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. Check back weekly 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

From April 3 - May 17, we update this page with new summer postings that we pull from around the web. You can also check out popular job posting sites below.

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

Arts, culture and communications

Art Camp Leader – Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: April 6, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Art Camp Leader will, under the direction of the Creative Remix Day Camp Supervisor, facilitate camp programs for children ages 6 to 12 years.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the other Creative Remix  Day Camp Leaders and assist the Supervisor to develop weekly themes and to plan and implement age-appropriate activities (eg. arts & crafts, games, out trips) in accordance with the artistic themes
  • Assist with preparations for weekly art workshops with professional artists to deliver a variety of cultural, artistic and participatory activities.
  • Encourage physical and mental fitness through exposure to a wide range of cultural, artistic and recreational activities
  • Work with a group of peers to deliver a safe, fun, creative environment for day camp participants each and every day
  • Assist in the direct supervision and mentorship of high school student leaders and volunteers
  • Build positive relationships with participants, parents, guardians, co-workers and the community through active participation in program activities
  • Liaise & communicate with parents who have questions/concerns regarding the program and working with the Creative Remix Day Camp Supervisor to resolve any issues

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a Day Camp setting as a leader
  • Strong knowledge of age-appropriate activities & out trips for children ages 6 to 12 years
  • Experience working in the arts and/or training in an arts discipline with a passion for artistic endeavors
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with children & adults
  • Valid first aid and CPR certification is mandatory
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability & willingness to work within a culturally, economically and socially diverse community
  • Minimum one year college or university education in a related field

Eligibility

  • 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 at the post‐secondary level
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Preference will be given to those who are choosing a career in child and youth care, arts & culture, recreation, education or social services

User Experience Designer – Royal British Columbia Museum

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: April 6, 2018
  • Link to job posting: royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The user experience designer will entertain and manage groups and visitors for the upcoming summer exhibition, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, working with people who are passionate about the human, natural and archival history of British Columbia

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated experience with, and enjoy performing before large audiences and/or tour/school groups
  • Upbeat, cheerful and “can-do” attitude
  • Skilled communicator in English, and ideally have one (or more) of the following second languages to draw upon: Cantonese, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, or Korean
  • Understand and appreciate how to communicate effectively with different cultures, and have the ability to communicate comfortably, with tact and diplomacy before large audiences
  • Able to answer, refer or act on a wide variety of enquiries in an efficient, courteous, discreet and tactful manner
  • Some understanding of applied theatre and public education principles, and have excellent organizational skills
  • Can be relied upon to provide outstanding customer service, and have the ability to entertain large crowds if necessary

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Available from May 7 – September 3, 2018
  • Willing to work weekends and statutory holidays, and be flexible
  • Wear Museum-supplied uniform during their shift
  • This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada (be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status)

Youth Counsellor – Kay Meek Centre

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: April 15, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Youth Counsellor will assist with dance classes and productions, as well as various administrative duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Conservatory Program Director with paperwork and administration
  • Assist in registration of students, follow up with parents
  • Provide, maintain, and update all student paperwork as and when needed
  • Check in and check out each student daily, ensure students are in correct classes
  • Act as assistant to each instructor in all classes and rehearsals
  • Manage dance rehearsals with small groups as Dance Captain
  • Assist with productions as required, including work during rehearsals and backstage
  • Manage pizza days and special meal days

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post Secondary studies in Theatre, film, performing arts, education, or relevant experience
  • Experience working in Stage Management
  • Experience working with Youth
  • Experience working with MS Word and Excel
  • Flexible Schedule: daytime, evening, and weekend shifts as required
  • Adaptable to a frequently changing and collaborative office environment
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Fluency in a second language and asset (Mandarin, Cantonese, or Farsi)

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Have been registered as 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.

Volunteer Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant – Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Volunteer Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant will work closely with and report to the Festival Producer. The successful candidate will be an integral member of a small team and will be involved in many aspects of Festival planning and production.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • in-person and telephone reception
  • answering queries from the public
  • liaising with and scheduling 150 volunteers
  • processing ticket orders
  • providing administrative support to the Producer

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will be a full-time student now and in the next school year. They will:

  • be comfortable with and enjoy working with the public
  • be accurate, organized and efficient
  • be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • have an appreciation for Canadian books and writing

The successful candidate will also have a working competency in word processing, email, spreadsheet and database management.

Satellite Shop Retail Associate and Tour/Event Support – Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual with an interest in Northwest Coast art and culture, and a background in First Nations Studies, Anthropology, or a related discipline. The successful applicant will work throughout the summer for 2-3 days a week, or more once tourist season begins. The successful applicant will report to the Satellite Shop Manager and will assist with customers, as well as tours and events at the Bill Reid Gallery. While this position is seasonal, it could lead to a permanent role. Training will begin in May.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

One of the focuses of this position will be promoting local artists, and educating the public on Northwest Coast art. The successful applicant will assist with sales, and help with store merchandising. The ideal candidate will also be trained as a gallery docent, and provide support for events at the gallery.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The applicant should be a self-motivated creative individual, who is able to think outside the box. Sales, customer service, and public speaking are required skills. Experience in photography and graphic design is considered a major asset. We are looking for someone who is able to work on Sunday mornings. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply!

