Student Employment

Non-Federal Work-Study, Federal Work-Study, and Off-Campus Resources

Campus Jobs (Non-Federal Work-Study)

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Summer Grounds Worker Position - Facilities Services
(Full and Part Time)

Alumni Engagement Ambassador - Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement (CARA)

Tutoring positions - Student Success Center/Tutoring
Need to meet criteria of: 3.00CGPA & 3.00GPA in their chosen major. 

Various Positions - Dining Service/Sodexo  
Food service operations, including: Hardrocker Café, Miner's Shack, Einstein Bros Bagels & Catering. - Food service operations, including: Hardrocker Café, Miner's Shack, Einstein Bros Bagels & Catering. 

Various Positions - Admissions
Data Entry, Campus Tours, Go To Mines Events, Telecounseling in the evenings.  

Lab leaders - Department of Mathematics  
For these courses: in Math 102, College Algebra, CSC 150 and Computer Science 1 and CSC 170 Programming for Eng & Scientists. Lab leader position requires instructor/teaching capabilities, knowledge of the class being taught and current good standing in school. 

ITS Help Desk assistance - ITS Technology Fellows Program

Front desk staffing - Surbeck Center  
Interviews for fall semester are typically done in April and spring semester in November. 

Rocker Shop Assistant - Rocker Shop

Museum Assistant - Museum of Geology  
Communicates with the public (all ages) to provide peer-reviewed Earth Science, helps maintain the cleanliness of Museum exhibits, and assists guests with purchasing mementos from the Museum Store. 

Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) - Residential Peer Mentors
The Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) serves as an important academic resource to their assigned residential community by providing tutoring, mentoring, and academic activities. The RPM report to the Residence Life Office. The RPM resides in a single residence hall room in Connolly, Palmerton, Peterson, or Placer Halls.

Residence Assistant (RA) - Resident Assistants 
RAs are vital members of the Residence Life staff. Each living community has an RA to ensure we create positive, healthy communities where students can live, learn, and thrive. 

Residence Life Office Summer Crew - Summer Crew
The crew is made-up of 2 Summer Crew Supervisors and 6-8 Summer Crew staff members. Summer Crew Supervisors directly supervise the Summer Crew staff, work with Residence Life and Summer Conferencing staff, and provide important management and supervision functions. Summer Crew staff members provide maintenance and painting to the residence halls, support to Summer Conferencing, and staffs evenings/weekends at the Surbeck Desk. 

Student Custodial Staff - Student Custodial Staff Positions  
These positions are available through Residence Life and assist with upkeep of the Rocker Square buildings. Contact Residence Life directly for these positions. 

CAMP Part-Time Workers - CAMP
You must be a member of a CAMP team and part of your job is to represent us. Students may give tours of the CAT Lab to prospective students and other youth groups. Other duties include organization of CAMP activities, working with Student Development personnel or student government members on CAMP's behalf, and/or managing the CAT Lab. Use our Student Employment Application.

Other Jobs may be available around campus and in academic departments. Check with your department first, which may have work that requires your specialized skills.

Campus Jobs (Federal Work-Study)

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a needs-based Federal program that is awarded, by the Financial Aid Office, to a limited number of eligible students who have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you were awarded FWS it will show up on your awards in Financial Aid Self Service. If you were not awarded FWS, you can contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about being placed on the FWS wait list. 

List of Federal Work-Study Positions
More about Work-Study programs at South Dakota Mines

Financial Aid

Off-Campus Jobs

The campus job board is located outside the South Dakota Mines Bookstore in the Surbeck Center. Various part time jobs in the area will be posted here; the job board is managed by the Career Services. For questions please contact:

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SD Department of Labor

Student Employment - Notice from the Human Resources Department

Federal law requires that all employees prove their identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to beginning any work with their employer. In order to comply with this federal law, all employees must complete an I-9 form on or before their first day of work.  You will need to bring an original (no copies) driver’s license and social security card. If this isn’t available, an original (no copies) passport will also be acceptable. If you are unable to provide this documentation, please call the Human Resources Office (605) 394-1203, and they will provide you with alternative acceptable documentation.  You will also need to bring a voided check or documentation from your bank that includes the routing number and account number of your bank account for direct deposit of your payroll check.  Please see the office of Human Resources regarding completion of additional payroll paperwork.  The Human Resources office is located in the lower level of the O’Harra building.  If you have already completed these forms, please confirm with the Human Resources Office that the information remains current and that your other payroll paperwork remains accurate.