Work at Congress

Work at Congress

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is recruiting over 150 short-term contract workers to support the delivery of the virtual 2022 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Who is the ideal candidate?

  • An individual with flexible availability (from May 9th to May 20)
  • Personable, motivated, adaptable and able to follow directions
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English are required for all positions
  • Written and oral communication skills in French are an asset

What can you expect?

  • Hourly rate of $15.00, paid by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • An average of 20-30 work hours over a span of 10 days, with the most concentration from May 14th to May 20th
  • Shifts range from 3 to 10 hours long, and may include split shifts
  • ALL contract workers will be required to work remotely
  • All contractors will be asked to use their own computer equipment (Surface Pros, Tablets, iPads and mobile phones are not acceptable) 
  • All contractors must also have a strong, stable internet connection
  • When not on duty, workers can attend virtual open events, browse Expo, and network with influential professors and researchers

Application timeline:

  • Applications will be accepted until April 23, 2022
  • Formal contract offers will be issued as successful candidates are recruited 
  • Successful candidates are required to participate in a paid orientation session on May 9th, 2022

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. We are seeking applications from employment equity groups including but not limited to: persons with disabilities, and Black, Indigenous and/or persons of colour.

For any questions or to request accommodations, please email us at

Please view the Code of Conduct for working at Congress 2022. 

Positions are available in the following areas:

Customer Service Representatives (12-17 positions)

Customer Service Representatives work with session organizers, participants, exhibitors, Federation staff, attendees, and the public to process registrations and transactions, respond to inquiries, and assist with virtual wayfinding.

Communications Assistants (4 positions)

Communications Assistants work out of the virtual Congress Media Room to assist the Federation’s communications staff with writing about the research being presented at Congress. They are assigned to blogging and social media content production.

Event Technicians (150 positions)

Event Technicians are responsible for providing technical support to all participants and for hosting the Zoom meetings for each conference session that is taking place within the virtual event platform.

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The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to an equitable and inclusive hiring practice and welcomes candidates with a diverse mix of expertise, backgrounds, and experiences.  

For more information or if you require accommodation at any point through the hiring process, contact

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