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Academic General Maintenance Workers

Job Description: Student workers needed for general maintenance work in the academic buildings.  Regular payroll or work study eligible and flexible afternoon hours. 
Contact: Dan Statton, Memorial Hall #101, 755-2062


Academic General Maintenance Worker

Dependable persons needed to assist with residence hall cleaning operations.  Duties may include such things as linens, moving things, bed assembly, vacuuming, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, and trash removal.   Full or part time and flexible hours are available. Please contact Department of Student and Residential Life at 218-755-3750.  Applications are available at the Department of Residential Life in Walnut Hall.




The offices of the President, Academic Affairs and Student Development and Enrollment are seeking a highly motivated student employee(s) to provide office assistance in our administrative offices.

This is a work-study and/or regular payroll position(s). The maximum hours students can work per week during the academic year is 20 hours and 40 hours during breaks (spring, winter and summer).  Staffing hours are Monday – Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Employment Dates:

Beginning Spring 2015.  Must be able to breaks (spring, summer, winter).

Job Duties:

  • Answering and/or placing phone calls and taking detailed messages
  • Receiving, sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Conduct tasks using the Microsoft Office Suite (PC, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Photocopying, scanning, faxing, filing, sorting, shredding, etc.
  • Checking and entering data, updating databases as necessary
  • Monitoring inventory of office supplies
  • Webpage updates/maintenance
  • Keeping administrative area, including conference rooms and workroom, neat and clean.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize workload from multiple offices
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Discreet when working with confidential information
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Problem solving, adaptability and responsibility
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to students with work-study funding and prior office experience.

A high level of professionalism (conduct and apparel) is required for this position.  Interested applicants may obtain an application at the reception desk, third floor Deputy Hall outside of room 306 or by email to:  To be considered for this position, you must submit your application by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.


Athletics - Event Management Workers

Event Management workers for Athletics! Hiring Ushers, Program Sellers,  Security, Scoreboard Operators, Announcers, etc.. for BSU Beaver athletic events. Must have some experience with High School or College Athletics either as a player or worker. Hiring for Work Study or Payroll Positions! Meeting for hiring on Mon August 25 at 9pm in the Beaver Pride Room which is located in the PE Building next to the John Glas Fieldhouse!! Sports included: Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Indoor Track and Field and other events as needed. Contact Tim Bellew if interested at 755-4108.


Athletics - Event Management Student Leads & Supervisors

Event Management Student Leads and Supervisors for Athletic Contests! Looking for highly motivated student workers who wish to be in a supervisory role. These Student workers are involved in the planning, marketing, set up, supervision of working staff and work directly with our Event Manager and Director of Athletics. Positions available for all sports! The positions available are for either Student Work Study or Student Payroll. Contact Tim Bellew if interested at 755-4108.


Athletics - Bucky the Beaver Mascot

Now Hiring students for Bucky the Beaver Mascot. Must be outgoing and willing to interact in a positive manner with children and the public attending BSU Athletic Contests. We are also looking for students who can Ice skate and are willing to work Men’s and Women’s Hockey at the Sanford Center as Bucky the Beaver! The positions are available for both Student Work Study or Student Payroll! Contact Tim Bellew if interested at 755-4108.


Athletic Media Relations

Position: Student Video Assistant
Date Posted 7/22/14
Job Description:

The BSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is seeking students with a passion and knowledge of sport who possess video skills to help in the coverage and publicity of the University’s 15 varsity athletic programs. 

The video student assistant will report to the Athletic Media Relations Director and will be responsible for video content for both the athletic department website ( and its web streamed events, as well as its social media entities on, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.

This individual will be charged with capturing game highlights from various home events throughout the year, and then packaging them together for use on the department website, as well as social media channels. They will also be responsible for managing the department’s live web stream events, including, setup, takedown, as well as monitoring and contributing to social media in game. This individual will also be responsible for a number of video projects in support of the department’s end of the year banquet. Additional duties such as developing feature stories, content for video boards or other video/media needs may be assigned.

