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    Student jobs at Luther Seminary

    • Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

      The purpose of this position is: to assist library staff in serving our various constituencies and in maintaining the organization of our book stacks.

      1. Circulation Desk Duties:

      • check books in and out to a diverse community of library users
      • interpret and apply library policies appropriately
      • answer patron questions in person and by phone
      • help library patrons find materials
      • refer complex questions to appropriate staff member

      2. Book stack duties:

      • re-shelve books
      • shelf reading
      • other tasks, such as shifting or assisting with book withdrawal, as assigned.

      3. Opening and closing duties for evenings, weekends, and other times as needed.

      • retrieve items from book drop
      • unlock library doors at opening
      • lay out daily newspapers
      • put away stray books and periodicals at closing
      • work with security personnel to ensure all patrons are out of the library at closing
      • lock doors, shut down computers and turn off lights

      4. Helping to maintain a safe and hospitable environment

      • assist patrons with wheelchair access via the elevator
      • with library staff, provide direction in weather emergencies

      Reports to: Access Services Librarian

      Internal relationships with: all other library staff, particulary Reference Librarian and Electronic Services LIbrarian

      External relationships with: Office of Technology, Duplicating, Security, Maintenance.


      This position requires a commitment to assisting students and other patrons as they use the library and its materials, as a basis for the fulfillment of Luther Seminary's mission to educate leaders for Christian communities.


      • Student at Luther Seminary
      • At least one year of customer service type experience
      • Library work experience preferred but not required

      Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Ability to communicate clearly and tactfully, in person, by phone or by email, with fellow staff and library patrons
      • Strong attention to detail
      • Basic skills and comfort level with computers, printers and copiers
      • Must have a friendly, helpful attitude
      • Knowledge of ELCA helpful
      • Familiarity with other mainline Christian organizations also helpful
      • Able to repeatedly lift 25 lbs.

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.  This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


      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 Peter Watters (pwatters002@luthersem.edu) for review.

      Posted 8/18/17
    • Help Desk Student Assistant

      The Help Desk is the central point of contact for Students, Faculty and Staff with technology-related questions or problems. As such, it is also the public face of the Office of Technology. This position works in a team environment providing frontline computer services through analysis, education, and documentation in order to meet the technological needs of all Students, Faculty and Staff.


      1. Help Desk Support

      • Serve as initial point of contact for the walk-up Help Desk
      • Provide general information and technical support to Students, Faculty, and Staff who walk-up to the Help Desk, following defined procedures for escalating issues when necessary. This includes, but is not limited to, services regarding software, hardware, networking, printing, telephones, accounts, and online services.
      • Troubleshoot and resolve reported issues.
      • Document all issues and problems within tracking system.
      • Answer the Help Desk telephone and provide general information and technical support to callers, following defined procedures for escalating issues when necessary.
      • Proactively contact Students, Faculty, and Staff to follow up on previously reported problems, researching the issue where necessary.
      • Deploy and text equipment around campus as needed.

      2. A/V and Classroom Support

      • Perform basic troubleshooting for on-campus Audio/Visual resources.
      • Document all issues and problems within tracking system.
      • Operate recording/streaming equipment as scheduled.
      • Communicate with client during events.
      • Perform video editing as needed.

      3. Other duties as assigned.

      • Perform other tasks related to the operation of the Help Desk or Office of Technology as assigned.
      • Perform printing and duplicating services as needed.
      • Ensure Luther Seminary Data security by strictly managing confidential account information.
      • Notify supervisor or IT Director of mission-critical situations.

      Student report directly to the Interim Director of the Office of Technology in consultation with the Associate Director of User Support for Augsburg College. Students will work directly with the TechDesk Manager for Augsburg College, the Classroom and Presentation Space Technology Manager, and any professional User Support personnel serving Luther Seminary, as well as other Student Assistants at Luther Seminary and Augsburg College.

      A. Commitment to Luther Seminary's Mission and Vision

      • Students must possess an ongoing commitment to advancing the Mission and Vision of Luther Seminary through the effective use and support of technology.

      B. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Attention to detail
      • Excellent customer service skills
      • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills
      • Experience with phone support
      • Must be able to read and write English
      • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and rarely lift up to 50 pounds

      C. Desired Education and Expreince:

      • Experience working independently
      • Proficiency with Google Apps and Microsoft products
      • An interest in learning about technology
      • Effective troubleshooting skills
      • Experience working with A/V equipment
      • Curiosity about finding root causes and long-term solutions to problems.

      D. Policies

      • Student must commit to fixed work schedule for the semester, some evening and weekend work is required.
      • Student must be punctual. Advanced notice must be given for time off due to illness or constraints of the academic and co-curricular schedule.
      • Studying is permitted once job-related duties have been completed, provided that service to callers and visitors is not degraded.
      • Position will be suspended or terminated upon restriction of revocation of Luther Seminary account privileges.
      • This position requires the student to sign a special agreement regarding the administration of student passwords and confidential account information.

      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 Chris Jacobson (cjacobsen003@luthersem.edu). Please contact Chris with questions.

      Posted 8/15/17
    • Student Custodial Staff

      Luther Seminary has an immediate need for students to assist Custodial staff with maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in the campus facilities.

      Working under the direction of a custodial supervisor, a crew member will primarily work to:

      • Complete all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintain daily upkeep of assigned area and equipment
      • Perform janitorial duties which include, but are not limited to:
            --Wet and dust mopping
            --Trash removal
            --Window washing
            --Meeting set up
            --General cleaning as requested or needed  


      • Cleaning experience desired but not mandatory
      • Ability to read and interpret instructions, procedures, manuals, and other documents
      • Must be able to follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies
      • Be able to perform essential maintenance to facility or equipment which may involve, but not limited to the following activities: Reaching to full-reach overhead; crouching; kneeling; working in overhead and ground level areas; twisting of the waist, shoulders and legs
      • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs

      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 Tom Mullaney (tmullaney001@luthersem.edu) for review.

      Posted 4/24/17
    • 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.

      • Maintenance/Custodial - 2 positions

        The purpose of this position is: To supplement the staff positions of Building Custodian, Maintenance Staff and Grounds Keeper.

        Key Results Areas:

        1. Work with supervisor and other staff to learn position details and technical skills
        2. Be available as scheduled to include evenings and weekends


        1. Reports to: Tom Mullaney
        2. Internal relationships with: All facilities staff members
        3. External relationships with: Luther Seminary guests

        Job Specification:


        1. Commitment to Luther Seminary’s Mission and Vision.
        2. Desired education and experience:
        3. Currently enrolled student at Luther Seminary
        4. Approved back ground check on file
        5. Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
        6. Ability to reading and understand English
        7. Ability to understand and follow written and verbal direction
        8. Ability to work as a team member
        9. Knowledge of ELCA helpful.

        Contact tom Mullaney with questions or concerns about the position. 



        Posted 8/4/17