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, or calling ext. 1072.


ArtHaus is seeking students to work 8-10 hours per week.  Days, weekends, and evenings are all possibilities.  Jobs do not include the creation of personal art, but the space is available out of work hours for this to happen.

2021-2022 positions available include:

Development Assistant - Learn to write grants, put on fundraisers, and manage relationships with donors.

Marketing Assistant- Create posters, press releases, and creative marketing tactics to let people know about ArtHaus services.

Janitorial - Help ArtHaus create a welcoming, easy to utilize environment by keeping pencils sharp, clay wheels clean and floors scrubbed.

Gallery Assistant - perfect for Museum Studies Majors.

Kinderhaus Preschool

Kinderhaus, an outdoor preschool in Decorah, is looking for two amazing students to join our team next Fall! Must have experience working with young children and be CPR/First Aid certified. Hours would be either Monday-Wednesday 2 PM - 5 PM or Thursday - Friday 12-5.  Duties include rest time, small group activities and some food preparation and cleaning. Our school starts August 30th. Please contact Gracie at [email protected]com or 563-379-7303 if interested.

Decorah Middle School Reading/Math Tutors

Decorah Middle School is looking for Luther students to assist in the middle school classroom.  Work with students in the areas of math and reading while also serving as a positive mentor.  We have openings throughout the entire school day and after school hours.  Please contact Brigit Storhoff, DMS Academic Interventionist, at [email protected] with interest or questions.

Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom Volunteers

The Decorah Community School District is looking for Luther students to assist in early childhood and elementary classrooms at our West Side, John Cline and Carrie Lee buildings.  Volunteers would work individually and in small groups with students as well as occasionally helping with classroom prep.  The district has openings throughout the school day (8-3) for these positions.  Please contact Shanna Putnam Dibble, Elementary Learner Advocate, at [email protected] with interest or questions. 

Nisse Preschool

Nisse Preschool is looking for a student to help with extended care Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM.  Extended Care staff would be supervising, interacting, and serving snacks for children ranging from three to seven years of age. Applicants must have a genuine interest in working with young children, be friendly, possess a positive attitude, and be able to follow policies and regulations. Nisse is located only a few blocks from Luther, so transportation can be done easily by walking or biking. To apply, contact Shelley Ostern at ([email protected]) or (563)382-4794.

Sunflower Child Development Center

Sunflower Child Development Center is looking to hire Luther students as teacher aides starting immediately! Off-campus work study and direct hire part-time hours available. Candidates should have interest in early childhood, great energy, and adaptability.  Will work around class schedule, but especially need help the hours of 7:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:30pm M-F. Download application and email [email protected] to apply and for more information.

Sunflower Child Development Center is seeking students to serve as Music Teachers and Physical Education (P.E.) Teachers for our center. Students should be available to work once or twice a week at the center for at least two hours. Students need to have a passion for working with kids (ages 1- 12 years old) and have a background in either music or physical education. If you are interested, please contact Mallory McArtor ([email protected] for a detailed job description and with any questions.

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa

The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa seeks a hard-working, dependable, animal-loving individual to help with morning dog and cat chores for a total of 6 hours a week, 2-3 mornings and/or evenings per week. Duties will include taking dogs to the yards, cleaning kennels, cleaning cat condos and other deep cleaning duties as assigned at the Love & Friendship Adoption Center located at 2345 Millennium Road, Decorah. Email [email protected] for more information.

Upper Explorerland

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is accepting applications for a Work Study.  This position will provide administrative support for the UERPC staff and Commission. Qualified candidates should have classwork in social services, accounting, and/or related work experience. The candidate needs excellent communication skills, be a self-starter and must demonstrate proficient computer skills.

Position is open until filled. Interested applicants can email a cover letter, resume, and contacts with three references to UERPC [email protected].   UERPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Upper Explorerland (IowaWORKS)

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is accepting applications for a Work Study.  This position will provide administrative support for IowaWORKS center. Qualified candidates should have classwork in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Business. The candidate needs excellent communication skills, be a self-starter and must demonstrate proficient computer skills.

