Summer Job Postings


​Enrollment in Summer is not required to receive Summer Work Study. To determine eligibility for Summer Work Study, call or visit Student Employment Services, 989.774.3881, Bovee UC 121.

Contact departments directly to pursue a job.

WORK STUDY - Academic Administration & Academic Affairs - seeks a Front Desk Receptionist
Duties Include: Basic office administrative duties, including but not limited to greeting visitors; answering phones; completing assigned projects which may include typing, formatting, copying, faxing, and scanning; deliveries throughout campus; prepare and sort mail for the office; update websites; and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; basic telephone skills; attention to detail; organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively with others and independently when necessary.
Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a-5p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, campus ID number, and class schedule (if applicable) to Jeanine Mahaffey,

GSA - CMU Biological Station - seeks a Dining Assistant

Duties Include: Responsible for general food service duties; assists with preparation, production, and service of food at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island, MI. 
Skills Desired: Previous food service experience is desired, but not required.
Schedule: Summer 2021 from approximately May 15 - August 20. 40 hrs/wk, 8 hrs/day. Assistants live at the CMUBS. Room and board is provided.
To Apply: Email John Gordon,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Campus Dining

Duties Include: Assist and courteously serve customers; 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:
Cafe Operations - Team Member
Catering - Team Leader
Catering - Team Member
Concessions - Team Leader
Concessions - Team Member
Fresh Food Company (FFCo) - Team Member
The Market - Team Leader
The Market - Team Member
Merrill Residential Restaurant - Team Member
Northside Market - Team Leader
Northside Market - 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
Starbucks - Team Leader
UC Dining Operations - Team Leader
UC Dining Operations - Team Member

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

WORK STUDY - Educational Leadership - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: Basic office administrative duties, including but not limited to greeting visitors; answering phones; completing assigned projects including typing, formatting, copying, faxing, and scanning; deliveries throughout campus, and other duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; basic telephone skills; attention to detail; organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively with others and independently when necessary.
Schedule: Flexible work hours; will work around class schedules.
To Apply: Email a resume and class schedule to Nan Clapp,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Carpenter Assistant

Duties Include: Assist carpenters with tasks; work independently on minor repairs; repair and make screens; change glass in broken windows; install cove base; clean and re-caulks bathtubs and showers; repairs tables, chairs, and other furniture; attend safety meetings; and any other related tasks as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must have knowledge of and experience with general hand tools and light power tools; must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: Up to 40 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri, 7:30a-4p; no weekends.
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Maintenance Worker: Beaver Island

Duties Include: Clean, maintain and repair buildings, grounds, mechanical equipment, vehicles and boats; some new construction including paint and masonry; haul food shipments and other freight to and from the ferry dock in St. James with maintenance of invoice documentation; maintain maintenance inventories on tools, parts, and gasoline; assist researchers with delivery and set-up of equipment at field sites; attend staff meetings; and any other related task as assigned. 
Skills Desired: Assign tasks to other student employees; responsible for sub-master keys assigned to student employees; responsible for check in/out of tools for student employees. Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to pass a Driver's License check.
Schedule: Mon - Fri
Apply Online

GSA and WORK STUDY - Facilities Management - seeks a Student Painter

Duties Include: Prep, clean up, pickup and delivery of equipment and materials for crew supervisor; attend meetings when necessary.
Skills Desired: Able to lift 25 pounds, work well with others, and climb ladders. Optional: Have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a driver's license check.
Schedule: Up to 40 hrs/wk during shop hours, Mon - Fri, 7:30a - 4p; no weekends.
Apply Online

WORK STUDY - Geography & Environmental Studies - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: Typing, filing, answer phone; scan; copy; campus deliveries; errands; stock and order supplies; prepare conference room for meetings; maintain cleanliness of workroom and office; other tasks as necessary to support the faculty, staff, and visitors.
Skills Desired: Previous office experience; experience with office machines; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, demonstrated attention to detail; and work independently when needed.
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8a – 5p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references to P. Perry

WORK STUDY - History - seeks an Office Assistant

Duties Include: Represent the department office and assist with daily operations including but not limited to assisting administrative staff and faculty; greeting visitors; campus errands, typing, scanning, copying, distributing mail, answering the telephone and taking messages. Candidates enjoy working in an academic office and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
Skills Desired: The successful candidate must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel; have the ability to work well with others as well as independently; complete assigned tasks accurately; be self-motivated, punctual, reliable, and present a positive, professional image.
Schedule: Flexible with class schedule during office hours Mon-Fri, 8a-5p.
To Apply: Visit in person, Powers 106, or email a cover letter and resume to Annette Davis,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of - seeks a Web Content Migration Specialist

Duties Include: Work with the college's Web Developer to migrate website content from the current site in Sharepoint to the new site in Sitefinity; assist with supporting department website editors; manually move content into Sitefinity; build web content, including assisting with page layout, embedding multimedia, and troubleshooting presentation issues as needed; assist with content migration plan and communicating with Content Editors as content is transferred into Sitefinity; identify and troubleshoot content-related issues associated with Sitefinity and brainstorm solutions; additional possible opportunity to assist college with launching new podcast.
Skills Desired: Basic MS Office skills are required including copy and paste, understanding formatting techniques such as headings (H1, H2) and paragraph styles. Training workshops on Sitefinity will be available. Strong proofreading and communication skills are required. 
Schedule: 20 hrs/wk availability.
To Apply: Email Sarah Buckley,

