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Find job postings

Whether you're looking for a career-track position, volunteer experience, a co-op job or just some casual income to help pay the bills, you can explore your options here.



Find a co-op job

If you’re a current UVic co-op student, you can browse jobs posted by co-op employers on Learning in Motion. Want to access these job postings? Join co-op!

Find a full-time, part-time, casual or tutor position

Log in to Learning in Motion for postings or to register as a tutor. Check out our journey kit for other job posting sites (local and international).

Find a summer job (special feature)

Check out Shift Into Summer, our online summer job expo, for new featured summer postings updated regularly until May 18, 2015!

Find a volunteer position

Search Learning in Motion for volunteer positions, or check out our volunteer resources or Volunteer Victoria.

Find a job on campus

Search Learning in Motion for on-campus postings, check out UVic Careers, see Work Study positions in the next section or find job ideas in the tab at the bottom of this page ("Who hires on campus").

Find a Work Study position on campus

The Work Study Program provides part-time on-campus work experience for eligible students who demonstrate financial need. You must be pre-approved for the program before applying for any Work Study positions, and all Work Study jobs must be completed by the end of April each year.

Find a job abroad

Check out GoinGlobal (subscription sponsored by UVic Co-op and Career) for jobs abroad, country guides and cultural information. You can also read our working abroad section for more info.

Who hires on campus

These listings are meant to provide you with some leads but may be outdated, so please be sure to refer to specific departments for up-to-date information.

Athletics and Recreation

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:

  • All postings will appear on the Vikesrec.uvic.ca or posted on the job board at the Stewart Complex and McKinnon Gym.
  • 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.

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Located in: Barkley Sound, west of Port Alberni

Positions:

  • Hire occasionally through the Service Canada Canada Summer Jobs program
  • Work Study positions sometimes available

Hiring procedures:

  • Hire through direct application to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
  • Must also take a summer course to be eligible for work-study positions
  • Duties include everything from assisting with field and laboratory work of students and researchers, manual labour, and weekend tours.

Bookstore

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) 
  • Contact Assistant-Manager, Operations, bring completed application form, resume and class schedule
  • Employment is usually short - approx. 2 to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Campus tours

Offices located in: University Centre

Positions:

  • Campus tour guides

Rate of pay: $10.00 per hour

Hiring procedures:

  • Posted on Learning in Motion when available
  • Third- or fourth-year students who know the campus well are preferred

Ceremonies and Special Events

Ceremonies and Special Events

Offices located in: Cornett Building B142

Positions:

  • Robing assistants, greeters and program distributors needed for Spring and Fall Convocations (June and Nov)

Rate of pay:

  • Volunteer: 1-2 hours per ceremony

Hiring procedures: Interested applicants should contact Sandra Carlson directly.

Development and External Relations

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/hr

Hiring procedures:

  • Positions are available year-round. Hiring takes place in September, January and April.
  • Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5-9 pm, Thursday 4-8 pm, Saturday 10am - 2 pm, Sunday 2-6 pm.
  • 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 agdevt@uvic.ca with "Student Caller Position" in the subject line.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management

Normally post only through UVic Careers

May have full-time "Canada Summer Job" positions advertised on Learning in Motion in April/May and part-time Work Study positions advertised on the same site in Sept/Jan each year.

Finnerty Express Coffee Shop

Finnerty Express Coffee Shop

Location: Downstairs from the bookstore (Campus Services Building)

Positions: Casual student coffee shop workers (CUPE 951 positions), most hiring done in August of each year but casual positions may be available for experienced people throughout the year.

Hiring Procedures: Current students may drop off resume with references to Linda Ferretti in Finnerty's Coffee shop. Other positions (part-time or full-time) may be posted through UVic Human Resources through the year.

Graduate Students Society

Graduate Students Society

Offices Located in: The George & Ida Halpern Centre for Graduate Students

Positions:

  • Office postings include short term and part time student positions, and occasionally permanent administrative positions are advertised through Learning in Motion, on Craigslist and occasionally on CharityVillage.
  • Part time kitchen staff and services for the Grad House restaurant on Learning in Motion and on Craigslist
  • Work Study postings are posted through Student Awards & Financial Aid's website in September when available.

