Western Kentucky University

Student Employment

 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 4:00pm.

***The following departments have online applications that can be submitted directly to their departments :
Housing and Residence Life: http://www.wku.edu/housing/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118&Itemid=81
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center: http://www.wku.edu/IMRec/facilities.php
WKU Health Services: http://www.wku.edu/healthservices/employment/.


 Summer 2014 Vacancies

Continuing and Professional Development Student Office Assistant

$8.00/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: MWF during the morning

Duties: The student assistant will be responsible for clerical duties such as filing, answering the phone, greeting outside visitors to the office, taking messages, data entry, running copies, etc.

Required Skills: Good written and verbal communication skills. Organized, focused, and self-motivated. Must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment with ability to multi-task. Previous office and/or customer service experience preferred. Special consideration will be given to communications, business, marketing, and professional writing majors.

Contact: Please email resume to patrick.flanigan@wku.edu.


Inventory Control Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and 20-30 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP (beginning in summer and going into fall/spring semesters)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Duties: Tagging equipment, data entry, working with Excel spreadsheets, using scanner to conduct onsite departmental inventory audits, additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Ability to work without close supervision, detail-oriented, ability to work alone or with others as required by work, valid driver's license.

Contact: Please email resume to donna.mefford@wku.edu. Resumes accepted by email only.


Personal Trainer

16.00/hr, up to 20 hours a week.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: Open

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Work one-on-one or with two to three clients either in the Preston Health & Activity Center Fitness Center or in the Health & Fitness Lab personal training studio. Help clients to set up realistic short term and long term goals and create an appropriate exercise program. Work with clients in sessions helping them with their workouts using cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, monitor and record progress.

Required Skills: Possess a National Certification through an accredited recognized professional organization devoted to fitness and related areas, such as ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCA, CSCS; Obtain CPR and First Aid certifications within 30 days of hire date; Ability to effectively communicate with Program Coordinator and clients; Manage scheduling sessions, paperwork and all other items to track sessions; Previous personal training experience preferred.

Contact: Lindsay Thomayer, 270.745.6531


Group Fitness Instructor

16.00/hr, up to 20 hours a week.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: open

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: A Group Fitness Instructors main responsibility is to provide a safe and effective workout to WKU students, faculty and staff in the dance studio and/or Natatorium. Instructors must be able to effectively instruct and maintain control of participants. Group Fitness Instructors must develop creative routines for participants through specific class formats. The Instructor must maintain a professional presence while working with class participants and providing a fun and effective class.

Required Skills: Group Fitness Certification; Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification; Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled class; Is responsible for finding a sub in a timely manner if needed; Ensure the safety of all participants by using proper form, technique and modifications; Attend all workshops/ trainings; Be familiar with departmental policies and procedures; Wear appropriate Group X uniform while teaching; Be available before and after class for participant questions; Maintain/ keep up to date on all certifications; Obtain national certification within 60 days of hire date; Prior group fitness experience, teaching or assisting; Interpersonal and communication skills are a must; Instructor is required to maintain all National Certifications by earning the correct amount of continuing education credits (CEC's).

Contact: Lindsay Thomayer, 270.745.6531


Undergraduate Research Assistant

$4000/summer, 36 hours/week summer

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: TBD

Required Skills: Chemistry laboratory experience necessary. Organic chemistry experience best. These are grant-support positions for chemistry and closely allied majors. MS candidate positions also may be available.

Contact: If interested, email Donald Slocum at donald.slocum@wku.edu.


 Fall 2014 Vacancies

Football Game Day Parking Staff

$9.00/hour and 10 hours per week

Beginning: August 25, 2014

Number of positions: 7

Job Description: Responsible for checking parking passes, directing patrons into their assigned spots, and giving clear directions. The successful candidate must be able to communicate clearly and work nights and weekends.

Required skills: Good customer service skills, must be able to effectively communicate with the public, ability to stand/remain at post for long periods of time, and able to withstand variable weather conditions.

Email Andrew Jacobs at andrew.jacobs@wku.edu is interested.


Student Office Assistant

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: August 18, 2014

Number of Positions: 1 

Schedule: Need someone who can work several hours each day, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Description: Duties include but not limited to: Answering telephones, typing of class and office materials, campus errands, filing, making copies, assisting office staff and faculty as needed.

Required Skills: Must have working knowledge of Word and Excel; possess excellent communication skills and phone etiquette. Punctuality and dependability a must. Prefer a freshman or sophomore who will work with the department until graduation. NO CELL PHONES PERMITTED WHILE WORKING.

Please email resume with three letters of reference to karen.gogel@wku.edu or send it by mail to:

Ms. Karen Gogel

Economics Department GH432

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd #11059

Bowling Green, KY 42101


Student Assistant in Educational Leadership Doctoral Program (EDD)

$7.50/hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: August 25th, 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Schedule: Dependent on student's schedule with ability to be flexible from time to time

Duties: Assist EDD office coordinator with management/filing students' forms; assist EDD faculty when needed; entry of students' data into Access system; serve as back-up to EDD office coordinator when needed; monitor prospective student applicant files; communicating with students and faculty; daily mail pick-up and delivery to EDD mailbox in Gary Ransdell Hall.

Skills: Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, ability to work without close supervision, proficient in attention to detail; ability to operate office machines (computer, fax machine, copier/scanner).

Please email resume and cover letter to gaye.pearl@wku.edu no later than August 4th.


Office Assistant

$7.25/hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: August 18th, 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: MWF 10:00AM – 4:30PM

Duties: Acts as receptionist for the department, disburses mail, filing, assists with mailings, runs on-campus errands.

Required Skills: Must speak fluent English, be proficient in Word and Excel, dependable, ability to learn quickly.

Contact: Come by COHH 4124 to complete an application.