GSA - Marketing & Hospitality Services Administration - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Front desk management, answer phone calls, make appointments for students using Microsoft Outlook, make campus deliveries, assist the supervisor, department chair and faculty with various tasks, and other general office duties as assigned.
Skills Desired: Provide information when needed by department and CMU personnel, students, and visitors through demonstrated resourcefulness by exploring the internet and other sources; a willingness to learn; adaptable; accountable; ability to work with minimal supervision and as a team player; ability to manage multiple duties while assisting anyone on the phone or in the office; convey a professional, courteous, and kind attitude with visitors, students, and department and CMU personnel whether in person, on the phone, or email; follow HIPAA and FERPA guidelines to ensure confidentiality of all student information; ability to communicate verbally or in writing with persons inside and outside the MHSA department; must be able to answer general questions and provide general information about the MHSA department and its programs; assist students by phone or in person to book appointments with the department's academic advisor; must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook and Calendars; must have an eye for detail, use proper grammar in speech and written form, and convey messages clearly and completely in a timely manner; proficiency with computer software programs including SAP, MS Office Suite, Adobe, and Google Docs; familiarity with navigating the CMU and CBA website; able to use the office copier and scanner to save and preserve documents required for record-keeping in the department; exhibit a willingness to fill in and/or assist coworkers or department personnel to complete a task for the department or provide support during a department or CBA event; exhibits a positive attitude and dependability; ability to work with department and CMU personnel to support special projects or events such as Career Fair, CMU Sales Challenge, SCMA Events, and Company Recruiting Days; value and respect all students, visitors, and CMU personnel on the phone, in person, or email; ability to interact with respect and understanding of individual differences. Identify and articulate own skills, strengths, knowledge, and life experience relevant to the desired position or career goals; ability to identify areas requiring personal growth; self-motivated to explore options and pursue job opportunities.
Schedule: Available and flexible to work during office hours, Mon - Fri, 7:30A-4P.
To Apply: Send an introductory email to Robin Berry, and attach a cover letter, resume, and Summer 2021 class schedule (if applicable).

GSA - Philosophy & Religion - seeks a Graduate Student Administrative Assistant

Duties Include: Assist the Co-Editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism by sending timely correspondence with authors submitting papers to the Journal, and referees of articles. The Assistant makes sure submissions are ready to be anonymously reviewed and assigns them to an editor per the co-editor’s instructions.
Schedule: 10 hr/wk for up to 12 months. Preference given to applicants available from Summer 2021 – Fall 2022, but candidates who are available for only part of that period will be considered. 
To Apply: Graduate students interested in the position should email a letter of interest and a resume to Robert Stecker,

WORK STUDY - Scholarships & Financial Aid - seeks a Clerical Assistant

Duties Include: Filing, data entry, answering phones, mail sorting, scheduling appointments, responding to emails, certifying private loans and assisting staff with other financial aid functions.
Skills Desired: Strong communication and organization skills; ability to work independently with interruptions and have an understanding of accounting and/or math.
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 9a - 5p.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Julie Wilson,

WORK STUDY ONLY - Student Account Services & University Billing - seeks multiple Call Center Student Assistants

Sophomores or new transfer students are encouraged to apply. Students with accounting and budgeting experience are preferred, but not required.
Duties Include: Provide quality service related to answering questions regarding student accounts, financial aid refunds, and other general billing questions for the CMU community; answer phone calls and schedule appointments; interoffice mail delivery, recycling maintenance, data entry, scan documents, and process incoming coin; stuff envelopes for mass letter mailings; assist in keeping the office clean and organized; assist with reception desk management; and other general office duties and projects as assigned.
Skills Desired: Must have strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to provide excellent customer service; must be able to work independently, as a team, work with interruptions and multi-task. Basic accounting and budgeting experience is desired. Must sign a confidentiality agreement.
Schedule: Availability during Call Center Hours, Mon-Fri, 9a - 4:30p. Multiple positions are available. Minimum of a 3-hour shift required, number of hours assigned weekly dependent upon financial aid budget.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and class schedule to Karlee Herzog,

GSA and WORK STUDY - Undergraduate Admissions - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Conduct campus tours for parents, prospective students and their guests; assist with general office work including but not limited to processing mail, filing, restocking supplies, answering phones, event set-ups, and data entry. 
Skills Desired: Team-oriented, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of campus building locations, student life, and activities on campus. 
Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p. 

WORK STUDY - University Communications - seeks a Student Assistant

Duties Include: Receive visitors at the front desk by greeting, welcoming, directing and announcing them appropriately.
Skills Desired: Friendly, welcoming and helpful to those visiting the department in person. Applicants should be familiar with basic computer software programs.
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p. 
To Apply: Email April Roberson,

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 gets to work in a diverse environment and share a unique employment experience.
Current openings

GSA and WORK STUDY - WCMU Public Media - seeks a Production Assistant

Duties Include: Import local and national programs into on-air playback systems, produce and edit local spots and programs, and post stories to our website. The Production Assistant may occasionally serve as a Board Operator during locally and nationally produced public radio programs, and assist with various production-related tasks.
Skills Desired: Background in Audio Production; working knowledge of audio editing software, including Adobe Audition; working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; punctuality and attention to detail is required.
Schedule: Work hours are determined by management on an as-needed basis. Ideal applicants are available 10 - 20 hrs/wk, during 8a - 6:30p. Most hours will be scheduled afternoons - early evenings. 
To Apply: Email a cover letter expressing an interest in this position, and a resume to