Requirements: Proficiency in the operation of video/lighting equipment including cameras and editing software, self-motivated, good written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage projects, research skills, ability to work weekend hours, experience shooting video, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social/new media methods.

Contact: Brad Folkestad, 755-4603, PE203


Bemidji Schools Community Education – After School Program Staff and Tutors

Activity Assistants:
Several positions are available which involve working with elementary children after school from approximately 2:30 - 5:45 pm on school days.  Activity Assistants supervise and engage kids in a variety of enriching activities such as crafts, gym activities, computer, art, board games, homework assistance and reading at one of the seven ISD 31 elementary schools.  Prefer those who can work five days a week, but other options are also available.  This is an opportunity to hone group management skills while building positive relationships with children.  Most openings available in early August and January.
American Reads/America Counts Tutor:
An outstanding job opportunity is available to current work-study eligible students who are seeking a degree related to children. These tutors will assist children in the Kids & Company afterschool program with a variety of academic related activities such as homework completion, improving reading and math skills, reading to children and or listening to them read, or playing academic games.  Various weekdays are available.
Contact Person:   Susan Shelquist, phone 333-3284, ext. 309 email   
**E-mail is the best method with our department - please make sure to check your e-mail account for a response**


Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area

The Boys & Girls Club is an afterschool youth development facility about four blocks from the BSU campus that is virtually free to all youth.  In Bemidji, we typically serve 90-150 youth per day with about 60% elementary and 40% middle school/high school.  Our goal is to help youth become productive, caring and responsible citizens through offering them a fun place to go that is safe, where there are supportive adults, who offer lots of opportunities as well as set expectations for success and recognize youth for their achievements large or small.
If this sounds like an environment that you would like to be a part of, please read below and inquire with Karl Mork, Impact & Administrative Director, at 218-444-4171 or preferably by email at  Interviews and hiring is all done on a first come first serve basis, and this list will be updated as positions become filled.    
Position: Technology Coordinator
Job Description:
     Work study position would involve planning, implementing & maintaining the technological infrastructure of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area.  Working under the direction of the Impact & Administrative Director applicants will be expected to be able to solve software problems (Windows OS), install software including operating systems, build new workstations from components, provide basic tech support for troubled workstations & networks, and investigate & make recommendations for technological infrastructure improvements at the Club.  May be asked to teach kids and other staff technology skills.
    A background check is a pre-requisite for employment.  Preferred skills in an applicant include: Prior technology experience or proficiency, patient, inquisitor nature, a learner, ability to multi-task, organized, positive, enthusiastic, and ability to positively discipline. Students would be expected to work approximately 8-12 hours a weekly with scheduled hours and on-call hours.

Position: Technology Lab Coordinator
Job Description:
     Work study position would involve planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating programs and activities. Program and activity possible examples include photography, blogging, website design, internet safety, video gaming, and more.  The Club works to provide youth with opportunities and expectation for success as well as to develop a sense of belonging, usefulness, competence, and influence in every child.  Students who are interested in human services, education or just like working with youth, working at the Club can be a terrific real life experience. 

    A background check is a pre-requisite for employment.  Preferred skills in an applicant include: Prior technology experience or proficiency, patient, teaching skills, ability to multi-task, flexible yet firm, organized, program planning & implementation, positive, enthusiastic, and ability to positively discipline. Students would be expected to work approximately 8-12 hours a week between the hours of 2:30p.m.-7:00p.m. M-F.


Position: High School Teen Coordinator

Job Description:

     Work study position would involve planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating programs and activities for youth grades 9th-12th. Program and activity possible examples include group games, career & post high school prep, healthy lifestyle choices, volunteerism, field trips, and more.  The Club works to provide youth with opportunities and expectation for success as well as to develop a sense of belonging, usefulness, competence, and influence in every child.  Students who are interested in human services, education or just like working with youth, working at the Club can be a terrific real life experience. 

    A background check is a pre-requisite for employment.  Preferred skills in an applicant include:  Patient, teaching skills, listening skills, good motivator, self-starter, ability to positively discipline, excels academically, strong math skills. Students would be expected to work approximately 8-12 hours a week between the hours of 2:30p.m.-7:00p.m. M-F.  Students may also be asked to work one or two Friday nights a month until 10 p.m.


