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Employment Opportunities

Student Jobs at Ohio University Zanesville

Below is the current list of student employment opportunities on the Zanesville campus. If you are a current student and wish to apply, please download the application here [Word]. For faculty and departments who want to hire a student, please download the hiring request here [Word]. Further instructions are noted on the application and hiring request form.

Student Employment Opportunities

Computer Lab/Help Desk Assistant

Qualifications: Employability as determined by Ohio University Policy and Procedure. Interpersonal communication skills. Detail oriented. Good technology literacy skills.

Responsibilities: Answer phone, trouble shoot where they have expertise, seek assistance in areas where they do not have expertise, enter work orders into Footprints, clean equipment, fill printers with paper, assist patrons with software questions and staff open computer lab when no full-time IT staff are available, proctor classes & tests.


Qualifications: Employability as determined by Ohio University Policy and Procedure. Technology literate. Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Responsibilities: Operate touchpad or web interface to control in-room technology including cameras, microphones, PC, and document camera.

Provide trouble-shooting on the technology. Disseminate and collect paperwork associated with the class. OULN operators must operate under a confidentiality agreement and must be dependable.

Dean’s Office/Budget Office Assistant

Qualifications: Must possess strong communication skills, excellent verbal and customer service skills, basic computer skills, and familiarity with office phones. Must be professional, punctual, reliable and able to work with minimal supervision. Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential in this position.

Responsibilities: Provide part-time shared clerical assistance to the Dean’s office and the Budget office (8 hrs. per week). Responsibilities include: filing, typing, copying, scanning and faxing documents, merging letters, envelopes and labels, creating spreadsheets, invitations and program brochures. Answer phones and assist with walk-in traffic including students, staff, faculty and community members. Assist with campus events and other projects as needed.

Facilities Office Assistant

Qualifications: Must be able to demonstrate good communication skills, follow oral instructions, have pleasant personality, operate computer and office equipment. Must qualify for Federal Work Study.

Responsibilities: Answer multiple phone lines, greet and direct visitors, sort and distribute mail, process work orders via the on-line system, place parking violations/tickets into database, update van usage spreadsheet, input invoices onto spreadsheets, process money received from personal hygiene dispensers, update and record requisitions on spreadsheet, post open OU positions on bulletin boards, gather supply requisitions and give to appropriate person, prepare and send event confirmation letters and invoices, general filing, make event and general office files, handle employee leave requests.

Facilities Student Worker (Grounds)

Qualifications: Must be a full-time Ohio University Zanesville student, Must be able to demonstrate good communication skills, must be able to follow oral instructions, must be able to work in hot/dusty outside environment (work day can involve hours in a squatting or bent over physical position), must be able to lift 35 pounds. Must qualify for Federal Work Study.

Responsibilities: Students perform general grounds maintenance tasks throughout the Zanesville campus including, but not limited to, the following: operating a weed eater, perform island mowing, sidewalk edging and weed removal, weed landscape beds and tress base areas, mulch, chemical spot spraying of weeds, water trees around Rogge Pavilion, and compositing site, assist with compositing site and chip materials, trash collection, paint projects, including curb markings, clean tool crib and secure tools, and sweep shop. Occasional lifting and/or use of a ladder.

Facilities Student Worker (Custodial)

Qualifications: Must be a full-time Ohio University Zanesville student, Must be able to demonstrate good communication skills, must be able to follow oral instructions, must be able to work in hot/dusty outside environment (work day can involve hours in a squatting or bent over physical position), must be able to lift 35 pounds. Must qualify for Federal Work Study.

Responsibilities: Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes, polishes and renews floor surfaces. Cleans and shampoos rugs and carpets. Washes walls, cleans, dusts and waxes furniture and fixtures. Cleans glass and mirrors. Cleans and empties trash receptacles. Removes snow and ice from walkways and entrance areas. Cleans and sanitizes bathroom fixtures & drinking fountains. Other duties as appropriately assigned.

Information Center Student worker

Qualifications: Courteous, punctual and customer service oriented student who is responsible and reliable. Ability to work with little supervision. Possess good communication skills. Word and Excel required.

