Student/Part-Time Opportunities

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Effective immediately, a hiring freeze is in place at Kansas State University and the Union due to COVID-19 precautions.

"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 

Maintenance Assistant
$8.00/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.

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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. 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 trashcans and take trash to the trash room. 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 assist customers in a courteous and professional manner.  

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and remain on feet for long periods of time while having to bend repeatedly.

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Night/Weekend 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. 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 trashcans and take trash to the trash room. 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 assist customers in a courteous and professional manner.  

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and remain on feet for long periods of time while having to bend repeatedly.

2 positions available. Must be available to work approximately 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Retail Services Team Member (Chick-fil-A and Union Kitchen)
$8.50/hour

Responsibilities: Responsible for customer experience by maintaining fast, friendly, and personalized services by developing a rapport with our customers. Be knowledgable with our products and services. Maintain the highest quality products by adhering to standard food safety procedures. Accurately ring sale orders into the Point of Sale (POS) cash register and count back change to customers. Report all customer complaints to the 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. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Customer service experience, cash handling experience and Point of Sale (POS) cash register experience

Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time.

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Retail Services Team Member (Chick-fil-A and Union Kitchen)
$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 sale orders into the Point of Sale (POS) 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 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Customer Service experience, cash handling experience and Point of Sale (POS) 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.

The K-State Student Union actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the Union’s commitment to the Principals of Community which can be found at k-state.edu/about/community. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek diverse employees. See the non-discrimination policy @: k-state.edu/nondiscrimination. The final candidate must pass a criminal history check as related to the position. 

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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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