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Casual Staff Employment

Clerical Casual

VIU accepts applicants to the Clerical Casual Employee List on an occasional basis. Please sign up for job alerts to be notified when the next clerical casual job posting is open. 

Bus Drivers

If you are interested in being considered for casual employment as a bus driver, please email your resume directly to the HR Office.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Completed Driver Responsibility Form available at VIU Health and Safety Services
  • Class 4 (unrestricted) BC Driver’s License
  • Current copy of driving abstract (should be emailed directly from ICBC to VIU Safety)
  • Current resume 

Building Maintenance and Labour

Please email the Facilities department to submit a resume or for information on casual labourers; casual building maintenance workers; casual grounds crews. A request for snow/ice removal workers is posted annually.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be physically fit, as work requires the performance of duties resulting in physical fatigue caused by almost continuous moderate physical activity and intermittent periods of heavy physical activity
  • Job requires frequent exposure to major undesirable and disagreeable conditions as outdoor tasks may be completed in severe weather 
  • Safety footwear (CSA Standard) required
  • Suitable personal clothing and accessories must be supplied as necessary for the duties and weather conditions
  • Must be willing to be called-out to work on short notice any time during the night or early morning

Campus Store

The campus store maintains a casual list for cashiers for rush periods. Please submit your resume directly to the Campus Store Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma plus additional courses in sales, customer service, and /or merchandising and display
  • One to three years recent related retail experience, including selling, product displays, merchandising and cashiering
  • Demonstrated superior front-line service and sales skills
  • Fast and accurate cashier skills using a computerized POS system and business math skills
  • Intermediate level word processing proficiency
  • Proficient computer skills including spreadsheets
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume, service oriented retail sales environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • This position requires some physical labour including standing for five to seven hours and the ability to move boxes or carts

Cafeteria

The cafeteria maintains a casual list for Food Service workers. Please submit your resume directly to manager, Michael Taylor.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or some high school plus additional training of less than one year
  • Customer service or sales training
  • One to three years of directly related recent experience including serving or bartending, plus cashiering on a computerized POS System
  • Demonstrated excellent front-line customer service and sales skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume food service environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle volume fluctuations daily and annually
  • Ability to stand for five to seven hours daily and to lift and move boxes, carts and trays
  • FoodSafe Level I and Serving It Right

The cafeteria maintains a casual list for Campus Catering workers. Please submit your resume directly to manager, Michael Taylor.

Campus Catering

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation as well as FoodSafe and Serving It Right Certification
  • Three years’ experience in customer service, with 6-12 months catering, serving and bartending experience
  • Minimum six months experience in cashier skills on a computerized POS System
  • The incumbent must have proven effective written and verbal communication skills with strong organizational skills
  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume food service environment
  • The incumbent must be able to stand for five to seven hours daily and to lift up to 25 pounds

Preferred: a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a confirmed satisfactory record

Other casual opportunities may be offered by departments or service areas not on the above list. Please contact the applicable manager if you are seeking additional hours.

Are you a VIU employee wanting to hire casual staff? Visit hiring and recruitment for more information.