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9 paid summer jobs students can apply for in Kelowna

Summer is on the horizon and the only thing you need to figure out on top of which hikes to complete and which beaches to hit up is where to apply for a job.

And although it can be difficult for students to find a job in the growing city of Kelowna, KelownaNow has got you covered!

Below is a list of jobs you can apply for right now.

Research Assistant at UBC Okanagan

The best jobs are the ones where you’re not just earning money but also enjoying yourself and learning in the process. And if you’re a student in good standing at UBC as well as interested Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technological Change, being a research assistant could be the perfect summer job.

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According to the University of British Columbia job board for students, Dr. Mike Chiasson from the Faculty of Management is looking for a student research assistant for roughly 200-250 hours between May-September 2017.

“The research assistant will conduct a literature search and prepare a literature review in the area of institutional entrepreneurship as it relates to regional socio-economic development,” reads the job description. “Specific areas of focus will include theories and practices of innovation, and the impact of technological change on regional social and economic development. The successful applicant will work with the research coordinator in the Faculty of Management under the supervision of Dr. Chiasson to prepare a comprehensive literature review.”

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here. The application deadline is April 28, 2017.

Summer Soccer Day Camp Staff

Securing a summer job where you’re working outside is a great way to earn money and work on your tan at the same time.

If an outside job suits your fancy, The Royal Soccer Club could be perfect for you. At the moment, the Royal Soccer Club is looking for people to fill the following positions: Counselor in training, Camp Counselor, Camp Supervisor and Regional Coordinator.

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Responsibilities would entail supervising children while planning, organizing and teaching soccer skills and other games to campers.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

Grocery Clerk at Save on Foods

If you’re looking for a job that’s relatively simple, doesn’t demand too much and isn’t too stressful, a grocery clerk position could be the job for you.

Currently, the Save on Foods on the corner of Dobbin Road and Brown Road is looking for someone friendly and customer service orientated for a grocery clerk position.

Save on Foods offer flexible hours as well as opportunities for advancement if you’re looking for employment after summer.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

Production Laundry Worker

Not a fan of sitting in an office all day and searching for a job that entails physical labor?

Well, a signatory company of the Christian Labor Association of Canada is looking to employ laundry workers to work at various facilities in the kelowna-Lake Country area.

Responsibilities include loading and unloading machines in a modern facility and processing and preparing finished items for distribution. Ideal candidates are people who are comfortable with standing for long periods of time, lifting over 20 pounds of material and exhibiting strong organizational skills.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

General farm Worker

Interested in basking in the summer sun and working on a farm this summer?

Agya Jaswal and Kamal Jaswal (Jaswal Farms) are searching for general farm workers to work at several farm locations in Kelowna.

Here’s a list of potential duties that the job could entail: plant, Cultivate, irrigate, prune and harvest crops, fertilize and spray crops, remove weeds, sort, grade and canning farm produce. Maintain equipment, examine produce for quality and prepare for market, thinning, hand harvesting fruits. Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, keep irrigation ditches clear and well maintained, ensure that health and safety policies and procedures are strictly followed, detect disease and health problems in crops.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

Zipline Guide and Guest Services at ZipZone Adventure Park

Okay, although these jobs may require traveling down to Peachland, this posting is worth including in the list as the available positions at ZipZone Adventure Park could make the journey worthwhile.

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Indeed, ZipZone Adventure park is looking to hire outgoing, adventurous and athletic people to work as zipline guides. Oh, and also people who aren’t afraid of heights.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

Exhibition Coordinator at the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan

Interested in immersing yourself in the world of art and potentially gaining career connections to future public programming, education and curatorial work in arts organizations, municipal recreation programs, galleries and art centres? If so, then this job is perfect for you.

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Duties for the position include corresponding with artists, cultivating relationships with local Kelowna businesses, developing exhibition promotional materials, liaising with the Executive Director, volunteers and board members on a day to day basis and more.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

Junior Accountant at JDS Energy and Mining Inc.

Good with numbers and thinking of a future career in accounting? If so, starting off as a junior accountant with JDS Energy and Mining Inc. may not just be enjoyable but also helpful in securing connections for future career opportunities.

Indeed, The JDS Kelowna Office is currently seeking someone to be a Jr. accountant who will be part of a dynamic team of professionals.

Responsibilities would include assisting with cheque runs, responding to vendor queries, providing general office support and completing accounting tasks as well as much more.

You can learn more about this position as well as find out how to apply here.

Reporting or becoming part of the events team at KelownaNow

Or the best job of all, join the KelownNow team either as a reporter or part of the events team!

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kelownaNow is looking for someone creative, social and passionate about the Kelowna community.

To find out more and apply for either of these positions, email

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