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

 Review the following list of current vacancies and contact those departments that have vacancies for which you are qualified.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible for Student Employment, call (270)745-5513. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
***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:


spring 2015 Vacancies

Tutor for Student Support Services

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

Beginning: March 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.


Student Worker (Engineering-Manufacturing-Commercialization Center)

$9.00-$10.00/hour (commensurate with experience)

15-20 hours per week.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: During normal business hours.

Job Description: Support projects in the EMCC.

Required Skills: Proficient in Solidworks, basic machining skills, experience in mechanical design.

If interested, please email or go to TCCW 16.


Student Payroll Assistant

$7.25 per hour and 10-15 hours per week.

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, will vary.

Job Decription: Perform various clerical duties for payroll staff to include but not limited to filing and scanning payroll documents for storage purposes.

Required Skills: Applicant must have excellent organizational skills, typing skills and be able to pay close attention to detail. Dependability is also a requirement for this position.

If interested, please email with an attached resume.


AudioVisual Services Student Consultant

$8.50/hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Days/Nights/Weekend

Job Description: Answering calls at the Technical Support Center, resolving 1st level administrative and technical issues, facilitating classes, and other miscellaneous duties as needed.

Required Skills: Intermediate computer hardware/software knowledge and experience installing webcams and microphones, basic understanding of Audio/Video components (projectors, monitors, microphones, speakers, control systems, etc), experience using MS Office and other business/technology applications, a track record of responsibility and reliability, good academic standing (Students enrolled in technical fields are preferred), must be fluent in English, excellent telephone communication and customer service skills.

The ideal student will have experience with video conferencing or experience at a call center or troubleshooting/diagnosing technical problems.

The open position requires that all consultants be prompt, motivated and professional.  Must have the capacity to develop a strong background in technology and feel very comfortable communicating with clients over the phone.  Most importantly, student consultants must be available to work mornings, nights and/or weekends, if needed.

If interested, please submit a current resume and your Spring 2015 class schedule to  Please do not call or come to the AVS office.  Applications are accepted by email only.


Undergraduate Research Assistant

$7500/year, 20 hours/week academic semesters, 36 hours/week summer

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: TBA

Required Skills: Chemistry laboratory experience necessary. Organic chemistry laboratory experience best. These are grant-support positions for chemistry and closely allied majors. MS candidate positions also are available. Full time summer research appointments can be worth $4000.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Sciences.

If interested, please contact







Glasgow Campus Library Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: 1/26/2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible schedule that could include evenings.

Job Description: Responsible for providing general library support in such areas as technical service, circulation, and basic computer support; provide clerical assistance to Campus Librarian and Library Assistant; instruct patrons in use of TopNet and library databases.

Required Skills: Federal Work Study eligible; must have excellent customer service skills; possess excellent oral and written communication skills, can respond to general information requests by telephone or refers to Librarian, is proficient at typing and computer skills, knowledge of various software packages (Microsoft Office) and modern office technology.

The application can be found at Please email for more information.


America Reads Tutor

America Reads student needed for the Bowling Green City Schools Preschool and Family Literacy Programs.

The hours of operation for the Dishman Preschool program where they need help is from 11:30 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.

Interested applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and should email a resume to



  Graduate Assistants 


There are currently no positions in this category.




Graphic Design Internship

Creative Web Services – Public Affairs

 The Graphic Design Intern reports to Creative Web Services, part of the Division of Public Affairs at Western Kentucky University.

This position is an unpaid internship open to WKU students, with course credit available. Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week during the semester.  Hours are also available during Winter and Summer terms.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. TBD

Description: Reporting to Creative Web Services and Public Affairs, the Graphic Design Intern is responsible for designing marketing and promotion materials for use by the Creative Web Services department. Though this position will focus primarily on design for web and social media, marketing and promotion materials may also include print (posters, brochures), digital signage, and other supplementary items.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary of this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion, and institutional needs.


  • Perform graphic design duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to project timelines and procedures.
  • Initiate timely communication with the Digital Media Marketing Coordinator and Creative Web Services Manager regarding design concepts, edits and assignment priorities.
  • Possess ability to listen and accept constructive guidance.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with posting designs to websites/social media accounts
  • Assist with other Creative Web projects as needed

Performance Expectations:

The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following general standards for responsibility, accountability, teamwork, and customer service.

Required Skills:  Proficiency with Mac computers, proficiency in the use of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop. Working knowledge of Color Modes (CMYK/RGB). Experience with social media is a plus.

Application Procedures:  Send resume and portfolio to or deliver to Creative Web Services, Wetherby Room 312


Off Campus Opportunities




PayRate will be decided upon experience and knowledge.

Beginning: 2nd or 3rd week of March.

Job Description: Existing .php web site needs home page revisions of .php coinciding with new page design. Will provide new .html and .cs to support the design. Some existing .php can be utilized.

Required Skills: Comprehensive expertise with writing and editing .php MYSQL database work may be needed. Examples or previous projects required.

