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.

Peer Support Workers

Closing Date:  Monday March 27 at 4 p.m.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter, including contact information for three references, to

Position Summary

Promote awareness, understanding and literacy about student mental health on campus. Form supportive peer relationships to promote student mental health and wellness within the parameters of a peer support relationship. Model positive personal coping strategies and academic success skills. Encourage the awareness of, and access to, 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, and stigma
  • Opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth
  • Develop transferable skills relevant to future career aspirations (teaching, counselling, health promotion, and other roles)
  • Student Peer Support Workers who successfully complete the program will receive $5000.00 for the work term of August 29, 2023 – April 19, 2024


  • Third year or above with a strong academic standing in 2022/23
  • Must be available for in person job duties on campus
  • Available to attend approximately 25 hours of training on August 29, 30 & 31, 2023. This mandatory in-person training will take place in Halifax and may involve some virtual components.
  • Willing to complete pre-training work over the summer, if necessary (i.e. reading, poster development, planning meetings, organizing initiatives etc.)

Skills and Experience

  • Ability to promote mental health supports for fellow students. Strong communication, problem solving and presentation skills. Willingness to contribute to program development. Creativity and enthusiasm considered a strong asset.
  • 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.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to diversity and equity issues
  • Awareness of on campus resources
  • A valid criminal record check


  • Participate in weekly peer support activities which will include a hybrid of in person and virtual/online components. Duties include: drop-in office hours, creating and facilitating group programming and/or educational sessions, material development (i.e. making resource videos), promotion activities and collaborating with other university departments on programming. Commitment ranges from 7 to 9 hours weekly.
  • Participate in and support other initiatives as directed by the Student Support Advisor
  • Participate in all mandatory training sessions offered throughout the duration of the contract
  • Weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the Student Support Advisor and submit weekly logs of support sessions
  • Attend support network meetings with all student peer support workers across the 5 partner universities (approx. every 4 weeks)
  • Address any concerns or issues promptly with the Student Support Advisor
  • 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

Facilities Summer Staff

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Trades Manager

Employment Type: Seasonal, Full-Time:  April 24, 2023 – September 1, 2023

Salary: As per Student Hiring Policy ($14.80/hr + $0.50 per year of experience in specified position)

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


  • This position is only available to students currently registered at the University of King’s College

Additional Notes:

This job is physically demanding.  Extensive lifting, kneeling, bending, standing and squatting required. The hours are 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday with a half hour lunch.

To Apply:

Applications may be submitted by email or mail to:

Allison Rowsell | Facilities Management Officer
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3H 2A1.

Questions about the position can be submitted by email to

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

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.