Student Employment Services

Off Campus Work Study Positions

America Reads Tutoring Program

Reading Tutors

Position Description: America Reads Tutoring program is seeking work-study students to work in one of Kearney’s 11 elementary schools to assist children with reading and math skills.  Duties will differ depending upon the needs of the school and hours that student is available to work

Additional Information: Must possess good reading skills and work well with children. Some tutoring or other experience working with youth is preferred. HIGH LEVEL OF COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED!!

Hours/Wages: Approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Starting wage is $7.25 per hour

How to Apply: Fill out the online application here.  

Arc of Buffalo County

Recreation Aide

Position Description: Recreation aides will be assigned several adult males and females with developmental disabilities, taking them to community events and helping them to participate in individual and group activities. Providing transportation is essential. Aides will also help with year round Arc activities, such as Buddy Bowling (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:15 pm), Saturday Crafts (twice a month from 10-11:30 am), Respite at KidZone Children's Museum for children with disabilities (first Thursday of each month from 6-8 pm), Arc at the YMCA (Fridays 6:15-8:15 pm), holiday dances, Honey Sunday fundraiser (all day, Sunday, November 2nd, 2014), some after school activities, etc. Occasional clerical duties will also be assigned.

Additional Information: Must work well with people, especially adult men, with developmental disabilities. Be available for the Arc activities listed above - generally between 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and some daytime hours on weekends. Candidate must have a safe, reliable car, proof of car insurance, and excellent driving record.

Hours/Wages:  Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $8.00 per hour.

How to Apply: Contact Kristen Larson at (308)237-4343 to apply for position.

Arc of Buffalo County

Office Assistant/Teens in Action Helper

Position Description: Office assistant will help with clerical duties and on-site supervision of the Teens-in-Action Program.

Additional Information: Must be able to work well with people. Excellent computer skills. Good organizational skills. Project starts August. Hours are flexible, includes after school, evenings.

Hours/Wages:  Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $8.00 per hour.

How to Apply: Contact Kristen Larson at (308)237-4343 to apply for position.

Buffalo County Community Partners

Office Assistant for United Against Violence Coalition

Position Description: Develop and maintain filing systems, co-facilitate Photovoice, attend coalition meetings and take minutes, reserve rooms and prepare meeting agendas, record keeping, answer phones and questions appropriately, serve as an adult mentor for youth advisory board, perform other duties as directed. 

Additional Information: Prefer prior experience with leadership positions, prefer prior experience working with community organizations and community members. Require: ability to plan and organize, work independently, and meet deadlines.

Hours/Wages: Approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Starting wage is $10.00 per hour

How to Apply: Contact Denise Zwiener at (308)865-2280 to apply for position.

Buffalo County Historical Society Trails and Rails Museum

Tour Guide

Pposition Description: Give complete tours to visitors through our 6 historic, turn-of-the-century buildings and the train. During down time, buildings need dusted and swept, displays may need switched out or touched up, weeds may need pulled, the archive department may need help with organizing and filing papers and normal office assistance. Position available Memorial Day through Labor Day only. Mon-Sat 10-6; Sun 1-5

Additional Information: Prefer someone that enjoys working with the public and talking a lot with our visitors. Being able to count change is also preferred.

Hours/Wages:  Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $7.25 per hour.

How to Apply: Contact Jennifer Murish at (308)234-3041to apply for position.

Buffalo County Historical Society Trails and Rails Museum

BCHS Associate

Position Description: Give tours as needed. Assist guests in gift shop, help organize and file for the archive department, assist director with event planning, tracking inventory, dusting and sweeping the buildings, and other day-to-day activities. Position available Mon-Fri, 1:00 to 5:00 - depending on student's schedule.

Additional Information: Prefer someone that enjoys working with the public and talking a lot with our visitors. Being able to count change is also preferred. The associate may be left in charge so director can attend meetings, etc.

Hours/Wages:  Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $7.25 per hour.

How to Apply: Contact Jennifer Murish at (308)234-3041to apply for position.

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska- Administration

Position currently filled.

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska- Head Start

Central Office Aide
Position Description: Provide clerical support to the staff at the Head Start central office. Duties to include performing computer work including data entry, filing, general secretarial work, and other daily operation duties.

Additional Information: Good verbal, written, and people skills are a must. Ability to work independently and as a team member, some computer training, and ability to keep all agency matter confidential are also necessary. Position requires sitting, standing, walking, and routine office physical activities.

Hours/Wages:  Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $8.25 per hour.

How to Apply: Contact Deb Zeleski at (308)865-5690 to apply for position.

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska- WIC

Position currently filled.

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Communications Assistant

Position Description: Responsible for handling communication with our members through our e-newsletter, monthly Agenda printed newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and other media. This position would write, edit, and create newsletters, announcements, & marketing materials for the Chamber membership for regular communication and special events. The work would be under the direction of the Chamber Director and the Event Director. Database creation and editing would also be required.

Additional Information: Basic office functions will be required including answering phones, greeting customers, and other office activities.

Hours/Wages:  Approximately 15 -19 hours per week. Starting wage is $7.25 per hour depending upon experience.

How to Apply: Contact Marion McDermott or Sharon Almquist at (308)237-3101 to apply for position.

