Student Employment Opportunities

Current opportunities

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

Openings: 2+ Spring Semester 2017

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
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
Office of Government Grants and Sponsored Programs

Openings: 1

The Office of Government Grants and Sponsored Programs assists faculty with securing and managing external grants for their research, scholarship, and creative activities.  We are seeking a student assistant with excellent attention to detail, an ability to solve problems and come up with creative solutions, who can maintain confidentiality, is comfortable working independently, and has a desire to learn new skills.  Tasks will vary and could include: searching for funding opportunities; researching policies and procedures relevant to research administration; developing resources for our website and training sessions; data entry; and scanning.  


Federal, state, or institutional work study.

Contact: Sarah Bridges 507-933-7049

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