Positions on campus
Several part-time work experience opportunities are available for students in a variety of assignments including studio support, instructional assistance, research assistance and special event work. As interest in these positions is keen, students can expect that a record of reliability and maturity is essential for appointment and ongoing work. Information on student worker policies and procedures can be obtained at Human Resources, or on our website (ecuad.ca/about/governance/policies). Contact the studio technicians, gallery, library or area faculty about the availability of work opportunities. Please note that students must be currently registered at the University to be eligible for student work.
There are three types of student employment at ECU:
1) Student Monitor: Available to undergraduate or graduate students with a valid social insurance number prior to start date. The duties of a Student Monitor depend on the needs of the department and hiring supervisor. Some Student Monitors, for example, assist with the setup of special events and art installation at our annual grad show. Others may work as greeters. Other positions may provide studio support in the form of preparing studio classrooms and ensuring all supplies and tools are maintained for curriculum that is being conducted. Student Monitor positions are designed to provide students with practical work experience as part of the educational process as well as financial assistance.
2) Research Assistant: Available to undergraduate (at wage Level 1 or 2), graduate, and PhD students with a valid social insurance number prior to start date. Research Assistants work for a faculty member or as part of team on a larger research initiative. Research Assistantships are designed to provide students with valuable experience in research and other activities that support their studies and further their individual professional objective.
3) Teaching Assistant: Available to undergraduate (at wage Level 1 or 2) and graduate students with a valid social insurance number prior to start date. Teaching Assistantships are designed to provide students with experience teaching in their area of expertise and are arranged on a case-by-case basis with individual instructors.
Positions off campus
Hundreds of companies contact the Career + Professional Development monthly, interested in hiring Emily Carr students and alumni. If you are a student or alumni looking for employment, Work Integrated Learning/Co-op opportunities, Career + Professional Development can assist you with work search strategies, provide guidance on your résumé, CV, cover letter and portfolio, to help you achieve your career goals.
For more information, contact the Career + Professional Development Office
Tel 604 844 3843