Student/Part-Time Opportunities

student worker at ID center desk

"The hours were flexible and corresponded to my class schedule, and everyone in my office is focused on seeing me succeed as a student as well as an employee."

"I am learning time management skills and ways to interact with tons of different people and personalities. These skills will give me a head start in whatever career I may find myself in, in the future."

Student/Part-Time Opportunities and Benefits

Benefits for student and part-time staff at the Union include:

  • Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for an annual scholarship in the amount of $500 ($250 per semester) from the Union.
  • Hourly student employees are exempt from social security and Medicare taxes being withheld. This is commonly referred to as FICA; the current FICA rate is 7.65% of gross wages.
  • Students enjoy a flexible work schedule because school is priority number one.  
  • Students can participate in the many fun Union employee social events.
  • Student employees receive discounts at Campus Store, Cats’ Den, Bowling Center, & select Union restaurants. 
  • Students enjoy easy access to work by staying right here on campus. 
  • The pride that comes along with working at the #16 ranked best college union in the country! (According to CollegeRank.net, 2017)
  • Advancement opportunities are available.
  • Learn and develop essential skills for the future:
    • Dependability/Accountability
    • Work Ethic
    • Honesty and Integrity
    • Career-Specific Responsibilities
    • Communication
    • Customer Service
    • Motivation and Initiative
    • Teamwork
    • Organization/Time-Management
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Flexibility and Adaptability
    • Diversity-Minded
    • Safety-Consciousness
    • Leadership 

Bowling Center Guest Service Attendant
$8/hour

Responsibilities: Demonstrate high standard of customer service. Personally assist customers with bowling, billiards, engraving, refreshments and video games. Greet all customers with fast, friendly, personalized service and develop a rapport with return customers. Accurately ring sales orders into cash register and count back change to customers in a courteous and friendly manner. Help with up keep of bowling lanes, automatic pinsetters, ball return and automatic scorers. Ensure food and beverage items are stocked and replace pop syrup boxes when needed. Prepare food items and clean cooking equipment. Report all customer complaints to manager and/or Bowling Center Team Lead. Perform custodial duties by cleaning bowling center, seating areas, and billiard area. Follow all safety and lockout procedures related to the bowling center. Maintain accurate and timely bowling-related records to include all stops run and for pinsetter parts repaired/replaced for inventory. Properly prepare for, record, and input league scores and standings into a 12-strike system.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of bowling, billiards and general maintenance. Experience with bowling mechanics. Experience with computerized scoring, cash register and engraving.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift 25 pounds on a consistent basis. Ability to remain on feet for a long time.

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Building Operations Assistant
$8.50/hour

Responsibilities: Clean and set up rooms for special or catered events; this includes lifting and/or moving chairs and tables, sweeping carpets, wiping down furniture and windows, and scrubbing floors. Check all rooms during a shift to ensure set-up and cleanliness. Set up and take down folding tables and chairs as well as other set-up equipment as directed. Periodically wipe down chairs and tables. Dump trash cans and take trash to the trash room. Keep custodial closets clean by putting carts, vacuums and cleaning supplies back after use and disposing of trash as needed. Work with different cleaning chemicals in a safe manner. Pick up trash in restrooms on a regular basis and stock toilet paper and paper towels as needed. Dump trash, flush toilets, clean mirrors and wipe down sink areas to ensure bathroom cleanliness. Report any repairs that are needed to maintenance repair technicians and take broken furniture directly to the shop area. Maintain a high standard of customer service by assisting customers in a courteous and professional manner. Assist in any other custodial duties that are assigned to promote the well-being of the Union. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time while having to bend repeatedly. Ability to understand verbal and written instructions. Visual acuity and finger dexterity to operate equipment. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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Director’s Office Assistant
$7.50/hour

Responsibilities: Demonstrate a high standard of customer service. Answer questions, phone calls and emails; make copies; and distribute mail. Direct callers or visitors to the proper place in the Union or other locations on campus. Schedule passport appointments. Be attentive and respect confidentiality. Process cash/credit card payments and submit transmissions to the Business Services department. Prepare, review, and distribute daily function lists and event door/table cards utilizing the computer reservation system, Word, and/or Excel. Assist with entering daily work records and work orders for the Maintenance department. Coordinate with Union Retail Services and Building Operations with matters related to the operation of upcoming events. Maintain a clean, organized workspace. Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills. General knowledge of office procedures and office equipment. Ability to format letters and general business forms. Excellent organizational skills. A positive attitude and being dependable.

