Student Employment Opportunities

Current opportunities

Student Assistant and Peer Academic Coach
Academic Support Center

Openings: 4-5 (Beginning January or Spring Semester 2017)

Receptionist duties include welcoming and assisting students, faculty/staff, and guests who enter the office; answering phone calls and taking messages; scheduling appointments; and providing general administrative support for the office.  Student employees in the Academic Support Center will learn to answer basic academic questions and assist peers in utilizing appropriate resources.


Must be willing to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Employee must be reliable, detail-oriented, and have excellent customer service skills.  Signing a confidentiality agreement is required.  Must qualify for student employment through federal, state, or institutional work study.  Please send a resume to Tracey Peymann at 507-933-7027.



Contact: Tracey Peymann 507-933-7027

Student Assistant
Athletics - Football Filmer

Openings: 2

Strong communication, computer/video and office skills needed. Duties include videotaping and editing of games and practices, data entry, leading tours of potential recruits and general office work.


Must have Federal, state, or institutional work study

Contact: Charles Cosgrove 507-933-6447

Chaplain's Associate
Chaplain's Office

Openings: 1

Purpose of the Office of the Chaplains:

The Office of the Chaplains seeks to accompany the entire Gustavus community in a solidarity that celebrates diversity and embraces connectedness. While grounded in the Swedish-Christian-Lutheran heritage of the college, we promote spiritual exploration through respectful inclusion and enriching dialogue in the context of global religious pluralism. In doing so, we seek to strategically integrate faith and spiritual development into learning and life for the sake of restoring communities through radical compassion and hospitality.


Purpose of the Chaplains’ Associate:

A Chaplains’ Associate should be attentive to the religious, spiritual and justice needs of the campus, and be supportive of religious diversity without compromising her or his own convictions. A Chaplains’ Associate must possess initiative, openness to the new or unfamiliar, a willingness to share and speak out about his or her own faith, an ability to listen to others, and an eagerness to grow.


Essential Functions of the Job:

· Attend weekly staff meetings with the other CAs and the Chaplain(s) to plan services, activities, and to share ideas.

· In the mornings, Monday - Friday, prepare and set-up for Daily Sabbath services in Christ Chapel or other locations on campus. Record attendance each day.

· Help keep Christ Chapel well-supplied, clean and organized.

· Develop special projects as assigned each term. Based on the CA’s interest, such projects might include retreat planning, managing our social media platforms, photography, event planning, graphic design (posters), leading a discussion or scripture study group, coordinating service projects or social justice activities, or arranging for “religious road trips.” Other projects form in response to the talents, interests, and imaginations of Chaplains’ Associates.

· Work one to four hours per week in the Office of the Chaplains to help with the details of promoting religious life at Gustavus, such as preparation for religious activities, events and publicity.

· Assist in facilitating student leadership and participation in services.

· Run the sound system and record Daily Sabbath and other services.  Turn recordings into podcasts and upload them to our website. 

· Meet with representatives of specific student religious groups on a regular basis to inform them of resources, events and activities. Keep the Chaplains informed about various student religious group events and activities.

· Assume responsibility for other tasks as assigned on an “as needed” basis.




Contact: Cyndi Berg 507-933-7001

Student Assistant
Counseling Center

Openings: 3 (Beginning January or Spring Semester 2017)

Receptionist duties include welcoming and assisting students, faculty/staff, and guests who enter the office; scheduling appointments; answering phone calls and taking messages; being aware of and knowledgeable about current Counseling Center services and activities; projecting a positive public image of the office and Gustavus.  Student employees in the Counseling Center will learn to handle a variety of challenging situations in a professional and confidential manner. 

Please send a resume to Tracey Peymann  507-933-7027



Must be willing to work between the regular office hours of 8:00am- 4:45pm Monday-Friday.  Employee must be reliable, detail-oriented, and have excellent customer service skills.  Signing a confidentiality agreement is required.  Must qualify for student employment through federal, state, or institutional work study.

Contact: Tracey Peymann 507-933-7027

Student Assistant

Openings: 5

Assist custodial staff in cleaning duties-

Sweeping, mopping, trash removal, dusting, windows, restocking bathroom supplies

Contact: Karen Kepka 507-933-7643

Student Assistant
Dining Service

Openings: 15+

Opportunities abound in the Gustavus Dining Service. Students will find many opportunities to meet new friends in our state of the art Campus Center Facility.

