Student Jobs

Please submit a completed Student Employee Application and work schedule.
Application Information (Acrobat PDF format – 160K)
Application Form (Acrobat PDF format -139K)

  • Are you looking for a job opportunity that will expand your knowledge of the University?
  • Would you like to find experiences that relate to your career or skills you are developing?
  • Do you enjoy challenges and want to learn while you earn?
  • Do you need a work schedule that can be adjusted as your class schedule changes?
  • Are you concerned about earning your work-study award?
  • Do you think it’s too late to apply for a job on-campus?

Employment at the Library & Media Services can be the answer!


The Library’s Student Employee program offers a wide range of work assignments. We hire individuals who demonstrate an understanding of customer service concepts, are dependable, accurate and detail-oriented. Student workers staff the Library’s service counters, process materials, work with online databases or other software applications, or maintain the building and collections. You may apply to work in the following areas:

  • Administrative Services
  • Collection Development
  • Instruction and Outreach
  • Public Services
  • Technical Services
  • University Archives

Hours: 8 – 20 hours per week, some evenings and weekends
Starting Salary: Oregon minimum wage

We will accept your application anytime during the year. We review applications from students with work-study awards first. Students are usually hired at the start of each term.

If you would like to apply for a position in the Library, please submit a Library Student Employee Application and submit it to the Library Administrative Services office. Applications forms are available online, or you may obtain an application at the Library’s Reference & Information Desk, or contact the Library Administrative Services office for an application. For more information call 503-838-8240.

Other Resources

WOU Financial Aid Office Work Study Information
WOU Service Learning and Career Development

Employment opportunities

Job openings

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.  Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.


At Western Oregon University (WOU), no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University. If requested, WOU will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner. Please contact Human Resources at (503)838-8490.

For current openings please see the following:

Classified, Unclassified Professional and Administrator

Please contact individual departments for adjunct openings not listed here

Teaching Research
Employment within TR is administered by Teaching Research.

Student employment
Student employment is administered by Service Learning and Career Development.

General information

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