Responsibilities: Answer switchboard, direct calls and walk-in customers, filing, copying, tuition collection, transcript orders, assist front office; Admissions and registration, fill copiers and trouble shoot copy machines, other duties as assigned.

Lab Assistant

Qualifications: Prior completion of science courses (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics) and associated labs with a grade of B or better.

Responsibilities: Preparing materials for labs or projects, clean-up of lab, assisting students during lab, other duties as assigned.

Library Assistant

Qualifications: Customer service-oriented with an ability to interact with a variety of people who have various needs. Self-motivated. Possesses time management and scheduling skills. Reliable and team focused. Knowledge of general office and basic computer skills (including Microsoft Office Suite). Some knowledge of Internet searching skills preferred, not required. Money-handling skills preferred, not required.

Responsibilities: Helping library users, including users from Ohio University Zanesville, Zane State College, and the broader community. Staffing/serving as point of contact at the Circulation desk. Checking materials in/out, shelving books, processing materials. Keeping assigned shelves, public areas, circulation desk, and related work areas organized and clean. Trouble-shooting equipment/hardware and assisting library users with computer software-related issues. Performing general office tasks (data entry, filing, and verification of holdings, etc.) Using cash register and handling money. Other duties as assigned.

Nursing Department Assistant (Student employee)

Qualifications: Must be skilled in telephone etiquette, ability to multi-task, good organizational skills, needs experience in using Word and Excel. Ability to work with little supervision. CANNOT BE NURSING STUDENT due to conflict of interest.

Responsibilities: Front desk receptionist; answer telephone and walk-in inquiries. Assist students with basic nursing department questions. Process mailings and prepare new files. Assist with student faculty evaluations. Ability to work with various cultures and backgrounds. Overall general office duties.

Public Relations Assistant

Qualifications: Excellent writing and communication skills, photography knowledge, familiarity with desktop publishing design principles, telephone skills, data entry, and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software.

Responsibilities: Draft press releases; maintain News Bulletin Board and Binder; design advertisements and fliers; photograph school events; organize/maintain filing system; draft letters to staff, vendors and service providers; assist with promotional events; design Recognition Night Power Point presentation.

Student Services Assistants

Qualifications: Must be well organized and have great attention to detail; must also be friendly and able to multi-task. Preference may be given to students who have successfully completed UC 1000 at OUZ.

Responsibilities: Greet students and families both in person and on the phone; answer basic questions about the admissions process at OUZ as well as our academic offerings; schedule appointments for personnel in the department; complete basic data entry of applications and prospect inquiry cards; print and prepare for mailing daily recruitment letters; create admissions files; utilize OnBase, which includes preparing admission files to be scanned into the system; utilize the university CRM and answer basic questions; work during various Student Services functions, to include providing campus tours.

Student Success Center Worker

Qualifications: Ability to multi-task and attend to details. Confidentiality. Ability to welcome students with a friendly face. Answer and respond to phone calls and respond to a diversity of questions.

Responsibilities: Clerical and reception duties. Set up and administer tests in the testing center. Make appointments for testing and administrative staff. Maintain security of tests in the testing center.

Academic Tutors

Qualifications: Must have an “A” in the subject and a faculty recommendation. Ability to communicate and encourage frustrated students.

Responsibilities: Tutor subjects to students seeking assistance for academics. Make appointments, answer phone calls, minimal clerical duties.

UC Mentors

Qualifications: UC1000 Mentors are usually selected by the instructor based on recommendations of faculty. These students usually are involved and engaged on campus. They demonstrate the ability to connect with other students and provide a good example for negotiating through the transition to college. These students must be eligible to be a student employee and enrolled at Ohio University Zanesville.

Responsibilities: UC1000 Mentors are responsible for developing a relationship with students in the course in order to provide student to student advice on the transition to college and how to become engaged in the college environment. Mentors may occasionally be asked to present information regarding their experience, effective study skills, registration processes, and assist in grading and attendance. Mentors that have formed relationships with the students in class may identify a student in crisis and should share that information with the instructor to develop a plan of action to assist this student.