Jobs on campus

Working on campus is a convenient way to bring in some extra income during your degree. On-campus employers often offer flexibility around your course schedule.

Where to find jobs on campus

Departments that hire students

This list can provide you with some leads, but please check with departments directly for up-to-date information. Many departments post positions on Learning In Motion.

Bookstore

Offices located in: Campus Services Building

Positions:

  • Cashiers
  • Runners in textbooks
  • Receiving

Hiring procedures:

  • Student cashier/Bookstore staff - Hire students for part-time and casual cashiers/bookstore staff, start hiring the second week of August (apply in person)
    • Employment is usually short - approx. 2-3 weeks
    • Rehire a lot of returning students
    • Hire in the 1st or 2nd week of December for January
    • Hire in the 1st or 2nd week of June for July
    • Looking for cashiers with experience in large, busy stores or banks
    • For receiving, must be physically fit in order to lift heavy boxes up to 50 lbs.
    • Contact Bookstore Manager to apply. Bring a completed application form (can be found on the Bookstore website or in-store), resume and class schedule.
  • Regalia assistants - The Bookstore often hires students as casual employees to hand out regalia during UVic's Spring and Fall convocations
    • Jobs are temporary - usually for only 4 or 5 days
    • The shifts are usually for 6 hours, but may run for 5-7 hours
    • The pay rate is $16.84/hr
    • Positions will be posted on Learning in Motion when available
  • Other positions - If you are interested in more than 15 hours a week and/or a more permanent position at the university, please visit UVic Careers for up-to-date job postings.

Campus Security Services

Offices located in: Campus Security Services Building, the building with the clock tower next to the bus loop

Positions (when available):

  • Casual office assistance

Hiring procedures:

Campus tours

Offices located in: University Centre

Positions:

  • Campus tour guides

Rate of pay:

  • Ranges from $10.25/hour to $15/hour

Hiring procedures:

  • Accepts resumes on an ongoing basis
  • Hires throughout the year
  • Apply in-person with a copy of your resume or via email to
  • Positions may be posted on Learning in Motion, however it is best to inquire directly

More information about Campus Tours can be found on their website.

Development and External Relations

Positions:

  • Student callers
    • Solicit donations from alumni and friends
    • Update data such as mailing addresses
    • Answer questions and provide information on upcoming events

Rate of pay:

  • $10-11/hour

Hiring procedures:

  • Positions are available year-round. Hiring takes place in September, January and April.
  • Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5-9 p.m., Thursday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday 2-6 p.m.
  • Must be committed to work a minimum of two shifts per week (4 hours per shift)
  • Normally posted on Learning in Motion when available
  • Must be enrolled as a UVic student
  • Interested applicants should forward resumes directly to with "Student Caller Position" in the subject line

Graduate Students' Society

Offices and restaurant located in: The George & Ida Halpern Centre for Graduate Students

Positions:

  • Short-term and part-time administrative, governance and events positions, and occasionally permanent administrative positions
  • The Grad House restaurant posts part-time kitchen and front-of-house positions

Hiring procedures:

Legacy Art Galleries

Offices located in: Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St.

Positions:

  • Curatorial assistants and administration
  • For the summer, we usually have two full-time positions funded by Young Canada Works
  • Work Study positions are often available Sept-April

Rate of pay:

  • According to UVic pay scale for specialist/instructional positions

Hiring procedures:

  • Varies depending on grants/funding
  • Part-time September-April
  • Full-time positions available June to August
  • Normally posted on Learning in Motion or students may apply directly with their resume by email to
  • Hire students in Fine Arts, Humanities, Cultural Resource Management and Social Sciences
  • Co-op students from Humanities and Fine Arts, and Social Sciences for 1-2 work terms

Purchasing Services

Offices located in: Saunders Annex

Positions:

  • Student casual positions on occasion
  • Co-op positions available through Learning in Motion
  • Other positions occasionally available through UVic Careers

Rate of pay:

  • Rate varies with job type but generally union rates of approximately $17.79/hour

Hiring procedures:

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Positions:

  • Industry Liaison Assistant
    • Supporting event planning, market research and liaising with faculty members, researchers and industry
    • Assisting with intellectual property management, compiling data and creating reports
    • Usually a 4-month co-op term

Rate of pay:

  • Rate varies, but generally approximatelly $2500/month

Hiring procedures:

Residence Services

Offices located in: Craigdarroch Office Building (near Cadboro Commons)

Positions:

  • Residence Life and Education student staff (primarily live-in positions)
  • Bed Makers (summer term only)
  • Front Desk Clerks (summer and winter terms)

Hiring procedures:

Temporary Staffing Solutions

Positions:

TSS coordinates casual, on-call staff positions at UVic. Students can set their own availability to work around class schedules and can work in a variety of positions including:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Project support
  • Campus ambassadors

Hiring procedures:

  • Resumes are accepted throughout the year
  • Positions available tend to increase at the end of August
  • Submit a completed application form and resume to

More information can be found on the TSS website.