Campus Recreation

Position: Department of Campus Recreation is now accepting applications for Intramural Officials.  Student officials are responsible for team registrations, game set-up/take-down, officiating, and scorekeeping in a variety of sports, with the opportunity for advancement in areas of league management and supervisory experience.  Officiating experience preferred, sport experience required.
Hours: Monday-Thursday evenings and some Sundays.       Start Date: When available.
Applications: Rec Center front desk or at
Contact: Duane Biehn, BSU Intramural Sports Coordinator;  (218) 755-4140


Call Center Representative

The BSU Call Center Representatives raise scholarship funds for BSU by calling alumni and asking them to make a gift to the Lakeside Fund, the general scholarship fund. The Call Center utilizes computerized calling terminals and is located in the lower level of the David Park House (BSU Foundation).
Call Center Representatives serve an important role as the primary point of contact between BSU and a large portion of our alumni, therefore it is critical that they serve as positive ambassadors of BSU.

•    Work between 6 and 12 hours per week.
•    Effectively communicate with alumni of BSU to encourage giving to the Lakeside Fund.
•    Be a goodwill ambassador for Bemidji State University.
•    Attend all mandatory-training sessions.
•    Arrive promptly to all assigned calling sessions and follow all policies/procedures of the BSU Call Center.

Reports to:       Director of Annual Giving
Tenure:    The calling center will operate throughout the entire academic year.  Calling will not be scheduled for holidays, semester breaks and for the weeks of finals.
Qualifications:    Working with the Calling Team requires demonstrated excellent oral communications skills.  Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about Bemidji State University and be knowledgeable about the campus and current happenings.

Calling team members should have general computer skills and be comfortable working with computers.  An ability to quickly learn new skills is essential.  Good command of the English language is also required
Evaluation:    Calling Team members will be evaluated on their attendance, oral communication skills, and fund raising and recruitment performance.
Hours:   The Bemidji State University Calling Center hours are:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6PM – 9PM

To apply:  e-mail Lisa Hofstad  (755-2872) for an application:


Career Services

Position: Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors assist new and existing BSU students by working in partnership with faculty, and all other offices within Student Development and Enrollment to provide resume critiques, marketing career events/fairs, providing information on majors by directing students to Career Outlooks by major and presenting to FYE and other classes on general office services.  Peer Advisor’s work a minimum of 10 hours weekly.

Requirements and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create cooperative, positive relationships with students in order to build and maintain retention and to launch an effective job search.
  • General office duties; scheduling appointments, answering phones, greeting customers and special projects.
  • Check in students into the BSUCareers before appointments.
  • Meet one on one with students during Resumes on the Run to critique resumes and provide other career information such as Career Outlooks by Major.
  • Assist students with registering and using BSUCareers.
  • Marketing upcoming Career Events/Job Fairs to students across campus.
  • Conduct follow up contacts/assessments with student to determine if their needs have been met via iPod.
  • Receptionist duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments and greeting visitors to our office.
  • Referral to appropriate offices regarding transcripts, holds; declaring or changing a major, tutoring, disability services, Trio Programs and American Indian resources.
  • Answer general questions.


  • Must be Junior or Senior in good standing, having completed at least one semester at BSU.
  • Cumulative GPA of no less than 2.75
  • Appearance: always dress appropriately (presentable pants, skirt, or shorts; skirts or shorts must fall below fingertips when hands are at your-side.
  • Skill and enthusiasm to present to groups of 15 or more.
  • Excellent communication: oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Punctuality & dependability: always show up for your scheduled times.
  • Professional demeanor, ability to work well under minimal yet specific supervision.
  • Be able to follow directions/instructions and handle confidential information.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and be a team player.
  • Be willing to learn about career advising, effective communication and BSU campus resources.
  • Be willing to work effectively in a collaborative, culturally diverse environment, including American Indian student population.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Have the ability to use sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy to deal with a variety of situations that require empathic communication.
  • Be able to exercise initiative in problem solving.
  • Be able to work requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in an open office environment.
  • Listen carefully to instructions and to ask for clarification whenever a question or doubt arises.
  • Appreciate that you are a peer advisor, not a counselor or professional advisors.
  • Follow through mindfully on assigned projects, communicating important details clearly with other staff.