*NEW* Summer Curatorial Assistant – Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society

  • Location: Williams Lake, BC
  • Closing date: May 1, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is seeking students with interests in local history to complete curatorial projects and assist with the operations of the museum for summer 2018.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Currently enrolled in and returning to full-time post-secondary studies.
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or refugee status in Canada between 15 and 30 years old.
  • Preference will be given to those enrolled in a relevant field such as museum studies, history, anthropology, archeology, sociology, conservation, or Indigenous studies.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Excellent research, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
• Strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills;
• Flexible, resourceful, able to work both as part of a team and independently within workplace guidelines;
• Able to switch between various ongoing projects and prioritize goals as needed;
• Efficient knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;

*NEW* Animal Program Interpreter – Fraser Heritage Society

  • Location: Harrison Mills, BC
  • Closing date: May 10, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Animal Program Interpreter will be responsible for care of animals and all aspects of animal husbandry on our interpretive farm and interpret, inform and entertain visitors by presenting information, history & demonstrations pertaining to the animal program

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for care of animals and all aspects of animal husbandry on our interpretive farm
  • Interpret, inform and entertain visitors by presenting information, history & demonstrations pertaining to the animal program
  • Initiates conversation with visitors and proceeds with the interpretation based on their interests and level of understanding
  • Maintains cleanliness in barns, stables and various animal shelters
  • Attends to all site opening and closing routines
  • Informs and entertains visitors by presenting accurate information and demonstrations with enthusiasm and imagination
  • Assists with the interpretation and programming of the heritage orchard, gardens and grounds
  • Researches historical information on farming, farm animals and the gardens.
  • Educates fellow staff with learned information and provides updates at weekly staff meetings.
  • Assists with educational programming & provides tour groups with history of 1920s agriculture and farming practices in rural British Columbia.
  • Assists with activities on special event days.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some knowledge of the care of livestock and poultry an asset, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to work co-operatively, as part of a team.
  • Ability to work outdoors & carry out routine oral and written instructions
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You are an individual who pays close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work 35 hours a week including weekends.
  • Driver’s license not required but must possess a reliable means of transportation to/from work
  • Priority may be given to students in our surrounding towns and First Nations communities
  • Must be able to pass a criminal record check.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Have been registered as 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.

*NEW* Museum Guide – Pemberton and District Museum and Archives Society

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: June 19, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Museum Guide will provide visitor services and guided tours to connect museum visitors to local, regional and national Canadian history.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Connect all visitors to the museum to regional history including local events and activities and educational resources onsite and online.
  • Assist with improvement of signage, labels and educational information on site.
  • Assist with creation of signage, labels and educational materials in French related to Canadian pioneer history.
  • Assist with creation of exploratory activities for children.
  • Deliver guided tours to individuals and groups as required including adults and children.
  • Connect visitors to history through guided tours that hi-light artifacts and information from the Pemberton Museum’s collection.
  • Provide assistance to all visitors to ensure they can access the museum and its displays and resources.
  • Recommend and connect visitors to other cultural activities and museums in the Sea to Sky region.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school and/or post-secondary education with interest in history, museum studies, education, visual arts, marketing or tourism
  • an understanding of museums and their role in a community
  • experience working with public (children, families, adults)
  • excellent communication skills; verbal and written
  • reliable and professional work standards
  • outstanding customer service skills
  • works cooperatively with others
  • professional presentation and design skills
  • knowledge of learning styles, reading levels and abilities
  • proficient with MS Office; especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Physical requirements include: working outside, lifting, moving or carrying objects of various weight and dimension, climbing stairs, using a step ladder, standing for long periods, walking on uneven surfaces, and desk work.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Have been registered as 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.

