Online summer job expo

Shift into Summer

Thinking about your summer job prospects? This online job expo can help you kick your work search into higher gear. Shift into Summer runs from April 5 - May 19. Check in every week for new featured job postings!

Summer job search prep

Get ready for your job search by exploring some of our most popular job hunt resources:

Prepare to search for work (résumé, cover letter and interview info)

We have everything you need for your summer job hunt.

  • Online resources: Our resources on résumés, interviews and applying for jobs are packed with information, samples, templates and practice questions. 
  • Skill and competency development: Use the resources on the build your skills page to identify and describe your skills and competencies in your résumé and interview - you'll be able to better market yourself to employers.
  • Career workshops: Check out our free recurring career workshops on résumés, interviewing, networking and using LinkedIn in your job search.

Meet with a career educator

For one-on one help, you can meet with a career educator who specializes in helping students in your field of study.

Check the drop-in schedule or make an appointment through Learning in Motion.

Register for the Navigator Program

Know what kind of work you want, but aren't sure how to get there? 

Navigator is a self-paced online program offered to students and alumni who are engaged in an active search for career-related work.

This free program will help you:

  • create effective work search tools
  • organize your work search process
  • develop strong networking skills

Learn more and register

Fresh summer job postings - updated every Friday

Every week from April 5 - May 19, we'll be updating this page with new summer postings that we pull from around the web. You can learn more and apply to each posting by clicking on the employer link.

UVic Co-op and Career does not pre-screen employer organizations or endorse their products or services.

Arts, culture and communications

*NEW* Summer Marketing Communications Assistant - H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Society

  • Location: Metro Vancouver
  • Closing date: April 26, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is seeking a dynamic individual to work with our marketing and communications team in delivering dynamic written and digital content.

Summer program assistant position also listed

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working with staff in our community engagement department, this position involves assisting in the development and implementation of marketing initiatives that promote the extensive educational, entertainment and outreach offerings of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed at least one year of university or college in marketing, communications, design, or a related discipline
  • Strong professional, organizational and interpersonal skills with a passion for working with people
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work individually or are part of a team
  • Energetic and enthusiastic self-starter, with a willingness to learn and to multitask
  • Familiar with computers and basic office applications
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite considered an asset
  • Experience in media relations considered an asset

This is a grant-funded student employment position. Candidates must be: 

  • registered as a full time student with the intent of returning in the fall
  • between the ages of 16-30
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • applications from students facing barriers to the labour market, such as those with disabilities, visible minority and Aboriginal students are welcomed

*NEW* Exhibition Assistant - Craft Council of BC

  • Location: Metro Vancouver
  • Closing date: April 28, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Craft Council of BC is recruiting for an Exhibition Assistant for the summer of 2017 (9 weeks - June 5th – August 4th ).

The successful candidate will be: organizing and planning artist talks (identifying and booking venues, identifying and sourcing relevant equipment); artist liaison regarding preparation of exhibition (social media and print promotion, signage and brochure development, setting up the exhibition); curator coordination, assisting in implementation of lighting and design plan for the gallery space, coordinating the take down procedure at the end of the exhibition. We are setting up two new educational programs this summer – one for Canada Day and the other is a drop in creating craft program for tourists that the student will be working on.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Organize workload, assists with the development of work plans, prioritize tasks, assist with monitoring project budgets and schedules for the exhibition series;
  • Assist with the development of 2 hands-on creative public engagement programs for a variety of target audiences (children, youth, adults and seniors) 
  • Assist with the coordinating volunteers related to programs;
  • Assist with marketing initiatives related to programs;
  • Assist in the production of program reports that relate to activities;
  • Assist with the development of content for Council website and social media related to the program area;
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required;
  • Enrolled in a University Degree in Education, Art History, Visual Arts or a related discipline;
  • Experience working in a art gallery or cultural setting is highly desirable;
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
    Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • Have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding this CJS position
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the CSJ job.

*NEW* Assistant Program Coordinator - Peninsula Productions

  • Location: Metro Vancouver
  • Closing date: May 1, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

In August of 2017 Peninsula Productions will be presenting their newly commissioned play Sea of Stories. The creation of this play and events leading up to it have been funded by Canada 150. This summer employee will be tasked with assisting the Canada 150 Project-Co-ordinator. Must be an outgoing organizer. Ideal for Arts Administration student.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Their tasks will include public outreach, marketing, event planning. They will be responsible for helping to promote and document our Canada 150 project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • We are looking for a highly organized and outgoing individual. 
  • Training and or experience in social media.
  • Training and or experience in event planning.
  • Training and or experience in marketing.

This job is part of the Canada Summer Job initiative.
The candidate must be under 30, currently enrolled in full time school and returning to full time school in September.
Job Dates: June 26-August 11th

*NEW* Summer Patron Services and Marketing Coordinator - Carousel Theatre for Young People

  • Location: Metro Vancouver
  • Closing date: May 5, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Patron Services and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for supporting marketing and audience services for two productions: Good Day and Good Night on the BEE Stage and the Teen Shakespeare Program’s presentation of Romeo and Juliet. You will play a key role in creating memorable theatre experiences for children and families by acting as audience services lead, designing onsite audience activities, and discovering new media and marketing outlets. You will acquire practical box office, event management, marketing and administrative experience in this role and engage directly with our audiences.

The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and is expected to be for 11 weeks from June 5 – August 18, 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed). Evening and weekend work will be required. This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position. The successful candidate must meet the criteria of the program as listed below.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Box Office, Front of House and audiences services duties for TSP and the BEE Stage
  • Create audience engagement activities designed to enhance the patron experience 
  • Support the marketing strategy for engaging new audiences with TSP incorporating a variety of media including, but not limited to, social media, e-mail marketing and print
  • Distribute print collateral
  • Recruit volunteers and assist with scheduling and supervision
  • Compile marketing statistics, create archives, update tracking spreadsheets and prepare a final report
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in marketing, communications/publicity, theatre, event management or related field
  • Excellent communication skills, strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, and Photoshop are an asset
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking abilities
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Ability to take initiative, thrive in a busy team environment and to work weekends and evenings
  • Interest in working in the arts sector. Knowledge of the non-profit sector an asset

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program which requires candidates to:

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada
  • Be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Be a full-time student who is returning to full-time studies in the fall
  • Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
  • Not have another full-time job
  • Not be attending full-time classes while carrying out this job

*NEW* Indigenous Research Coordinator - BC Alliance for Arts and Culture

  • Location: Metro Vancouver
  • Closing date: May 6, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The BC Alliance for Arts and Culture is working to bridge the gaps of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous arts and community groups across BC in a process that will entail research and outreach. The key to the success of the project will be rooted in mutual respect, humility and a commitment to honour Indigenous protocols.

The Indigenous Outreach Coordinator will play a key role in identifying and developing connections between First Nation’s people and the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture in order to build trust between these groups to facilitate partnerships and collaborations that will support the reconciliation process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Coordinator will do research to identify individuals and groups in BC from all sectors of the Indigenous community including arts, education, academia, government, business and band councils. They will work with the Executive Director to develop initiatives to bring leaders from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural communities together to listen, learn, and share ideas.  

