Working for Residences

Looking for a part-time position in Residences? We have a number of opportunities, both during the school year and the summer months:

Residence Life Staff

Apply to be a Residence Program Assistant (RPA), part of the Residence Life team – applications are now closed for the 19/20 academic year. 

Residence Dons, Residence Program Assistants and Facilitators are an important part of our Residence Life team. Note: no positions currently available.

Residence Move-In Assistant

We are looking for an organized and dynamic student for the Residence Move-In Assistant role. This position, reporting to the Manager (Operations) Residence Life, will work closely with student groups, volunteers, and staff across the Housing and Ancillary portfolio to enhance and execute the Residence move-in experience for 2020. 

View the job description here.

Applications are due to by noon (12pm) on Friday, February 14th.

Front Desk Staff

The desk representative positions are front line customer service-oriented positions. We are looking for candidates who are organized, able to multitask and have a customer service focused approach to fill a variety of positions. We employ staff for both our academic operation, as well as, our summer conference season. Both positions include a wide range of shifts, responsibilities and teamwork. If you are interested in working for the residence front desks please submit your application and resume by January 31, 2020.

Front Desk Employment Application 2020-2021

Facilities Staff

Facilities offers a wide range of casual positions, in support of summer operations, ranging from custodial caretaking/painting to administrative.

Casual Caretakers and Casual Painters

Caretakers: Under the supervision of the Assistant Manager, our housekeeping team provides a variety of services: cleaning student residences, painting, conferencing tasks including bed making, cleaning after guests’ stays and event set-ups. WHMIS and on the job training will be provided.

Painters: Under the supervision of the Facilities Team, our casual painters are responsible for painting surfaces in addition to covering furnishings, patching, taping, sanding, priming, cleaning and maintaining supplies. 

To apply for the casual caretaker and/or casual painter position(s), please view the employment application.

Administrative Positions

Administrative Assistant: Residence Facilities is responsible for the planning and scheduling of all cleaning, maintenance and set ups. Several of our Residence buildings are used for Hotel services for groups and individuals in the summer months.  Under the supervision of the Assistant Manager, the Administrative Assistant will provide a variety of function to help Facilities with schedules, printing and posting schedules, time tracking, data entry, collecting information on a spreadsheet of work completed, collecting and maintaining log sheets, collecting keys, time cards, and handing out and collecting I.D badges. The successful incumbent must be able to provide leadership, adapt to a changing work environment, acquire new skills, and work within a high-pressure environment.

Facilities Control Assistant: Reporting to the Manager, Facilities the incumbent will be responsible for handing out keys to custodial, trades and contractors while monitoring access and checking identification.  The Casual position is responsible for providing administrative support to the Facilities Control Clerks, which could include entering work orders, filing paper work and answering phones

Key Clerk Helper: Reporting to the Manager, Facilities, the incumbent will perform a variety of tasks related to the keys in a secure Residence environment, including recording keys that have been returned, auditing key functionality in the physical doors and other duties related to Residence Facilities operations.

To apply for any of the casual administrative positions, please view the employment application.

Residence Conduct Board

If you are dynamic, enthusiastic, hard working and want to make a difference to the residence community, consider a position on the Residence Conduct Board. Students  on the board deliberate on matters concerning Community Standards, and make decisions regarding appeals of Level One and Level Two violations of Community Standards. The positions offer a range of personal and professional development opportunities, as well as a great way to add to your resume. For more information, contact Applications will remain open until all positions are filled. Note: no positions currently available

  • Chairs of the Residence Conduct Board (RCB) are responsible for facilitating and ensuring that standard procedures are followed during the Residence Conduct Board hearings. Remuneration for this position is provided.
  • Members-at-Large of the Residence Conduct Board (RCB) are members of the Residence Conduct Board who help to uphold Community Standards and are decision makers at hearings. Remuneration for this position is provided.

H&A IT Services


Working under the supervision and direction of H&A IT Services, the Desktop Support and Network Technician will be part of a team responsible for testing all ResTel and ResNet connections and providing desktop support services to the Queen’s Housing and Ancillary Services department. Job Description.


We are hiring employees for move-in weekend – Job Description.

  • The pay is $14/hour + 4% vacation pay
  • The candidates must be available to work between the hours of 8am – 8pm
  • The job is also advertised on the Queen’s MY CAREER page.
  • The training will take place between August 31 and September 7.
  • One help desk will be located on Main campus (Victoria Hall, Great Hall) and one at West campus

*Note: transportation will be provided from main campus to west campus

Event Services Staff

Queen’s Event Services hires students to work throughout the year to provide support for on-campus events and summer accommodations. Complete the application available at: 

Hospitality Staff

Hospitality Services recruits students interested in acting as an Ombudsperson, or a liaison between the department and student meal plan holders. Note: no positions currently available.

Enrichment Studies Unit

The Enrichment Studies Unit offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate students to share their love of Queen’s with Grade 7-12 students. Our overnight camps, which run in May and August, provide the perfect opportunity to spread your Queen’s Spirit!  To apply, visit: