Academic Year Job Postings


To confirm the amount of Work Study you have, contact Student Employment Services at 989.774.3881, Bovee University Center, Room 121.
Students may apply for Work Study jobs only if awarded Work Study on the Financial Aid award letter. If you completed your FAFSA but do not know if you qualify, contact Financial Aid, 989.774.3674 or Student Employment Services, 989.774.3881.

All students may apply for General Student Assistance (GSA) jobs.

Contact departments directly to pursue a job.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Athletics - seeks Event Staff

Duties Include: Pre-event setup, taking tickets, access control, assistance with administration of event logistics, monitoring the crowd, customer service, post-event teardown, opening and closing of facilities, and all other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office; strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail; and the ability to lift 50lbs. on a regular basis.
Schedule: Must be able to work all home football and gymnastics events, as well as nights and weekends; average 15 hrs/wk.
To Apply: Email a resume to Scott Harrington,

GSA – Athletics: Communications – seeks Photographers

Duties include: Photograph assigned Central Michigan intercollegiate athletic events.
Skills Desired: A good eye and instincts for sports photography; ability to communicate clearly; adaptable to a varied schedule; computer photo editing; ability to work under deadline pressure and in a loud environment in varied outdoor weather.
Schedule: Approximately 20 hrs/wk. Nights and weekends are mandatory. Some travel to away events may be required, however the vast majority of assignments will be at various on-campus athletic venues including McGuirk Arena, and Kelly Shorts Stadium. Position begins upon arrival on campus for the Fall 2020 semester.
To Apply:  Email a resumé with photography samples to Andy Sneddon, Photography samples need not be sports related.

GSA - Athletics: Communications - seeks a Writer

Duties Include: Write for Game coverage and game previews make up the bulk of the assignments. An experienced writer with an athletic background is preferred, however ambitious newcomers will be considered. In addition, the writer will learn sports writing and reporting from a veteran writer and editor with 30 years in the business. Journalism and/or Public Relations majors are especially encouraged to apply.
Skills Desired: Candidates should have a working knowledge of AP Style; ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in written form and orally; adaptable to a varied schedule.
Schedule: Flexible and varies; up to 20 hrs/wk beginning August 2020.  Night and weekend work are required.
To Apply:  Email a resumé with writing samples to Andy Sneddon, Writing samples need not be sports related.

GSA and WORK STUDY - Campus Dining

Duties Include: Assist and serve customers in a courteous manner; prep, serve, and cook assorted foods using various equipment and utensils; assist in keeping kitchen and service areas clean and sanitized; follow all safety and food handling guidelines; report to full-time employees as assigned; attend and complete employee trainings and meetings as scheduled; become familiar with and follow all CMU Campus Dining policies and standards; complete other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must be able to lift 25 lbs.; must be able to handle temperature changes including putting stock away in coolers and/or freezers; must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time; must be able to push loaded stock carts; prior food service and/or customer service experience.
Schedule: Days and hours vary by location.
Current Openings:
Burrito Bowl - Team Member
Cafe Operations - Team Member
Catering - Bartender
Catering - Team Member
Catering Kitchen - Team Member
Concessions - Team Member
Down Under Food Court - Team Member
Down Under Food Court - Team Leader
Fresh Food Company (FFCo) - Team Member
Market - Team Leader
Market - Team Member
Marketing - Food Crew
Marketing - Graphic Designer
Merrill Residential Restaurant - Team Leader
Merrill Residential Restaurant - Team Member
Northside - Team Leader
Northside - Team Member
POD Market/Subway - Team Leader
POD Market/Subway - Team Member
Real Food on Campus (RFoc) - Team Member
Robinson Residential Restaurant - Team Member
Starbucks - Barista

WORK STUDY - Communication, Dept. of - seeks a Student Office Assistant

Duties Include: Answer office phones; greet customers; complete work orders; typing; formatting; copying; faxing; scanning; deliveries around campus; prepare and sort mail; general customer service; other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Knowledge of Mac computers; excellent customer service skills; problem-solving; independent worker. 
Schedule: Available shifts are Mon 1-5p, Wed 8-12p, Tues/Th 8-12p. 
To Apply: Email Bernie Cesena,

GSA and WORK STUDY - CMU Libraries

Located within the Charles V Park Library building, the University Library and the Clarke Historical Library offer flexible hours, a variety of responsibilities and a desirable work environment. Many students work with the libraries for their entire college careers. Job vacancies are filled from applications submitted to the current job postings list, below. More information can be found on the library's website.  Applicants must have a current class schedule to apply.
Current Openings
Library Systems Student Technician

WORK STUDY - English - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: Front desk reception including assisting visitors, photocopying and scanning, disinfecting the office, making on-campus deliveries, and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: A willingness to learn.
Schedule: Flexible with class schedule during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to

