Student Work Opportunities

Students may also want to peruse the Ministry-related listings for additional part-time, local employment opportunities.

Student jobs at Luther Seminary

Student jobs by outside employers

There is no process to screen the employers and job opportunities listed below, and the seminary cannot be held responsible for the outcome.


Student jobs at Luther Seminary

Campus Watch Student Staff
(1/18/2012)

Campus Watch provides and improves the security of Luther Seminary. Luther Seminary has openings for five Campus Watch Student Staff beginning early to mid-August.

Responsibilities:

  • To lock buildings in accordance with Seminary procedures and policies
  • To perform rounds of the campus
  • To perform escorts for faculty, staff, students, and guests
  • To carry a set of master keys and answer the Campus Watch Phone
  • To approach and respond to unpredictable and/or confrontational situations
  • To call 911

Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Student at Luther Seminary
  • Must have a clear background check on file with the Seminary previous to hiring.
  • Some experience in dealing with unpredictable and/or confrontational situations.
  • Able to work in tandem with other personnel
  • Extremely Responsible

Please direct any questions regarding this position to Human Resources.

TO APPLY
Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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Audio/Video Assistant
(9/15/2011)

This position assists the seminary in capturing, editing and posting video footage for use on seminary websites, including WorkingPreacher.org, Enterthebible.org and luthersem.edu.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Capture audio:  Gather footage (including set up and take down of sound equipment) for podcasts.
  • Editing:  Edit audio using Logic Pro and Garage Band (Mac).
  • Post to web:  Convert final piece into format suitable for posting on Luther Seminary websites.
  • Archive:  Back up audio footage to hard drive and network on regular basis.
  • Scheduling:  Arrange podcasts with faculty and staff. Work with Center for Lifelong Learning and/or Communication Office to identify times, locations for upcoming podcasts.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Student at Luther Seminary
  • Experience doing basic audio production
  • Computer and technical skills, comfortable working with audio back-up processes
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to arrange and schedule events
  • Weekly workload will vary, according to project and calendar of events
  • Ability to manage flexible time frame, with up to 5 hours per week.

TO APPLY:
Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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Thankathon Caller
(9/16/2011)

The Office of Seminary Relations is seeking a Thankathon Caller who will contact donors of the seminary to express gratitude for their generous gifts on behalf of the student body.

JOB DUTIES:

Donor Contact:

  • Connect personally with Luther Seminary's donors via telephone to  thank them for their generosity
  • Ask Luther Seminary donors for their continued support during fall and spring campaigns by phone and/or mail
  • Write thank you notes to our donors
  • Occasional RSVP event calling

Computer Skills:

  • Able to work within the Jenzabar Ex database system

Hospitality and support:

  • Occasional  donor event support
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Student at Luther Seminary

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills: Clear speaking voice; ease and flexibility with conversation; basic computer skills; legible handwriting.

TO APPLY:

Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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Data Entry Clerk
(7/29/2011)

The Office of Seminary Relations is seeking a Data Entry Clerk who will assist in the quality maintenance of our shared database and will provide our team with general office support. We offer flexible schedules and a casual work environment, well suited to organized self-starters. This position requires a minimum of 10 work hours per week with the ability to increase up to 20 hours.

JOB DUTIES:

1. Maintain confidential controls for all work processed
2. Create and update database records using documented procedures
3. Research information using internet and investigation tools provided
4. Accurately interpret and input data from both paper and electronic sources
5. Assist in writing, processing, and sorting letters for public mailings
6. Organize, clean and maintain departmental areas
7. Regularly review and assist in revision of process documentation
8. Occasional phone support
9. Recognize, report and reconcile questions about work assignments
10. Retrieve data using standardized reports for publication
11. Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Desired Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled student of Luther Seminary
  • Past relatable work experience with data

2. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills including reading handwriting
  • Ability to follow detailed written procedures and style manual
  • Working knowledge of databases and/or desire for proficiency in database entry
  • Must be able to focus on repetitive tasks while sitting for 2+ hours of typing
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Working knowledge of Google Cloud or similar e-mail systems
  • Knowledge of US mailing address formats and salutations
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Working knowledge of Luther Seminary web offerings (Enter the Bible, Working Preacher, God Pause)

TO APPLY:
Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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A/V Technician
(9/24/2014)

The Office of Technology is seeking an A/V Technician. The position works in a team environment providing audio and visual recording and production services to the campus.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  1. Provide A/V recording and streaming services to events scheduled on campus by internal groups of individuals in between the hours of 10AM and 2PM daily, as well as outside of normal hours when possible.

  2. Assist in the production and processing of incoming video files.

  3. Document and track work within systems.

  4. Works to fulfill the expectations and assignments of the IT Support Services team.

  5. Fills in for Help Desk personnel when needed.

  6. Research methods and offer suggestions for improved service operation, efficiency, and capability.

  7. Inform supervisor of opportunities or issues.

  8. Work with end users to resolve problems.

  9. Attends departmental meetings and individual meetings with supervisor.

  10. Other duties as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Student of Luther Seminary

Desired education and experience:
      
  • Minimum 1 year related experience

  •       
  • Prior experience operating audio and video equipment

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  • Experience using, troubleshooting, and supporting commonly used A/V tools.


Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
     
  • Prior experience recording, editing, and producing final digital audio and video files for multiple distribution modes (DVD, CD, web, etc)

  •       
  • Minimum 1 year using Adobe Premier Pro for video editing

  •       
  • Familiar with audio and video best practices and industry standards

  •       
  • Exemplary customer service skills

  •       
  • An effective, clear, and personable communicator with a sense of humor

  •       
  • Able to determine priorities and work in a self-directed manner

  •       
  • Curious about finding root causes and long-term solutions to problems

  •       
  • Thrives on unpredictability

  •       
  • Takes personal ownership of their work

  •       
  • A quick learner

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  • Ability to effectively work with people at all levels of the organization and with all levels of technology experience and comfort.

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  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and rarely lift up to 50 pounds

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  • Ability to crawl into tight spaces

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  • Experience working in a non-profit or academic IT environment a plus.


  • TO APPLY:
    Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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    Student Writer for Marketing and Communications
    (3/25/2014)

    The purpose of this position is to provide written marketing materials and feature stories for the purpose of promoting the seminary.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Writing feature stories (approx. 250-1,000 words) for the bi-annual Story magazine
    • Monthly newsletter writing support, including writing, editing and/or proofing
    • Interviewing subjects for various feature stories
    • Some web writing
    • General proofing and editing, as needed
    • Some or all of these responsibilities may be done remotely and at non-specific hours, if desired and agreed upon by student and manager.

    Desired Education and Experience:

    • Student at Luther Seminary
    • Undergraduate degree in English, communications, journalism, or other related field, or equivalent experience preferred.

    Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Strong writing, editing, interviewing and proofing skills (specifically feature writing), some knowledge of AP style and web content management systems is helpful.

    Desired Attributes:

    • Positive attitude;focus on accuracy; attention to detail; self-starter; good communicator; professional demeanor; organized; ability to work independently; positive representation of the seminary and the Office of Communications, both in person and on social media.


    TO APPLY:
    Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs".  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit"; your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email



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    DINING SERVICES: Events Wait Staff
    (8/4/2011)

    This position will ensure excellence in all areas of customer service for catered events.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

    Scheduling for this position will be contingent on availability of catering events with consideration to the individual's personal availability. A free and flexible schedule is preferred.

    1. Ensure all catering guidelines are met with efficient delivery, set-up, service, and clean-up associated with the event
    2. Occasionally assist in dish room for event clean-up
    3. Follow guidelines and requirements uniquely requested by customers
    4. Provide excellent customer service, attending to any questions or concerns
    5. Model behavior that demonstrates professionalism and teamwork

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • Student at Luther Seminary
    • Must be able to meet physical requirements of active movement:
    • Standing, walking for a longer period of time
    • Lifting up to 25 pounds
    • Ability to commit to a two-hour shift minimum
    • Demonstrate an enthusiastic and engaging personality
    • Demonstrate strong verbal communication skills and active listening
    • Ability to work independently, self-starter
    • Ability to cross-train as a Dining Assistant
    • Previous experience working in food service and/or customer service

    TO APPLY:
    Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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    DINING SERVICES: Dining Assistant
    (8/3/2011)

    This position will work to provide an excellent dining experience that promotes customer satisfaction in all areas of the duties.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
    1. Operate all service and dining room equipment with efficiency and safety
    2. Ensure all food and sale items are displayed in compliance to health code regulations
    3. Ensure all items for sale are arranged attractively, enticingly
    4. Maintain front of house operations with customer service focus
    5. Ensure Financial accuracy and accountability in tender
    6. Provide excellent customer service, attending to any questions or concerns

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • Student at Luther Seminary
    • Ability to commit to a two-hour shift minimum
    • Strong communication skills
    • Previous experience working in food service and/or customer service
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently, self-starter
    • Ability to cross-train in dish room and Grill Cook is also desirable

    TO APPLY
    Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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    Photographer - Marketing and Communications Office
    (7/25/2013)

    The Marketing and communications Office is looking for a skilled photographer for events and other seminary photography needs. The ideal candidate will have a professional appearance and demeanor as well as his or her own camera equipment.  If necessary the Marketing and Communications Office can provide a camera.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Photographing on-campus events
    • Taking head shots of students or faculty
    • Capturing still images of artwork
    • Creating images to accompany feature articles in Story magazine and other campus publications
    • Getting photos to the Marketing and Communications Offices in a timely and useable way
    • Responding in a timely way to photography request

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Student at Luther Seminary
    • Skilled in photography

    TO APPLY:
    Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs."  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit;" your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email.



