OBU Student Employment Program for Academic Year (September through May)
Welcome to the OBU student employment web site. This site is intended to assist in locating employment positions for students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have received an award notice from Student Financial Services indicating eligibility for the federal work study program. If you would like to be considered for the work program, but have not yet completed the FAFSA to determine eligibility, you may do so online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please do not contact a department about an open position until you have first completed the FAFSA and been notified of your eligibility for the work program.
First priority will be given to those students who are eligible for the federal work-study program. There are a limited number of jobs available and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Employment is not guaranteed. Students not eligible for federal work-study may apply for any remaining positions AFTER the beginning of the school year. It is the student’s responsibility to contact an office or department to secure a work-study position. We suggest that you only contact one department at a time; however, if you do not receive a reply from the supervisor you contact, please make your Admissions Counselor aware of this.
Job openings for the 2018-19 school year and hiring information are posted below. All work study positions currently pay at the hourly rate of $9.25, effective January 1, 2019. Most positions average around 6.5 hours per week. (Hourly exceptions will be listed in the job openings.)
Once you have been requested to work, a written request by the office or department hiring you will be submitted to Administrative Services.
More information will be sent to assigned work-study students in the summer providing instructions on the paperwork that will need to be completed before work may begin.
Work Study Guidelines, Forms, and Additional Information
Payroll dates for the upcoming year, employment forms and other pertinent information related to the work study process can be found at: http://home.obu.edu/hr/personnel-policies/work-study/.
For more information about work study eligibility at Ouachita, please contact Karen Matros at 870-245-5573 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding the work study payroll process, please contact Sherri Phelps in Administrative Services. Phone: 870-245-5585, Email email@example.com.
Work Study Opportunities
Library – Opening for two (2) library assistants, averaging 40 hours per week. Contact Ray Granade @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
America Reads/America Counts – Opening for five (5) community service assistants. Contact Leigh Anne McKinney @ email@example.com.
Sociology – Opening for two (2) office assistants. Contact Elizabeth Kelly @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemistry – Openings for two (2) lab assistants. Contact Joe Bradshaw @ email@example.com.
Physics – Opening for two (2) office assistants. Contact Angela Douglass @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career and Calling – Opening for two (2) office assistants. Contact Rachel Roberts @ email@example.com.
Biology – Opening for three (3) lab assistants. Contact Ruth Plymale @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jones Performing Arts Center – Opening for four (4) stage hands. Contact Cynthia Booker @ email@example.com.
Library – Opening for nine (9) library assistants. Contact Ray Granade @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rec Life – Openings for nine (9) referees. Contact Collin Battaglia @ email@example.com. Interested persons may also complete the Rec Life application found at https://obu.edu/reclife/intramurals/ref-app/ .
Visual Arts – Opening for one (1) office assistant. Contact Donnie Copeland @firstname.lastname@example.org.