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Films Assistant
$7.50/hour

Responsibilities: Will assume one of the following roles each night you work: ticket seller (sell tickets for the UPC film and collect money from paying customers) or projectionist (control the projection, preview DVD, lighting and sound of the UPC movie). Must be able to work Friday and Saturday nights since most films are shown at that time. Work with the Building Manager to ensure that the evening’s cash bag is taken care of properly and that any problems with equipment/facility are addressed. Demonstrate high standard of customer service skills and always remain courteous and professional. Set up the UPC table and film suggestion box during film showings. Complete proper film paperwork.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in handling money. Ability to work independently. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to manage large crowds. Ability to problem solve.

Physical Demands: Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time.

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Graduate Advisor – Union Programs
$13.50/hr. up 720 hours annually

Responsibilities: Serve as advisor to designated Union Program Council student event-planning committee(s) co-chairs. Monitor financial condition of designated Union Program Council budgets, reconciling and paying bills in a timely fashion. Provide specific programming and leadership oversight by managing student volunteers. Respond to inquiries related to activities and services. Participation in planning of events and work to promote and encourage improved programming efforts. Gain experience in agent and contract negotiation. Work may occur during the day, evening and weekend hours in order to attend committee-planned programs.  Maintain historical records, including but not limited to attendance numbers, evaluations of events and co-sponsors. Attend Union Programs departmental staff meetings, retreats, weekly touch-base meetings, in addition to UPC committee meetings and UPC co-chair meetings. Gain experience in running meetings and presenting leadership topics. Maintain a clean, organized workspace. 

Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in the graduate school at Kansas State University.

Preferred Qualifications: Enrollment in the graduate school at K-State, preferably in student personnel or hospitality management. Preference will be given to those interested in pursuing a career in the college union or activities field. Excellent customer service and communication skills.

Additional Information: Bachelor’s degree is required. This a 9-month position. A positive performance evaluation may result in the offer of a second 9-month position.

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Graduate Assistant – Marketing
$13.50/hr. up 720 hours annually

Responsibilities: Ensure the K-State Student Union’s marketing and communication efforts are of the highest professional quality. Maintain a positive role and partnership with stakeholders. Assist with assigned marketing projects and provide overall support to the marketing department. Assist with scheduling, delegation, and coordination of assignments for student staff. Work within a team to implement and execute strategic marketing plans. Provide support for promotional events, communication projects, web content, social media campaigns and more. Provide proofreading and design editing according to university and Union standards and policies. Assist in managing assigned marketing and promotional projects for the Union. Draft for review communications in the form of press releases, newsletters, web and social media content. Assist with the production and distribution of marketing material. Represent the Union at events and information fairs. Remain up to date on new and upcoming marketing trends. Establish relationships with faculty, staff, students and Union stakeholders for the development of marketing materials. Maintain working knowledge of graphic design concepts, software, and marketing terminology and technology. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in the graduate school at Kansas State University.

Preferred Qualifications: Enrollment in the graduate school at K-State in graphic design, journalism, advertising, marketing, or public relations. Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills. Advanced knowledge of graphic design concepts and software; preferably Adobe Creative Suite. Familiarity with project management and social media management software. Basic knowledge of Google Analytics system. Strong knowledge of social media platforms. Proficient use of Microsoft products.

Additional Information: Bachelor’s degree is required. This a 9-month position.

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Graphic Designer
$9/hour

Responsibilities: Assist with the creation, design, and completion of all brochures, posters, coupons, ads, signage, and promotional materials for Union departments, activities, and registered student organizations. Assist with designing ads for digital signs and movie previews. Assist with designing items for social media use. Assist with designing and building promotional flyers and posters. Build files that are professionally printed in one or two colors and consider paper stock and Pantone inks. Work with University Printing. Assist with designing and building printed materials. Work on concepts for new projects or redesign current projects. Assist marketing staff in more complex annual projects and assist other office staff in design problems. Present a professional image of themselves and the K-State Student Union at all times.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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ID Center Assistant
$8/hour

