Computer Networking & Technical Support (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 15 May 2017
The people at the City of Kingston were very accommodating and helpful with learning the various aspects of the job. Being able to work closely with various administrators allowed for a varying learning experience.
Civic Collections Technician (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 3 March 2017
Interesting place to work. Never boring or slow. Great place to learn how to perform museum work inside a municipal structure. Some of the most talented heritage people I've ever worked with work here.
Head Guard/Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 22 February 2017
Working with the City of Kingston is a great experience involving opportunities to interact with the greater Kingston Community through lessons and public swims. Directly well managed with flexible scheduling at the start of sessions, where work scheduling remains consistent. The most enjoyable part of this job is the people you work with. The only downside to working here is the non-competitive salary as industry standard is higher than what is offered here.
Integration Staff (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 2 March 2016
This job was challenging and rewarding. Worked with children with disabilities helping them become integrated into the camping experience. Helped camp leaders by guiding them on problem solving and integrating skills and strategies. Enjoyable experience.
Interesting fast pace work environment with great coworkers
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – 279 Wellington St Kingston – 22 June 2015
A typical day at work consists of dealing with the general public, interactions with policing agencies etc. court proceedings. I've learned how to deal with certain personalities with the general public. Management in the legal department are essential to run an administrative office. All coworkers work as team players and on an individual basis depending on the job at hand. The hardest part of the job is dealing with irate people but with the experience is handled at ease. The most enjoyable part are the people I work with to lend assistance when required. It makes for an enjoyable environment to be employed in.
Parks Worker (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 16 March 2015
I enjoyed the time I spent working for the city of Kingston as a parks worker. The work being outdoors made it so that I always had energy when working, and I enjoyed the freedom of a job where my responsibilities were largely self-directed.
Summer Student Maintenance - Aquatics (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 11 March 2015
Typically a work day consisted of maintaining the facility, keeping up with cleaning, garbage removal, and general maintenance for the pool/water slide. I learned valuable skills that I feel I can use to help me advance in a career. Management was great, always understanding with shifts and previous commitments (i.e. appointments). Never had a problem with co-workers - everyone was great and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was making sure that the chemical ratio in the pool was correct. Anything over or below normal is an issue. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I was able to work both indoors and outdoors, allowing the day to go by faster than being stuck inside all day.
City Recreation and Leisure Cashier (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 16 September 2014
The pay with the city is good and there is opportunities after probation to move into fulltime permanent positions but you definitely have to put your time in the trenches to get a spot.
Management is no better than anywhere else, mediocre at best. They don't schedule very well and don't pay attention to schedule conflicts or needs.
As a city cashier you will be the face of Kingston to the general public and even though you work in a city rec & leisure centre, people will approach you about every issue in regards to city administration. You must be professional and apparently, omnipotent about all city issues... Just be able to handle people of all types!