The Indigenous outreach coordinator will be responsible for communications, identifying protocols specific to Indigenous communities, assisting with the annual Conference on June 8th and providing support to the communications department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

We are looking for an Aboriginal student who is:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • A student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

*NEW* Curatorial Assistant - Coquitlam Heritage Society

  • Location: Coquitlam
  • Closing date: May 12, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Coquitlam Heritage is seeking a summer student to work with our collection in the heritage house and the train station.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inventory of artifacts
  • Cleaning artifacts (training will be provided)
  • Preparing labels and/or panels for the train station and caboose displays
  • Research on historical artifacts
  • Photography and cataloguing artifacts according to museum best practices 
  • Conducting tours of Mackin House, Maillardville, and other areas of Coquitlam
  • Caring for Mackin House, including light cleaning, gardening, tidying the rooms and grounds
  • Helping visitors with directions and tourism-related questions

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Sound understanding of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook 
  • Curation assistance including research, interviews, writing, and collections work
  • Digitization of material in the collection
  • Displays a helpful, outgoing personality, works well as part of a team or individually
  • Demonstrates a genuine interest in community, heritage, history, and culture
  • Has the ability to focus and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Is organized and can prioritize 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Is curious, learns quickly, excels in research and problem solving
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Information Check
  • Experience with museum database systems like PastPerfect is an asset

Eligible student participants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, 
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

The successful candidate will receive guidance on best practices for collection management, curation, and exhibit design. They will develop their skills in the following areas: critical thinking, communication, presentations, team building, research, artifact handling, object photography, and exhibit display techniques.

This position is suitable for those considering a career in research, archival studies, museology, curation, or collections management. Applicants should be working towards a degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Art History, History, Cultural Studies or a related field.

Communications Summer Student - Soulpepper Theatre Company

  • Location: Metro Toronto Area
  • Closing date: April 24, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Located in its multi-venue home, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, Soulpepper is Toronto’s largest theatre company. Founded and guided by artists, under the leadership of Artistic Director Albert Schultz and Executive Director Leslie Lester, Soulpepper has an integrated mission which includes: industry-leading youth outreach initiatives; the Soulpepper Academy, Canada’s only multi-year paid professional training program for theatre artists of all disciplines; and a year-round diverse repertory season which is grounded in the classics and committed to the creation of new works, new forms, and innovative practices.

The Communications Summer Student role represents an opportunity to join a creative and dynamic performing arts organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the organization, archive research and digital development of a company timeline
  • Assist with the collection and updating of event listings on third-party platforms
  • Assist with media interviews, photo opportunities and media conferences
  • Assist with organizing media information packages and other communications materials to media, arts community, funders and stakeholders
  • Research and compile information for niche community outreach for upcoming productions
  • Assist with photo tagging and media archiving
  • Other duties as may be required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • To be eligible to participate, in accordance with the terms of the Canada Summer Jobs program funding terms, the individual must:

    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
    • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

    Knowledge:

    • Strong knowledge of performing arts media, practical understanding of media outlets (print, television, radio, internet). 
    • A passion for performing arts

    Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, tact and diplomacy
    • Excellent planning, organizational and time-management skills
    • Self-starter, detail oriented, adaptable to a flexible work schedule
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines
    • Technologically proficient; comfort with the technical requirements of updating websites using a Content Management System
    • Familiarity with computer software programs including, but not limited to, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Office
    • Working knowledge of basic HTML an asset
    • Basic knowledge of Tessitura or other CRM an asset

Media and Content Developer - Delta Museum and Archives

  • Location: Delta, BC
  • Closing date: April 30, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a creative individual to develop a series of short films about Delta’s history that tie in with established themes for the new museum facility and celebrate the people of Delta, now and in the past. The Media and Content Developer (film/video) will plan and execute the production of these videos, including research, script writing, filming, and editing. This position will also be given opportunities to assist in other areas of museum development, creating digital and print media content for exhibits, programs, and marketing purposes.

Individuals with a strong understanding of the film production process will be given the opportunity to acquire practical experience in the following skill areas:

  • Film production
  • Archival research
  • Interpretation and education
  • Marketing and graphic design
  • Project planning and time management

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting in the hiring, training, and supervision of four-five interns.
  • Planning the layout, setup, daily operations, and strike of the Volunteer Centre.
  • Updating the volunteer database (Better Impact) and the Volunteer Department Manual.
  • Assisting with the recruiting, scheduling, and training of 500+ volunteers.
  • Assisting with volunteer orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintaining a presence in the Volunteer Centre during the Festival to troubleshoot and support.
  • Planning and implementing volunteer appreciation initiatives including soliciting food & beverage sponsorships.
  • Coordinating and responding to a high volume of phone and e-mail inquiries.
  • Creation and execution of a volunteer survey.
  • Other duties as required, including preparation and delivery of a final report. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate should have the following characteristics
  • Demonstrated familiarity with film production process, including use of editing software
  • Creative
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated time management skills and independence once given a task
  • Demonstrated experience with photography, graphic design, or animation preferred
  • Must meet the requirements of the Young Canada Works program. Must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and a full-time student returning to studies in the fall.
  • Enrolled in a recognized program for Film Production, Digital Design, Media Arts, or similar.

Event Support - Salmon Arm Folk Music Society

  • Location: Salmon Arm, BC
  • Closing date: April 30, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is a non-profit charitable organization that presents the annual Roots and Blues festival the third weekend of every August. Additionally, the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society presents other Outreach activities in the community and area.

This position is for those who are willing to do everything with grace and enthusiasm, and who are wanting to see what the inside of festivals is all about. The event support teams are made up of people willing to give it their all and reveal in the amazing atmosphere that is Roots and Blues. We will provide leadership opportunities, teamwork, camaraderie, event planning and execution experience, career planning, a supportive environment and the opportunity to do it again each year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Youth aged 15-30
  • Intending to return to school in the fall
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Will be lifting up to 50 lbs, periodically

Artist Liaison and Guest Relations Coordinator - The Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Closing date: June 2, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver - The Artist Liaison and Guest Relations Coordinator is an 8-week full-time contract position, July 3 to August 25, 2017, that works with the Festival Programming Coordinator under the direction of the Artistic Director and is responsible for artist travel and accommodation, artist and performer hospitality, panel and talk back coordination, ensuring an accessible Festival, Festival activity reporting, and supporting other team members with administration of film bookings.

Working with us, you will benefit from access to wellness and professional development funds, competitive vacation time, and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Accountability:
Reports directly to the Artistic Director.

Employment terms:
• Seasonal position with dates July 3 to August 25
• Full-time based on 37.5 hours per week
• Compensation of $20.16 per hour plus vacation

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Artists Liaison and Guest Relations:
• Coordinate and compile all festival artist biographical and travel profiles 
• Coordinate Artists’ Festival Passes and the VIP Artists’ mail-out
• Hospitality Lead: Coordinate logistics for artists receptions, networking events and volunteers
• Coordinate hospitality for visiting guests: assist with meet-and-greet receptions, activities and compile gift bags
• Manage travel needs for visiting filmmakers; including rides to and from airport, hotel bookings, arranging billeting as required and helpful information for visitors to Vancouver
• Coordinate festival accreditation for film industry professionals: send out invitations, confirm guests and assist with travel arrangements as necessary
• Coordinate logistics and guests for panels and artist talkbacks

Reporting:
• Document details of all performances and outreach presentations during the Festival that include artists
• Document all presentation partners (community partners, educational institutions etc.)
• Maintain accurate and up to date records of all artists with detailed information about visiting artists and hospitality activities, including budgets
• Generate and report out on statistics on artists involved with the Festival
• Prepare final report