GSA - Media Services - seeks a Student Technician

Duties Include: On-site technical support, audio/visual installation and repair, and after-hours classroom maintenance.
Skills Desired: Ability to climb ladders, lift up to 50 pounds, work in front of people, and customer service. Candidates must be able to work without supervision.
Schedule: Flexible between 8a - 9p. Summer hours available. 
To Apply: Email a resume to Marcus Clowers,

GSA - Medicine - seeks a Graduate Research Assistant

Duties Include: The graduate research assistant contributes to the execution of a mixed-methods research study on medical education, learning processes, and teamwork. This study includes surveys with both open-ended and closed-ended questions, educational outcomes data, and focus groups. The Graduate Research Assistant responsibilities may include: (1) Literature review; (2) Pilot testing instruments; (3) Survey management and data entry; (4) Facilitating focus groups; (5) Transcribing; (6) Quantitative data analysis; and (7) Data cleaning. This project includes the possibility of publication and presentation on the results of the study.
Skills Desired: The CMU student must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program. The Graduate Student Assistant should have a basic understanding of qualitative or mixed-methods research, although paid training on specific methods used in this study will be provided by the research team. Specifically, this role requires the ability to conduct statistical analysis (likely using SPSS), conduct focus groups with medical students, and maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding focus group participants’ identities. The Graduate Student Assistant should be comfortable with the idea of conducting a focus group and have an interest in teamwork or learning processes. This position may be of interest to graduate students in Industrial & Organizational Psychology or Education, but is open to applicants from any background.
Schedule: 5-10 hrs/wk, July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume/CV to

WORK STUDY - Psychology - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: The Office Assistant will answer the phone; type; do data entry; copy, collate and staple class materials; scan; file; run errands on campus; schedule rooms; and provide general assistance to department staff and faculty
Skills Desired: Prior office experience; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; accurate typing, spelling and proofreading skills; excellent attention to detail; experience with Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat Pro are helpful. Candidates will be able to work with frequent interruptions. Must present a positive and professional image, and be punctual and reliable.
Schedule: Approximately 10 hrs/wk are available during office hours Mon - Fri, 8a-5p, based on student availability and work study funds.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, work study eligibility amount and class schedule to: Colleen Craft,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Research and Graduate Studies - seeks an Animal Husbandry Student Assistant

Duties Include: Change mouse and rat cages, monitor health status, sweep, mop, empty trash, and wash cages.
Skills Desired: Computer skills including Microsoft suite, keeping accurate records, problem solving, critical thinking, ability to handle mice and rats, and dependability. 
Schedule: Mon - Sun; hours vary by workload and weekends are rotated. Prefer 3-4-hour morning blocks of time. Candidates must be available during breaks and holidays.
To Apply: Email a resume to Carol Stevens,

WORK STUDY - Student Account Services & University Billing - seeks a Call Center Student Assistant

Sophomores or new transfer students encouraged to apply.
Duties Include: Answer general questions regarding student accounts, financial aid refunds and other billing questions; perform a wide range of clerical support; open, sort and deliver mail to and from campus departments; data entry, scanning and indexing documents and processing incoming coin; simple recordkeeping including recording information, totaling numbers, and routine calculations; stuffing envelopes for mass mailings; errands; assist in keeping office clean and organized; assist with line management; and other general office duties and projects as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must be an experienced user of Microsoft Excel and Word. An accounting or math background is helpful. Must have strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines. Must be able to work independently, work with interruptions, and multi-task. Must sign a confidentiality agreement.
Schedule: Availability during Call Center Hours, 10a - 3p daily. Multiple positions are available. Minimum of 3 hour shift required.
To Apply: Email Karmen Grondin,

GSA and WORK STUDY - University Recreation

CMU's University Recreation department offers a variety of employment opportunities at the Student Activity Center. The SAC work environment prides itself on being not just a job, but also an experience. No matter what your academic focus, URec Student Staff gain valuable lifelong skills from their employment experiences at the SAC. With more than a million users and visitors coming into the SAC each year, student staff work in a diverse environment and share a unique employment experience.
Current openings:
Fitness Instructor
Fitness Specialist
Intramural Official
Personal Trainer
Swim Instructor

WORK STUDY - Volunteer Center - seeks an America Counts and Reads Tutor

Duties Include: Meet students at school(s) during the classroom's regular reading and/or math time; read one-on-one with students using trained methods to instill confidence in the child's independent reading ability during reading time; and act as a general classroom assistant answering questions as needed and leading small group activities during math time.
Skills Desired: Passion for children and mentorship, ability to develop positive rapport with teachers and students, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated history of professionalism and reliability. All tutors must go through training and complete a successful background check prior to being in the schools.
Schedule: Prospective tutors are expected to offer at least 10 hours of availability during regular public school hours (8a - 3p) and should be prepared to work 5-12 hrs/wk. It is key that potential tutors have an open weekly schedule. Transportation is not provided to local schools, but a few are within walking distance to campus. 
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