* Refer students to Career Services counselors:

  • For career counseling or
  • If a student asks any questions you are not comfortable answering

To apply submit resume, cover letter, available times to work during the week and three names of recommendation by August 29, 2014  to: Career Services, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, #18, Bemidji,  MN  56601-2699

Or email your information to  If you have any questions you can call our office at 755-2038 or stop in Sattgast 207.


Center for Extended Learning

Extended Learning has an opening for student employee (up to 20 hours a week) to assist with general office work, which includes answering phones, filing and assisting with mailings.  Requires good communication skills; computer skills are helpful.  This position could start immediately and would extend through Spring semester.  Contact Lynn Johnson, Extended Learning, Deputy 105, 755-2068,


Hobson Memorial Union

Position: Desk Worker

Hobson Memorial Union is looking for a Desk Worker to begin in early November.  Please stop by the Information Desk for more information and an application packet.


Mass Communication

Job Opening: Mass Communication will have openings for equipment checkout workers and students to work sports video and radio station jobs again this year.
Contact: Roger Paskvan, Deputy 215L, 755-3903



Position: OCM Student Video Crew (2 positions available) Date Posted:

Job Description:

The faculty, staff and students at Bemidji State University have stories to tell, and BSU's Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) is seeking two student workers who possess skills or interest in video production to help us share those stories with the world.

Our video students report to the associate director of communications and marketing and are responsible for shooting, editing and producing video content that we use in a variety of different channels, including but not limited to the BSU website and social media channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter and Facebook. Our video students also occasionally have assignments to shoot classes, presentations and other on-campus events or activities so the OCM can add stock footage to its library for future use.

Requirements: You should have an interest in the end-to-end process of producing video content, from gathering footage to delivering a final video, and you should have an interest in how that process supports the news and marketing functions of the university. You should have an interest in meeting new people and talking to them about what makes their work interesting and worth sharing with others.

We would prefer you to have existing skills with video editing and production; we use Final Cut Pro X for Macs, but in the past our students have also used Adobe Premiere or iMovie. You also should know or be willing to learn how to use some cloud services like Dropbox and Trello. Mostly, we want someone willing to learn, have fun and produce good work.

Contact: Val Mason, 755-2041, Deputy Hall 325 OR Andy Bartlett, 755-2041, Deputy Hall 327


Public Safety Officer

The Department of Public Safety is currently in the process of hiring student officers.  
This employment opportunity is a great resume builder regardless of field, offers a diverse working experience, and gives students an opportunity to help provide a safe and secure learning environment for the Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College communities.
An application can be obtained at the Department of Public Safety office located in the lower level of Walnut Hall or via the Internet at  Simply go to the About tab, select the Student Employment tab from below, and click the “download an application here” link that is provided on that page.  The application can be submitted to the Department of Public Safety office via person, mail (The Department of Public Safety, 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Box #33, Bemidji, MN 56601-2699), fax (218-755-2350) or e-mail (
Minimum requirements include: Enrolled for a minimum of six credits, GPA of at least 2.0 or higher, no criminal history (background checks are conducted), and a valid driver’s license.

Contact: Alissa Carlson - 218-755-3888 or Jeff Sillerud – 218-755-3888

KBSU Sports

Are you looking for a job in the fast paced world of live Sports Broadcasting?  KBSU Sports is currently seeking a production assistant to help out with broadcasting all BSU home basketball games.  Duties include camera operators, computer graphics, technical direction, video editing, set-up prior to the game and also take-down after the game.  No experience required, must be work study eligible.  Games are on Fridays and Saturdays at the BSU Gym.  Transportation and Meals are provided.
For more information or to apply: contact KBSU Sports Director Kelly A. Kirk at:
(218) 755-2912

Residential Life

Residential Life General Maintenance Work: . Must be able willing to do manual labor including cleaning, mopping, dusting, vacuuming and other cleaning duties as assigned.  Work Study eligible - 25 positions avaiable. 