General Duties:
• Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline
• Attend bi-weekly Festival Staff Team meetings
• Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity
• Communicate regularly with the entire Festival team, ensuring all are apprised of on-going tasks

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility (aged 15-30, full-time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school full-time in the next academic year)
• Outgoing; exceptional interpersonal communication skills
• Organized self-starter with an eye for detail
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment
• Experience with film/arts festival a plus
• Sense of humour a must

Parks/rec, camps and outdoor

*NEW* Regular Leader Summer Adventures - James Bay Community School Centre

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: May 12, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Join the James Bay Summer Adventures team. Our centre is dedicated to providing a rich and dynamic program for 63 school-aged children divided into five groups. We are looking for someone who will bring creativity, possess lots of energy and a playful spirit. We want exciting ideas, and you to have supportive demeanor to help children develop, grow and discover how to be great humans. We are a vibrant community centre seeking out collaborative people to fit in with our team. Experience and a class 4 driver’s license is an asset

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 20 hours of relevant training required, (we will provide training if necessary)
  • Criminal record check, Valid first aid with CPR C
  • Proof that you are a Responsible Adult i.e. 2 Character References 
  • Experience working with children aged 5-11 years old
  • A broad knowledge of the developmental stages and needs of children 5-11 years and an ability to plan activities based on these stages and needs 
  • Comfortable managing children in a variety of situations
  • Ability to work within and add to the community school setting

*NEW* Day Camp Leader - Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation

  • Location: Salt Spring Island
  • Closing date: May 1, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the PARC Office Manager, the Day Camp Program Leader is responsible for the planning and implementation of daily recreational programs and opportunities. The Day Camp Program Leader will take responsibility for the planning and implementation of daily activities involving up to 30 children (5-12 years) per week. THis will include out trip and supply preparataion, some budget maintenance and providing diretion to leaders and volunteers to operate the program. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience developing and leading recreational progams
  • Experience working with children in a similar/related capacity
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Class 4 Driver's License required or ability to attain prior to July 3, 2017
  • Standard First Aid with CPRC
  • Excellent customer service, communication (both verbal and written), organizational, interpersonal and public relations skills and experience are required
  • Follow all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD

*NEW* Assistant Camp Coordinator and Curriculum Developer - Alexandra Neighbourhood House

  • Location: Surrey, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Alexandra Neighbourhood House is seeking a full-time Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator & Curriculum Developer for our summer programs. Applicants must be post-secondary students intending to continue with their studies full time at a post-secondary institution in the fall.

Responsibilities include working directly with diverse groups of campers using an emergent curriculum; supporting team with approaches to working with an emergent curriculum; developing themes and activities related to both traditional camps and opportunities for children to explore interests; planning and implementing curriculum for summer day camps; assisting with developing and facilitating staff training and team building; assisting with planning, implementing, and leading camp program, including taking a lead on summer daycamps for children 6-12 years and newcomer Canadian c& scheduling counsellors; facilitating a counsellor training program for teens; monitoring and logging volunteer participation; assistance with camp evaluation; and occasional driving assistance (if candidate has a Class 4 licence).

The successful applicant will have experience in working with children, preferably in a camp, childcare, or recreation/leisure environment. Flexibility, creativity, leadership skills, and good written and verbal communication abilities are assets for this position. This role will develop an individual's ability to plan, implement, and manage projects. Some knowledge of curriculum development in a camp or other setting is an asset.

Outdoor Education Camp Instructor - UBC Camps

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: April 25, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

BC Camps is looking for individuals to fill the position(s) of Outdoor Education Instructor for summer 2017. Outdoor Education Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing all outdoor education and social activities of UBC’s Overnight Outdoor Education Camp, while ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to. The position works in collaboration with other instructors, and UBC Camps Senior Instructor to ensure quality delivery of the program. This position will report to the Manager – UBC Camps. Please note this is a live-in position that requires instructors to be on-duty for duration of camp.

This program has been created in collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Education, and aims to provide youth aged 12-15 with a unique educational outdoor learning experience that offers social, emotional, cognitive, and physical engagement in outdoor settings that no traditional classroom ever could. More information about UBC Camps can be found on our website: www.camps.ubc.ca 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lesson planning, preparation & facilitation
  • Ensuring the smooth delivery of all assigned outdoor education and social activities
  • Participating in all activities either as a facilitator, or as a role model with appropriate enthusiasm and social skills
  • Assisting in the preparation of program supplies
  • Supervision of camp participants ages 12-15
  • Ensuring health and safety of all camp participants
  • Addressing behavioral concerns and attending to camper concerns
  • Ensuring campers are abiding by camp rules and regulations
  • Ensuring bed-time and wake-up routines are adhered to
  • Following UBC Camps and Cheakamus Centre’s policies and procedures
  • Must be on site 24 hours a day during camp schedule (Mon-Fri) 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with children and youth in group settings
  • Knowledge and skills pertaining to Outdoor Education
  • Previous facilitation experience
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with culturally diverse youth
  • Strong customer service & communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Hard working & strong work ethic
  • Ability to adapt to new situations, and be flexible with change
  • Ability to prioritize safety, while helping camp instructors create fun and memorable experiences for camp participants
  • Ability to positively manage behavioral challenges
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Flexibility and willingness to make mid-program adjustments to accommodate the needs and abilities of the group
  • Current criminal record check, with a vulnerable sector check obtained before June 7 2017
  • Valid Emergency or Standard First Aid Certification obtained before June 7 2017 
  • Class 4 Drivers License (preferred)
  • Experience planning and designing youth programming (preferred)
  • Relevant Certification(s) (preferred)
  • Second Language an asset, particularly Cantonese or Mandarin (preferred) 
  • Experience in live-in and/or overnight camp situations (preferred)
  • BC Teaching Certification (or other Canadian province/territory certification (preferred)

Camp Activity Leader - Oaklands Community Association

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: May 12, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Oaklands is looking for energetic individuals for Summer Camp Activity Leaders. Selected candidates will be responsible for the supervision of the children at all times. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Careful supervision of children aged 4 – 11 during assigned shifts
  • Maintaining attendance records
  • Liaising with parents, caregivers and Oaklands staff
  • Planning activities and calendars
  • Ensuring the safety and well being of the children at all times. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 19+ years of age
  • Have a clean criminal record check
  • Have current first aid, CPR
  • Have 3 personal or professional references
  • 20 hours of related education
  • Previous child care experience is preferred 

Recreation Activity Leader - YMCA of Northern BC

  • Location: Vanderhoof, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Leaders are responsible for the supervision and facilitation of YMCA programs. Working with staff and volunteers, you will be responsible for monitoring the safety and well being of program participants. You will be required to clearly communicate with children, teens and adults in a positive, caring and respectful manner. As a member of YMCA- Vanderhoof staff team you will strive to provide a “5 Star Experience” to our participants.

The Recreation Leader will assist the Recreation Coordinator with maintaining all facilities, equipment and program materials, facilitation and operation of programs. They will bring forward new program ideas and assist in the growth of existing programs. They are responsible for assuring YMCA procedures are followed. The Recreation Leader will demonstrate responsible leadership by exhibiting model character at all times. The individual will be fun, enthusiastic, and energetic as well as display the YMCA core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. They will establish and maintain positive communication with parents, staff and program partners, maintain confidentiality of all information in relation to summer programs as well as maintain a communication log and follow association protocol.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Physical ability to perform the tasks
  • 3 satisfactory professional references
  • Clear criminal record check & vulnerable sector search 
  • Training and/or leadership experience with children and/or youth & families (preferred)
  • BC Class 5 Drivers License (preferred)
  • Wilderness First Aid or any First Aid ticket (preferred)
  • WHMIS (preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications including Word & Excel (preferred)

Sports Instructor - Sportball Victoria and Island

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:


Sportball Victoria invites energetic, enthusiastic, sports-oriented people to join our coaching team. Focusing on our mission to “create and support positive learning experiences that result in all people living and having a passion for healthy active lifestyles”. Sportball provides non-competitive sports instruction program that introduces children between 16 months and 12 years to fitness and the skills associated with eight ball sports (soccer, hockey, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and golf).