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    Barista (Coffee Shop - Dining Services)
    (10/13/2011)

    Dining Services has an immediate need for baristas for the OCC Coffee Shop.  This position works in a team environment to provide Coffee Shop customers with quality beverages, food, and service.   

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Customer Service
        Create a welcoming environment for all customers; 
        Anticipate and respond to customer needs, encourage feedback;
        Build service and sales with suggestive selling.

    • Products
        Strong knowledge base of products;
        Ensure all prepared beverages are created according to standardized recipe;
        Assist in creating and implementing new food/beverage concepts;
        Monitor procedures that comply with wholesomeness, safety and sanitation guidelines.

    • Maintains quality coffee shop operations
        Follow procedures for optimal operational flow;
        Monitor standards for merchandising, stocking, rotating and storing products;
        Complete routine cleaning requirements and maintain scheduled equipment maintenance;
        Report abnormalities to internal and external resources.

    • Financial Accountability
        Follow operational procedures and policies related to safe and secure cash handling;
        Ensure transaction procedures and POS policies are completed with 100% accuracy;
        Contribute to LS goals for increasing sales and enhancing profit levels.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Desired Education and Experience
        Student at Luther Seminary

    • Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        Responsible for self-initiated learning;
        Present oneself professionally;
        Demonstrate clear communication with customers and staff interactions.

    TO APPLY:
    Log on to your MyLutherNet, under Helpful Links select "Services," then "Employment-Student Jobs".  The Student Employment Opportunities web page will open.  On the upper right side of that page click on the blue button "Submit Application."  Complete the application, check the "accept" box and then click on "submit"; your application will automatically be sent to the Human Resources email



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    Student jobs by outside employers

    Confirmation/Sunday Assistant
    (12/18/2014)

    St. Paul-Reformation, a historic congregation of the ELCA in St. Paul, is seeking a Confirmation Guide for our ninth-grade Students (about 6), using the "Here We Stand" curriculum of Augsburg Fortress, specifically focused on the Small Catechism and the Lutheran Tradition.  This is a per-week stipend post for the remainder of the academic year (9:00 a.m.-10:10 a.m.), and the Confirmation Guide will work in tandem with the Sr. Pastor, leading the group approximately four times a month (the pastor teaches the first Sunday of the month).  On "off Sundays," the Guide will serve as a Sunday morning assistant preparing for liturgy, and simply being an on-site staff person to help with tasks as assigned.

    The ideal candidate is strongly grounded in the Lutheran tradition, has an interest in youth ministry, This is a paid position, and we seek someone who is outgoing, and of good humor. This position begins as soon as possible.

    For more information about St. Paul-Reformation click here: http://www.stpaulref.org/


    Contact:
    Patrick Shebeck
    651-224-3371
    pastorpatrick@stpaulref.org



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    High School Youth Minister
    (1/7/2015)

    Edina Community Lutheran Church is looking for a youth staff person for our high school youth. This should be a person with a passion for youth ministry, skills at developing youth programs and building relationships with youth.  ECLC is a vibrant, healthy, progressive, growing congreg. with youth attending from Edina and several surrounding communities. Our youth are encouraged to live into the questions of faith and life. Our goal is to engage youth in ways that include depth and perspective on how we live as Lutheran Christians in the world, with special emphasis placed on building community, growing in faith and having fun.

    Send resume and a cover letter via email to lmacklem@eclc.org by January 31. To find out more about Edina Community Church, click here: http://eclc.squarespace.com/


    Contact:
    Pastor Stephanie Coltvet Erdmann
    952-926-3808
    SColtvetErdmann@eclc.org



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    Summer Site Director Internship
    (10/31/2014)

    City Camp, and urban day camp run through the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is seeking student interns to function as Site Directors for either a basic contract of 6 weeks (June 15th-July 26th 2015) or 8 weeks (June 15th- Aug 8th 2015). 

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    To further the ministry of City Camp through the development and delivery of activities and
    programs. Deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers' age
    and abilities. Assist the Camp Director in the management of the overall camp operation.