Kearney Area Community Foundation

Office Assistant

Position Description: The Kearney Area Community Foundation is seeking a student interested in a varied, flexible position.  Duties will include assisting in answering phones, filing, data entry, mass mailings, special events, and assisting with communication through traditional newsletter and social media.  Student will be exposed to different aspects of a busy community organization that works with donors, community volunteers and other non-profit organizations.

Additional Information: Interest in improving the quality of life in the Kearney Area.  Customer service experience required as working with the public is a major responsibility of this position.  Need excellent written and verbal skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel required.  Will need to wear office attire (no jeans or shorts) and prefer someone with a car to run errands.

Hours/Wages: Approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Starting wage is $7.25 per hour

How to Apply: Contact Judi Sickler at (308)237-3114 to apply for position.

Kearney Parks & Recreation

Adult Sports Officials

Position Description: Applicant must have playing experience. Actual officiating experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Applicants need to demonstrate knowledge of the rules and be able to effectively officiate games to promote the enjoyment of the sports for the participants.

Additional Information: Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 2nd. Applications can be found online at www.cityofkearney.org. Volleyball: Monday-Wednesday nights. Basketball: Sunday night. Flag Football: Sunday afternoon and Wednesday nights. Softball: Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons

Hours/Wages: Approximately 10 - 15 hours per week. Starting wage depends upon experience.

How to Apply: Contact Jade Meads at (308)237-4644 to apply for position.

Kearney Parks & Recreation

Instructor, Coaches, & Youth Officials

Position Description: Applicants need to demonstrate enthusiasm, leadership, and have some experience with the activities applying for.  Positions include Girls Volleyball Coach, Boys Basketball Coach/Official, Girls and Boys Soccer Coach & Tumbling.

Additional Information: Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 2nd. Applications can be found online at www.cityofkearney.org.  Volleyball: Saturday mornings. Basketball: Thursday evenings. Soccer: Monday & Thursday evenings. Tumbling: Monday & Tuesday evenings

Hours/Wages: Approximately 10 - 15 hours per week. Starting wage depends upon experience.

How to Apply: Contact Jade Meads at (308)237-4644 to apply for position.

Kearney Parks & Recreation

Adult League Supervisor

Position Description: Applicants need to possess proven leadership, public relation, and organizational skills in order to work with league participants, manage staff, and supervise facilities effectively. Background knowledge of the rules of volleyball, basketball, softball. and flag football, as well as previous experience with the Kearney Park and Recreation Department is preferred.

Additional Information: Week-nights and week-ends.  Application Deadline:  Friday, September 2nd. Applications can be found online at www.cityofkearney.org.

Hours/Wages: Approximately 10 - 15 hours per week. Starting wage depends upon experience.

How to Apply: Contact Jade Meads at (308)237-4644 to apply for position.

KidZone-Kearney Area Children's Museum

Exploration Agent

Position Description: Exploration Agents are responsible for working the front desk including operating cash register, completing daily receipt forms, welcoming and signing in visitors, making group reservations, scheduling birthday parties, ect.  Agents will assist in maintaining exhibits for safety and cleanliness, and perform light cleaning duties around the museum.  Agents will also play a large role in museum programming that includes the planning and leading of various activities within the museum and/or at special events.

Additional Information: Ability to use Microsoft Office and related software is necessary.  Knowledge of cash register procedures and/or retail experience is a plus.  Must be people oriented with good communication skills, along with self-directed, self-motivated and responsible.  Strong organizational and time management skills are a must.

Hours/Wages: Approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Starting wage is $7.25 per hour

How to Apply: Contact Tara Knuth at (308)698-2228 to apply for position.

KidZone-Kearney Area Children's Museum

Marketing Assistant

Position Description: Marketing Assistant is responsible for assisting the Programs Director and the Executive Director in marketing the museum in creative ways to increase attendance in visitors, and museum memberships.  Along with promoting the activities that take place within the museum and/or special events.  The Marketing Assistant will complete various tasks associated with promotions which include, but is not limited to, sending press releases, designing flyers/posters, maintaining social media sites, updating the website.  Marketing Assistant must be professional, friendly, outgoing, organized and creative.  Previous experience with promotions, marketing, and related computer software is a bonus.

Additional Information: Hours will be flexible to students’ schedule.  Occasional weekends will be required for special events

Hours/Wages: Approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Starting wage is $9.00 per hour

How to Apply: Contact Tara Knuth at (308)698-2228 to apply for position.

Merryman Performing Arts Center

Position currently filled.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Position currently filled.

Pumpkin Patch Child Care Center

Assistant Teacher

Position Description: This person will be responsible for assisting other teachers with snack and the supervision of the children. You will be responsible for playing large motor activities with a group of children in the gym or outside on the playground.

Additional Information: Must get along well with children and first aid or CPR training is helpful. Child development classes are also helpful. Must be available for work 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; other hours may be available as well.

Hours/Wages: Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $8.00 to - $10.00 per hour depending upon experience.

How to Apply: Contact Ashley Hughes at (308)237-4220 to apply for position.

Pumpkin Patch Child Care Center

Child Care Employee    

Position Description: Care for children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 12 years.

Additional Information: Must get along well with children and first aid or CPR training is helpful.  Child development classes are also helpful.

Hours/Wages: Approximately 10 -15 hours per week. Starting wage is $8.00 to - $10.00 per hour depending upon experience.

How to Apply: Contact Ashley Hughes at (308)237-4220 to apply for position.