Does being healthy and active interest you? Do you also value: Family – Connection – Commitment – Gratitude? If yes, please keep reading.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have participated in sports and should have a passion for working with children. An educational background in Kinesiology, Early Childhood Education, Recreation Management, Physical Education or Personal Training is helpful but not required.

Candidates should be comfortable coaching younger children including toddlers as many of our programs focus on this age group. All coaches are provided with comprehensive initial training as well as ongoing training and support in Sportball methodology and program delivery.

  • Transportation is required. Coaches are required to travel to and from locations with the equipment required for programming.
  • Criminal record check & Standard First Aid & CPR-C are required.
  • High school or equivalent
  • 1 year's experience working with children 

Summer Instructor - Adventure Treks

  • Location: Various locations 
  • Closing date: May 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Instructors are expected to be excellent role models as they teach a variety of outdoor skills and foster a close community. Course size is generally 24 students with 6 instructors. Outdoor skills taught include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, cooking, orienteering, Leave No Trace concepts, and general environmental education. Other specialized skills will be taught in conjunction with outfitters. On each adventure, the 6-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, planning menus, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment, and handling medical issues. Instructors receive support while in the field from the regional directors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 21 years old
  • College graduate strongly preferred
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR
  • Several years experience working with teenagers
  • True concern for students’ growth
  • Solid outdoor skills in a variety of activities
  • Several years experience leading wilderness programs
  • Expertise in Leave No Trace principles
  • A clean driving record
  • Ability to work with little/no time off and limited personal time

Youth Program Leader - Esquimalt Rec Centre

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Open until filled
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position requires you to supervise youth 11-18 years of age in drop-in youth programs:

  • Staff will be responsible for welcoming youth; ensuring sign-in occurs; preparing snack with youth; supervising, developing and leading activities which may include games, crafts, cooking, homework help, pool, and foose ball.
  • Staff will provide all required care and support including, but not limited to, behaviour management, parent communication, and first aid.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with youth
  • Post secondary education desired in Recreation, CYC, or Social Work
  • First aid certification is required
  • Clear criminal record check including vulnerable sector*
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with our team

Rental Groups Program Staff - Camp Pringle

  • Location: Shawnigan Lake, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified 
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Rental Group Program Staff is a defining role for Camp Pringle rental groups! Rentals Program Staff work to lead and supervise the rental groups’ activities. Program Staff lead all activities at camp including Low Ropes, Climbing Wall, Archery, Orienteering, Kayaking and Canoeing as well as the planning and leading of hikes, campfire songs, skits and outdoor wide games. Program Staff will be provided on site accommodation and all meals if possible. Ideal candidates have previously worked as Camp Pringle staff and are experienced activity leaders and camp ambassadors. Must be available to work Saturdays and Sundays and arrange their own transportation to and from Camp Pringle. Successful candidates may be offered extra employment opportunities working as program staff for school rental groups in May and June.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be available for mandatory staff training, see above dates
  • Must Undergo a Criminal Record Check to be submitted by start of term
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C Certificate
  • Must be available Saturdays & Sundays
  • Completion of site specific ropes course training, dates TBA

Outreach, service and sales

*NEW* Marketing Coordinator - Vancouver Symphony Society

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: May 12, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra seeks a Marketing Coordinator, effective immediately. This is an opportunity to be part of the largest Performing Arts institution west of Toronto, as a member of a dynamic and hard-working team that produces, markets and fundraises for well over one hundred live concerts each year.

The Marketing Coordinator works closely with the Vice-President, Marketing and Sales to coordinate all aspects of Marketing and Sales campaigns for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Broad areas of responsibility include print/radio/television media buying, participation in overall budget management, promotions, strategic partnerships, department coordination, material production, direct mail campaign coordination, website maintenance, construction and delivery of email campaigns, digital and mobile advertising strategy and coordination, and assistance with social media.

The Marketing Coordinator will facilitate inter-departmental communication, and anticipate the informational needs of the Marketing and Sales staff, providing communication and information dissemination within the department. Key relationships, in addition to the Vice-President, Marketing and Sales includes Graphic Designer, Webmaster and web programmers, Database Manager, Director of Ticketing and Audience Services, Public Relations Manager, Group Sales Manager, Accountant.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational skills, and faultless attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent desktop environment skills (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Fluency with HTML5 (required)
  • Strong time management skills, with ability to deal with multiple administrative projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work evening and weekend concert duty, as assigned
  • Reliable, energetic, dedicated, diplomatic and creative, with sound judgement, and the ability to handle confidential information
  • A person who enjoys working closely with colleagues in a team setting
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in marketing environments

*NEW* Marketing Coordinator - COBS Fresh Bread

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

COBS Bread is young and growing fast with plans to expand across North America. The company’s success can be attributed to the quality of our product, the development of our people and our warm and friendly customer service.

At COBS Bread you get the growth of a start-up backed by one of the world’s largest bakery franchises. We are part of the world’s most successful franchise bakery network – Bakers Delight an Australian-owned company. Bakers Delight has been in operation since 1980 and has more than 700 bakeries across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

We are looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join our growing Marketing team at our Vancouver Head Office. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate success in managing marketing campaigns
  • Responsible for the coordination of the marketing calendar, creating creative briefs, maintaining budgets, developing marketing kits and following through to post-analysis
  • Evaluate, improve and initiate processes that make bringing campaigns to life efficient and effective
  • Coordinate product trials and launches 
  • Monitor COBS Bread Social Platforms and engage with our loyal following
  • Maintain and update the franchising and consumer websites 
  • Coordinate the delivery of our internal weekly newsletter ‘Crumbs’ 
  • Franchise Recruitment Support

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a Marketing role preferably within the retail or hospitality industries 
  • Undergraduate degree preferred with focus on marketing, communications and/or advertising
  • Master communicator: written, visual and verbal
  • Master proof-reader, impeccable spelling and grammar
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and prefer a dynamic team environment 
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of website systems as well as a good understanding of social media platforms and channels 
  • Have experience being the “go-to” for projects and are comfortable doing so
  • Excellent at managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting tight timelines 
  • Excellent at receiving and implementing feedback
  • Self-aware with a desire for constant self-improvement 
  • Resourceful, creative and respectful when it comes to getting what you need to move your projects forward 
  • You don’t carry an ego – from booking couriers to managing big projects, you’ll do whatever is needed to get the job done with a smile on your face! 

*NEW* Farmers Market Sales Associate - Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Sea Cider is looking for an accountable and professional Farmers Market Associate to join our rapidly growing team. The Farmers Market Associate attends farmers markets and other special events on behalf of Sea Cider, selling cider, conducting tastings and representing the Sea Cider brand at public events.

