Open work study positions

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CAE Tutoring

The Center for Academic Enrichment is accepting applications for tutoring positions in all courses. Must have at least a B in all courses and be work study eligible. Must have been a student here for at least one semester. BIPOC students are highly encouraged to apply! Please read the information and fill out the application if interested. Contact [email protected]edu with any questions.

Cafeteria/Dining Services

Dining Services has openings for positions in the Cafeteria, C-store, Oneota, and Sunnyside Cafe. Contact Leah McCrea at [email protected] or stop by her office #12 just down the hall from the Cafeteria to sign up or for more information.

Marty's & Nordic Brew have many openings for workers, seven days / week --7 am  thru 11 pm. Contact Joyce at [email protected], come to Nordic Brew & ask for Joyce between 7 am - 3pm Mon thru Thurs., or call 563-387-2227.

Career Center

If you love learning about yourself, building career and life design skills, and sharing those skills with peers -- apply for the chance to get paid while doing it! Email Miriam [email protected] for more information and to apply. Examples of skills you'll learn on job:

  • LinkedIn & Alumni networking
  • Resume writing
  • CliftonStrengths coaching and applications
  • Handshake job and internship searching
  • Career & Major reflection
  • Marketing
  • Interview preparation
  • etc., etc., etc.!

CELT Special Events Student Coordinator

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching has an opening for 3 hours a week (must have Monday or Friday morning availability). The position will assist the Director in coordinating special events and larger event planning. Tasks will include working with Luther College Catering, maintaining the Events website, tracking budget, and PR. Contact Kate Elliott [email protected] with questions or to apply.

Chips newspaper

The Chips student newspaper seeks staff writers to produce news and features stories for weekly publication.  A full-time writer works seven hours each week the paper is produced to report, write, and post a story, working in conjunction with a section editor.  The position has flexible hours but requires independent initiative, ability to work by a deadline, writing skill, and comfort talking to a broad range of people.  Staff who work well have the opportunity to rise through the editorial ranks.  To apply contact Olivia Schmidt at [email protected].

College Ministries

Sacristan - A shared position with a team of 2-3 students each working 3-5 hours per week. Set up worship service items for weekday chapel & special services, maintain the worship areas in the CFL and other duties as assigned. This position may include some evenings and weekends.

Digital Sacristan- A position responsible for electronic and digital dimensions of weekly chapel and occasional events. An evolving position that involves initiative in strategizing about worship in digital space and connecting with our distance community. One year of Luther work study is required with a background in technology related positions preferred. This position may include some evenings and weekends. Please fill out this form and submit a resume to [email protected]

Contact Kate at [email protected] with questions or to apply.


Custodial positions are available mornings, between 5:30am and 9am. The positions involves general cleaning of classrooms and public areas in academic buildings. Email [email protected] for more information.

The Grounds Department has openings for positions that help maintain the turf and landscape on campus. The work is mainly outdoors and experience in operating lawn equipment, or knowledge of plants and weeds, is helpful, but not required. Contact Paul Franna [email protected] with questions or to apply.

Graphic Designer

The graphic designer will update existing materials and create original designs for the marketing and communications department that express Luther’s brand strategy. The designer will work on print pieces, digital collateral, and social media images. Students with Adobe CC experience are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume to Michael Bartels, [email protected].

IT Help Desk

The Technology Help Desk seeks applicants with a talent for helpfulness, a drive to solve problems, and an aptitude for technology. If you have an interest in working with us, please complete the following application.

You do not need to be a Computer Science major to work at the Help Desk! Academic coursework isn’t a significant factor in our hiring—we feel that diverse teams are better equipped to handle the diverse problems of a diverse campus. While technological aptitude will certainly be advantageous, it is one important skill among many. Applicants should demonstrate excellent customer service skills, including good oral and written communication. Other core skills are adaptability, problem solving, honesty, and discretion, with the ability to follow exact processes, to learn quickly, and to collaborate.

Technology Help Desk staff are expected to answer and dispatch calls, staff the walk-up desk, troubleshoot, perform research, follow issues through until final resolution, install software, deliver equipment, support labs and classrooms, and many other tasks.

An application can be found here.


Luther College Aquatic Center seeks lifeguards for 2021-2022 Academic Year. Join a fun staff of individuals guarding a lap-swim oriented facility. Hours are flexible and non-standard, fitting a robust campus lifestyle with work hours available in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid Certifications required. Contact Aquatic Director Aaron Zander ([email protected]) for more information.

Marty's Music Technician

Interested in becoming a music technician? Student Activities is now hiring for Marty's sound and light techs! Apply for the opportunity to see great shows and have a work-study job that you enjoy! Experience with sound and lighting equipment is preferred. Fill out our online application HERE. If you have questions please email Jenna at [email protected]

Music Librarian

The Music department is looking for a part time music librarian. Duties include sorting and organizing music, re-cataloging music and entering music into a google database. Applicants do not need to be music majors but must have a strong music background and be an independent worker. Please contact Sandra at [email protected] for more information.

Paidea and Modern languages

The Paideia Program and MLLL departments seek a friendly, hard-working sophomore, junior, or senior work-study student to assist in the Language Learning Center/Paideia office suite between 4 and 6 hours per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Interested students can send a one-page resume to [email protected] by February 2. 

The student assistant helps create an inviting environment in the Paideia/LLC office suite and helps students use the resources it holds. The student assistant will also work on projects that support the academic administrative assistant and faculty.  Tasks include keeping the area welcoming and organized, checking out videos and multimedia equipment through WorldCat, helping compile and format electronic resources, and preparing and distributing materials for instructors, classes, and events. We can use your organizational, creative, and tech skills!

Recreational Services

Recreational Services is looking for Intramural officials that are knowledgeable in many sports and available to work late afternoons in the fall and spring and evenings in the winter. Please contact Vicky Jaeger ([email protected]) for more information or stop by 104 Dahl Centennial to visit in person.

Recreational Services is looking for a few fitness instructors that can teach a body weight class or zumba. If you have experience in those areas and are available late afternoons, please contact Vicky Jaeger ([email protected]) or stop by 104 Dahl Centennial Union.

Visual and Performing Arts

VPA Social Media Lead

This position helps create social media content for the main programs under the VPA. Experience in photography, videography and social media content creation are preferred.

VPA Photographer/Videographer

This multimedia specialist will help the Visual and Performing Arts create content used on both the website and social media platforms. Candids of classrooms and events, videos about campus/building life and student profiles...etc. Experience in photography and videography required.

VPA Graphic Designer

The VPA graphic designer is in charge of creating things such as: theater event posters, announcements for social media and the website, external mailings to local high schools and perspective students...etc. Design experience required.

All interested should contact Aaron Lurth [email protected] for more information and further details on how to formally apply.