Seasonal/Summer Interpreter/Guide – Britannia Mine Museum

  • Location: Britannia Beach, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The interpreter/guide will deliver public tours and educate visitors about the history of mining in BC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delivery of public tours which entails tunnel tour, Mill building and gold panning
  • Acting as on site ambassadors to greet, assist and engage visitors on site. This may include roaming interpretation, or assisting visitors in their activities on site, e.g. how to gold pan, or engaging them whilst they wait for their underground tour
  • Committing to learning and understanding Britannia and mining history
  • Assisting with the completion of daily and weekly chores to ensure excellent standards and good first impressions are met
  • Contributing to weekly Front of House staff meetings to ensure good communication throughout summer

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Enjoy interacting with people of all ages
  • Have excellent communication skills - can adjust presentations to suit the understanding of the group (e.g. children, international visitors)
  • Be a team player, dependable and know the importance of time management
  • Have the ability to do some physical work and to work outside in the elements
  • Have an interest in history, geology, education, mining or environmental issues

Production Assistant – The Dance Centre

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Production Assistant’ primary focus is to provide support to the Technical Director and the Venue and Services Administrator at The Dance Centre in areas related to facility operations (reception, coordination of rental of space; set up of studios for special events; stage management, assist TD in the planning and execution of events scheduled in the 154-seat theatre etc). The applicant will work with a diverse range of stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support The Dance Centre’s year-round operations as a leading cultural organization serving the diverse and multi-talented dance community in Vancouver and BC.
  • Support any off-site events that may arise and will work with other staff helping to support the complex day-to-day operations of Scotiabank Dance Centre facility, (comprising of seven studios including a 154 seat production studio).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • have experience using PC and Mac operating systems
  • be proficient using MS Office 
  • have excellent oral communication skills, including an ability to address individuals and groups
  • have excellent written communication skills, 
  • feel comfortable engaging with people of all ages, different cultural backgrounds and show enthusiasm for the arts sector in general; 
  • preferably have some experience in assisting with customer service and in the delivery or production of public programs for all ages; 
  • Must be comfortable working at heights, ability to lift up 30 pounds/13.6 Kilos

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies in Performing Arts 
  • Must be 15 to 30 years old and a full-time students intending to return to your studies in the next school year

Parks/rec, camps and outdoor

Sports Instructor, Camp Counsellor, Teacher, ESL – Wynchemna School

  • Location: Calgary or Vancouver
  • Closing date: April 13, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Teaching English or French, talking and doing recreational activities with international students. Teachers and the students reside at residences during their stay in Calgary and Vancouver.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Wake up Call. Have breakfast with the students from 8:00–8:30. 
  • Teach English/French/Recreational Class I from 8:45–10:15 (on average 7 students per class). 
  • Teach English/French/Recreational Class II from 10:15–11:45. Have lunch with the students from 12:00–2:30. 
  • Participate in afternoon recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. from 1:00–5:00. 
  • Have supper with the students from 6:00–6:30.
  • Participate in evening recreational activities from 7:30–10:00 such as going to the movies, Loose Moose, roller-skating, etc. 
  • Apartment checks by the teachers are also expected. 
  • The final week is spent camping in tents with the students in Banff and Jasper National Park or Vancouver Island. These courses are three or four weeks long; this includes Saturday and Sunday. (7 days a week). 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree or studying English, French, Education, Communication, Physical Education, etc.
  • Interested in teaching English/French as a Second Language
  • Standard First Aid
  • Experience working and having fun with students
  • Enjoys talking and listening to students

Student Ranger Crew Member – BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

  • Location: Various locations around BC
  • Closing date: April 13, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

For the 2018 season, the BC Parks Student Ranger Program will see 48 students employed in BC Parks across the province from May to August. Eligible candidates for the 2018 season are Canadian Residents between the ages of 18 and 30, currently enrolled in full-time studies and who intend to return to full-time studies in the next academic year. BC Parks encourages students from Indigenous backgrounds to apply for these positions.

Eight crews will be recruited, hired and employed by BC Parks across five BC Parks Regions.  

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 [in or outside of Canada];
  • Between 18 - 30 years of age;
  • Available to work continuously from mid-May–August, 2018;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • Must participate and successfully pass the training requirements provided during program training;
  • Preference for those currently studying or with interests in future studies in natural resource management, outdoor recreation or related fields [biology, geology, resource management, recreational planning, forestry, fisheries, etc.];
  • Preference may be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous.

*NEW* Park Worker – Alice Lake Provincial Park

  • Location: Squamish, BC
  • Closing date: April 27, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties include park fee collection, providing information to the public and patrolling park land areas to ensure park regulation compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

All Candidates should be responsible and self-motivated, have a positive attitude and enjoy working outdoors with the public. Some relevant experience preferred, this includes work in the customer service, compliance/enforcement, and cash handling fields. A valid BC driver's licence is also required.

*NEW* Park Patrol – Sasquatch Provincial Park

  • Location: Harrison Hot Springs, BC
  • Closing date: April 27, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties include park fee collection, providing information to the public and patrolling park land areas to ensure park regulation compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

All Candidates should be responsible and self-motivated, have a positive attitude and enjoy working outdoors with the public. Some relevant experience preferred, this includes work in the customer service, compliance/enforcement, and cash handling fields. A valid BC driver's licence is also required.