As a candidate for this position, your excellent interpersonal skills make you an approachable and outgoing sales professional. These skills are coupled with an organized and thoughtful approach to attending and managing off-site events independently. By managing the entire execution of the event, the Farmers Market Sales Associate is instrumental in all aspects of Sea Cider’s representation at farmers markets and other special events.

Farmers Market Sales Associate travels to farmers markets in the Greater Victoria several days a week. You will be responsible for all transport and set-up of the Sea Cider stall, processing and brokering transactions, sampling product and keeping cash-out and sales records neat and tidy. The successful candidate will have a valid drivers license, serving is right certificate and a vehicle to transport goods.

If this sounds like you, in return Sea Cider provides an exciting, flexible and unconventional work environment for the right person!

QUALIFICATIONS:

Exceptional customer service is a core value at Sea Cider. Our customers, colleagues and suppliers expect this from us; it is a fundamental value by which we conduct ourselves. Farmers Market Sales Associate must fulfill this customer service expectation and demonstrate exceptional relationship skills, whether with clients, colleagues or suppliers.

In addition to exceptional customer service skills, the position requires a sincere, friendly, positive individual. Other knowledge and skills required are as follows:

  • Previous sales experience
  • Previous customer service experience in food and beverage, tourism or events
  • Successful event execution experience
  • Serving experience
  • An ability to create exceptional looking sales displays/stalls
  • Strong communication skills and a positive disposition
  • A valid drivers license
  • A valid serving it right certificate
  • A high degree of professionalism, initiative and personal accountability for meeting deliverables
  • Experience with cash out and cash handling procedures
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

*NEW* Sales and Marketing Representative - Global Fruit

  • Location: Kelowna, BC
  • Closing date: Unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Growing Cherries is our passion. Our orchards are small intimate affairs ranging in size from 4-250+ acres. Our growers live amongst their trees and work hands on in all aspects of the operation. We do not have the "factory farms" that dominate other parts of the globe. Our focus is quality not quantity. Our goal is to produce a large, perfect cherry, loaded with goodness every time.

This position will be based in Kelowna, BC however through training period time in the main office in Creston BC will be necessary. During the off season a flexible base can be discussed. This position involves daily sales during the harvest season, and market and strategy development during the off-season.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Source new clients, follow up on inquiries, prepare paperwork
  • Receive requests for quotations, orders, and lead times from customers. Make quotations on standard products, write orders, and relay pertinent order information to customers
  • Coordinate with other departments in handling purchase orders and providing service to customers
  • Achieve and maintain rapport with customers and work to give them the best possible service
  • Maintain files of active orders
  • Provide Weekly Progress Reports to management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid passport necessary as international travel is required
  • Strong customer service and marketing skills
  • Sound knowledge of proven sales processes
  • A thorough understanding of North American Retail Operations
  • A proven track record in increasing sales and finding new accounts
  • Experience preferred in fruit sales with established customer base preferred (Cherries, Apples, Blueberries)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple urgent tasks
  • Excellent communications skills - written, verbal, interpersonal
  • A positive, professional attitude with the ability to take initiative on processes outside of the defined job scope, including motivation to research and provide proactive solutions to management
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make sound decisions and solve problem
  • Excellent Communication Skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated skills to handle a variety of multiple accounts simultaneously
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Display a high level of effort and commitment toward performing work, with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Ability to form good working relationships with team members
  • Ability to plan your work, set priorities and determine resource requirements necessary to complete tasks

Communications and Outreach Coordinator - University of Victoria Student Radio Society CFUV 101.9 FM

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: April 23, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

CFUV 101.9 FM is Victoria’s campus/community radio station, but we’re also a non-profit, volunteer organization that’s dedicated to supporting the local music and arts community. Every summer, CFUV participates in and hosts many exciting community arts and music events and the Communications & Outreach Coordinator will be CFUV’s main representative.
In many instances, this person will be the community’s first contact with CFUV and so the successful candidate will have a passion for community organizations as well as a strong grasp on recruitment strategies.
The Communications & Outreach Coordinator will also represent CFUV online and will be responsible for promoting CFUV programming, events, festivals, and CFUV’s Eventide Music Series. They will launch online campaigns intended to engage with our listeners and generate increased interest in CFUV. This is a highly active and engaging position, and an excellent opportunity to get more involved in the local music, media and arts scenes.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Communications & Outreach Coordinator will be principally responsible for representing CFUV at local community events, including CFUV’s Eventide Music Series. They will assist the Coordinator of Volunteers in recruiting new listeners and training new volunteers to CFUV.

  • Prepare for, set-up, manage, and tear-down CFUV outreach tables at local events
  • Social media promotion and web-page management
  • Provide broadcast training for new volunteers at CFUV
  • Produce and edit outreach and training materials
  • Assist with submission processing in the Music Department
  • Special projects, administrative assistance, and other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Approachable and comfortable engaging with the public
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • A self-starter who is able to work independently
  • Experience with community outreach is a strong asset

Broadcast experience is not required, but is an asset. An understanding and appreciation of campus/community radio and its role in the community is a strong asset.

Promotions and Special Events Representative - GoodLife Fitness

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: April 23, 2017
  • Link to job posting: LIM job posting board (Job ID: 145913)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is it – THE job everyone dreams of! 

Imagine being part of all the major events in your community - marathons, trade shows, sporting events, and festivals big and small! The Promotions and Special Events Representative is responsible for the positive branding and representation of GoodLife in Vancouver.  This is a full-time, 4 month summer contract, with potential to be extended into part-time during the fall semester.

WARNING:  This job will cause you to have fun at work as you help thousands of Canadians lead fit and healthy lives. Side effects may include party-like atmosphere, extreme happiness, life-long friendships, and looking forward to going to work each day.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Represent GoodLife Fitness in the community by attending various events in Vancouver and surrounding areas
  • Create buzz and excitement about our brand through interactive one-on-one consumer experiences
  • Generate quality leads for our sales teams by educating the public about our products and services and encouraging them to enter our
  • summer contest
  • Distribute samples of various products to the general public to increase and maintain brand loyalty
  • Achieve daily/weekly/monthly lead targets and report on results
  • Provide marketing insights to Marketing Managers by producing qualitative and quantitative feedback from events
  • Have as much fun as you can and demonstrate what it’s like to live the good life!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree or diploma in Business or Marketing (or equivalent)  
  • Co-op in Marketing (or relevant) is considered to be an asset
  • Experience in engaging the public, networking, canvassing, working toward targets, promotions and event coordination
  • Loves to stand out in a crowd, and is energized about talking to the public
  • Strong work ethic, and a demonstrated ability to be professional and punctual at all events
  • Aptitude for technology, for picture taking and updating media channels
  • Comfortable working toward goals; must be motivated to meet and exceed targets
  • Strong attention to detail; will be responsible for company property including vehicle, electronic devices, and event asset kit
  • Passion for health and fitness
  • Experience in engaging the public, promotions or sales will be considered an asset
  • Must be comfortable with frequent travel, weekend, and evening work
  • Must have valid drivers’ license
  • Must be available to work all weekends during the summer
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week
  • Bilingualism (Verbal French & English) is considered to be an asset

Student Caller - UVic Annual Giving Program

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: May 3, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here (and in the LIM on-campus job posting board) 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is the job for you if…

  • You are passionate about making a difference in the world
  • You believe post-secondary education is critical to support society
  • You enjoy meeting and talking to new people

Student Callers play a vital role within the University. Through their work with the Student Calling Program, callers learn to interact with alumni and donors of all backgrounds and interests, communicate ideas and information clearly, and learn valuable negotiation techniques. Student Callers truly help make a difference by raising funds for student scholarships, bursaries, and other important UVic priorities.
We offer a fun and exciting team environment, flexible hours, games and incentives, opportunities to network with alumni, and a convenient campus location. Join our team today!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Phone UVic alumni and friends to update their records, respond to their questions, and ask for their financial support towards priority projects
  • Work a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per week (excluding reading break and exam periods where we offer optional sign-up shifts)
  • Maintain good public relations with alumni and friends by sharing information about UVic events and campus updates
  • Accurately record the results of every phone call
  • Arrive for work on time and prepared

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a current student at the University of Victoria.
  • Positive, friendly and upbeat attitude.
  • Willingness to engage with numerous people from all different backgrounds.
  • Persistent and hard working.
  • Good time management skills and punctual.

