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School Year - 8am-4:30pm
Summer - 7:30am-4pm

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School Year - 9:30am-3:00pm
Summer - 9:30am-3:00pm


Work Study 

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.




America Reads & America Counts Program – Lincoln Elem School

America Reads is a program designed to ensure that every child will read independently and on grade level by the time they leave the third grade.  America Counts provides help and personal attention for students in need of extra assistance in mastering the fundamentals of mathematics in elementary school.  BSU students will be eligible to tutor grades K-5 for both programs.

Please contact:  Jason Luksik, Principal, Lincoln Elem School, 333-3250



Athletics - Football Student Video Coordinator

Position: Student Video Coordinator for Football Program - work study eligible preferred.  Must be able to work 3-6pm each day and some weekend work will be required.  This is a position that can gain more responsibility as the worker becomes part of the program.  If available for the start of camp on August 14th, room and board during camp can be provided. 
Contact: Eric Medberry, Offensive Coordinator, BSU Football  (218-755-3770)



Athletic Media Relations

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

   Requirements: Self motivated students must possess a broad knowledge of sport, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage projects, research skills, ability to work weekend hours, experience shooting video and knowledge of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social/new media methods.     
   Duties: Student assistants will be asked to write feature stories, compose biographical information, write event recaps, maintain athletic blogs, interview student-athletes and coaches, edit/shoot videos, update and staff home athletic events, complete historical research projects using University archives, perform data entry projects, with other duties as assigned?      
     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  Initial deadline for applications or resumes will be 11/27/2013 @10am.

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.  


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: Trista Little, BSU Intramural Sports Coordinator;  (218) 755-4141



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:



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



Nursing Department

Contact: Nursing 755-3860, Sattgast 207
Job Description: General office duties includes greeting visitors and answering phones in a busy office; working on computers using Microsoft Word, Excel and other programs; photocopying; scanning; faxing; filing; retrieving library materials; running errands; entering data/projects, light office/classroom cleaning; other duties as assigned.  
Applicants who are Nursing majors are preferred.
Requires: Great Organizational skills and the ability to initiate and complete tasks
Attention to details/accuracy, good communication skills and computer experience are needed.  Ability to learn quickly, to multi-task and work independently, are required skills.  Student must be reliable/dependable (be at work when scheduled, etc.) and able to work closely with faculty and staff.
To Apply: the Student Worker Application is on the  Nursing website under “Publications” : 
Applications can be faxed or mailed:
Fax: 218-755-4402
Mail completed form to:
BSU Nursing                                     
Bemidji School of Nursing
1500 Birchmont DR NE #15
Bemidji, MN 56601


Optivation, a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College

Optivation is the customized training and continuing education outreach arm of both BSU and NTC.  Our work is diverse and requires attention to detail and critical thinking skills. Optivation is located in Bridgeman Hall on the beautiful campus of Bemidji State University.
Attention to detail is a must!  Requirements include but are not limited to excellent communication skills including written and verbal, computer savvy with knowledge of web-design basics a plus, ability to quickly learn new skills all while working in a team environment. The successful candidate will work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SalesForce, Lumens, Constant Contact and more. Must be work-study eligible. 

Job duties: include providing office support (copying, typing, filing, running errands), updates to Optivation website and Internet calendar postings, support marketing efforts of Optivation initiatives, and all other duties as assigned.

Please contact Richard Lehmann for an application.  Return completed applications to Kris Williams or drop off at Bridgeman Hall, Office 246.
For further information, contact Kris Williams 755 4901, or Kerry Ross 755-4902.



Public Safety Officer

The Department of Public Safety is currently in the process of hiring student officers to begin employment Spring 2014.  
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.

Cynthia Floyd - Facility Services, Walnut Hall, 755-3750



Student Center for Health & Counseling

Location:  Bemidji State University, Cedar Hall
Supervisor:  Kristi Reiplinger

Job Title:  Student Worker/Receptionist
Purpose of Job:  To assist in the daily operation of the Student Center for Health & Counseling.
General Requirements:  Normal work hours (week days).  Ability to undertake and understand the importance of routine daily procedures while maintaining a good working relationship with students and staff.  Strict confidentiality of all records and data pertaining to clients must be kept.  
Duties and Responsibilities:  General reception duties (greeting clients upon entrance to Center taking phone message, making appointments); filing; running errands; assisting in the Health Education area and assisting with other miscellaneous assignments/events.  The applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks and pay attention to detail.
Equipment Routinely Used:  Telephone, Computer, photocopier, Fax machine, scanner, shredder.
Working Conditions:  The student employee must have the ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff and be capable of handling urgent situations when they present.  Work hours vary from day to day depending upon the availability of the student.  Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday when classes are in session.



Student Center for Health and Counseling

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 Software and Hardware 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, including summers.  
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.
To apply:  Pick up application at the front desk in Tech Support in Deputy 161. Return to Melissa Arneson when completed.
Any questions,  please email Melissa Arneson 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.



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