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 Staff — March 22

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.

The Residence Guidelines are available online.

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 22, 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.

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