Responsibilities: Accept deposit/payments for Cat Cash accounts, Gift Cards, Departmental Dining Cards and other accounts handled in the K-State ID Center. Must be able to explain to customers accurately what the various accounts are and how they may be used. Complete these transactions by properly handling cash and other tender methods and posting the information into the correct computer program. Make new and/or replacement ID’s for University students, faculty and staff by verifying they have been accepted or employed by K-State through proper documentation. Complete the correct forms with necessary information and accurately post this information into the computer programs and produce the cards utilizing the card printer. Abide by University and Union policies and procedures regarding the security of student records. Demonstrate high standard of customer service. Answer phone calls made to the ID Center.  Accurately answer questions for customers or transfer them to the proper individual or department to answer questions or address their needs. Record daily/month number of ID’s replaced and record and post ID bill payments. Be familiar with and assist with the daily operating and closing procedures as needed. Maintain a clean, organized workspace.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in handling and reconciling cash. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to work independently and be organized.

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Maintenance Assistant
$8/hour

Responsibilities: Assist in repairing equipment and structural items in the Union. Assist in troubleshooting leaks, stoppages, and inadequate supply or faulty operations of water, steam, gas and airlines. Make appropriate repairs to help prevent future occurrences. Maintain a safe environment in the shop by cleaning and storing appropriate tools. Assist in duties that may pertain to cleaning the plaza, painting, staining, varnishing, fixing light fixtures and emergency lights testing. Operate a two-way radio. Demonstrate a high standard of customer service by assisting customers throughout the building.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using basic tools such as a hammer, screwdriver, etc. Experience using power tools such as saws, drills, etc.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time while having to bend repeatedly.

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Marketing Administrative Assistant
$7.50/hour

Responsibilities: Demonstrate high standard of customer service while answering phones, making copies, and distributing mail. Type and proofread documents and projects. Maintain office supply inventory. Schedule design projects. Coordinate design schedules and deadlines. Maintain files and records.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills. General knowledge of office procedures and equipment. Experience handling money/monetary transactions. Possess excellent organizational skills.

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Marketing Assistant for Union Marketing
$8.50/hour

Responsibilities: Create, design, and complete brochures, coupons and ads for Union departments and activities. Create web-based articles and descriptions about various Union services and features. Create projects using both written and graphical elements. Complete basic graphic design work. Interact with media outlets to coordinate the placement of stories and articles. Assist in design, layout and copy writing of Union online news page. Write and distribute news releases (public relations majors). Fulfill responsibilities with a moderate amount of supervision. Present a professional image of themselves and the K-State Student Union at all times.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Marketing Assistant for Union Programs
$8.50/hour

Responsibilities: Create, design, and complete brochures, coupons and ads for UPC activities. Create web-based articles and descriptions about various UPC events services and features. Create projects using both written and graphical elements. Complete basic graphic design work. Assist in design, layout and copy writing of Union online news page. Write and distribute news releases (public relations majors). Fulfill responsibilities with a moderate amount of supervision. Present a professional image of themselves and the K-State Student Union at all times.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Retail Services Team Member
$8.50/hour

Responsibilities: Responsible for customer experience by maintaining efficient, fast, friendly and personalized services by developing a rapport with our customers. Be knowledgeable with our products and services. Maintain the highest quality products by adhering to standard food safe procedures. Accurately ring orders into the cash register and count back change to customers. Report all customer complaints to manager on duty and respond proactively to prevent customer service situations. Report potential safety hazards, employee incidents and operational inconsistencies to the manager on duty. Maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Customer service experience, cash handling experience and cash register experience.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time while bending and twisting from waist frequently.

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Union Programs Assistant
$7.50/hour

Responsibilities: Demonstrate high standard of customer service. Answer questions, phone calls and emails about programs and events; make copies; and distribute mail. Being attentive and respecting confidentiality. Type and proofread UPC documents. Count posters for distribution to campus mailing list, Residence Halls and academic buildings. Post fliers around campus when needed. Sell tickets for UPC functions. Maintain files and records. Input survey data and other forms. Assist advisors and co-chairs with various tasks. Greet visitors with a warm welcome. Chalk around campus to promote when needed. Maintain a clean, organized workspace.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills. General knowledge of office procedures and office equipment. Experience in handling money/monetary transactions. Excellent organizational skills. A positive attitude and being dependable.

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Employment Application

We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek diverse employees. See the non-discrimination policy at k-state.edu/nondiscrimination. The final, non-student part-time candidate must pass a criminal history check as related to the position.

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