Student Employment

Powerhouse Manager

Department Name: Student Life

Job Title: Powerhouse Manager (3 positions)

Term/Start Date: April 13th

Job Description:

  • This position will act as student liaison between the Office of Student Life and the broader Amherst College community regarding use of the Powerhouse event facility. The Powerhouse Manager will serve as an on-site resource for RSO’s, sanctioned Clubs, and outside entities utilizing the space for events. The Powerhouse Manager will have a breadth of knowledge of the space including competencies with the facility’s audio and lighting systems, inventory of products and services available, and risk management resources (i.e. ACPD). The Powerhouse Manager will be responsible for a pre- and post-check of the facility space with event sponsor to assess damage, functionality, and upkeep of the facility’s components.

Time Requirement:

  • This position will be between 10-15 hours a week. The Powerhouse Manager is responsible for self-reporting all hours worked and must adhere to regularly reporting hours for the approval of Paul Gallegos, Events and Operations Coordinator for Student Life.
  • Weekly meeting for one (1) hour to discuss upcoming events, scheduling, event reporting, and/or policy changes, with Paul Gallegos and the Student Life Team.
  • This position requires one day/night a week during heavy utilization (Thursday through Sunday) to be on call during hours of usage often times in excess of 8 hours.
  • On call periods necessitate student to be within close proximity of venue while not on-site. This means being able to answer a call for service within ten (10) minutes.


  • Student-employee compensation rate of $9/hr.; adjusted to reflect pay rate change in subsequent calendar years.

Job Duties:

  • Meeting with Student Life Office team on a weekly basis to go over upcoming events and reports of the past week’s events.
  • Act as facility liaison for Student Life and event sponsors.
  • Maintain professional, customer-service oriented approach to working with event sponsors to ensure all appropriate needs are facilitated and disseminated by the party in need including but not limited to:
    • Providing key card access to the main entrance, closets, and Mezzanine (if approved in event notification)
    • Act as technical support for in-house audio and lighting systems
    • Communicating with ACPD regarding safety concerns, security breaches
    • Liaising any feedback from the event sponsor
  • Coordinate with event sponsor and meet thirty (30) minutes prior to event for a pre-event inspection of the facility for functionality and/or any physical damage to facility components (e.g. lighting fixtures, drinking fountain, etc.)
  • Be on call for one major event day/night a week (Thursday through Sunday) during hours of utilization to handle any reasonable needs of event sponsors beyond pre- and post-event checks.
  • Check in on the facility every hour when on-call for a major event day/night.
  • Be available one other night a week for potential events to be assigned during weekly meeting with Student Life Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the Office of Student Life in a kind, courteous, and inclusive manner.
  • Competency with Powerhouse in-house audio and lighting capabilities (training will be provided).
  • Knowledge of the Powerhouse facility including layout, in-house resources (chairs, tables, etc.), and safety systems (smoke/ CO2 detectors).
  • Ability to work within the Google Drive platform.
  • Detailed and concise reporting abilities.

How to Apply: Email letter of interest and resume to Paul Gallegos at

Application Deadline: 4/10/15

Office of Student Life

Job Title: Project Manager – Graphic Design

Term/Start Date: 4/1/15

Job Description:

  • This position will aid the Student Life Office in achieving appropriate marketing presence to the student body of Amherst College. This position will collaborate with all programming branches of the Student Life Office in a variety of mediums to ensure marketing and student outreach is achieved.

Time Requirement

  • This position will be between 5-10 hrs. a week. Students are required to report these hours weekly for verification and approval by Paul Gallegos, Events and Operations Coordinator
  • Every week, student must attend regular office hours to allow for interaction with the Student Life Team

Memorandum of Understanding

  • Artist cannot sanction original work for royalties. Full compensation for work comes in the form of student employee wages.


  • Student-employee compensation rate of $9/hr.; adjusted to reflect pay rates change in subsequent calendar years.

Job Duties

  • Meeting with Student Life Office team on a weekly basis to go over projects for the coming week.
  • Adhere to agreed upon deadline for work projects
  • Create an assortment of media for student event marketing purposes including but not limited to:
    • Flicks on Fleek posters
    • AC After Dark advertisement for programs run by Student Activities
    • Promotional posters
    • Handbill designs
    • Digital media
    • Social Media
    • Others as mutually agreed upon
  • Create and maintain social media outlets.
  • Provide insight into unique marketing plans for events
  • Act as liaison to student body and report on best use of marketing resources for maximum exposure/buzz.
  • Collaborate with Student Life Team on appropriate partnerships across campus with different departments, RSO’s, clubs, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Organize distribution of physical marketing materials (posters, handbills, etc) across campus.


  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills
  • Competency Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Ability to work within the Google Drive platform
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, correspondence)
  • A general work-with demeanor; an appreciation for a team atmosphere

Approximate Number of Hours: 10

Hourly Wage: $9/hr.

