ALL CBU or CO-OP STUDENTS – Summer Conference Staff – Cape Breton University


Summer Conference staff members are responsible for all areas involved in running a summer conference service.

Term – May 2017 – August 2017

  • Academic proficiency (minimum average of 60)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency handling cash and using a cash register
  • Experience working in the field of tourism or hospitality is preferable.
  • Evidence of ability to relate well with peers and an acceptable level of maturity.
  • Personal awareness of the skills and attributes required for the position.
  • Must be able to work shift work.


There are many duties associated with the summer conference positions. These include:

  • providing appropriate level of discipline in Residence with the guests so that the rights and needs of all students/guests are respected;
  • handling cash and other duties related to financial transactions;
  • working the front desk and associated duties, e.g. greeting guests, signing in guests, assigning guests to rooms;
  • preparing rooms, e.g. making beds, general cleaning, gathering dirty linens, and replacing dirty linens with clean linens;
  • working closely with the Residence Manager and Residence Coordinator;
  • working numerous days, evenings, late nights and weekends.
  • responsible for being friendly to all guests, being to work on time and for working in an efficient manner.
  • other related duties as required.

Application Details

Remuneration – $10.85/hour

Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department (CE329) no later than 4 p.m. Friday, 17 March 2017.

Human Resources Email:

Applicants are required to supply one letter of recommendation from a person in a position to assess the applicant’s suitability for the job (not a fellow student or coach). Letters of recommendation should be forwarded directly to Doug Connors, Residence Manager. Letters of recommendation may be forwarded by:

  • Internal mail:             Harriss Hall Residence; or
  • Mailed to:                   Harriss Hall, 136 University Blvd, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2;
  • or Emailed to: 

 Applicants are requested to submit an articulate statement (approximately one typewritten page) of what it is, in particular, that makes her/him a good candidate for the job. Do not hesitate to mention any other personal information that is relevant in illustrating potential effectiveness as a Summer Conference Staff member. The ability to follow instruction is a must.  This statement, the letter of recommendation and the resume are the basis for determining which applicants will be interviewed.


  • Summer Conference Staff will not be permitted to accept other employment without the written approval of the Residence Manager.
  • Summer Conference staff members are required to have a telephone.
  • Students must be a student in good standing at CBU.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on the Co-op Option with Cape Breton University, please contact Jennifer Currie at