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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


Kentucky Museum Gallery Guide/Guard Fall 2015

$7.25 per hour and hours will vary.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Either Tuesdays and Thursdays 9AM-12PM or Tuesdays and Thursdays 12PM-4PM plus alternating weekends.

For more information, see the following website:


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


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


Wing Station is now Hiring!

Wing Station
306 A Old Morgantown Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101 
Hiring: Cooks, Cashiers, and Asst. Managers 
Part-time employment (25-30 hrs.) 
Pay rate: pay commensurate with experience
Walk-in interviews Saturdays at the restaurant location. 
Questions please contact:
 Leland Taylor, Owner
(502) 618-0288

Pizza Hut on Scottsville Road is now hiring!

The Pizza Hut on Scottsville Road is now hiring drivers, servers, and cooks. If you would like to join a fun group of people to work with, this is your place. Apply in person and ask for either Penny or Mona.


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-  


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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