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Student Employment Job Opportunities

The job descriptions provided below are intended to describe the type of work to be performed or qualifications needed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required for the job.

Applicants seeking work should contact the human resources office at (989) 275-5000, ext. 239 or 271.

Current Student Employment Openings

America Reads Tutoring position(s)
Location: Off Campus, placement will be made at one of our local elementary schools
Contact: Student Financial Services, 989-275-5000, ext. 260

Responsibilities:  Students work in an elementary class either individually or with a group on reading and literacy activities under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

Qualifications:   Check with the Student Financial Services Office to see if you are eligible for off-campus employment placement

Hours:  May work up to 20 hours per week around your class schedule


Library Assistant
Location: Library, Library Building
Supervisor: Deb Shumaker, ext. 235 or 246

Responsibilities:  Perform library duties including: placing holds on books, registering patrons in integrated circulation system, maintaining confidentiality of patron requests and records, answering basic directional questions, answering the telephone, picking up and processing incoming mail, retrieving and shelving books and periodicals, searching for missing books, performing basic bibliographic searches, searching for materials to be ordered, shelf reading, assisting with opening and closing of building, and cleaning computers, bookshelves, etc. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:   Attention to detail, ability to follow directions precisely, knowledge of alphabetical and numerical sequence, move fully loaded book trucks, ability to place books on upper and lower shelves, and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.  Manual dexterity, reliability, customer service skills, computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office Suite.  Previous library experience desired.


Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts – Technical Assistant
Location: PAC – Performing Arts Center
Supervisor: JoMarie Gurnow, Ext. 261

Responsibilities:  Assist in the technical operation of all Performing Arts Center events.  Students will perform construction of scenery; operate lighting and sound systems; operate hand and power tools in a safe manner; will assist in set-up and tear down of touring shows; unloading and loading trucks; must work on Performing Arts Center events, Kirtland Youth Theatre events and Theatre Arts Department productions; the job requires the ability to perform physical tasks—such as lifting and moving up to 50 lbs, bending, carrying, cleaning of backstage areas and other duties as assigned; students must be able to climb ladders, operate a man-lift and work in catwalk areas.  Previous theatre experience helpful or other skills such as sewing, painting, etc.

Qualifications:  Students must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.  Students must be committed and dedicated to the success of each event and be able to work well with others as a member of the team.  Any health or medical issues need to be shared that will be a liability issue regarding the performance of the job responsibilities; students may be required to drive college vehicles and need a clean driving record and a valid driver’s license.  Students need to be dependable and work efficiently.  Some computer work may be required.


Peer Tutor:

Location: Tutoring Department (Library Building)
Supervisor: Deb Shumaker, ext. 235

Responsibilities: Meet individually or in a group session to help students successfully master course work with tutoring assistance. Help students develop good study skills for the tutored course(s). Recognize success and identify ways to improve. Require students to actively participate in tutoring sessions. Maintain documentation of services and record student progress. Communicate student progress or problems with instrustor and/or tutoring staff.

Qualifications: Relate easily and sensitively to students as well as be friendly, approachable, a good listener, and a good student role model. Have good communication skills and above average knowlede of subject(s) being tutored. Obtain the recommendation of an instructor in the subject in which you wish to tutor. Have completed the course(s) with a B+ or better. Maintain average or above average performance in all classes during the same time you are working as a tutor for Kirtland. Attend tutor training sessions and maintain professional work ethic and dress.


More Information About Student Employment

Visit the Financial Aid Student Employment page for more information about student employment including student employment requirements, handbook and employment forms.