Choose from positions in:

  • Marketplace, including Cyclone Pizzeria, Hello Wok, Bakers Market, Gustie Grille, Cashier, United Nations, Rotisserie, Country Garden, Market Deli and more!
  • Kitchen, including Bakery, Cook's Assistant, Storeroom, and Dishwashing.
  • Courtyard Cafe
  • Catering and Hospitality, Waitresses, Waiters, Bussing.
  • Athletic Concessions

Work is scheduled around academics and other activities.



Contact: Kevin Birr 507-933-7689

Student Assistant
Event Services- Media and Audio Visual

Openings: 5+

Media Services is an active partner and integral component in the success of the faculty and students, in the area of multimedia production and instructional technology. Duties may involve work with digital media (video, audio and graphics) in a Mac based production environment, stage lighting, sound television and photography. You will assist in responsibilities of the Media Services Department including: delivery, set-up and operation of equipment. AV background may be helpful, but is not required.


Looking for Event Support Specialists to provide tech support for events.

Willing to work evenings and weekends.  


Contact: Matt Dobosenski 507-933-7462

Student Assistant
Facilities Office


Assist with general office duties including photocopying, filing, answering phone, mail pick up and deliveries, radio dispatching and data entry.  Dependability, accuracy and confidentiality are essential.



Must have Federal, State or Institutional Student Employment Award

Contact: Julie Anderson 507-933-7504

Student Assistant
GusLink Outreach Program

Openings: 10

This position open to students who do not qualify for student employment aid.

 Looking for a way to reach out and connect with Gustavus alumni? Join the GusLink outreach program! Students connect with more than 25,000 alumni, parents and friends to discuss important happenings at Gustavus, express gratitude for donations, and calling to invite philanthropy to the Gustavus Annual Fund.

GusLink is also great for résumé experience and improving professional-speaking abilities. There are also opportunities to work at alumni events and support our College’s activities on campus.

Position pays $9.50/hour, PLUS incentives. Work shifts are flexible. Work includes writing thank you notes, assisting with class events, calling alumni and friends, and other clerical tasks

Average of 4-6 work hours per week and work flow is dependent on time of year.


Average of 4-6 work hours per week and work flow is dependent on time of year.

Federal, state, institutional, or special approval work study

Contact: Nicole Goebel 507-933-6519

Student Assistant
Human Resources

Openings: 2

The Office of Human Resources is seeking two professional and independent student workers. These student workers will be responsible for administrative duties such as welcoming guests and assisting them with any questions they may have, responding to department emails and answering the phone. Student workers will be responsible for accurately recording employment verifications, submitting background checks, recording and scanning of documents and other responsibilities as assigned. Maintaining confidentiality is a must. Must sign a confidentiality agreement.


Students who have an interest in a Human Resources or Business career are strongly encouraged to apply for this challenging and important student employment opportunity. 


Students should submit their resume, hours of availability, and letter of interest to


Office hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:45pm.  Shifts are available in a minimum of 2 hour increments.  

Contact: Taylor Ziemke 507-933-7304

Lifeguard - Current Certification Required
OFF CAMPUS - Community and Family Education

Openings: 1

Lifeguards needed at the St.Peter High School. Hours will vary but will need 4-5 hours per week for work. 

Must have CURRENT Lifeguard Certification!


Federal Student Employment Required

Contact: Tami Skinner 507-934-3048

Student Assistant

Openings: 1

John Ireland Catholic School is looking for willing, reliable students to perform a variety of tasks each day. Students with an education major will gain valuable work experience for resume enhancement. Areas of work include helping in the school office, assisting teachers in the classrooms as a teacher's aide, tutoring reading and math and assisting with playground and lunchroom supervision. John Ireland Catholic School is located on West Broadway, on the north side of Swanson Tennis Center.

Fall 2016 - Currently looking for someone to fill times between 1pm and 6pm


Must be eligible for FEDERAL student

Contact: Tanya Bohmer 507-931-2810

Student Assistant

Openings: 1

Little Saints Preschool provides educational and social experiences for children ages 3-prekindergarten. Our site offers great learning experiences for future teachers and parents. We are looking for students who enjoy being with young children and are patient and calm. A student's duties may include playing with the children, helping with projects and snacks, gym activities and clean up. Little Saints Preschool is located in the John Ireland School building at 1801 W. Broadway. 

Tuesday and Thursday mornings needed from 8-11am


Students must qualify for FEDERAL student employment.

Contact: Kim Meyer- Director of Little Saints 507-931-4314