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Western Kentucky University

Student Employment

**For this employment, state law requires a state and national criminal history background check as a condition of employment.

Are you interested in Student Employment on campus? Review the following list of current vacancies and contact those departments that have vacancies for which you are qualified. PLEASE REMEMBER - every student worker must have an updated FAFSA on file in order to work (with the exception to International Students). If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible for Student Employment or to check on your FAFSA, please call (270)745-5513.
The following departments have online applications that can be submitted directly to their departments:
Housing and Residence Life:
IT HelpDesk:
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center: 
WKU Libraries:
WKU Health Services: 


Fall 2015 Vacancies


Building Services Attendant in Facilities Management

$8.26 per hour plus 5% shift differential ($8.67).

Staff Job Openings: Sunday through Thursday 9PM-1AM.

If interested, please apply at


Master Control Operator for WKU PBS

$8.00 per hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible, but possible hours include any from 8:00AM - 11:00PM. Sunday through Saturday. We operate 15 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our current opening will require someone who can commit to working weekend shifts for the foreseeable future.

Job Description: Oversees, operates and monitors on-air systems and broadcast transmissions, reception and playback of a professional television station, including transmitter remote control, master control switcher, broadcast server and software. Records and checks multiple satellite feeds, and performs other duties as assigned. Training will be provided.

Required Skills: Availability during holidays and university breaks is required.

If interested, please email your resume to Justin Davis at


Student Office Assistant (Theatre and Dance)

$7.25 per hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: Mornings / 3-4 days per week

Job Description: The student assistant will provide staff support by making ticket sales, on-campus deliveries, filing, sorting, preparing marketing/recruitment materials, fielding phone calls, and contacting other offices, and other tasks as needed. There may be some evenings as box office assistant during play productions. The position would report to the Office Associate of Theatre and Dance.

Required Skills: Critical thinking skills, good work ethic, full time undergraduate student in good academic standing, good communication skills, basic office skills (typing, filing, copying), excellent writing skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to work 15-20 hours per week, and valid U.S. driver's license and good driving record.

Those interested in the position should apply by sending a resume, cover letter, availability schedule for the allotted time to with "Student Assistant" in the subject line. Select applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. Any inquires can be made to


Development Football Parking Staff

$9.00 per hour (Football Gameday); HAF Office (volunteer) and 10-20 hours per week

Work Schedule: TBD

Job Description: This person will be required to work home WKU Football games in association with the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and WKU Athletics Event Management. This person will play a key role in assisting with donor parking at home football games. Long periods of time standing and sitting outside in various weather conditions. Also, this person will have the opportunity to lean more about athletic development/fundraising as a volunteer intern working 10-20 hours per week in the office. The student may earn class credit for this position.

Required Skills: Clear communication skills, strong desire to grow and advance in business, specifically athletic development, athletic administration, and event management and must be customer service oriented.

If interested, contact Larry Cash at


Fan Experience Assistant

$8.00 per hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: 9/28/2015

Work Schedule: Nights and weekends, dependent upon basketball and special events schedule.

Job Description: Provide customer service to fans and visitors at WKU's men and women's basketball games as well as special campus events. Answer general questions about the event or facility, show visitors their seats, check tickets, identify and report issues in Game Management, and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Strong verbal communication skills, problem solving, and one year of customer service experience is preferred.

If interested, please email Jason Dailey at to request an application for this position.


Graphic Design Student Worker

$7.25/hour (or based on prior experience)

Hours per week: Summer: 25-35; Fall 2015: 12-20

Beginning: May 2015

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Mostly Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM.

Job Description: The student worker will create marketing materials that will be circulated across 22 campuses in KY, IN, TN, and WV. Target audience approximately 200,000 students and faculty. Design pieces include posters, rack cards, pamphlets, etc. for print as well as digital media designs of KIIS marketing and promotional items.

Required Skills: Competence with Adobe CS4 or above (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Able to multi-task and meet time-sensitive project deadlines. Creative designer with great attention to details. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a team.

Interested students in the graphic design position should have at least one faculty reference. Email resume with 3 references and at least two graphic design pieces to For questions, call 270-745-2187. The KIIS office is located WKU’s Tate Page Hall, room 129.


Social Media Student Worker

$7.25 per hour (or based on prior experience)

Hours per week: Summer: 10-20; Fall: 10-15

Beginning: May 2015

Work Schedule: Mostly Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Job Description: The Social Media Student Worker will be responsible for KIIS’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other media outlets. Target audience is 200,000 students and faculty across 22 campuses in KY, TN, IN, and WV. Student will create content and interact with other students, faculty, and parents on KIIS social media sites (including conducting research for content). Student will also assist with the KIIS photo contests.

Required Skills: Able to multi-task and meet time-sensitive project deadlines. Highly organized and shows great attention to detail. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as a team. Some experience creating event flyers with Photoshop, InDesign, or MS Office.

Interested students in the Social Media position should have at least one faculty reference. Email resume with 3 references to Please also submit two creative, written and/or digital pieces that highlight student’s visual or written skills. For questions, call 270-745-2187. The KIIS office is located WKU’s Tate Page Hall, room 129.


IEM Student Graphic Designer

$9.00 per hour and 20 hours per week.

Beginning: Fall 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM (Hours can be flexible around student's schedule)

Job Description: The IEM Student Graphic Designer reports to the International Enrollment Management Department. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to: work with an innovative international team to determine the most effective method of marketing to prospective and current international students, create innovative pieces that will be seen and utilized internationally, and create digital and print promotional/marketing flyers, brochures, booklets, and other materials. After a successful one-year assignment, IEM will provide the Student Graphic Designer a portfolio highlighting completed projects.

