Other opportunities

Work-Learn Program

Students can apply for a number of work-learn positions at the School of Music:

  • Ushering and front-of-the house jobs: Go to Music Building Rm. 206 on the first day of class to pick-up an application.
  • Audio engineers: Every year the Audio Manager trains select music students on audio engineering. These students then are paid to record recitals, auditions, and more. Further details and application instructions will be emailed to all School of Music students in September.
  • Other on-campus jobs: Visit the UBC student jobs page for more information.

International students: Your study permit allows you to work on-campus. If you're interested in finding off-campus work, please be aware that you will need to apply for an additional work permit. For more information, check out UBC's off-campus work tutorial or speak to an International Student Advisor (tel. 604-822-5021).

Arts Co-Op Program

Co-op students alternate between academic terms and challenging, paid work experience with employers across Canada and around the world. Students earn non-academic co-op credit for each work term, and completion of the co-op program is recognized on their UBC degree. Intake occurs each September and is open to students with at least 27 credits completed, and as of May 2013 have at least 30 required credits remaining.

Arts Internship Program

Internships are part-time, unpaid positions that offer meaningful, career-related experience within the community. Participating organizations include museums, galleries, and neighbourhood houses, as well as organizations focused on heritage, poverty, social justice, and the environment.

Intake occurs in October and February. Students must have completed the writing component of the Writing and Research Requirement to apply.

Ten Thousand Coffees

Connect with your UBC community and everything it has to offer through the Ten Thousand Coffees program. By connecting in person or online with an Arts alumni mentor, students will gain insight and advice into navigating the transition from school to the working world. They have the opportunity to improve their communications skills and begin building their professional network.


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