University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Offices located in: University Centre B211

Positions:

The University Centre Farquhar Auditorium hires approximately 30-35 students each September as front of house staff. The number of shifts vary month to month dependant on auditorium use. Shifts are self-sign up, with the majority of shifts taking place on evenings and weekends.

Applicants must have previous customer service experience. Experience within the performing arts would be considered an asset, as would a certificate in First Aid, CPR, FoodSafe or SuperHost.

  • Front of house staff (represented by CUPE 917)
  • Production staff (represented by CUPE 917)
  • Ticket centre staff (represented by CUPE 951)

Dress code:

Please note: as there is considerable standing and walking during each shift, comfortable shoes should be worn.

  • Black dress pants
  • White shirt
  • Black shoes
  • Black socks

Hiring procedures:

University Club

Offices located in: University Club

Positions:

  • Part-time cooks
  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Dishwashers

Hiring procedures:

  • Hires year-round. See the University Club website for application details
  • Posted on Learning in Motion when available
  • Must have Serving It Right certification
  • Food Safe is an asset, but not absolutely necessary

University Communications and Marketing

Offices located in: Sedgewick C149

Positions:

  • Posterboard maintenance positions
  • Distributing posters and publications
  • Modeling for photo and video promotional materials and web content
  • Work Study positions

Rate of pay:

  • Student wage

Hiring procedures:

University Food Services and Degrees Catering

Degrees Catering:

Residence dining:

  • Late August/early September and late December/early January are peak hiring periods
  • Hires casual student workers for general restaurant employment
  • Submit resumes to with the subject line "Residence Dining Employment"

Retail dining:

  • Hires in August and September
  • FoodSafe certification is required for food handling positions
  • Submit resumes to with the subject line "Retail Employment"

UVic Libraries

Offices located in: McPherson Library

Positions:

  • Student library assistants
    • Casual hours of work - average of 6 hours/week
    • Positions usually posted on Learning in Motion in mid-August of each year
  • Work Study positions ("Library Monitor")
    • During the school term, Sept.-Apr.
    • You must qualify for the Work Study program before applying to Work Study positions
  • Canada Summer Job-funded positions
    • During the summer full-time jobs funded by Service Canada, may be posted on Learning in Motion when available.
    • Please note that students must ensure they meet the requirement for the Canada Summer Jobs program before applying for any CSJ funded positions. Generally, individuals  must have been a full-time student in the past year and plan on returning to school in the fall, must be 30 or under and be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  • Career jobs at UVic Libraries
    • Library career opportunities at UVic (for which students may or may not qualify) are posted on UVic Careers

UVic Students' Society (UVSS)

Offices located in: Student Union Building

Positions:

  • Hires student positions and permanent staff
  • All student positions in the SUB are unionized under the United Steelworkers of America with the exception of the theatre projectionists who are unionized under the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees. The only student positions in the SUB which are not unionized are Work Study and Summer Career Placement positions.

Rate of pay:

  • Varies from $11.12/hour for a general worker position up to $15.31/hour for a supervising position

Hiring procedures:

  • Collective agreement requires that all positions be posted within the SUB for one week. If they are not filled internally, external candidates are considered. 
  • Application forms can be found on the UVSS website and must be submited along with a current resume as specified on the job posting.
  • Most hiring occurs in August, September and early January but positions are posted all year long when they become available.
  • Part-time student positions are only available to undergraduate students in good standing

For more information, contact the UVSS office at .

Vikes Athletics and Recreation

Sample positions:

  • Intramural League managers and officials
  • Fitness room supervisors
  • Fitness instructors
  • Facility attendants
  • Instructors for recreation fitness, and sports activities
  • Lifeguards
  • Event staff
  • Summer and camp leaders, counselors, camp director

Hiring procedures:

  • Postings for athletics will appear on the Vikes Athletics website and postings for recreation will appear on the Vikes Rec website.
  • The department often posts employment opportunities on Learning in Motion
  • Applications will be accepted at Career Services only when a position is posted.
  • Hire casually and part-time during August, the first three weeks of September, and various times throughout the year.

Other UVic departments

The following departments occaisonally hire students and hiring information may be available on their websites: