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Housing and Conference Services supports McMaster’s goal to “inspire personal growth” and aligns with the overriding vision ‘educating for capability’ articulated in McMaster’s strategic document ‘Forward With Integrity’ through creating a distinctive living and learning experience for residence students.

Housing and Conference Services creates an environment which contributes to students’ pursuit of learning and provides critical opportunities for emotional growth, well-being and the development of constructive personal skills and social attitudes.

The list below indicates the roles we hire throughout the year. If applications are open for a role, it will be indicated by “NOW HIRING”.

Student Job Opportunities - Academic Year Positions

Each student leader has a clear and distinct role in contributing to the residence community and must abide by the honour code.

As an ambassador of the Residence Life Office, the CA will develop a community support system in an assigned area that promotes personal dignity, mutual respect and consideration for others. They will assist in dealing with transitional needs, social integration and belonging of residence students by delivering interactive activities and ensuring the physical, mental, and social safety of all participants.

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Experience Welcome Week as an upper year student by signing up to be an ROR with your friends! If you’ve ever seen people in jumpsuits cheering on and welcoming first-year students as they arrive, that’s an ROR! Apply today to have this fun experience assisting with Welcome Week events for the residence and campus-wide communities.

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As an ambassador of the Student Success Centre, the Archway Mentor will provide support and guidance to first-year students, easing their transition to University. Archway Mentors will deliver interactive activities to participants such as but not limited to, leading team building, group development activities, and interactive games.

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Assist with move-in, Welcome Week Orientation Training, and Welcome Week!

Qualifications: Be a full-time student.

Part-time hours: February 2022 – April 2022; September 2022 – October 2022

Full-time hours: mid-August to end of Welcome Week (dates TBD)

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The primary purpose of the ROP is to assist in the coordination and implementation of an effective orientation/transition program for incoming residence students, in collaboration with the Residence Life Staff (RLS). The ROP also provides administrative support and event logistical support for a variety of recruitment and orientation events and activities.

The ROP will help plan and support university-wide Welcome Week programming efforts. Upon the completion of Welcome Week, the ROP will assist with the evaluation and wrap-up of Welcome Week.


Closed January 12th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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Under close supervision, the Senior Community Advisor will plan, organize, and implement team building and programming opportunities while assisting with various projects in accordance with established guidelines. The Senior Community Advisor position is a live-on position in residence.

Pay: $15.46/hour

*Job Description Pending Review*


Opens December 6th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Closed January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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Under close supervision the Lead Archway Mentor will plan, organize, and implement team building and programming opportunities while assisting with various projects in accordance with established guidelines. 

The Lead Archway Mentor position will account for 35 hrs/week during the summer, and will reduce to 10 hrs/week following Welcome Week.

Pay: $15.46/hour

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The Residence Life Office is hiring Residence Academic Support Assistants to work up to 9 hours per week consulting with first-year students to provide individualized academic support.  The Assistants are part of the Residence Life Team and are expected to address a diverse range of academic issues commonly faced by first-year students, particularly as related to writing and/or mathematics.

Assistants will be expected to work up to 9 hours weekly in the evenings (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays to Thursdays) as well as commit up to 2 hours bi-weekly for training and development.

While preference will be given to graduate students, upper-year students with demonstrated tutoring experience will be also be considered.

With approximately 10,000 visitors joining us on campus each year, Residence Ambassadors play a critical role in the recruitment of students to McMaster. Ambassadors serve as hosts for campus tours as they travel through residence by showing their rooms and speaking candidly about the benefits and advantages of living on campus. Ambassadors also are provided the opportunity to be the ‘face of residence’ on key recruitment days such as Fall Preview and May at Mac.

Student Summer Job Opportunities

The Residence Life Project Assistant will work closely with the Coordinators of Operations, Training & Development, and other members of the Residence Life Management Team (RLMT) to assist with student staff training logistics, large-scale projects/events, and resource organization. This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and is capable of functioning both independently and in a team setting.

Full-Time Timeline: May 2, 2022 – September 9, 2022 (35 hours/week)

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The Guest Experience Assistant provides a visible and accessible front line presence in order to anticipate, understand and act upon all client needs.

All Guest Experience Assistants (GEAs) responsibilities:

  • Assist with all client and guest bookings and check-in by supporting the Service Centre team.
  • Conduct site tours to clients interested in hosting their event at McMaster
  • Support clients with learning how to use all audio-visual (A/V) equipment and troubleshoot as required
  • Perform all other duties and tasks as assigned

Part-Time Timeline: April 2022 (4 – 10 hours per week)

Full-Time Timeline: May 1, 2022 to September 3, 2022

Hourly rate: $15.00

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The Community Support Assistant will liaise with the Residence Life Management Team, McMaster Campus Security and Conference & Events Services to coordinate residence-wide events and other supports for students living in residence.
Community Support Assistant position is a live-on position.

Full-Time Timeline: May 1, 2022 to August 15, 2022

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Residence Facilities is responsible for ensuring a healthy, safe, secure, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing residential experience.

As part of the Residence Facilities team the Conference Room Attendant will support housekeeping tasks to create a welcoming and enjoyable guest experience for our summer guests.

Timeline: May 2, 2022 – September 3, 2022. 40-44 hours/week

Hourly Rate: $15.00 / hr

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Working with the Manager, Information Systems, the successful applicant will provide technical assistance to resolve staff computing problems within the Housing and Conference Services Department. The primary responsibilities are to assist with creating service documentation, providing excellent customer desktop support, inventory tracking, and resolving IT problems in a timely manner.

  • Timeline: May 2– September 2, 2022 (opportunity for extension)
  • Hourly rate: $15.46

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Working with the Administrative Assistant and reporting to the Manager, Residence Admissions, the successful candidate will assist in supporting students and parents throughout the application process.

Candidates should have a positive attitude, a demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and knowledge of McMaster University campus and its facilities

Position timeline: May 1 to September 2, 2022

Full Time 35hr/week

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The Residence Transition Planner (RTP) will be responsible for working on a number of projects that will support first-year student transition initiatives including but not limited to; Residence Experience Day, Residence Move-In, residence fire drills, and Welcome Week. These projects are integral for creating a safe and welcoming space for first year students coming to residence.

This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and is capable of functioning both independently and in a team setting. The RTP is professional, communicates effectively with others, and has a positive attitude. They are organized, reliable, and demonstrate a passion for supporting the first-year experience.

Timeline: May 2, 2022 – September 9, 2022 (35 hours/week)

Hourly rate: $15.42

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Housing & Conference Services is seeking an enthusiastic, eager to learn, and motivated McMaster student for the position of Marketing & Communications Assistant. This position will work in a supportive team environment to welcome all inquiries through our digital front-facing communications (Live chat, email, social media) channels in a 24/7 environment.

  • Timeline: End of April to September 2nd
  • Hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Hourly rate: $15.46

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Housing and Conference Services is responsible for providing a safe, secure and pleasant residence experience for 4100 students. H&CS hosts events that support and assist students with their transition into and out of residence. The Residence Event Support Staff will support the implementation of multiple residence initiatives including, but limited to, Residence Move-In and Move-Out.

Perform a variety of routine tasks for events including the set-up and take down of materials, answering basic inquiries and assisting with the overall operation of events. Work is routine and performed under established guidelines.

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Housing and Conference Services is responsible for providing a safe, secure and pleasant residence move-out experience for both students and parents. During the month of April, HCS prepares for 3,600 students to move out of residence within a 7 day period. The Residence Move-Out Traffic Assistant will support the implementation of the residence move-out process.

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Residence Facilities is responsible for ensuring a healthy, safe, secure, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing residential experience. During the summer months, Facilities focuses on providing our summer guests with a positive residential experience, takes the opportunity to enhance the residences with capital renewal initiatives and a comprehensive repair and preventive maintenance programme, and gives all buildings a deep spring cleaning. Student maintenance helpers will assist full-time trades staff in completing repair/ preventive maintenance work required throughout all residence buildings.

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The Guest Registration Assistant (GRA) assists with upholding and enforcing McMaster Residence’s Guest Policy while acting as an ambassador of the Residence Life unit and the Housing & Conference Services Department. The GRA will work with the Community Advisors, Residence Life Area Coordinators, other Residence Life Management Team Coordinators, members of the Conference & Event Services team, and the Manager, Residence Life in fulfilling their job requirements.

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