Student Moving Crew: Must be able to lift 70 pounds and willing to do manual labor including inventory and relocate building furniture and/or equipment, organize storage spaces, and assist with cleaning, if needed.  Work Study eligible - 10 positions available.

Paul Ekhoff - Facility Services, Walnut Hall, 755-3755


Student Center for Health and Counseling

Job Title:  Student Worker/Receptionist 2014-2015 Academic Year

The positions will be for approximately ten hours per week.

Duties:  Receptionist responsibilities - answering phones, taking messages, scheduling appointments, running errands and completing other miscellaneous assignments. Applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks and pay attention to detail.

Hours:  Various between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday when classes are in session

Contact Kristi Reiplinger, Student Center for Health & Counseling at 218-755-2053, by email at or you can stop by the Student Center for Health & Counseling located in Cedar, first floor to pick up an application.


Job Title: Graphic Design Work Study position for the 2014/2015 academic year. 

The positions will be approximately 10 hours per week with flexible daytime hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design health and wellness posters, event fliers and work with digital video technology.  Seeking applicants with strong graphic design skills, organization skills, familiar with social networking sites and good communication skills.  Must have working knowledge of Adobe Design, Photoshop and Word.  
Must also be able to attend weekly peer education meetings and assist in planning and implementing primary prevention on the Bemidji State campus.  An interest in health and wellness is desirable, but not required.

Contact: Jay Passa

Talley Gallery

The Talley Gallery is seeking highly motivated student employees to monitor and assist with the day-to-day activity of the major University gallery on campus. The positions available are for students with available work-study.
Galley attendant duties include but are not limited to:
•    Monitoring of gallery facility
•    Interfacing with gallery visitors
•    Light office duties
•    Assist in installing art work
•    Light Gallery maintenance
Applications: Available outside gallery entrance, Bensen Hall 212. Any questions call Laura Goliaszewski, 755.3708, Bensen Hall 211.

Technical Support Customer Specialist

•    Work between 10 and 20 hours per week.
•    Effectively communicate with faculty, staff and students.
•    Provide phone and hands-on technical support to faculty, staff and students on a variety of software and hardware issues with the prime emphasis on troubleshooting and problem solving.

Reports to:  Student Manager
Tenure: The helpdesk is staffed throughout the entire year.
Qualifications:    Excellent customer service skills. General computer skills and be comfortable working with computers.  An ability to quickly learn new skills is essential.  Good command of the English language is also required.
Hours:   Tech Support hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30-5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: NTC and BSU Technical Support Offices – position will be split between two campuses. Transportation to both is necessary.

To apply:  Pick up application at the front desk in Tech Support in Deputy 161. Return to Melissa Arneson when completed with copy of Spring schedule.

Any questions,  please email Melissa at marneson@bemidjistate,edu or call 755-3777

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department is looking for the following position:

   Talley Gallery monitor and/or possibly studio assistant.

    Before spring term is over, come to EA 214 & pick up an application.

    During summer, pick up an application outside EA 214 and put in office, if open; otherwise, slip under the door.  You may be contacted in the fall if your hours work into our schedule.



Women’s Studies-Gender Studies

Position requires ability to work independently, ability to seek information needed to complete tasks, ability to follow through with task completion. 

Specific skills required for position:         

      • computer literacy and basic skills (MS Word)
      • English language proficiency
      • high level of reading comprehension and writing skills
      • organizational and communication skills  
      • willingness to be ‘smart room’ trained
      • ability to meet deadlines
      • eligible for work/study position

Additional criteria which would be an asset to applicants:
      • comfortable in social settings and groups
      • basic graphic design capabilities
      • interest in gender issues 
The successful candidate will enjoy flexible hours and variable work load (leaving time for study). This position is for the Fall 2014 semester with possibility of continuance through Spring semester.

To apply, please email Dr. Carla Norris-Raynbird, WSGS Director (Interim) at:

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