Off-Campus Positions

You must have federal work-study to participate in off campus work-study positions. You will need to verify that you have federal work-study before inquiring about the following open positions by sending an email to, or calling ext. 1018.

Vesterheim Museum - Membership Assistant

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum seeks a work-study student to assist in the Membership area.  Duties include assisting the Membership Manager with bulk mailings, filing and general office duties.  Applicants must be able to work 8-10 hours per week, maintain confidentiality and be detail-oriented.  To apply, come in person to the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center located at 523 W. Water Street.  Hours are 8-5, Monday-Friday or e-mail your resume to Peggy Sersland at  No phone calls please.

Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange is seeking to fill three federal work study positions, each to work 8-10 hours/week between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday for part or all of the Spring, Fall, and January terms. Work study positions will assist in the seed lab, tissue culture lab, and seed bank. Primary duties will include setting up germination tests, conducting seed moisture content tests, inventorying seed samples, preparing seed distributions, and washing dishes. Additional duties may include sowing seeds, pollinating plants, planting transplants, and light gardening. Attention to detail, punctuality, reliability, and good verbal communication skills are a must. A background in biology, botany, horticulture, or other life sciences is a plus. Applicants can send a resume, two references, and an optional letter of recommendation to Tim Johnson, Seed Bank Manager, at Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Spectrum Network - Material Handler and/or Store Clerk

The Spectrum Network is in need of individuals to assist in the Spectrum Thrift Store in Decorah.  Duties will include handling, sorting and preparing items for display in Spectrum's thrift stores. Applicants may also work as a clerk in the Decorah store.  Six positions are currently available. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Deb Schott by phone at 382-8401 or by email at

The Spectrum Network - Bookkeeper/Office

The Bookkeeper/Office/Marketing work study will assist with data entry, reception, filing, creation and updating soft and hard copy files; develop/update spreadsheets; research information on accounting, regulations, human resources, etc.; event planning; marketing; mailings and other general office duties. The Bookkeeping/Office/Marketing work study assists with providing support to the Administrative office and all other departments as needed to further the mission, values and goals of The Spectrum Network. Helpful skills and/or experience: Bookkeeping and/or general office; reception; Nonprofit experience; desire to help others; attention to detail, positive attitude, ability to work alone on projects or in a team environment. Ability to interface with the public, customers, and peers in a positive, respectful manner. Desire to learn, grow, and help others achieve their full potential!

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Deb Schott by phone at 382-8401 or by email at

Sunflower Child Development Center

Sunflower Child Development Center is looking for part-time teacher aides for several of their classrooms. Previous experience in early childhood is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic, team-oriented, dependable, and have good communication skills. Please stop by: 300 Hwy. 9 West, Decorah, to fill out an application or complete one by printing it from our website – – and FAX it to 563-382-1274. Please call 563-382-5717 with any questions or email Merlene Brown at

Winneshiek County Recycling

The Winneshiek County Recycling Department has several work study positions available. Basic daily job tasks include material sorting, maintaining production area organization, and frequent interaction with the general public. The facility is open from 6:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and we will consider running alternative hours to accommodate your class schedules. Several students carpooling together at one time outside of regular class time would work well. Students with Facebook, Twitter, and other electronic and written communication skills are encouraged to apply, too, as we have some opportunities for some of you to participate in the waste reduction education part of the program. This is ideal work experience for Environmental Science majors, but all majors are encouraged to apply. Additionally, students with exceptional computer skills may assist the County Recycling Center with coordinated tasks involving the Winneshiek County IT Dept.

The Winneshiek County Recycling Center is located in the Freeport Industrial Park about a mile Northeast of Walmart. Please call the county recycling manager, Terry Buenzow at 382-6514 if you have any questions.

Northeast Iowa Montessori School

After School/Latchkey Supervisor:

Education Major or Minor to supervise and engage a group of 3 - 9 year olds after school. Currently hiring for Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedules. Experience and enthusiasm for children required!

Please contact EriKa Kambs by email at or phone her at 563-382-6491 for more information. 

Family Literacy Positions

Decorah Community School District has openings for Family Literacy tutors.  Opportunities include working in classrooms and/or after-school tutoring for grades Pre-K-8. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic, dependable, good role models, and have good communication skills. Education majors are encouraged to apply, as well as other students with an interest in working with children in our schools. Please contact Cheryl Miller, Carrie Lee Principal at

CFS Catholic School in Calmar is looking to hire Family Literacy tutors for grades 5 - 8. The ideal hours would be 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. After school hours may be arranged also. If you are interested in applying for this work-study position, please check with the Financial Aid Office first to see if you are eligible and then email to apply.

Decorah Area Employment Opportunities

Students seeking employment outside of the work-study program in the Decorah area are encouraged to review openings posted on