Required Skills: Proficiency with Mac computers, Photoshop, and design software such as Quark, InDesign or Illustrator, working knowledge of Color Modes (CMYK/RGB), exceptional creativity, innovation and attention to detail, self-motivated able to work on a team, and excellent time management skills, and experience with photography, videography, and/or social media is a plus.

Interested applicants should send resume, portfolio, and references to or deliver to IEM in the Sophia-Downing International Center.


Tutor for Student Support Services

$7.50/hour and 5-10 hours per week.

Beginning: August 2015

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Office is open 8-4:30 Monday-Friday. Schedule is flexible within those hours; some nights and weekends might be required.

Job Description: Provide individual tutoring to students within Student Support Services (SSS). Tutor must meet with students weekly to assist with study skills, time management, review course material, test preparation, papers and assignments.

Required Skills: Tutors MUST be undergraduate students with more than 30 credit hours. Tutors need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an A or B in the class tutoring and must have a FAFSA on file. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and must be patient, dependable and friendly. Preference will go to those who have prior tutoring experience and can commit to at least two semesters. We are looking for tutors for General Education classes to include, but not limited to: Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, English, Economics, and History.

If interested, please email with an attached resume.


Intramural Sports Official

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: August 17, 2015

Work Schedule: Evenings/nights and some weekends

Job Description: Sports officials are trained to administer the rules, policies, and procedures of multiple sports and events offered through the intramural program. Officials are also responsible for event setup and cleanup, game management, scorekeeping and registration.

Required Skills: Basic knowledge of sports.

If interested, please contact Joshua Pullens at


  Graduate Assistants 

**There are currently no vacancies for Graduate Assistants.


 **There are currently no vacancies for Graduate Assistants.


Off Campus Opportunities


America ReadsTutor for the Bowling Green City Schools Preschool & Family Literacy Programs

The hours of operation for the Parker-Bennett-Curry Preschool program is from 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday thru Thursday. On Fridays they can work any times from 8:00 to 3:00pm working on activities in the classroom.

The hours of operation for the Family Literacy Childcare is on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Professional Development and Learning Center.

The job duties in the Preschool program would be working with the Preschool children with activities. Helping the Preschool staff and teacher with daily activities and preparing items for lesson plans in the Preschool classroom. 

The job duties for the Family Literacy child care is to help with homework, play games and to provide a safe environment for the children while they are playing. Student must be eligible for Federal Work Study and have a GPA of 2.5. If interested, please email your resume to


Math and Reading Tutor at T.C. Cherry Elementary School

Students will tutor students and work with the classroom teachers to improve student’s reading and math skills.  Preferred times and dates are 9:00-12:00 each day, but times can be adjusted based upon needs. Must be eligible for Federal Work Study with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Please send resumes to TC Cherry Elementary School attention Kory Twyman either by mail or email.

School Address- 1001 Liberty Way, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Email Address-  


Bowling Green Metalforming Intern

Bowling Green Metalforming is hiring a HR Intern! The schedule would be MWF schedule. If interested, please email for more information and the job description.  


Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green 

Number of positions available: 6

Job Title: Program Facilitator

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with occasional night or weekend field trips.  Hours can be adjusted to fit WKU class schedule. 

Job Duties include supervising and mentoring club members, helping members with homework and facilitating national programs, driving 15-passenger van, being a role model to club youth. Must have Federal Work Study eligibility and at least a 2.5 GPA.

If interested, please contact Abbey Kitchens at


Immediate Opening – Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate in Mathematics & Engineering

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at ORNL is searching for a qualified Research Associate to conduct detailed numerical verification of the various methods used to solve the Boltzmann transport equation. A detailed convergence analysis on the radiation transport models employed in the RNSD code Exnihilo is needed. The successful candidate will help build a library of ‘real scenario’ problems, including reactor analysis, radiation shielding, criticality safety and dosimetry, which can be used to analyze new methods and verify existing methods.

Qualifications: Must have a B.S. degree in math, applied math, engineering or equivalent. Candidate also must have basic computing skills on Linux/POSIX-type systems. Programming skills in python are desired and C/C++ experience is a plus. A background in numerical analysis is advantageous, but not required. Strong writing and presentation skills are also preferred. Applicants cannot have received their most recent degree more than three years before the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Interested? To apply, go to, make an account, and enter the reference code ORNL15-21-RNSD to find the position posting. Refer questions to  


Topper Talk

Need a part-time job? Looking to build a resume? Topper Talk is hiring!

Starting wage at $7.75/hour plus monthly bonuses and incentives!

Schedules built for student life!

Valuable fundraising experience and on-campus location!

If interested, please apply online at

Contact Joel Thorson at 270-745-5395 or with questions about positions.


Student Fundraiser

 Up to $8.50/hour, and a minimum of 9 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: Select three shifts for work schedule: Sunday 5-8, Monday-Thursday 6-9. Calling will continue up to June 30th and end on July 1st. Students hired to work in the summer will be invited to join our staff once we resume in the fall.

Duties: Call alumni, parents, and friends of WKU to update their contact information, build a positive relationship with them, and raise funds for scholarships, research funds, and other academic pursuits.

Required Skills: Applicants should be persistent, enthusiastic, and outgoing. Preference will be given to students that can work between finals week and June 30th.

Contact: Applications are taken at



*Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability, and provides, on request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities.


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