*NEW* Summer Camp Councillor – Victoria West Community Association

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: May 1, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Summer Day Camp Councillor will help to  plan and implement camp programming and experiences for children during the summer months (July and August 2018).  Training for this position will take place mid-to-late June. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enthusiastic, fun, great personality.
  • Ability to effectively interact with participants, parents, and staff.
  • Prior work experience in a day cmp or similar work environment is preferred.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Cerfications: Standard First Aid/CPR, CRC with Vulnerable Sector Search.

Program Assistant – District of Saanich

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until Filled
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the general direction of a Recreation Programmer, the Program Assistant will provide supervision to participants in summer day camps and/or programs. Program Assistants will ensure the safety and well-being of participants and communicate and work cooperatively with participants, parents, coworkers and supervisors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements include completion of Grade 10, three months experience in a recreation day-camp environment, satisfactory police information check, Emergency First-Aid and CPR Level C.

Site Services Summer Student – Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until Filled
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Successful candidates will support our many programs including: ecological restoration projects, site maintenance, building maintenance, trails maintenance, weed control, and general labour including heavy lifting and carpentry. The main task will be the control of invasive species particularly English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, daphne, Scotch broom, English hawthorn and privet. Demolition of the floating boardwalk is also a possibility this summer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Site Services Summer Student's main task will be the control of invasive species particularly English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, daphne, Scotch broom, English hawthorn and privet. Demolition of the floating boardwalk is also a possibility this summer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have a background in natural areas management, horticulture, conservation biology, construction, geography, environmental studies or biology.

  • Able to use tools such as lawn mowers, brush cutters, garden tools, shovels etc.
  • Ability to work with volunteers
  • General labour: trail maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, weeding
  • Sciences: Plant identification, propagation, general biology
  • Invasive Plant Management: Plant Identification, mechanical treatments
  • Able to use basic carpentry tools
  • Class five drivers’ license
  • Willing to work outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to work independently and have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to identify hazards and work in a safe manner (need to wear CSA certified steel toed boots and other safety gear)

ELIGIBILITY:

The positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs plan for students and the applicants must meet the Canada Summer Jobs criteria:

  • is between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive at the start of employment);
  • was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Aqua Adventure Summer Camp Leader – West Shore Parks and Recreation

JOB DESCRIPTION:

West Shore Parks & Recreation is looking for exceptional summer staff to deliver a unique summer camp opportunity for the children of the West Shore. The Aqua Adventure Summer Camp Leader will develop, plan and implement daily & weekly recreational activities, focusing on providing children 7 to 11 years of age The leader is responsible for instruction of a daily 45 minute swim lesson along with a wide variety of water related activities incorporating: sports, games, arts, crafts, out trips, special events and development of lifetime skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Skills, knowledge and experience with specific areas such as aquatics, sports, arts, crafts are required
  • Communication and organizational skills required
  • Ability to be imaginative and flexible to ensure a fun environment is created for participants
  • Customer service and public relations skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Must enjoy working in an indoor or outdoor environment

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Completion of high school diploma or related post-secondary education
  • Minimum of 180 hours of direct experience planning and implementing programs for youth in a public recreation setting
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C are required prior to commencing employment
  • A clear and current criminal record check is a condition of employment, and is the financial responsibility of the successful candidate

Visitor Services Information and Program Assistant – Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre

  • Location: Qualicum Beach, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: strathconapark.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Strathcona Wilderness Institute (SWI) is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic student with an interest in working with the public in a park environment. The student will assist with staffing at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre (managed by SWI) at Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Provincial Park. The Visitor Services Information & Program Assistant position is expected to work 40 hours per week that will include weekends, for approximately 12 weeks June – August (subject to change).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Welcome diverse visitors to Paradise Meadows ranging from local to international, youth to senior, athletic to mobility challenged.
  • Provide information about Park trails, plants and wildlife, and about safe and appropriate behaviour in the Park.
  • Promote the SWI programmes (Nature walks, guided hikes, special events), sell books, brochures and refreshments, record visitor statistics, manage the loan of SWI resources including wheelchairs and hiking accessories.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary level student with completed courses in relevant subjects (e.g. biology, environment, outdoor education, tourism)
  • Eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs Programme (be between 15-30 years of age, registered as a full-time student, returning to full-time studies in the fall, and be legally entitled to work in Canada)
  • Demonstrate the following characteristics:
    • ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • good communication and organizational skills
    • self motivated and self reliant
    • creative (skills in writing, photography, computer technology are an asset, as is a second language)
  • Valid driver’s license (the student is expected to arrange their own transportation to the Centre – carpooling may be possible)

Cave Guide / Park Facility Operator – Horne Lake Caves

  • Location: Qualicum Beach, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: hornelake.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Guides will receive the training to run school cave-geology programs and teambuilding activities with an emphasis on habitat and environmental protection / restoration. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safely lead groups on 1hr, 2hr, and 3hr tours through the 4 caves within the park.
  • Enforcing the Park Act
  • Various park maintenance tasks

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must possess a basic first aid certification and the ability to confidently provide first aid and emergency response if required.
  • The successful candidates must pass our BC Cave Guide Certification Course.

