Each summer, the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia hires university students to deliver tours to the thousands of school children and visitors from around the world who visit the Parliament Buildings.
Our tour guides interpret British Columbia’s political history, its legislative process and the art and architecture of the Parliament Buildings. Guides deliver tours to a variety of audiences and must be prepared to adapt their tours to meet the diverse needs of our many visitors.
When not delivering tours, Guides spend the rest of their day greeting visitors on the front driveway, assisting visitors to enter/exit the buildings, and assisting with other educational programs and events.
Working as a summer guide offers students a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history and politics of British Columbia, while improving their public speaking skills and proficiency in their second language. It is also a great way to meet other post-secondary students from British Columbia as well as visitors from around the world.
- Be enrolled as a student in an accredited post-secondary institution.
- Have experience in public speaking before large audiences.
- Have excellent verbal communication skills.
- Be able to communicate effectively with visitors from around the world.
- Be available to work for the duration of the program (May to Labour Day), including most weekends and holidays.
Ability to fluently speak and to deliver tours in another language is considered an asset.
Hours of work
During the busy summer season, the Parliament Buildings are open for tours seven days a week, including statutory holidays. Guides work shifts to cover our hours of operation and work an average of 30 hours per week.
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application form, as well as a cover letter, resume, and proof of registration in a post-secondary institution.
Recruitment typically takes place in December and January each year. Please visit our Job Postings
page at that time for information and to apply.