What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is federal student aid that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package.  Most students positions on campus require work-study funding for eligibility.

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to see if they qualify for work-study. If they do qualify, it will be listed on their PRISM Student Center page under financial aid. Students must accept work-study on their PRISM account before they inquire about jobs.  Contact the campus Solution Center with questions.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester that they want to work. If their enrollment falls below 6 credits, the student is immediately terminated from their student job(s).
  • A student must be enrolled in classes in order to work. If a student withdraws from school, the student is terminated from their student job(s) on the last day of enrollment.
  • A student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). In other words, a workstudy student needs to keep moving toward degree completion by earning passing grades and completing at least 2/3 of their classes. If a student has a SAP hold (financial aid suspension) placed on their record, the student may not work until the hold is removed. Contact the campus Solution Center with questions about reinstatement.

Work-Study positions for 2016 - 2017 

Art Studio & Office Assistant

  • Openings: Yes
  • Description: Sweep art studio buildings; pulling, scanning, labeling slides for art classes; possibly some set-up and dismantling of drawing/painting still-life displays; some studio equipment maintenance.
  • Hours per week: 5-10 (flexible); Work/Study position.
  • Qualifications: Commitment for full academic year preferred; command of the alphabet.
  • ContactsTom Fleming, Art Studio 202,
    Diana Budde, Art Studio 105,

Lifeguard for Athletics Department

  • Openings: Yes
  • Hours per week: Variable, between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • ContactBill Gibbs, 715-261-6314, Fieldhouse 114 for further details.
  • For Lifeguarding positions, contactAbby Dunham, Fieldhouse 106,

Biology Lab Technician-Animal Room

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: 3-6
  • Duties: The animal room lab technician is responsible for feeding, cleaning, and caring for the animals (pine snake, walking sticks, Death’s Head cockroaches, snails, clams, and crabs) housed in the Biology Department’s animal room. This job also includes helping with lab set up and take down.
  • Qualifications: Applicant must be reliable, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Contact: Susan Majernik, Room 283

Biology Lab Technician-Greenhouse

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: 3-6
  • Duties: The greenhouse lab technician is responsible for watering, cleaning, and caring for the plants housed in the Biology Department’s greenhouse. This job also includes helping with lab set up and take down.
  • Qualifications: Applicant must be reliable, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Contact: Susan Majernik, Room 283,

Biology Lab Technician-Glassware Cleaning and Lab Maintenance

  • Openings: no
  • Hours per week: 3-6
  • Duties: The biology lab technician is responsible for cleaning glassware and general lab maintenance. This job also includes helping with lab set up and take down.
  • Qualifications: Applicant must be reliable, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Contact: Susan Majernik, Room 283,

Cafeteria/Kitchen Assistant

  • Openings: yes
  • Hours per week: Variable, M-F between 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; weekends between 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Duties: Various positions, including cooking, dish room, cash register and clean up. Desire to learn food handling techniques required.
  • Contact: Jeri Blumenstein,

Clerical Assistant for Continuing Education

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: 8-16 (flexible)
  • Duties: Telephone receptionist, photocopying, filing, computer data entry, and other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications: Keyboard accuracy, ability to make a positive impression when communicating with the general public. Work/Study position.
  • Contact: Julie Bollmann 

Media Technician for Distance Education - Student

  • Openings: Yes
  • Possible hours: 4:45 - 9:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Number of days and hours can vary based on class schedules
  • Duties: This position provides technical assistance to instructors and students in the Distance Education classrooms on the Marathon County campus.Duties include but are not limited to: opening DE classrooms; using touch panels to start-up and shutdown equipment; making audio, video and web conference connections; doing sound and video checks; assisting instructors and students with equipment operations; monitoring class and live streams for quality assurance; troubleshooting problems during class; documenting and reporting problems; contacting others for assistance as needed; locking rooms at conclusion of classes; enforcement of classroom rules.
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: A willingness to help others and make a positive impression on the public Ability to assist others in a technically challenging environment. Ability to work well with others and communicate effectively. Punctuality and acceptance of responsibility. The MT-S is a key contributor in providing educational resources for others. Training will be provided on all equipment and resources. Need not be computer proficient.
  • Starting Rate: $7.25/hr Work Study students preferred but open to non-work study students
  • Contact: Robert Aspinwall
    Academic Technology Specialist, Room 214
    Phone: 715-261-6204

