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, Sergeant Norma Witter (, if you would like to apply for these positions. 



Contact: Norma Witter 507-933-8985

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

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
Residential Life Office

Openings: 1 needed from 10am -12:30pm during J term

The Residential Life Office works with students and staff to promote positive on-campus living experiences in the residence halls. Student employee duties include receptionist duties, answering telephones and general office duties. Confidentiality, accuracy, dependability, and good people and telephone skills are essential.


Federal, state, or institutional work study

Contact: Sue Myhra 507-933-6072

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