Outreach, service and sales

*NEW* Conservation Research and Outreach Coordinator – Sunshine Coast Conservation Association

  • Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
  • Closing date: April 19, 2018 
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The students will work with our Program Manager and the SCCA Board members to engage community members and visiting tourists in the conservation of biodiversity on the Sunshine Coast.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • assist with workshops and public presentations on local biodiversity and environmental issues, outreach booths at local events,
  • distribute educational materials, contribute articles to our seasonal newsletters, and maintaining website and social media campaigns
  • conduct research to gather data, anecdotal information and biodiversity values statistics to contribute to information packages and educational materials on marine and terrestrial conservation projects.
  • assist in presenting the 2nd Annual Sechelt Oceans Day celebration (June 9th), acting as volunteer team lead and educational activities lead, as well as assist with communications and outreach.
  • take the lead in working with the Sunshine Coast ARts Council to present the annual Children's Art Program, including planning and leading educational activities for youth aged 9 – 12 years old.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledgeable about biodiversity, conservation and environmental issues.
  • Experience working with the public in an educational and outreach capacity, particularly in the themes of environment and conservation.
  • Experience with research projects including aptitude for compiling data and information into a variety of presentation formats.
  • Demonstrated time management and organization skills, and proven ability to prioritize tasks, and to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including experience writing & presenting clear, concise reports & articles, and engaging public communications.
  • Conversant in general computer skills including updating social media and websites (knowledge of Joomla and Wordpress is an asset), using MS Office, etc.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel throughout Lower Sunshine Coast. Access to a computer, internet and telephone and able to respond to communications in a timely manner.
  • Experience with fundraising and graphic & web design an asset.

Green Spaces Program – United Nations Association in Canada

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: April 19, 2018 
  • Link to job posting: unac.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Green Spaces is a wage-matching programme that works together with organizations in the sustainable development sector across the country to place talented students in outdoor summer positions that will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in sustainable development.

Participants will undertake three to four-month work-integrated learning placements with organizations in a variety of sectors, including private companies, non-profits, governments, Indigenous-based organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other associations. Green Spaces’ placements will be offered across Canada, but particularly in the following focus cities: Yellowknife, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and Halifax. 

The participants may assist their employers and communities in reducing their environmental footprint and increasing sustainability efforts during their placements. Additionally, they may also engage their communities and workplace to identify and address environmental “quick wins.”

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Between the ages of 15 – 30 (at intake/selection)
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or those who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Currently enrolled as a student, and must return to school after the placement has been completed
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • Not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the time of the placement (*Please note that the cancellation of EI benefits may cause some delay in the hiring process), and
  • Not have participated in a youth project or programme funded by the federal government within one year.

Sales Associate – Artinas Jewelry

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: April 20, 2018 
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The successful applicant will be working in a fast-paced team atmosphere to receive, display and sell Canadian wearable artwork. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Retail experience
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly
  • A second language an asset
  • Self motivated with ability to think independently, but know when to ask for assistance when necessary
  • Good level of energy
  • Work in cooperation with other staff members in team atmosphere

*NEW* Business Development Intern – Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: April 26, 2018 
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The objective of this role will focus on lead generation (corporate and residential customers) through means of cold calling, door knocking, participating in "banana blitzes" and other community events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with existing corporate clients and partners to provide information via print, social media or email to the organization's members to learn more about SPUD.
  • Generate relationships with hospitals, schools, churches (and other community groups) to increase awareness and generage new customers in targeted groups.
  • Execute unique opportunities to spread information and awareness on SPUD's services- including, but not limited to fruit blitzes, pop-up events, and door knockers. 
  • Focus marketing efforts to high potential geographic areas, and to high value potential customers.
  • Create positive, ongoing relationships in all interactions.
  • Build the SPUD brand by participating in community events.
  • Additonal duties as required
  • Access to a vehicle regularly. 
  • A valid Driver's License, and clean driving abstract for the last 5 years.
  • Enthusiasm for organic groceries/produce, sustainability, and our local food movement!
  • Experience in either marketing, outreach, or a sales role. This is an ideal role for an outgoing student.
  • A passion for creating amazing customer experiences.
  • Strong organizational skills, and proven ability to execute against calendars and timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work on weekends to support events and promotions.