Position is open until filled. Interested applicants can email a cover letter, resume, and contacts with three references to [email protected].  UERPC is a proud partner in the IowaWORKS American Job Center.  UERPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. 

Opportunity Homes

Opportunity Homes is seeking individuals to assist in providing residential and community services to adults and children who experience disabilities. To inquire more information and how to apply please go to

Toys Go 'Round Toy Lending Library

Can you imagine a toy library that provides members with over 1000 toys to borrow? Toys Go 'Round is a 25-year-old local, non-profit institution that offers a large variety of fun and educational toys to families, teachers, grandparents, child care providers...and, of course, a lot of excited kids! TGR is seeking a librarian's assistant to work Thursdays, 4-7pm, with additional hours available based on schedule. Located on the Lower Level of the Decorah Public Library, you would be working in downtown Decorah! Duties include cataloging and maintaining the toy collection, as well as customer service work behind the toy librarian's desk.  Further questions, please email Sandhya Purohit Caton

Seed Savers

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization with the mission of conserving and promoting America’s culturally diverse but endangered food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Seed Savers Exchange is seeking to fill 1 - 2 positions in the Seed Lab (start date in September).

Seed Lab (1-2 students): If you are interested in working with thousands of seeds this may be for you. Students will have the opportunity to work in the seed lab performing germination tests, conducting seed moisture content tests, inventorying seed samples, and packaging seeds. Additional duties may include sowing seeds, pollinating plants, planting transplants, and light gardening.   A background in biology would be helpful, but not required. Must have reliable transportation for this off campus work study opportunity. Interested students who can commit at least 8 hours per week should send a resume and 1 or 2 references to [email protected].

The Oneota Film Festival

The Oneota Film Festival is seeking a student to support regular and special events hosted or organized by Oneota Film Festival with possible extension in the spring. A student with skills related to social media and marketing is desired. Duties include creating and distributing event information online and on campus as well as creating new OFF presence in Instagram, Vine, Periscope, and other social media. The OFF Board meets each Thursday at 5 p.m. in the CFA for approximately one hour. To apply, contact Christy Ebert Vrtis

Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center

Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center is seeking a food security coordinator. Duties include organizing committees for next Empty Bowls Fundraiser; meeting with, recording, and reporting progress of all committees to NEIPJC supervisory staff; oversee solicitations of donations of soups and breads from local restaurants and bakers and communicate arrangements for delivery; oversee solicitations of bowls from local potters and assist at events that engage the public in making/glazing bowls; create lists of necessary volunteers and work with the Hotel Winneshiek event staff. Qualifications include the ability to engage with people and enjoy it, good organizing skills, be detail oriented, have clear verbal and written communication, maintain basic computer skills and have an interest in food systems. The ability to chair meetings and work with diverse groups and to plan large events is required. To apply, contact Erin Ryan.

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

Northeast Iowa Montessori School has the following openings:

Lunch monitor from10:30-1:00 on Tuesday and Thursday

After School Caregiver openings M-F from 2:45p-5:30p (this can be a bit flexible).

Cleaner openings M-F  - prefer in the evenings anytime - this can be flexible.

Please contact Rachael at 563-419-0509 you can call or text.  Or email at [email protected]

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 Shanna Putnam-Dibble, Preschool-fourth grade; or Brigit Storhoff, for Decorah Middle School.

Winneshiek County Outreach

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Winneshiek County is seeking a work-study student during the 2021-2022 school year. The position is intended to help students develop pertinent job skills while also helping to serve Winneshiek County residents. 

Position opportunities would include marketing on social media, assistance with local youth programs, and front desk public service and client engagement. Interested students please contact our office and speak with me, Allie McIntyre, Office Manager for Winneshiek County at 563.382.2949 or email [email protected].

Decorah Area Employment Opportunities

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