Western Kentucky University

Prospective Student Employees

Currently, the Downing Student Union has very limited student staff positions due to the renovation project (www.wku.edu/duc_renovation). For information about student employment with the University Centers at WKU, you may contact Trinity Gonzalez, Evening Program Coordinator, at (270) 745-5794 or trinity.gonzalez@wku.edu.

Downing Student Union student positions include:

  • DSU Student Associate

    Student associates in DSU are valuable assets whose responsibilities include providing information and maintaining a clean, student-oriented environment. The Downing Student Union and Garrett Conference Center will be evaluated by the actions and attitudes of our student employees because of their continuing contact with members of the community. Student associates should always keep this in mind and govern themselves accordingly. We strive to employ individuals who possess the abilities, qualifications, and personal qualities that will enable them to contribute to the purposes and goals of the University Centers.

  • Student Maintenance Assistant

    The Student Maintenance Assistant will assist with maintaining the operations of the Downing Student Union and Garrett Conference Center and must be available to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Student Maintenance Assistant is expected to possess strong communication, customer service, and maintenance skills. The Student Maintenance Assistant should have experience in general building maintenance and possess a basic knowledge of tools. Students will be hired with the understanding that there is a 90-day probation period.

  • Audio-Visual Assistant

    The Audio-visual Assistant is an integral part of the DSU student staff team. Responsibilities of this position include weekly inventory of AV equipment in the DSU Auditorium and management of AV system at every event scheduled in the DSU Auditorium. The AV Assistant must be extremely flexible in scheduling and may be asked to assist with AV set-ups in other DSU meetings rooms and at DSU programs.

  • Main Office Assistant

    Under direct supervision of the Office Coordinator and Reservations Assistant, the office assistant will be responsible for staffing the Downing Student Union Main Office, including answering phones, greeting customers, and providing assistance in making reservations. Applicants should be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Software, exercise care with confidential matters, possess excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, prompt, dependable, and organized.

Current Downing Student Union Vacancies:

  • There are currently no vacancies with University Centers. Thank you for your interest.

Downing Student Union Employment Application


 WKU Student Employment Website

 Last Modified 7/23/13