Housing, Food & Conference Services

Housing, Food & Conference Services

Offices located in: Craigdarroch Office Building (near residence cafeteria)

Positions:

Housing:

  • cleaning staff (summer only)
  • casual labouring
  • bed makers (summer only)
  • office help
  • hotel desk clerks
  • mail sorting
  • deliveries
  • resident advisors

Food:

  • serving staff
  • stocking
  • bussing

Hiring Procedures:

Housing:

  • May through August - hire some casual (labourers, bed makers, cleaning staff) through UVic Careers
  • Most casual positions are filled by residence students during the academic year
  • Will occasionally post position with Learning in Motion for cafeteria workers for the University Centre cafeteria and for summer housekeepers in residence buildings

Food:

Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC)

Innovation and Development Corporation (IDC)

Student Employment Opportunities: IDC regularly hires graduate and undergraduate students for co-op work terms and part-time work study employment. IDC mostly hires students from the Faculty of Business (MBA and BCom), but also hires students from the Faculties of Science and Engineering for specific projects tied to our commercialization activities. Most IDC student positions are posted through Department Co-op Offices.

Work study positions: These positions are usually up to 340 hours of part-time employment for UVic students enrolled in at least 4.5 units. Work study positions typically begin in September/October and can continue as late as March. IDC selects candidates from across the UVic disciplines, and IDC work study projects are mostly directed at a single or specific project (such as writing, desktop publishing, computer programming, etc) and, usually, can be performed over flexible hours. IDC work study positions are posted at the work study job posting website.

Unsolicited Resumes: IDC are happy to receive your resume for opportunities at IDC. However, please note that they will be kept for only 30 days, after which time they will be discarded.

Legacy Art Galleries

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 our Learning in Motion or students may apply directly with their résumé by email to curator@uvic.ca
  • Hire students in Fine Arts, Humanities, Cultural Resource Management, Social Sciences
  • Co-op students from Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing and Social Sciences for 1-2 work terms

Purchasing Services

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/hr

Hiring Procedures:

Printing & Duplicating Services

Printing & Duplicating Services

Offices Located in: Saunders Annex

Positions:

  • Casual positions available in bindery and high speed duplicating

Rate of Pay: Union rate

Hiring Procedures:

  • Casual positions are filled through a file maintained within department - students should apply directly

University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

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:

Positions are posted on Learning in Motion in the last week of August.

University Club

University Club

Offices located in: University Club

Positions: Part-time cooks, bartenders, servers and dishwashers

Hiring Procedures:

  • Hire 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 of Victoria Libraries

University of Victoria Libraries

Offices Located in: McPherson Library.

Positions:

  • Student library assistants (casual hours of work - average 6 hours per week, normally posted on Learning in Motion in mid-August of each year)
  • Work Study positions (during the school term (Sept-Apr.) Work Study "Library Monitor"; you must qualify for the Work Study Program before applying for 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. Basically you must have been a full-time student in the past year and planning on returning to school in the fall, you 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. Vacancies in the libraries are linked under the following categories.

University Systems

University Systems

Offices located in: Clearihue Building

Positions:

  • Part-time jobs doing computer consulting and teaching
  • Computer lab and Computer Help Desk
  • Some casual TV production

Rates of pay: $13.76 to $23.27 CUPE 4163 pay scale effective 01 Sep 2009. $17.56 per hr for CUPE 951 positions.

Hiring procedures:

  • Most jobs go through Human Resources (full-time, part-time, casual and summer)
  • Some casual positions filled by direct application by student
  • Often advertised on Learning in Motion

UVic Communications Services

UVic Communications Services

Offices Located: Sedgewick C149

Positions:

  • Poster Board Maintenance positions 
  • Distributing Posters and Publications 
  • Work Study positions

Rate of Pay: Student Wage

Hiring Procedures:

UVic Students' Society - UVSS

UVic Students' Society - UVSS

Offices located in: Student Union Building

Positions:

  • 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 $10.58 an hour for a general worker position up to $13.62 an hour for a supervising position. (This includes 5% vacation pay)

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. 
  • Both Career Services and UVSS have application forms or you may download them in pdf format at uvss.ca (requires legal paper). Students should submit them along with a current resume to the SUB Info Booth or the SUB General Office B128.
  • Most hiring occurs in August, September and early January but positions are posted all year long when they become available.
  • Employ approximately 160 students during the winter session.
  • 30 Full-time positions are open to non-students and students alike (when vacancies occur).
  • Part-time student positions are only available to undergraduate students in good standing
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