Student Employment Opportunities

Current opportunities

Dispatcher/Dispatch Assistant
Campus Safety

Openings: 4 - (10pm-1:30am)

 Dispatch assistants are needed to work in the Campus Safety office training with an experienced dispatcher.  These students work in the Campus Safety office in our dispatch area one fixed weeknight shift (Sunday through Thursday) and rotating weekends (Friday/Saturday), completing training materials and learning office procedures while answering phones, responding to radio communications, keeping logs of all departmental activities, and issuing parking permits.  Strong dependability, confidentiality, and customer service skills are required.  We prefer to fill assistant positions with first or second-year students who want to continue on in the Dispatcher position the following academic years.

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. 


Federal, state, institutional, or special approval work study

Contact: Lisa Octigan 507-933-8809

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

Openings: 2+ Immediate Openings

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
Campus Safety- Safe Rides

Openings: 4-5

Safe Rides/Building Patrol - Driver's license is required for all driving positions.  These positions work rotating shifts answering Safe Rides dispatch calls, driving the Safe Rides program, and patrolling buildings.  Shifts are scheduled daily 6pm-10pm and 9:30pm-1:30am, with one fixed weekday shift Sunday-Thursday and weekend shifts scheduled every fifth weekend.  Strong dependability and confidentiality are required.

Please contact the Safe Rides Supervisor, Heather Wilmes, if you would like to apply for these positions. 



Contact: Heather Wilmes 507-933-8809

Student Assistant

Openings: 4

Assist custodial staff in cleaning duties-

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

Contact: Larry Dvorak 507-933-7655

Student Assistant
Dining Service

Openings: 50+

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: 6-7 Immediate openings

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, nights, weekends.  


Contact: Matt Dobosenski 507-933-7462

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 $9.00/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.

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

Federal, state, institutional, or special approval work study

Contact: Nicole Goebel 507-933-6519

Student Assistant

Openings: 4

The Third Floor Youth Center is an after school youth program located at North Intermediate School.

Duties include:

  • Supervising youth (grades 3-6) in an unstructured, highly energetic, after-school program.
  • Assisting with homework help, games, arts & crafts, music related activities
  • Working with the youth center coordinator to plan TTF activities
  • Cleaning tasks as needed

Positive behavior strategies used.

Need to be available at least two afternoons per week from 3-5 p.m.


Previous experience working with youth, positive attitude, leadership experience, ability to work in a chaotic environment.

Must qualify for FEDERAL student employment.

Contact: Jane Timmerman 507-934-0667

Student Assistant
Telecommunications Office

Openings: 1

Answer all incoming calls to main college switchboard. Operate FAX machine and computerized directory lookup. Position requires an individual who can work alone efficiently and reliably. Must be available for evenings and weekends.


Federal, state, or institutional work study

Contact: Nancy Beran

Student Sustainability Intern
Environmental Studies

Openings: 1

Position description:

The Student Sustainability Intern is charged with supporting sustainability action on the Gustavus Adolphus Campus through planning, implementing, and when necessary, leading activities that support a transition to a more environmentally sustainable campus.  The positions are modeled on a student work study position, but a work study award is not necessary to fill the position.

The Student Sustainability Intern will report to the Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation Director, but will also work collaboratively with other Gustavus community members and organizations, particularly the Linnaeus Arboretum staff, the Environmental Studies Program, the Gustavus Greens, Dining Services and Physical Plant staff.

In consultation with the Johnson Center Director, each Student Sustainability Intern will choose one or more areas of responsibility from the following list (or other areas to be identified), and will be charged with supporting and moving these sustainability efforts forward:

Energy conservation

Waste reduction and recycling

Composting and food waste management

Bicycle share program

Green house gas inventory and reduction

Publicizing and promoting sustainability programs

Environmental education (Arboretum programming)

Year-end garage sale and clothing swap

Fair trade activities

Big Hill Farm and local food

Connecting diversity and environmental sustainability

In addition to activities determined by the needs of the chosen areas of responsibility, the Student Sustainability Intern will be expected to develop and implement a sustainability project designed to enhance campus sustainability through a modification of an existing effort or a new initiative.


·         Sophomore or higher standing for the time of appointment

·         Demonstrated interest and involvement in environmental sustainability (extra curricular, co-curricular and coursework activities)

·         In good academic and disciplinary standing

·         Passion and vision for environmental sustainability

·         Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff and faculty



There are two options for “compensation” in this this position:

Payment at the prevailing student wage for 7 hours of documented work per week (this will be your work study assignment if you are eligible);


one-half to one full academic credit for an internship (contingent on meeting all the application, registration, work hours, and reporting requirements for a credit-bearing internship).


Appointment will be for one academic semester, with the expectation of continuing for a second semester under the assumption of acceptable performance.

How to apply:

Submit the following to James Dontje (

·         Resume of academic, work and extracurricular activities, highlighting interest and involvement in environmental sustainability.

·         Succinct (two pages maximum) statement outlining your interest and passion for environmental sustainability, and what you think you bring to this work.

·         Indication of whether or not you are work study eligible.

·         Names of one or two people willing and qualified to be a reference on your capacity to fill this position.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal background check if one has not already been done at Gustavus.



·         Sophomore or higher standing for the time of appointment

·         Demonstrated interest and involvement in environmental sustainability (extra curricular, co-curricular and coursework activities)

·         In good academic and disciplinary standing

·         Passion and vision for environmental sustainability

·         Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff and faculty


Contact: James Dontje 507-933-7206