Sales and Marketing Coordinator - Silk Road

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: unspecified 
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 
This position has two components - one is co-ordinating in-store and online marketing efforts, and the other is interacting with and selling to customers in our retail environment.  Time spent with customers in person on the sales floor in our dynamic, award-winning retail environment provides valuable insights on how to effectively engage with them and message to clients online.  It also builds awareness and ongoing responsiveness to what drives foot traffic in-store.  You will administer and manage new and ongoing e-newsletters, website and social media projects, content calendars and analytics, and contribute to and execute on a co-ordinated and targeted social media strategy, develop and track metrics, assess campaigns, tools and channels, and provide insight and recommendations into new opportunities.  
 
This position is an invaluable opportunity to further develop marketing and sales skills and develop a unique understanding of how an innovative & cult-following brand communicates with customers.  
 
This position is in Victoria BC and reports directly to the CEO & Founder as well as the Sales Generating Manager. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Our Ideal Candidate:

You are excited about sales and marketing ,and highly motivated to create engaging content and in-store experiences that drive revenue and engagement.  You have excellent knowledge and understanding of social media marketing platforms including instagram, snapchat, twitter, pinterest, facebook and google+.  You also have excellent written and oral communication skills and a talent for messaging and positioning content in a compelling way.  You can perform collaboratively as part of a team as well as on a self-managed basis. You have the ability to multi-task, take initiative, create and self-manage deadlines, self-direct, and make recommendations for us to adapt new technologies.  You are results oriented, drive and self-motivated.

 

Membership Representative - Steve Nash Fitness World

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: unspecified 
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

You are confident and entrepreneurial, known for your #GoalGetter attitude and ability to thrive in a fast paced, pay for performance sales environment. You will play a fundamental role in acquiring new members and generating club revenue by bringing people and fitness together. You will represent the SNFC brand through daily phone/email communications, generating interest, qualifying leads and closing sales.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Achieve individual sales goals and targets through club membership sales
  • Source new members and referrals through lead follow-up and outbound phone calls/emails
  • Conduct tours of our facilities and services
  • Provide world class customer service to members, guests and visitors
  • Participate in club events and promotions
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated passion for health and fitness
  • Completion of high school
  • Previous customer service or sales experience preferred
  • Confident and consultative approach to sales
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively
  • Networker and self-starter
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Basic computer skills

Summer Marketing Coordinator - HelloFresh

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: unspecified 
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

HelloFresh is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing startups in North America. HelloFresh is the #1 meal kit delivery service globally, and is the largest company to come out of Europe over the past 4 years (market cap). Our growth trajectory and expansion has been phenomenal – only 4 years after inception we are active in 9 markets on 3 continents, and have been growing and scaling rapidly in Canada since our launch in June 2016.

Our team is diverse, high-performing and international, helping us to create a truly inspiring work environment in which you will thrive.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the eyes and ears of all HelloFresh marketing in Vancouver and the first point of contact with our agencies and sales teams;
  • Source opportunities for local marketing campaigns and manage our agencies to deliver on-site performance and sales targets;
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with brand representatives;
  • Think on your feet and devise creative solutions to any problems that arise;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of experience in marketing, event management, or account management
  • Enjoys the dynamism of a startup (fast-paced environment, shifting priorities, an "all hands on deck" approach)
  • Comfortable working remotely and enjoys working independently
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to results
  • Comfortable with flexible scheduling with event work on weekends
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • A passion for food!

Tourism and hospitality

*NEW* Administrative Assistant - Okanagan Wine Country Tours

  • Location: Kelowna, BC 
  • Closing date: May 1, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Candidates must be able to work independently within a busy, team environment. This position is mainly focused on assisting with the duties of the General Manager and keeping the office, organized and efficient. Knowledge of the Okanagan Wine Industry is a definite plus, experience working as a front desk agent at a hotel with a reservation system is desirable. Monday-Friday from May - September, with an opportunity for part-time hours during the fall/winter season. The office is located in West Kelowna with ample parking.

Wine tour guide position also available.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MAC operating system / Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook
  • Multi-line phone system
  • Experience in Reservations are an asset

*NEW* Sales and Experience Ambassador - Harbour Air Seaplanes

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Closing date: May 4, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our vibrant Sales and Experience Ambassadors represent Harbour Air in the community through their knowledge, passion, and ability to convey what our experience means to a potential guest. In this role you are responsible for selling our experience, while maintaining the utmost in integrity and customer service while doing so. We are looking for positive people with a passion for excellence and a commitment to teamwork to ensure our operations are World-class. Ready to join us?

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Full tour, charter, schedule, and experience knowledge of Harbour Air operations
  • Meeting specified sales targets
  • Active promotion and strong, positive relationships with the local hotel concierge community
  • Effectively communicating with various team members, including the effective use of telecommunication and technology devices
  • Answering questions and providing direction to guests, resolving concerns, and escalating ongoing issues to management
  • Professional conduct and attire on a daily basis 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Unparalleled motivation, passion, and the ability to demonstrate an "I care" and “I can do" attitude
  • A competitive desire to meet daily, weekly, and monthly sales targets
  • A strong sales track record, with travel and tourism background considered an asset
  • English language skills of a very high competency; additional language(s) an asset
  • A sound understanding of the Harbour Air culture and Guest Service Excellence
  • The ability to be articulate, concise, and be comfortable when speaking with potential guests about our experience
  • Sales and guest service excellence
  • Quick pep in your step
  • Intuitive decision making and confidence to thrive in fast paced and demanding scenarios
  • Positive attitude, determination, and perseverance that enables you to be successful in a competitive environment
  • The ability to work outdoors, weekends, and be flexible with the work hours

*NEW* Basecamp Coordinator - Kicking Horse River Basecamp

  • Location: Golden, BC
  • Closing date: May 31, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking for an extraordinary individual for our Base Camp Coordinator at the Kicking Horse base camp in Golden BC! If you are the type of person who likes to be challenged at work by doing different things every day – you should send us your resume! There are a number of tasks to be completed every day while holding this position – assisting the river guides with getting guests where they need to be, checking in rafting guests, collecting payments, partaking in BBQing lunch, transport of guides and gear at the river put-ins to name a few, phew! Our wish list for you: great communication skills with guests, guides and the central office of Kootenay River Runners, very organized, and be able to work in a dynamic environment! Get in touch with us if you have any questions! Please submit resumes to info@raftingtherockies.com

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guest check in
  • Hospitable customer service
  • Organizing daily logistics
  • Photographing Kicking Horse Trips
  • BBQing 
  • Driving Class 4 Bus

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Class 4 Bus Licence (Kootenay River Runners will pay for training)
  • Adaptable personality
  • Local Knowledge
  • Experience with working in the Adventure Tourism Industry
  • Ability to take initiative and think independently
  • Photography

*NEW* Bellperson - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre

  • Location: Sun Peaks, BC
  • Closing date: May 31, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center has proven to be one of the highest levels of customer service providers within the tourism industry. We can promise you a memorable and gainful working experience within our high volume and challenging work environments.

