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, 715-261-6203 or Diana Budde, Art Studio 105, 715-261-6300 

Lifeguard for Atheltics Department

Openings: Yes

Hours per week: Variable, between 7 am - 9 pm

ContactBill Gibbs, 715-261-6314, Fieldhouse 114 for further details.

For Lifeguarding positions, contactAbby Dunham, Fieldhouse 106, 715-261-6311

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, 715-261-6363 

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, 715-261-6363 

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, 715-261-6363

Cafeteria/Kitchen Assistant

Openings: yes

Hours per week: Variable, M-F between 7 am - 6:30 pm; weekends between 11 am - 6:30 pm

Duties: Various positions, including cooking, dish room, cash register and clean up. Desire to learn food handling techniques required.

Contact: Jeri Blumenstein, 715-261-6216

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 communicationg with the general public. Work/Study position.

Contact: Julie Bollmann at 715-261-6375

Media Technician for Distance Education - Student

Openings: Yes

Possible hours: 4:45  9 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 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), 715-261-6202

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, 715-261-6246

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, 715-261-6246

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, 715-261-6246

Student Executive Director of the Multicultural Resource Center

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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 message to, or visit the MRC in Room 176. 

Office Assistant  in the Office of Administration

Openings: No

Hours per week: 8-10 (flexible) between 8am-4:30pm 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, 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 8am-4:30pm M-F

Qualifications: work-study, time management skills, strong communication skills

Contact: Kayla Fleischman, 261-6224

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, 715-261-6216