*NEW* Skytrek Adventure Park Customer Service and Retail Supervisor – The Enchanted Forest Resort

  • Location: Revelstoke, BC
  • Closing date: Until Filled
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Primary responsibility during operation hours is receptionist/retail cashier, approximately 80% of the time.
• Identifies current and future customer expectations by establishing rapport with actual and potential customers.
• Formulates pricing policies by reviewing merchandising activities and understanding trends.
• Recommends and implements merchandise promotion and display strategies.
• Oversees reception staff job performance through coaching, counseling, and escalating staff performance issues to the Director of Operations as needed

Summer Student Recruiter – Canadian Blood Services

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: silkroad.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Summer Recruiter will be responsible supporting the efforts of donor recruitment at community events. The summer student recruiter will attend local events to raise awareness regarding the importance of donating blood or blood products by registering individuals to receive further information regarding donation opportunities or by booking interested individuals into appointments at upcoming clinics. The incumbent will work with staff to identifying possible events, activity targets and best practices for event execution.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ensure that enough eager, enthusiastic youth volunteers are recruited, screened, and trained to participate in events and activities during the summer months.
  • Experience with sales, promotions and/or marketing and dealing with the general public
  • Ability to initiate conversation and speak comfortably regarding opportunities to get involved at Canadian Blood Services.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks while being flexible
  • Strong personal initiative and a passion for the cause
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Post-secondary education (including graduate studies), plus related experience or equivalent combination
  • Preference will be given to those with an interest in Sales, Marketing or Public Outreach
  • Experience with use of devices such as tablets and laptops
  • Experience with use of social media
  • Fluency in English
  • Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle

ELIGIBILITY:

Summer Student Grant, to be eligible, students 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.

Wholesale Sales Coordinator – tentree

  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: tentree.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Wholesale Sales Coordinator will establish and build relationships while growing the tentree brand and increasing sales in the wholesale North American & International distribution channels. This person will work with multiple departments including Sales, Operations, and Marketing to assist in seasonal sales projects, sales reporting, and various sub-rep responsibilities.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support for North American retailers and tentree Sales Reps with day-to-day and seasonal sales needs  
  • Assist in executing in-store marketing objectives, including POP creation/delivery
  • Attend key events where necessary to help grow the tentree brand
  • Assist with the preparation of seasonal product, samples, catalogue, fixtures, trade shows, sales programs and POP order forms and coordinate responses
  • Assist with preparation of sales reports and reconcile sales reports to accounting and production
  • Prepare research reports as required by sales and operations team    
  • Help prepare and manage seasonal samples, catalogues, order forms and information flow for Sales Reps
  • Prepare monthly reports summarizing customer inquiries & issues as requested by Sales Reps
  • Establish, process and monitor warranty programs
  • Represent tentree at regional and national trade shows
  • Fill in as a tentree sub sales representative when needed
  • Coordinate key sales events - key account & sales meetings, trade show events etc.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree in business, marketing, or any related field
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and collaborative skills. Ability to synthesize data into comprehensive reports
  • Sales experience a benefit
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong, organizational and analytical skills; ability to work effectively under time constraints and deliver results by critical deadlines.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel required
  • Must be highly detail oriented with the ability to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Capable of working in a fluid working and team environment

Adventure Centre Agent – Harbour Air Seaplanes

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Adventure Centre Agent will be responsible for greeting and liaising with customers as well as assisting with equipment maintenance, cleaning and repairs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greeting customers
  • Assisting customers with bike rentals, guided tours and taking payments
  • Responding to customer inquiries
  • Basic equipment maintenance, cleaning and repairs
  • General damage assessment and other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate superior customer service and sales skills
  • Proven ability to be an effective member of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments in a fast paced environment
  • Experience fixing bikes is an asset
  • Must love bikes and cycling
  • Ability to work outdoors, weekends, and be flexible with the work hours

Tree Nursery Employee – Starburn Horticulture

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Starburn Horticulture is seeking an enthusiastic and mature individual for seasonal work in spring/summer 2018 as a nursery and garden centre employee.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interacting with customers and processing sales
  • Learning about trees and plant products
  • Maintaining the sales area appearance and inventory
  • Supervising and maintaining automated irrigation systems
  • Weeding containers and repotting
  • Spraying herbicides, mowing and operating a gas powered string trimmer
  • Driving trucks in a competent, safe manner
  • Planting trees in the Calgary area

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Candidates must be ready for physical, repetitive labour in all conditions
  • Valid Class 5 license required
  • Able to work weekends and occasional overtime
  • Previous work experience not necessary, but candidates with interest in horticulture or arboriculture are preferred

Outreach and Volunteer Services Summer Student – Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until Filled
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Outreach and Volunteer Services Summer Student will promote the mission of the Nature Sanctuary at community events and through social media. Successful candidates will assist with a variety of volunteer recruitment projects and activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With staff team, assess and develop promotion strategies for ecological awareness at community events and on social media.
  • Excellent computer skills including social media, development of marketing materials and general administration.
  • Develop information collateral and event displays.
  • Set up for and attend community events to increase public awareness of the Sanctuary.
  • Assist in recruitment and training projects to improve the volunteer program.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff and volunteers.
  • Assist with day to day operations which support visitor engagement.
  • Manage a flexible schedule, work weekends and evening shifts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Previous work experience and/or present educational path in related area to environment, recreation and not for profits.

