Student Employment Opportunities

Current opportunities

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: Kathy Chalhoub 507-933-7446

Dispatcher/Dispatch Assistant
Campus Safety

Openings: 2-8 for 2014-15

Description:  Dispatchers/dispatch assistants work in the Campus Safety office on a fixed weeknight shift (6:30pm-10pm or 10pm-2am) and rotating weekend shifts.  These student employees will work the front dispatch desk answering phones and questions from visitors, staff, and faculty, maintaining radio communication with officers and logging calls; and utilizing basic office, communication, clerical skills including data entry, paperwork processing, and filing.  For the 2014-2015 academic year, we are looking for students interested in training as a dispatch assistant Fall 2014 and possibly being promoted to full dispatcher January/Spring 2015.   Those interested who have available Spring 2014 hours may be able to transfer to training shifts to start as full dispatcher next year based on interest and ability.

We are looking for very reliable employees with a desire to be a part of the Campus Safety department using their leadership, customer service, and independent thinking skills to become a vital part of the Campus Safety Dispatchers team.

Please contact the Campus Safety Administrative Assistant Lisa Octigan ( if you would like to apply for these positions.

Late-night positions (2am-4:30am, 4:30am-8am) are also always available as a fixed shift, even for those that do not qualify for student employment. 

Contact: Lisa Octigan 507-933-8809

GUS the Mascot
Campus Activities Office

Openings: 2+

Gustavus Adolphus College Mascot

General Information



A non-competitive mascot program that will promote crowd interaction and school spirit through cheering, dance, and interactive crowd participation. Act as a representative for the college at Athletic, student body, VIP functions and public appearances.


Skill Requirements:

  • Must be spirited and enthusiastic.
  • Must have excellent crowd interaction.
  • Must interact well with kids.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must be able to appropriately respond to negativity from opposing teams’ fans and ultimately always stay positive.
  • Must be accountable, timely and responsible.
  • Must be positive and respect opposing teams, peers, athletes, coach and advisor.
  • Must be at least 5’9’’ to be Gus



  • Athletics- Average 2 events per week in seasons, Athletic Director will provide us with requests/schedules. Playoffs are an optional and at the discretion of the advisor. Spectator sports will have priority over non-spectator sports.
  • Student Events: Campus Activities takes requests and decides. Orientation, Family Weekend, Homecoming Parade, Senior Week, Midnight Express, etc.
  • On campus departments: Campus Activities takes requests and decides. Health Services, Admissions, Bookmark, etc.
  • Special (non student) Events: Advancement/Marketing takes requests and decides. Royal Affair, Alumni Gatherings, Annual Fund, Gala dinner, etc.
  • Non-Gustavus Events: By hire with cost attached (birthday parties). Student will be paid out of student employment; fee goes to Campus Activities for legwork and mascot maintenance. 


*Note that ability to commit is always dependent on ability to schedule personnel and is not guaranteed.



  • Must attend an average of 3 practices/training sessions per semester (at advisor’s discretion).
  • Must be available for monthly Mascots meetings.
  • Must commit to approximately 2-4 hours per week (appearances, games, and practices).
  • Some travel may be required for events.



  • Must have student employment or work-study.
  • Partial student employment package- will pay a minimum of 2 hours for any appearance.




Contact: Katelyn Spooner 507-933-7598

Athletic Programs - Lifeguards

Openings: 1





Lifeguard training certificate

Contact: Alex Lindstrom 507-933-7693

Student Assistant
Alcohol and Drug Education

Openings: 1 male - 3 hours per month

Assist in a variety of general office duties and graphic arts, including poster design and layout. Other responsibilities include receptionist duties, posting flyers on campus, data entry, mailings and copying.

Male needed to post flyers in restrooms/ locker rooms 3 hours per month


See above.

Contact: Cindi Wiebusch 507-933-7607

Student Assistant
Counseling and Academic Support Center

Openings: 1 FOR 2014-2015

Opening:  1 position for 2014-15

Receptionist duties include scheduling appointments, answering phone calls and taking messages.   Student employees in the Counseling and Academic Support Center will learn to handle a variety of challenging situations in a professional and confidential manner. 

Employee must be reliable, detail-oriented, and have excellent customer service skills.
Signing a confidentiality agreement is required.
Must qualify for student employment.



Contact: Tracey Peymann 507-933-7027

Student Assistant
Dining Service

Openings: 10+

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
GusLink Phoning Program

Openings: 2

Student callers connect with more than 25,000 alumni, parents and friends to discuss important happenings at Gustavus and invite their philanthropy to the Gustavus Annual Fund.

GusLink is great for building resume and improving professional-speaking abilities, as well as connecting with alumni. There are also potential opportunities to work at alumni events.

Position pays $7.25/hour plus incentives available.