Volleyball Shagger

$8.00/hour and 10 hours per week

Beginning: September 3rd, 2014

Number of Positions: 6

Work Schedule: All Home Volleyball matches.

Duties: Will be required to help retreive all volleyballs during match play and warmup. Must work nights and weekends.

Required Skills: Need to know the rules of volleyball and communicate with officials. Experience is preferred but not required.

If interested, contact Andrew Jacobs at andrew.jacobs@wku.edu.


Kentucky Library Research Collections Research Assistant

$7.25/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: Fall (August 25th, 2014)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Kentucky Library Research Collections is open Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 and Saturdays 10:00-3:00. All students are required to work approximately one Saturday per month. We prefer that their schedule allows them to work 2 to 3 hour time blocks.

Duties: Under the direction of librarian, scan and accession archival materials according to archival standards; shelve and retrieve materials; assist onsite patrons with basic research under the direction of staff; assist patrons with photocopier, microfilm reader, scanner; Courier duties between libraries; file materials and preform general office maintenance; assist in the processing of special collections items; boxing and foldering collections, straightening up/re-shelving in the reading room; breaking down boxes for recycling; preservation and/or other photocopying; replacing damaged boxes and box labels; shelve, label and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Familiarity with scanning, creating PDF files, OCR Recognition; ability to work according to an established schedule, basic computer skills, attention to detail, ability to work without close supervision, organizational skills, ability to lift and move heavy boxes, ability to work with the public, some understanding of historical research methods and approaches; interest in history or library science is a plus.

Contact: If interested, please fill out student application at http://www.wku.edu/library/job.php and return by email attachment to maria.lewis@wku.edu.


Intramural Sports Official

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours/week

Beginning: August 18, 2014

Number of Positions: 30-40

Work Schedule: Times will range. Monday-Thursday, 4-11; some weekends may be required.

Duties: Persons to officiate league play and on-campus tournaments for a variety of sports; duties may also include scorekeeping and registration.

Required Skills: No previous experience required. On-site training will be offered.

Contact: Interested individuals please contact Sean Sherwood by email at sean.sherwood@wku.edu.





Student Assistant for Warren County Public Library

Work Schedule: Work schedules are flexible around class schedule and typically include 15-20 hours per week. Library hours are: Monday-Thursday (8:00AM – 8:00PM), Friday – Saturday (9:00AM – 5:00PM), Sunday (1:00PM – 5:00PM).

Duties: Duties include a variety of fundamental library support work including: sorting and shelving library materials, and ensuring the correct order of such materials on the shelf; assisting patrons who need help locating items throughout the library; providing various levels of customer service when assisting patrons at public service desks; and interacting positively with patrons and staff members to accomplish other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Excellent customer service skills; outstanding organization skills; the ability to sort and file alphanumerically; the ability to use independent judgment and take action within specific parameters; the ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, and push book carts; and the ability to use the computer and other office equipment proficiently. It is preferred that applicants qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program.

Contact: Applications/resumes should be sent to amyb@warrenpl.org or mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Applications can also be faxed to 270-781-7323. The link to the application is: http://www.warrenpl.org/custdocs/WCPL%20Student%20Employment%20Application%20March%2029%202013.pdf


 Graduate Assistants 

 There are currently no positions in this category.



Off Campus Opportunities


Part-Time Clean Up Crew (Hospitality Tech)

$8.00/hour and 10-15 hours/week

Beginning: 8/20/2014

Number of Positions: 15

Work Schedule: Sunday mornings during football season, nights during basketball season and various during special events.

Duties: Clean bleachers, bathrooms and press boxes. Will include trash pick-up and mopping.

Contact: Apply at www.prospectinc.com. Apply for Hospitality Technician.


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 http://wku.thecallingcenter.com.


Mutuel Teller at Kentucky Downs

$12.50/hour and 10-15 hours a week

Beginning: April 19th, 2014

Number of Positions: 10-12

Work Schedule: Part Time/Seasonal

Duties: The Mutuel Teller is responsible for the handling and balancing of all monies under his/her. He/she must serve the customers according to the highest standards.

Required Skills: Must possess above average mathematical skills and have interpersonal skills to facilitate Customer Service.

Contact: Mutuel Department

Robbie Hesson

(270)586-7778 ext.282


Substitute Teacher

$7.50/hr for 4.5 hrs or less/$60.00 for 5.5 hours or more a day

Beginning Date: 3/12/13

Number of Positions: 2

 Work Schedule: TDB

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. For Substitutes that are seeking more hours, we do offer a minimum of eight hours a week. These hours will be included with any substituting hours you receivie during that week.     

 Required Skills: Filling in for infant, toddler, or preschool teachers, relieving breaks, cooking, cleaning and the basic care of the children. Substitutes must have the ability to teach and create lesson plans.    

Contact: Please apply online at: www.ashleyangelschildcare.com; 1258 Shannon Way, Bowling Green, KY (Five minute drive from WKU campus; No calls please.


Operations Manager

Payrate                    Starting at 10.00/hr

Hours per Week      40

Beginning Date       ASAP!

Number of Positions   1

Work Schedule       8:30am-5:30pm

Job Description      Please visit www.ashleyangelschildcare.com

Required Skills       Please visit www.ashleyangelschildcare.com

Contact Person      Submit cover letter and resume to Ashley Binns at: aaccinc@ashleyangelschildcare.com


Child Care

Payrate:  Commensurate with experience

Hours per week: Sunday through Thursday from 9pm to 5am

Beginning Date: ASAP

Number of positions: 1-2

Job Description: Stay with two children from 9pm to 5am.

Contact: Christina at 925-360-7729 or email chirstina.burcell@wku.edu


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.


 Last Modified 7/30/14