  • Enjoy and value connecting with nature
  • Able to work comfortably both independently and in a team environment.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Able to think creatively and to communicate new concepts and ideas to the team.

ELIGIBILITY:

The positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs plan for students and the applicants must meet the Canada Summer Jobs criteria:

  • is between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive at the start of employment);
  • was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Summer Route Sales Representative – PepsiCo

  • Location: Victoria
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: pepsicojobs.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The successful applicant will sell, deliver and market products to their assigned group of retail customers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Selling and Developing the Business 

  • Identifying changing customer needs through a constant review of the highest selling products and frequent communication with store managers
  • Developing all assigned accounts relative to sales volume, market share, product distribution, space allocation and customer service objectives
  • Selling and executing national and local promotions, soliciting placement of incremental marketing equipment, displays, racks and selling sufficient product inventory for customer volume demands

Delivery and Merchandising 

  • Managing inventory according to PepsiCo Foods Canada best practices to ensure balanced accounts and fresh products for customers and consumers
  • Executing hands on activities with excellence, including but not limited to managing product placement on shelves, increasing shelf facings and racks, handling carton returns, managing inventory movement and cleaning shelving and racks
  • Operating a Route Sales Truck including loading and unloading of product

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preference for a current post-secondary student with first year completed
  • People person with excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic—able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Previous sales experience with a consumer packaged goods or retail organization preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and a flawless driving record
  • Outstanding organizational skills (as demonstrated by your ability to handle multiple priorities, problem solve, and meet deadlines or targets)
  • Ability to travel on occasion for 1 week at a time (to cover rural routes)
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays

Tourism and hospitality

*NEW* Community Heritage and Tourism Coordinator – West Moberly First Nations

  • Location: Wells, BC
  • Closing date: April 15, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 The West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) has an exciting opportunity for an early career professional to support development of its heritage and cultural tourism development interests. WMFN has already made important investments with a range of economic and community infrastructure and planning to serve as a foundation for this work. It now seeks to conduct research, build community capacity, develop strategic linkages and prepare action plans to strengthen further participation in these sectors.

Guest Services – James Properties, Inc.

  • Location: James Island, BC
  • Closing date: April 13, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Guest Services duties will include: helping coordinate Guest Activities such as sporting events (baseball, football and soccer), hiking, nature walks, fishing and on-and-off island excursions, and various Guest Events throughout the season.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be required to have a reliable vehicle, as local public transportation in Saanichton is limited. Secure parking is provided. Transportation to and from Saanichton will be provided by a company-owned water taxi.

Tourism Outreach Team Member – Sidney Business Improvement Area Society

  • Location: Sydney, BC
  • Closing date: April 18, 2018
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Tourism Outreach Team Member works on a team to implement summer programming and is responsible for providing travel information to the public through face-to-face interactions, our summer roaming kiosk program, and by responding to visitor inquiries by email/web. Daily responsibilities include updating and working alongside volunteer visitor services counsellors, general support of our roaming visitor services programming and working with the other team members on special initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet all visitors in a friendly and professional manner
  • Provide correct and up-to-date information to the public; plan travel itineraries
  • Record each visitor interaction for Destination British Columbia’s statistics program
  • Set-up/take-down of daily kiosk
  • Ensure program components are clean, tidy and well organized
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous work experience in the hospitality industry is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a part of a team
  • Strong knowledge of local attractions, transportation and accommodations (Sidney, Saanich Peninsula, Victoria, Vancouver Island)
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented
  • Ability to work in a busy/fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats
  • Customer service certifications are an asset i.e. WorldHost, VIC Certification

*NEW* Tourism/Visitor Information Councillor – Wells and District Chamber of Commerce

  • Location: Wells, BC
  • Closing date: April 30, 2018
  • Link to job posting: WorkBC.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Wells Visitor Information Centre is looking for high energy, friendly students, who were in school this past year and are enrolled for next year to run our visitor information centre from May until late August.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greeting and helping visitors from around the world
  • Promoting Wells, Barkerville, Bowron Lakes, and the surrounding areas
  • Learn about and apply social media skills
  • Informing visitors of warnings, closures, and events
  • Keeping the visitor centre and area looking sharp for that great first impression
  • Racking brochures
  • Cash and point of sale experience
  • Management experience for the right individual

*NEW* Tour Information Assistant – Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Tour Information Assistant greets and welcomes visitors and guests to the Parliament Buildings. One of their main responsibilities is to answer questions and direct visitors. The Assistant also provides visitor information and education resources. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet and welcome all visitors and guests to the Parliament Buildings
  • Answer general questions and directs visitors
  • Provide visitor information and educational resources
  • Answer the Tour Program general phone line
  • Provide relief support in the Parliamentary Gift Shop
  • Conduct educational, interpretive tours of the Legislative Assembly in English and a second language:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent and a minimum of one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Experience in public speaking before large audiences;
  • Communicate comfortably in a second language;
  • Experience in a retail environment. 

