experience with overcoming a personal, mental health or academic challenge. Personal experience with overcoming a mental health challenge is considered an asset; please self-disclose.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to diversity and equity issues
  • A valid criminal record check
  • Awareness of on campus resources


  • Participate in weekly peer support activities which may involve drop in centre, structured group setting or meeting with an individual student. Commitment of 7 hours per week on average required.
  • Participate in all mandatory training sessions offered throughout the duration of the contract.
  • Meet twice a month with the Program Coordinator or Campus Support Person and submit weekly logs of support sessions, or as determined by these two entities.
  • Attend monthly campus team meetings
  • Attend support network meetings with all student peer support workers across the 5 partner universities (approx. every 4 weeks)
  • Address any concerns with the peer you are supporting and promptly notify the Program Coordinator or Campus Support Person of any issues. Concerns might include: decrease in student’s physical or mental health or concerns for safety.
  • Adhere to program policies regarding confidentiality and boundaries.
  • Contribute to the planning, organizing and /or co-delivery of Mental Health 101 presentation to staff and faculty on home campus.
  • Adhere to University policies.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by March 1 at 4 p.m. to the Alex Hall Front Desk.

Junior Don — March 8

The University of King’s College invites applications for Junior Dons for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Junior Don exercises general disciplinary duties within the precincts of the College and is a resident supervisor of the first floor of Alexandra Hall or Angels’ Roost or works with another don in a Bay or other floor of Alexandra Hall. The Junior Don is expected to assist students through programming initiatives, individual support and referrals, and initial crisis response. The Junior Don works closely with a team of nine Dons and two other Junior Dons who together form the core of the residence staff team. They work together daily to coordinate their efforts as a team and as individuals. Junior Dons are also required to attend bi-weekly staff meetings.

Applicants should be senior undergraduate students at King’s finishing their third year of study or higher. Current King’s graduands are also encouraged to apply.

Remuneration is a single residence room and a residence meal plan (a taxable benefit).

The Junior Don is expected to be fully moved-in to accommodations no later than August 14, 2019 and must be available and on campus during specific dates throughout the year. Junior dons are encouraged to arrive a few days earlier. Please note that the below dates are tentative, based on the proposed Academic Dates for 2019-20. These include:

  • August 15 to August 28, 2019: Mandatory residence staff training.
  • September 1 to 6, 2019: Orientation week for new students.
  • December 17, 2019: Junior Dons may leave for the holiday break.
  • January 4, 2020: Junior Dons must return to campus for the Winter term.
  • April 25, 2020: Junior Dons may leave residence.
  • April 30, 2020. Appointment officially ends, and junior dons must vacate their residence room.

Application packages are available from the front desk of Alexandra Hall, the Residence Office (3rd floor New Academic Building) on the King’s College campus, or online [PDF]. Full applications, together with covering letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three referees, should be mailed or delivered in person to the address below and received no later than March 8, 2019. Interviews for the position will be held shortly thereafter.

Address to: The Residence Office
c/o Elisabeth Stones
6350 Coburg Rd
University of King’s College
Halifax, NS, B3H 2A1

Part-time Cleaner

Eastern Building Cleaners is one of Nova Scotia’s most trusted commercial cleaning companies. Over the past 35 years, we have built our reputation on providing exceptional cleaning service to our clients. Currently, Eastern Building Cleaners is seeking evening, weekend and on call cleaners for King’s campus.

As one of our cleaners, we promise

  • above average wages.
  • paid bi-weekly
  • access to an award winning health and wellness program
  • RRSP program
  • supportive team environment

To be one of our cleaners you will need

  • access to transportation
  • clean criminal record check
  • eye for detail
  • good Communicator
  • team Player
  • above all, a great work ethic.

Start date

As soon as possible.

How to apply

Email resume and cover letter to

Eastern Building Cleaners is an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified and interested parties to apply. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dining Services - Food Service Associate and Catering Attendant

Dining Services invites incoming students to apply for:

  • Food Service Associate
  • Catering Attendant

The Dining Services team is prepared to work with student schedules to benefit both parties.

For further details, please contact:

Celine Beland
Director of Dining Services
Prince Hall, University of King’s College
(902) 422-1271 ext. 155

To financially sustain myself in Halifax, I need to have a small, constant income and student jobs are really awesome for that because everyone is super understanding when school needs to be priority over work.

Rylan Pembroke
Rylan Pembroke

Works at the Galley, Foundation Year Program, First Year