How to Apply: Email Paul Gallegos at:

Application Deadline: 3/31/15



Phonathon Caller

Department Name: Annual Fund

Job Title: Phonathon Caller

Term/Start Date: Sunday, April 20 – Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Job Description: The Amherst College Annual Fund raises money for Amherst’s top priority financial needs, including funding for scholarships and financial aid for current students such as you and/or your friends. The Annual Fund must reach out to alumni and parents each and every year to encourage annual donations to meet the college’s financial needs. One of the ways we do this is through the student Phonathon. Annual Fund Phonathon Callers can take pride in knowing that they make a substantial impact in raising essential funds for the college.

Your role as a student caller is to contact alumni and parents, engage them in conversation about their experiences and yours at Amherst, update them with news about the college, and ask for their financial support. Working with the Phonathon team has many benefits including the opportunity to build your resume by enhancing your communication skills, the opportunity to connect and network with alumni, and the satisfaction in knowing that the funds you raise for Amherst make a big difference. Plus it’s fun!

Approximate Number of Hours: Training: Sunday: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Calling shifts: Monday – Wednesday: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.; total 12 hours

Requirements: Comfort on the phone a must. Reliability, punctuality, and good attendance required. All callers should be available to attend the training session and all calling shifts. This is a limited term position looking to hire 15 callers.

Hourly Wage: $10.00 / hour

How to Apply: Email resume to Nicole Sibley ( Please include three dates and times you would be available for a phone interview in the body of the email as well as a few words about your interest. Applicants will be contacted to confirm a time for the phone interview.

Contact Name: Nicole Sibley, Annual Fund Reporting Manager

Address: Smith House 

Application Deadline: Friday, April 3 or when job is filled.


Woodside Children's Center - Teacher's Assistant

Department Name: Woodside Children’s Center

Job Title: Teacher’s Assistant (3)

Term/Start Date: September 2, 2014

Job Description: Assist the classroom teacher with all activities. Activities may include outdoor play, supervising snack, free choice, art, music & movement or reading stories.

Approximate Number of Hours: 5 hours a week, Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Requirements: Student must enjoy working with children.

Hourly Wage: $9.00

How to Apply: Please e-mail a resume to

Contact Name: Jennifer Tucker

Address: 155 Woodside Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted until all three positions are filled.

Office of Student Affairs - Student Driver

Department Name: Office of Student Affairs

Job Title: Student Driver

Term/Start Date: ASAP

Job Description: Driver to transport students to the Social Security office in Holyoke, MA in Amherst College vehicle.

Approximate Number of Hours: As-needed

Requirements: You must be a currently credentialed driver through Campus Police

Hourly Wage: $10 per hour

How to Apply: 

Contact Name: Leena Valge

Address: 201 Converse Hall, Office of Student Affairs

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled

Office of Communications Seeks Student Staff Photographers (Still/Video)

The Amherst College Office of Communications is seeking to hire experienced photographers and videographers who are both skilled and creative in the production of visual content that is neither posed nor staged. Those who advance in this process know how to measure exposure, compose, document important moments, produce video shorts under tight deadlines and thrive in ever-changing environments. Each interested candidate should send a link to online work, resume and cover letter to Rob Mattson, Amherst's new media content developer, at

Student Security Monitor

Department Name:  Police Department  

Job Title: Student Security Monitor

Term/Start Date: September 1, 2014

Job Description: Student Security are paid student employees who provide services for college sponsored events at the direction of the Amherst College Police Department. 

Approximate Number of Hours:  4 – 8 hours a week

Requirements: Must be able to work nights and weekends.

Hourly Wage:  $9.50

How to Apply:  Send an email of interest to

Contact Name: Sergeant Jeffrey Shea

Address: The police office is located in the Service Building.  Open 24 hours a day.

Application Deadline:  Positions available until filled.

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Job Title: Conversation Partners

Term/Start Date: Employees are hired by the semester

Job Description: On campus employment for Amherst College international students and native speakers of less-commonly studied languages. The FiveCollege Center for the Study of World Languages is seeking applications from native speakers to be conversation partners. The Center accepts applications in many languages including: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Bangla/Bengali, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, Filipino, Georgian, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Shona, Slovak, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu, and other less-commonly studied languages.  We are seeking in particular: NORWEGIAN, FINNISH, DANISH, ICELANDIC, DUTCH, HAITIAN CREOLE, AND THAI.

Conversation partners work 2-4 hours per week with individuals or small groups of students to facilitate conversation practice in the language. Conversation partners serve as a living link between the students and the language and culture being studied.

Approximate Number of Hours: 2 to 4 hours per week

Requirements: Conversation partners must have native or near native spoken fluency in the language and must also be able to read and write in the language.

Hourly Wage: stipend based on a starting hourly rate of $12.50/hr

How to Apply: To apply, go to For questions, e-mail

Contact Name: Jess Deshayes


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