Other employment opportunites at Sun Peaks Grand here.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guide and assist with all tasks, which impact the Guest Arrival and Departure Process
  • Knowledgeable of all hotel facilities and services and Sun Peaks / Kamloops area, with the ability to promote and direct guests to these areas
  • Participate actively in a multi-functional work environment
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and professionalism within all areas of the Guest Arrival/Departure Process

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated experience in front office and/or guest service areas, with strong knowledge and understanding of the Front Office/Guest Reception Process in a full-service Hotel environment
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License, with the ability to drive an automatic and standard vehicle
  • Good physical condition, as position is physically demanding
  • Must be able to lift carry or push a minimum of 50 lbs.

*NEW* Front Desk Agent - Royal Scot Hotel and Suites

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Royal Scot Hotel and Suites is recruiting front desk staff for the spring and summer! Temporary and permanent positions available. This is a great opportunity to work in a three diamond hotel in a friendly, team-oriented work environment.

The Front Desk position is a key part of the overall success of the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites. Often, this is the first and last person a guest comes in contact with. It is very important that the individual possesses a strong outgoing personality, with an ability to pay close attention to details. The successful candidate should be able to work well with others while demonstrating an ability to work unsupervised. We are proud of our strong reputation for great customer service, and this guides us with everything we do.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet guests in a friendly manner and follow check-in procedures
  • Take payments and post accurately to guest accounts
  • Follow set policies regarding cash handling
  • Communicate with other departments in a friendly and professional manner
  • Be aware of local attractions and restaurants and make recommendations to guests
  • Handle incoming telephone calls and other guest communication in a discreet fashion
  • Input and confirm Guest reservations, both over the phone and via email
  • Accurately communicate with other shifts regarding issues arising from day to day operations
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous hospitality experience preferred
  • Experience with ICS 2000 PMS an asset
  • Diploma in Hospitality or related courses an asset
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking, fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work all shifts, including weekends, evenings and holidays

Lobby Service Agent - Vancouver Airport Marriott

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Closing date: May 10, 2017
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Guide and assist with all tasks that impact the Guest arrival/departure process, providing luggage assistance and rooming the guest. Responsible for providing guests with information about hotel facilities and services and the area surrounding the hotel. Provide guests with efficient and professional service with the goal of exceeding guest expectations in all interactions and increasing repeat business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Escorting guests to and from their rooms/vehicles, assisting with luggage, explaining in-room amenities, hotel facilities and emergency procedures
  • Assisting guests with the tagging, storing and retrieving of luggage, packages and frozen fish boxes
  • Delivering of mail, packages, messages and dry-cleaning
  • Communicating with all associates, being attentive to Front Desk
  • Follow-up with any guest complaints or concerns to ensure our guests are completely satisfied
  • Maintaining presentation of work area, including polishing of bell carts
  • Follow emergency procedures and respond accordingly to assist in emergency situations when required
  • Providing all guests with friendly, personalized and professional services in a timely manner
  • Have knowledge of daily VIP guest arrivals and groups in-house or arriving
  • Anticipate needs of all guests upon arrival and throughout their stay
  • Full knowledge of hotel facilities and daily events, thereby able to promote facilities and direct guests to appropriate locations
  • Knowledgeable of surrounding area, with the ability to promote and direct guests (i.e. restaurants, attractions, shopping, etc)
  • Any other special projects or tasks as required
  • Collaborate and provide support on social media initiatives including online reputation management (TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.), content creation and social customer service
  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated experience in guest service areas
  • Commitment to exceeding guest expectations and providing exceptional service
  • Knowledgeable of Richmond/Vancouver and surrounding areas (i.e. transit systems, attractions, restaurants)
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lbs
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and guest service skills and style
  • Must possess a positive and mature attitude, and the proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Must consistently demonstrate outstanding Spirit to Serve
  • Must possess a positive and flexible attitude
  • Collaborate and provide support on social media initiatives including online reputation management (TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.), content creation and social customer service

Guest Services Agent - Toronto Bicycle Tours

  • Location: Toronto
  • Closing date: unspecified 
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

At Toronto Bicycle Tours we are the friendly guides to those exploring Toronto. Whether they are first time visitors, returning guests, or even long-time residents, we seek to connect our customers to the city, and to each other. Our love of meaningful experiences links us together, and encourages our guests to lose themselves in the story of Toronto, and in doing so, add their own unique experiences to the life of this great city.

As one of our Guest Services Agents for the 2017 tour season, you will be the first point of contact for our prospective guests: people from around the world who are looking for the best way to spend their time while in Toronto. You will field their questions about our tours and rentals, make recommendations, help them with bookings and administer our bike rentals. You will also provide support to our tour operation, helping to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that our guests have a fantastic experience.

You love helping people. You know how much is at stake for our guests – that they are choosing to spend time & money with us – and you want to help ensure that they feel welcome and that they make the most of their time while with us, and while in the city.

You’ll connect with our guests regularly by phone, by email, online, and in person, so strong communication skills are essential. You will be trusted to work independently while also contributing to our team. You are an energetic self-starter who does the right thing even when no one else is watching. This is a challenging and rewarding role in a dynamic environment, requiring an ability to stay organized and focused.

QUALIFICATIONS:

On a practical level, we need caring, personable, and responsible candidates who have:

  • Experience working with the public in customer service, hospitality or tourism
  • Office or Administrative Experiences
  • Great phone and email manner
  • Strong computer/internet skills. Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel), and instant messaging applications
  • An interest in connecting with people from all over the world
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Lives in Toronto today
  • Familiarity with cycling in Toronto is a definite asset

Our Guest Services Agents come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all love helping people, live in (and love) Toronto, and are strong communicators who can stay organized in a fast paced environment.

If you are driven by your love of your city, and your desire to help others experience the best of Toronto then we want to talk to you! Or if you know someone who’d consider this their dream job – do them a favor and pass it along!

Seasonal Tour Operations Agent - Chateau Lake Louise

  • Location: Lake Louise
  • Closing date: unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A great opportunity waits at Lake Louise.  We are searching for a dynamic individual who is passionate about delivering on the promise of excellence in Guest Service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Tour Operations Supervisor, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Ensure proper billing procedures for in-house conventions, tours, and F.I.T.'s
  • Provide other hotel departments with information regarding incoming tours, F.I.T.'s and related tour aspects
  • Assign rooms and prepare for the arrival of daily tours
  • Complete all revisions accurately and in a timely fashion for incoming tours and F.I.T.'s
  • Provide reception, cashier and information services to escorts of the hotel.
  • Ensure the safety and well being of our guests and co-workers by maintaining a knowledge of crisis and emergency procedures
  • Work shifts as business levels dictate
  • Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the hotel health and safety program.
  • Adhere to all environmental policies and programs as required
  • Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written), second language an asset
  • Previous Front Desk and/or Reservations experience in a Mountain Resort setting an asset.
  • Delphi, Property Manager, Word and excel an asset.
  • High School Diploma an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must be a well organized, self motivated individual who works well under pressure. 