Regular shifts are Monday through Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm or Sunday 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

This position is "special approval" and open to students who do not qualify for student employment.


Minimum of six hours of work per week (split into two shifts) 

Contact Aimee Johnson in Financial Aid Office to make sure you have completed the required payroll paperwork.

Contact: Chris Duhaime 507-933-6519

Student Assistant
Health Service

Openings: 1 FOR 2014-2015


For 2014-2015 -Prefer a MALE first-year students - NON NURSING MAJOR

Health Service student employees are responsible for front desk duties such as interacting with patients as they enter the office, answering the phone, scheduling appointments, filing charts, and organizing specific paperwork for charts. Small office tasks may also be assigned at staff discretion.


Employees must be exceptionally reliable, detail-oriented and have good interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to multi-task and strong phone customer service background is helpful.

Signing a confidentiality agreement is required.

Must qualify for student employment.

Contact: Rebecca Welp 507-933-7630

Student Assistant

Openings: 2 - afternoons M/W/F

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. Student employees would work with 3-4 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or afternoons or with 4-5 year olds on Monday/Wed/Friday afternoons.


Students must qualify for need-based student employment.

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

Student Assistant

Openings: 2

The SAC program is an after school program for school age students in the Saint Peter School district. At SAC we provide fun and safe place for all students. The SAC program is open 2:30-5:45 M-F and follows the South Early Learning Center calendar. Job responsibilities include: *Working as part of a team *Caring for and interacting with school age children *Assist with daily activities, set-up and cleaning


Job responsibilities include: *Working as part of a team *Caring for and interacting with school age children *Assist with daily activities, set-up and cleaning MUST qualify for need-based student employment.

Contact: Amanda Rathman-Edwards 507-934-2754

Student Assistant 2014-2015

Openings: 2

2014/2015 academic year job posting


Student Arboretum Assistant -- Linnaeus Arboretum 

(2 positions available)


            Student Arboretum Assistants will assist the Arboretum staff with a wide range of duties relating to outdoor education, gardens, habitat management as well as the maintenance and management of the Interpretive Center.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

            Assist in developing educational material for the Arboretum

            Plan events for students, campus, and St. Peter community

            Assist in office work, decorating (for events), and errands

            Assist with the Director/Naturalist and Administrative Assistant’s projects

            Manage the Arboretum’s social networking presence


Preferred skills and abilities:

            Possesses an interest in the Arboretum and environmental education.
            Possesses a high level of energy

            Possesses a positive outlook and good people skills

            Ability to plan and facilitate events for students and community members

            Ability to be comfortable working outdoors

            Ability to work alone or as a team

            Ability to use small tools for gardening and maintenance

            Basic knowledge of office software (Microsoft Word, Excel)


Hours: Hours are planned around the assistant’s personal class/activity schedule. Normal hours will take place anywhere between 8am and 4:30pm. Weekly meetings within these hours are required and scheduled according to the assistants’ schedules. This job requires some evenings and weekends for Arboretum events.


Work environment: Most work will be indoors at the Interpretive Center, but also includes occasional light groundskeeping, gardening, and outdoor education duties.


Physical requirements: Ability to lift more than 20 lbs., climb ladders and use gardening tools may be required.



Must have Need based work study

Contact: David Shilling 507-933-6181

Technology and Language Specialist
Culpeper Language Learning Center


Technology and Language Specialist

Culpeper Language Learning Center

Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

--Openings will vary--

Desired Skills


  • Hard working, honest, and reliable.
  • Exemplary communication and customer service skills.
  • Comfortable using new technologies. (Center is primarily Mac and web based)
  • Interest, experience, and or fluency in two or more languages.


If you are interested and don’t feel you quite fit the above desired skills, please don’t hesitate to ask questions or apply.  Many skills can be taught and gained through your work in the Center.


Duties and Expectations

  • Assist students and faculty with technology questions and needs.
  • Continuously develop skills through formal and informal training and exploration.
  • Work effectively on one of our three teams to further the mission of the Center. (Activities and Publicity, Resources and Documentation, and Human Connection teams)
  • Keep the Center orderly and clean.
  • Prepare and run workshops or other events if scheduled.
  • Expected to be on time, work hard, and not complete outside homework during shifts.
  • Manage equipment and resources including check-in and check-out.
  • As time permits develop your skills in other languages.
  • Other varied expectations and duties and tasks as needed.

Please note that duties, expectations, and responsibilities will likely change throughout your experience working at the Culpeper Language Learning Center.


Please contact Jeremy Robinson 507-933-6248 for more information. When you are ready to apply, please provide a statement of interest/intent, and a résumé.


*Please note that students needing Special Approval may or may not be given approval to work.



See above description

Contact: Jeremy Robinson 507-933-6248