    One-Time Duties

    • Helps plan and lead staff training.
    • Trains volunteers at assigned day camp site.
    • Assists Camp Director in evaluation of camp staff and
      programming.
    • Works with parish contacts to implement registration, check-in, and check-out procedures for campers.


    Daily Duties

    • Works with Camp Director and day camp team to plan and
      implement camp programming.
    • Implements all curriculum (lessons, schedules, etc.) as provided by the Camp Director.
    • Implements crisis and risk management procedures.
    • Ensures the following of all City Camp and Safe Church policies and guidelines.
    • Sets a good example for fellow staff, campers, and other
      community members in areas of professionalism and ministry.
    • Develops and maintains healthy relationships with fellow team members, campers, parents, parish contacts, volunteers, and the host community.
    • Provides hospitality as needed for visitors and guests.
    • Leads team meetings with assigned day camp team.
    • Supervises and manages day camp staff; alerts Camp Director to any issues or needs of team.
    • Assists Counselors and Junior Counselors with behavior
      management.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Site Director and Camp Director, for the good of the ministry.
    • For staff living in residence: becomes an active part of the staff community, participating in all community functions and activities.


    Weekly Duties

    • Coordinates planning and implementation of large group
      activities (All-Camp, Chapel, Morning Rally, etc.)
    • Reports any supply or equipment needs to the Camp Director.
    • Reports any maintenance or facility work requests to the
      appropriate parish representative.
    • Attends leadership meetings with the Camp Director.


    Skills/Qualifications:

    • Age 21 or older
    • Hold a valid driver's license
    • Have a passion and heart for working with children and youth in an urban context.
    • Have experience working on camp staff or in youth ministry, with leadership experience preferred.
    • Must be sympathetic to basic Christian teachings and have a working knowledge of the Episcopal Church.
    • Flexibility to work in various locations and environments.
    • Organizational skills
    • Ability to creatively develop programs and activities.
    • Good character, judgement, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
    • Musical talent not required, but a plus.
    • Desire to learn and grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Have (or be willing to obtain) First aid/CPR certification.


    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to stand, sit, and kneel for long periods of time.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
    • Ability to lift and carry at least 30 lbs.
    • Endurance to work irregular hours and long days while constantly providing care for and supervising campers.


    More information on the program can be found here: http://www.diopayouth.org/city-camp.html


    Contact:
    Victoria Hoppes
    215.776.5686
    victoriah@diopa.org



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    Worship Band Leader
    (4/25/2014)

    Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in East Bethel, MN is seeking Wed pm  Band Leader-10 hrs/week, Sept.-May for energetic, youth-oriented worship service. Recruit and coordinate band members, lead rehearsals, arrange music/write parts for musicians, choose worship music.

    Direct questions to Pastor Maria at 763-434-6117/ mpederson@oursaviourslc.org.


    Contact:
    Cindy Delmonico
    763-434-6117
    cindy@oursaviourslc.org



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    Full-Time Student Intern
    (6/19/2014)

    Community Presbyterian Church Grand Rapids, MN is looking for a full-time Student Intern

    Purpose: To joyfully and intentionally live out his or her Christian life in the full ministry of the church with emphasis in the areas of Youth, Children's Education, Deacons and Special Cares, and Visitor Outreach.

    Responsibilities:
    1. Coordinate and implement the Middle and High School Youth Ministry of the Church using the Youth Committee as a support system.
    2. Supervise and engage the Education Committee to coordinate and implement an integrated and effective Children's Education Ministry in the life of the church.
    3. Be the primary staff/Moderator for the Board of Deacons and Special Care needs of the church.
    4. Orchestrate the Visitor Outreach Program.
    5. Share in the leadership of worship services and preach at least once a month.  The person preaching will normally prepare the liturgy and develop the bulletin.
    6. Other job related duties as agreed upon by Head of Staff.

    Qualifications:
    1. Credentials which lead to ordination as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a vibrant and engaging faith.
    2. Have an open, person-oriented style of ministry and be able to relate to people of all ages.
    3. Have ability to communicate clearly and relate well to persons who reflect a wide variety of positions, theologically and socially.
    4. Have a positive attitude toward the Church and its future and enthusiasm about his or her work within the Church and the community.
    5. Administrative skills and an ability to work collegially with staff.

    Requirements:
    1. An 18-24 month commitment is preferred.
    2. Deadline for submission of cover letter and resume is June 11, 2014.

    Send cover letter and resume:
    Attention Pastor Kim Johnson
    Community Presbyterian Church
    703 N. Pokegama Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    www.communitypresbyterianchurch.com


    Contact:
    Kim Johnson
    218-326-8515
    kim@communitypresbyterianchurch.com



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