If interested, please contact


Mary Jane's Chocolates

Mary Jane's Chocolates is looking for an Exceptional Customer Service Associate. This local business is seeking a business, communication, merchandising, hospitality, visual studies, design, sales or other related major. The ideal candidate will be qualified for Federal Work Study. Applicants must be independent, detail-oriented, friendly, professional, hard-working, multitasking, timely, reliable and drug-free. The ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, would enjoy helping shoppers, keeping our shop neat and packaging chocolates to go out in the store.  Bow-tying is a regular duty. Dress is business casual.  Starting pay is $8/hour. We are closed all major holidays and many minor holidays, but require employees to fulfill their shifts during the days and weeks leading up to major holidays; therefore, we ask that the applicant be a resident of Bowling Green or the surrounding areas.  We will work around finals schedules.  We are closed 2 weeks in the summer, and 2 weeks after Christmas. Opportunity for wage increases is directly related to employee performance. Please contact Marie at or stop by our store at 1640 Scottsville Road, behind Steak N Shake for an application.  Candidates may also call 270-363-5260 for further information. 

*The three available time positions are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:45 pm to 6:15 pm (18 hours/week) OR Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:45 am to 2:15 pm (18hrs/week) OR Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 am to 6:15 pm (17hrs/week).


Lead Preschool Teacher

$8.00/hour and about 30-40 hours per week.

Beginning: February

Number of Positions: 1

Job Description: As a Lead teacher, it will be your responsibility to be the role model to all substitutes under you. You will be responsible for creating a fun and engaging lesson plans to promote the kids to learn in a fun way. You will have to follow guidelines to create milestones for each child in helping them be ready for kindergarden. You will have to be able to create structure and control of at least 10 preschoolers by yourself. Most days, you will have an assistant. Part of your job will also to be able to control your assistant and create a smooth flowing day for all kids in center and be able to speak to parents well.

Required Skills: Good communication skills with parents, other staff, and the children. You will have to be able to problem solve and sometimes deal with difficult child behaviors. You will need to be respectful, professional, and follow policies and procedures.

**To submit an application, please go to and fill out an application under the careers tab.


Substitute Teacher

$7.50/hour and about 20-25 hours per week

Beginning: February

Number of Positions: 3

Job Description: Substitutes are on a when needed basis, and act as a fill in for teachers. Most of the times needed would  be scheduled, and would be based off of the substitutes availability. You will assist the Lead Infant, Toddler, and Preschool teachers with curriculum needs, the development of the children, family communication, and overall communication of the classroom. You must be a reliable member of the team, working cooperatively and with flexibility!

Required Skills: Being able to communicate well with parents and staff members. You will need to be able to problem solve well
and take direction from those around you.

**To submit an application, please go to and fill out an application under the careers tab.


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


Summer Consulting Internship in China

Summer Consulting Internship in China is supported by the Global Multinational Companies Education Alliance (GMEA). The goal of GMEA is to provide strong supports for the international elites to pursue their higher education and future career especially with a focus on China. The students who participate in their programs will have more opportunities to work for the multinational companies either in China or in the US after their graduations.

 -Consulting internship experience in Chinese enterprises focuses on Chinese management challenges

-Intensive practical training in business Chinese language and etiquette

-Business School Lectures on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chinese History and Chines MNCs

-Cross Culture Communication Coaching

-Case Studies on Chinese Management Characteristics and Internationalization of Chinese enterprises

-Tours of historical areas

-Cultural experiences in China

 This Program is designed to provide participants with a global view of business, but with a particular focus on Chinese business philosophy and challenges. It provides students with an edge in the business world. Through creativity, entrepreneurship and globally important ideas, students are challenged to deepen their view of MNCs, develop a strategic mindset and grasp the latest management tools required by a multinational company leader in today’s fast-moving business world.

 The Program places each student into a Chinese multi-national company for two different experiences: a single day immersion with a Senior Manager and a 4 weeks long placement in a consulting engagement. The first placement allows students to understand a Chinese MNC's manager's typical day and the challenges that he or she faces. The second placement allows the students to study a particular problem in an MNC and propose a formal solution to the issue, using internal and external information as appropriate. 

 The Program blends innovative course design with face-to–face interaction, consulting experience and immersion study tours. It also unites students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds in the spirit of learning, open-mindedness and debate, while at the same time providing a deeper understanding of Chinese business philosophy and culture through first-hand experience. At the end, students may earn their college academic credits once they complete the program.

Academic and professional requirements:

-- Undergraduates and graduates at college/university or equivalent

-- Eager to gain experience in a multinational company

-- Dynamic and open-minded with International mindset

-- Ability to appreciate different cultural models of business

-- Strong leadership potential

-- Clear motivation, drive and maturity

-- Recognized achievements

-- Academic ability

-- Minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Procedures

Step 1 – Send CV to

Step 2 – Scholarship /Company Stipend Application

Step 3 -- Acceptance by NBS Committee

Step 4 —Visa

Step 5 – Pre-training


*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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