Reservations Agent/Switchboard Operator - Hotel Grand Pacific

  • Location: Victoria
  • Closing date: unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Come and work with us at the Hotel Grand Pacific this summer!

The position is responsible for providing efficient and friendly service to internal and external callers.  Duties include maximizing hotel revenue and occupancy by selling room nights and room rates to incoming callers, dispatching guest requests within the hotel and taking Room Service orders.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have previous reservations or sales experience as well as the ability to multitask, type 40 WPM, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word and have the ability to handle high volumes of calls with a clear, friendly manner. Familiar with Micros Opera PMS considered an asset.

Guest Service Representative - Prince of Whales Whale Watching

  • Location: Victoria
  • Closing date: unspecified
  • Link to job posting: here

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are currently seeking intelligent and organized team players to join our Victoria operations for the upcoming 2015 whale watching season! Guest Service Representatives will work in small teams to establish meaningful connections with potential guests who are reaching out to us in order to plan their vacation(s) and gather information about our tours. We take pride in the level of service that we provide and it is important that you share this value. You will be responsible for greeting guests in a timely manner and helping to guide them through their entire experience at Prince of Whales.

You must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and have experience using Microsoft Office applications. Because you will be working with a digital reservations system, attention to detail is very important. Adaptability, a positive attitude, a high level of professionalism, and the ability to connect quickly with guests from all over the world is essential to success. You must be proficient at working in a fast paced environment and must possess the ability to multitask. It is essential that you are able to actively listen and stay calm under stress.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A proven ability to succeed as part of a team, and a desire to become involved in company culture
  • A commitment to quality, a willingness to learn, and an eye for detail
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with a willingness to learn and follow direction
  • An ability to manage expectations, mitigate conflict, and communicate across cultures
  • A keen interest in learning more about marine mammals and ocean conservation
  • Past experience using Microsoft Office, Windows 7 & 8, and webmail

Want to search on your own? Start here.

We've compiled a list of popular job posting sites to help you get started. Explore these sites to find a wide range of work opportunities, plus learn how to gain valuable experience as a volunteer and how to leverage social media in your work search.

Explore the following job posting sites for industry-specific job opportunities:

Accounting and auditing

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

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Communications, public relations and marketing directories

Community and social services

Diversity

Education (K-12)

Education (post-secondary)

Engineering and information technology

Environmental and life sciences

Finance, banking and insurance

Banks and credit unions

Insurance Companies

Government

  • Govjobs.ca (links to federal, provincial and municipal job posting sites across Canada)

Municipal/regional

Provincial/Territorial

Federal

International

Health

Hospitality and tourism

Manufacturing, fashion and construction

Mining, oil and gas

Recreation centres and facilities

Sales and service

Transportation

Utilities

If you're already in classes, working part-time or just looking to pick up some new skills, volunteering is a great option. Check out our volunteer resources page for tons of information and volunteer opportunities, or check out posting sites below.

Opportunities at UVic

There are tons of opportunities to volunteer right here on campus. Here are some popular options:

  • Student Affairs: Volunteer in August and September to help new students transition smoothly to UVic. Our general event volunteers and tour guides deliver campus-wide events like UVic’s Weeks of Welcome (Orientation) while building communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills. Find details here or contact Kate Hollefreund.
  • Co-operative Education Program and Career Services: Volunteer for our events in September to practice your communication, time management, problem-solving and public relations skills—contact evcoop@uvic.ca to ask about volunteer opoortunities. Want an advanced leadership position? Become a career ambassador! You'll support other students by helping with résumés, cover letters and job searches. 
  • Counselling Services: CS recruits senior students into their Peer Helping program. This is an awesome opportunity for students interested in helping fellow students. You'll learn about campus resources, mental health, diversity and human ethics and boundaries while using your communication and self-awareness skills. 
  • English Language Centre: Want to learn about another culture and make an international friend? Join the Conversation Partner Program to chat with an English as a Second Language (ESL) student and help him or her practice English. Please email conversationpartner@uvic.ca for an application.
  • Equity and Human Rights Office: Join Human Rights Education Volunteers (HREV) to promote inclusive, respectful and welcoming study and work environments on campus. As a volunteer, you'll provide educational workshops and materials related to social justice and human rights to the UVic community. For information, please contact Moussa Magassa.
  • Health Services: If you're interested in health and wellness (nursing, exercise physiology, education, etc), become a Student Health 101 Volunteers. Enthusiastic and passionate volunteers are needed to help out with an e-magazine created specifically for university students. In this position, you'll practice your public speaking, creative and video skills. For details, please contact Sara Wegwitz.
  • Office of International Affairs: The Office of International Affairs coordinates International Education Week (IEW) week every fall. IEW volunteers use their teamwork, communication and customer service skills in promoting the university and international experiences. For details, please contact Paula Ceroni.
  • Alumni Relations: Are you a UVic student or graduate? Meet UVic friends in Victoria and around the world while gaining valuable experience for your résumé as a volunteer with the UVic Alumni Association! You can volunteer as a UVic student ambassador, on committees and branches, for social and networking events and more. Find details and contact info here.
  • University of Victoria Students’ Society: Recruits for many volunteer opportunities, including food bank workers, political campaign volunteers and special event volunteers. You'll support fellow students and gain valuable skills—from budgeting to campaign management. You can also volunteer with UVSS clubs and course unions, allowing you to meet other students passionate about the same things as you

Opportunities posted on Learning in Motion

Many organizations post volunteer opportunities on LearninginMotionl. To log in to the portal and see these postings, simply sign up for a free student or alumni account using your Netlink ID.

Opportunities in Canada

Check out these external directories to make a connection that’s right for you.

  • Volunteer Victoria: The primary recruitment and referral centre for the Greater Victoria Region. It can connect you with over 600 volunteer opportunities through its online database. Plus it provides individualized placement support to young people aged 15 to 29.
  • Canadian Volunteer Directory: Managed by Canadian-Universities.net, this resource is organized by category, city, town, county and province. The volunteer database is made up of over 4,000 categorized non-profit organizations and agencies from over 500 locations across Canada.
  • GoVolunteer: Lists volunteer opportunities with over 1,500 organizations in BC and Alberta.
  • Charity Village: A centralized site where the Canadian non-profit sector posts volunteer opportunities, resources and more.

International opportunities

Here is a short selection of volunteer service organizations - check out our volunteer page for questions to ask yourself when seeking international volunteer experience:

  • Volunteer BaseCamp: BaseCamps Volunteer Abroad Program is one of the longest running and most affordable international volunteer programs in the world. Since 1998, the program has coordinated international volunteers working on projects with small community groups, non-governmental organizations and institutions seeking volunteer assistance. This program places volunteers all over the world and includes extensive in-country orientation and training.
  • Latitude Global Volunteering: Latitude has operated in the field of international volunteering for over 40 years.  It places and supports student volunteers around the world.
  • GoAbroad: This US-based site provides a comprehensive international education and volunteering database.
  • International Volunteer Directory: Created by the staff of Experiential Learning International (ELI), this US not-for-profit organization specializes in international volunteer programs. The site provides excellent advice and information about volunteering abroad and provides a listing of ELI opportunities. 
  • CrossContinental Solutions: Offers flexible intern and volunteer abroad programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America with meals, accommodation, on-site support hotline and more.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions: A not-for-profit organization that operates international volunteer programs in twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
  • uVolunteer: An international volunteer abroad program that works with NGOs, governments, grassroots organizations and private partners to offer volunteer projects.