Mentor/Tutor for High Five 4 College

  • Openings: Yes
  • Hours per week: 4 – 10 (2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, days are flexible)
  • Duties: Mentors will work in a fun and energetic environment helping to teach middle school students about college and career readiness. Mentors will also chaperon after school field trips and help facilitate team building games.
  • Location: Horace Mann Middle School, DC Everest Middle, DC Everest Junior High School and/or John Muir Middle School. Mentors may also be given the option of tutoring during the academic day.
  • Qualifications: Applicant must be reliable, self-motivated, energetic and enjoy working with middle school students
  • Contact: Kathy Drury, Education Specialist
    Telephone: 715-842-3210

Summer RA Position- Upward Bound

  • Openings: Yes (2 Females needed)
  • Hours per week: Monday- Friday (noon), weekends off
  • The RA will earn $2,211 for 300 hours of service (10 weeks) and a 1221.96 education award at the completion of your service. The position is funded through AmeriCorps program. 
  • Duties: Chaperoning high school students; planning and implementing after-school activities; after-school tutoring; Assisting the classroom instructors during certain periods of the day; staying on campus overnight Monday through Friday.
  • Location: UW- Marathon County Residence Hall
  • Qualifications: Have three or more years of college experience. Have at least a 2.8 GPA; Relate well with diverse students or be a past Upward Bound member; Have prior experience working with low-income students; Must be out of high school at least three years; A background check will be conducted. 
  • Contact: Linda Barber
    Telephone: 715-843-5442

Library Assistant

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: approximately 8-10
  • Duties: Work in the library between the hours of 7:40 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Staff the circulation desk and assist students and staff with checking out items and reserve materials. Assist patrons with using the photocopier and answer general computer questions including logging on, saving files, printing, D2L, and e-mail. Student assistants will be taught to assist patrons in using the online catalog and online article databases. Each student worker may be given individual responsibilities and special projects.
  • Qualifications: Ability to make a positive impression to the public, a willingness to help people, good communications skills including telephone skills. Student must possess the confidence to work with limited supervision during the evening hours. Full training will be provided to students on all equipment and library resources. Punctuality and acceptance of responsibility is a must! The student assistant is a key element in providing resources for others. Work/Study position.
  • Contact: Justeen Mallo, Library, Room 250

Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble Music Librarian/Ensemble set-up

  • Openings: no
  • Hours per week: 4
  • Duties: A student is needed for preparing ensemble music for rehearsals and cleaning/re-filing music at the end of the semester, and for rehearsal and performance set-up and tear-down for each ensemble.
  • Qualifications: Musician preferred; someone familiar with reading a musical score for title, composer, arranger, and instrumentation.
  • Contact: Tim Buchholz, Room 207,

Choral Music Librarian

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: 4
  • Duties: A student is needed to manage the concert choir and vocal jazz ensemble music libraries, including filing, alphabetizing, entering information in Microsoft Excel.  Hours will be heavier at the beginning and end of the semester.
  • Qualifications: Musician preferred; someone familiar with reading a musical score for title, composer, arranger, and instrumentation.
  • Contact: Tim Buchholz, Room 207,

Vocal Jazz Sound Technician

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: 4
  • Duties: A student is needed four hours a week to run the sound system for the vocal jazz ensemble rehearsals and off-campus performances.  
  • Qualifications: Musician preferred.  Familiarity with a sound board preferred.
  • Contact: Tim Buchholz, Room 207,

Student Executive Director of the Multicultural Resource Center

  • For more information click and or apply here
  • Openings: yes.
  • Hours per week: The hours are flexible, but the Director needs to hold regular office hours and conduct MRC business on most weekdays during the academic year. 
  • Duties: The MRC Executive Director runs the MRC business office, coordinates programming, and assists the MRC Advisory Board in creating and maintaining a safe space for campus students. 
  • Qualifications: The MRC Director must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and enroll in at least 6 credits at UW-Marathon County each semester for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. UW Colleges Online courses count toward the credit requirement.
  • Contact: MRC Director at 715-261-6353, send an e-mail to, or visit the MRC in Room 176. 

Office Assistant  in the Office of Administration

  • Openings: No
  • Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible) between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
  • Description: Customer service, mail sorting and distribution, data entry, and cash handling.
  • Qualifications: work-study, time management skills, strong communication skills
  • Contact: Kayla Fleischman,,
    715-261-6224 OR 6221

Parking Attendant

  • Openings: No
  • Description: Parking regulations, issue parking citations, and assist with data entry.
  • Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible) between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
  • Qualifications: work-study, time management skills, strong communication skills
  • Contact: Kayla Fleischman,


Counter Attendant at Student Union

  • Openings: Yes
  • Hours per week: 8-12
  • Duties: Prepare food at snack counter (frozen sandwiches, pizzas, ice cream, soda, etc.), operate cash register, clean up tables and serving area, and help out with Union activities.
  • Contact: Jeri Blumenstein,