What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is federal student aid that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package.  Most student positions on campus require work-study funding for eligibility.

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to see if they qualify for work-study. If they do qualify, it will be listed on their PRISM Student Center page under financial aid. Students must accept work-study on their PRISM account before they inquire about jobs.  Contact the campus Solution Center with questions.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester that they want to work. If their enrollment falls below 6 credits, the student is immediately terminated from their student job(s).
  • A student must be enrolled in classes in order to work. If a student withdraws from school, the student is terminated from their student job(s) on the last day of enrollment.
  • A student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). In other words, a workstudy student needs to keep moving toward degree completion by earning passing grades and completing at least 2/3 of their classes. If a student has a SAP hold (financial aid suspension) placed on their record, the student may not work until the hold is removed. Contact the campus Solution Center with questions about reinstatement.

How to apply

All positions accept an application which can be emailed to the contacts listed below. 

Federal Workstudy Positions

On-campus employment that is part of a financial aid award. Any UW-BSC student who is enrolled at least half-time and has a workstudy award may apply. 

UPDATED: 1/10/2017

Administrative Services Mail/Copy Room Assistant
 - Closed

Perform administrative duties and/or special projects for faculty and general office services including main campus telephone, copying, stocking supplies, filing and mailroom. Availability from10:30-12:30 preferred. (8-10 hrs./week)
Contact: Gus Bonow

Athletic Department Assistant - Open for Fall 2017

Open gym, organize equipment, provide supervision for campus recreation program, and assist at athletic events. Help organize and conduct tournaments, publicize recreation and athletic activities, and help with scoring/clocks/keeping statistics at athletic events. Other duties as assigned. (5-8 hrs./week)
Contact: Jason Schulte

Art Department Assistant 

Duties include: clean, prep, and organize art studio, materials, equipment. Organize Art Dept Library. Assist in rotating campus Permanent Art Collection on campus. Work with visiting artists to install exhibitions in the campus art gallery. Prior experience in Art is helpful, though not required. (6-8 hrs./week) 
Contact: Letha Kelsey

Biology/Greenhouse Assistant - Open

Duties include watering plants and washing dishes. Flexible hours. (10 hrs./week)
Contact: David Olson

Biology Lab Assistant 

Work with maintenance of animals and cultures of living bacteria/fungi; do preparations of nutrient media for the cultures to grow on and for use in bacteriology course; wash lab glassware; weed/water greenhouse duties. (3-5 hrs./week) 
Contact: Noah Anderson

Business Office Assistant 

Support for Business Office operations: filing, copying, auditing reports for accuracy, creating signs and announcements. Strong attention to detail is essential. Cash handling experience preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and general office equipment is helpful. (4-8 hrs./week; Monday/Wednesday/Friday availability preferred) 
Contact: Gus Bonow

Chemistry Lab Assistant -  Closed

Clean lab equipment and assist in organizing equipment/materials for upcoming labs. No previous Chemistry experience required. (3-5 hrs./week) 
Contact: Stephen Swallen

Distance Education Support Assistant - 

The position offers the opportunity to work with latest technology. Responsibilities include insuring class connection for Distance Education courses; accepting papers and sending homework to distant education instructor; and incurring class closures. (3-8:30pm)
Contact: Matt Warming

Food Services Assistant - Open

Assist with general food service operations including taking food orders, cashier operations, serving and clean-up. Operate specialty coffee machine. Multiple positions are available. (8-10 hrs./week) 
Contact: Susan Anderson  

Library Assistant
 - Closed

Check out library materials to patrons, re-shelve returned materials, process new items and interlibrary loan requests, help maintain the library collection and assist with various duties as assigned. (8-10 hrs./week)
Contact: Bob Oneson

Maintenance Assistant
 - Open

Maintenance and cleaning, which may include mowing, snow removal, painting, cleaning and other tasks. (4-6 hrs./week) 
Contact: Steven Schara

Music Department

Maintain music files; pulling and filing music for choirs and bands; copy music and assignments for music classes; other duties as assigned. (4-6 hrs./week) 
Contact: Deanna Horjus-Lang

Solution Center Assistant
 - Open

Perform administrative duties and/or special projects for the Solution Center. staff. This includes greeting current, prospective, and alumni students; answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, copying, stocking supplies, and filing. Also acts as campus ambassador to give tours of campus for prospective students. Fluency in the Spanish language a plus. (10 hrs./week)
Contact: Gabe Riviere

Theatre Department Assistant

Perform theatre duties given by Director. (2-4 hrs./week) 
Contact: James Wagoner

Community Service Positions (work-study award required)

Off-campus employment with various non-profit organizations in the Baraboo/Sauk County area. Any UW-BSC student who is enrolled at least half-time and has a work-study award may apply. 

Baraboo Public Library - 

Shelve & put away library materials. Complete pick lists and assist with other collection maintenance tasks such as discarding and repairing materials. Assist with cleaning duties such as dusting or sweeping. Regularly communicate with supervisor and other library staff to discuss plans, share information, and receive direction. Other duties as assigned. (10 hours/week)

Contact: Zach Ott

Habitat for Humanity - 

Restore-Sales and Cashier: Greet customers, run the cash register, and assist customers on the floor. Perform other duties around the ReStore as directed by management. (8-10 hours/week)

Contact: Tim Schulenburg (ReStore Manager)

Sauk City Library -

Shelve materials; complete collection maintenance task such as discarding, processing and repairing materials; assist in special projects and programs; help with various duties as assigned.
Contact: Emily Judd

Campus Contact for Student Employment

Gus Bonow