Job Opportunities in Residence

Job Opportunities in Residence



Residence Life & Services Opportunities

Residence Life & Services hires student staff throughout the year to support the range of residence operations, including live-in and live-off positions. 

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Provide front-line customer service during summer conference season. Candidates should have experience with customer service, problem solving and organization.

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Work during the academic year providing customer service at various residence front desk locations. Candidate must be good at multitasking, customer service, and able to work independently.

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Residence Program Assistants (RPAs) help coordinate large scale events in residence that help foster a sense of belonging within the larger residence community.

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The live-in Residence Don position is a leadership opportunity for upper-year students to support and educate residence students. Dons build meaningful individual and community relationships, contribute to the safety and security of our buildings, and are responsible for the front-line implementation and support of the Residence Life mission and the three Residence learning goals.

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Please note: Select the "Returning Don" application if you have already been a Don at Queen's University. 

In addition to the duties, responsibilities and expectations outlined in the Don job description, an LLC Don will mentor and facilitate additional educational opportunities for their assigned group of students who live within their specific LLC.

Click Here to download the Living Learning Community Don (LLC) Job Descriptions.

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This position will work closely with the RL+S team to support inquiries from incoming students and their families, support the move-in process and assist with communications to incoming students, their families and campus stakeholders.

Check back in March to apply.

Help plan and execute logistics for Residence Move-In Day, including the recruitment and coordination of volunteers. This position requires a high level of skill in project management, collaborating with multiple stakeholders and managing multiple priorities.

Check back in March to apply.

Work closely with the Residence Admissions team to support inquiries and communication with incoming students and their families around the admissions process. This position requires a high level of skill in project management, collaboration, communication and managing multiple priorities.

Check back in March to apply.

In addition to Don duties, RLAs are responsible for team leadership, scheduling, and event planning, etc. 

Check back in March to apply.

Support prospective and current JRH students in their transition to Queen's, including admissions support, room change conversations, proactive engagement materials, event planning.

Check back in January to apply.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Residence Conduct, Members at Large serve as representatives for the broader student community. As a voting member, you hear cases, weigh evidence, and have the ability to uphold, overturn or change findings of responsibility.

Check back in September to apply.

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Residence Information Technology

ResIT hires students in the summer to help with network maintenance. Student staff check residences network connections and repair as required. In the Fall we hire students and individuals from around the Kingston community to assist incoming students when setting up their technology as they arrive on campus.

• Move In Technical Support (closed)

• Support Technician — Apply Now


Residence Facilities manage all residence buildings' daily cleaning and upkeep, room preparation for students, and supporting summer accommodation services.

The Building Mechanic Helper identifies and retrieves spare parts and tools as requested, be able to lift/support up to 20kg, can use a step ladder, and has experience with basic hand tools. Must also have basic computer skills, be able to count and sort keys, and assist with minor repairs. Basic handyperson experience is desired and further on the job training will be provided.

Our housekeeping team provides a variety of services: cleaning student residences, conferencing tasks including bed making, cleaning after guests’ stays in a hotel-like environment and event set-ups. WHMIS and on-the-job training will be provided.

Casual movers are responsible for moving and disposing of furniture in Residence spaces and require heavy lifting. Movers are also responsible for cleaning and organizing storage rooms and counting inventory.

Casual painters are responsible for painting surfaces in addition to covering furnishings, patching, taping, sanding, priming, cleaning and maintaining supplies.

supports the exterior appearance of the Residence buildings. Functions include litter/garbage pickup, sweeping pathways, and garden & grounds maintenance. Gardening or yard maintenance experience is desired and further on the job training will be provided.

Now Accepting Applications. Click to download the application.

Residence Advisory Committee

The Residence Advisory Committee (RAC) provides a forum to voice opinions and ideas to the Housing & Ancillary Services administration. RAC serves as a consultative group, advising on decisions directly affecting students in residence, helping to ensure student life in residence promotes the well-being of students and is complementary to the attainment of academic excellence. Input and feedback is welcome on various matters pertaining to housing services, programming for students, resources and departmental budget priorities. We are currently seeking first-year residence students to serve as members.

Please email to express your interest.

More Job Opportunities

Throughout the year, Housing and Ancillary Services provide several other casual employment opportunities on campus in student life, food service operations, summer operations, and year-round events. 

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