Cover Person/All-rounder – Ole's BC Salmon Fishing Charters (Hakai Pass)

  • Location: Hakai Pass, BC (320 miles North of Vancouver, in the Hakai Marine Protected Area)
  • Closing date: April 18, 2018
  • Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The All-rounder position works throughout the lodge covering crew days off. You will have a day each in Housekeeping, Serving, Kitchen Assistant and a couple on the dock, as well as assisting all crew on Change Days twice a week.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required for employment:

  • WHMIS Certification

The ideal candidate will have also have at least some of:

  • Marine Emergency Duties
  • Radio Operator Certificate
  • First Aid – Level 1 to Occupational First Aid – Level III
  • Pleasure Craft Operator’s Certificate
  • Food Safe – Level I, II or III
  • Serving it Right
  • Superhost

 

Summer 2018 Opportunities – Magnolia Hotel and Spa

Location: Victoria, BC
Closing date: Until filled
Link to job posting: Learning in Motion

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is currently accepting applications from Co-op and Internship candidates for the following positions:

•    Bell & Valet Services 
•    House person – Day & overnight cleaning
•    Housekeeping – Room Attendant

Due to the small size and team at the hotel those who are able to perform and work in multiple roles will receive stronger consideration for employment. 

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Hotel experience in similar or related roles an asset.
•    Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in or who have completed related post-secondary programs in business, tourism or hospitality. 
•    Must have a passion for customer service and strive to exceed customer expectations at all times.
•    Must be neat and professional in appearance, suitable for a 4 - 5 star hotel environment. 
•    Must be available for all shifts (i.e. Times of Day, Days of week)
•    Ability to practice and maintain consistent key standards at all times. 
•    Valid and clean driving license (required for bell/valet positions)
•    Able to think critically and use sound judgment in a variety of situations 
•    Excellent communications skills. 
•    Must have excellent customer service skills and attitude. 
•    Must be physically fit and capable of moving guest luggage, banquet tables, linen carts etc. 
•    Must be an effective listener.
•    Ability to work under pressure and to multitask in potential high volume area.

Front Desk Agent – Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: indeed.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Front Desk Agent is responsible for greeting guests and handling all stages of a guest's stay, including registering and booking guests, as well as providing information about the local area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet all guests with enthusiasm and is prepared to provide information regarding all aspects of what The Howard Johnson Hotel has to offer
  • Exercise outstanding telephone etiquette, ensuring phones are answered promptly
  • Ensure all aspects of room reservation protocol are followed, including bookings, confirmations + cancellation policies
  • Follow check in and out procedures, ensuring mandatory details are covered while building genuine rapport + relationships with guests
  • Respond to all guest requests in a timely manner with follow-up communication 15 minutes after to ensure 100% guest satisfaction
  • Respond to requests from guests for assistance and information about the local area (e.g. directions, places to eat, etc.).
  • Provide information to guests about hotel policies, services, and amenities.
  • Communicate effectively with the Housekeeping staff to facilitate room turnover, when necessary
  • Monitoring hotel lobby cleanliness and to participate in maintaining high standards of cleanliness at all times
  • Sell and up-sell rooms to “walk-in” customers.
  • Clean the front desk and lobby area.
  • Maintain daily logs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous hotel front office experience is preferred and job training is available for candidates with the right attitude and desire
  • Strong guest service background
  • Strong communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Must be detail oriented and an experienced problem solver
  • Able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • Post-secondary education in a hospitality program is an asset

 

Whale Watching Sales Agent – Orca Spirit Adventures

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: Until filled
  • Link to job posting: orcaspirit.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Sales Agent’s primary responsibility is to promote and sell whale watching and marine wildlife tours.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Check in and departure of tours
  • Promotion and sales of tours (must be knowledgeable about tour departure times, vessel types, and pricing)
  • Accurately and efficiently manage cash and credit card transactions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven ability to excel in a sales environment
  • Ability to engage and persuade people in a positive, non-demanding style
  • Passion to exceed service expectations
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Previous Tourism experience preferred
  • Professional demeanour
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

Seasonal employment opportunities – Buchart Gardens

  • Location: Victoria, BC
  • Closing date: April–June 2018
  • Link to job posting: butchartgardens.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Seasonal hiring starts as early as March and continues until June for various food-services and customer-service positions. General employment information sheet:

Visitor services are responsible for admission collection, traffic/parking control, information services and grounds maintenance, as well as greeting visitors and helping create a memorable experience. Visitor services may also provide custodial duties, carousel operations, boat tours and promotions.

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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:

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.