Federal Work-Study (FWS)

PLEASE READ: You must be awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) to work one of these jobs. To determine if you are awarded FWS funds, log onto your myMemphis portal, click on Account$, and look under Financial Aid Awards for Award Year 2019-20.  To inquire if you are eligible, contact the Student Employment Office at (901) 678-3737 or via email at StuEmp@memphis.edu.

If you are an international student under an F-1 visa, you are not eligible to work under FWS.

You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours-Undergraduate/Law, and 5 credit hours-Graduate) to be eligible to work on-campus for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

If you are currently working as a FWS employee in a department, you cannot work for another department at the same time. You also cannot work as FWS while simultaneously under the Regular Student Employment program.  You may work up to 25 hours a week, but it is up to the department to determine how many hours a week you can work. You and the department need to ensure that your work schedule does not interfere with your class schedule.

If you see a job you are interested in from the list below, please contact that department for an interview or follow the instructions provided.

NOTE: Some departments list student employment openings on their own web sites.

This information last revised: March 17, 2020

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Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: ITS Service Desk – Technical Student Assistant
Location: 100 Administration Bldg
Job Description: Accurately document all phone calls using the Online ticketing system. Troubleshoot technical issues over the phone and face-to-face. Possess excellent customer service skills, dependable, and self-motivated. Maintain 2 central IT Tigerlan labs (University Center Tech Hub & Library Learning Commons). IT majors preferred. Shifts are: 7a-11a; 11a-3p; 3p-7p; 7p-11p; 11p-7a.
Duties: Typing. Computer Knowledge, Running Errands
No. of Students Needed: 20 Federal Work Study Employees 
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: $8 per hour
Contact Person: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
E-mail: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02iwVo00iJcyFWl
Contact Phone: no call please
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Semester Needed: Ongoing
Date Needed: Immediately
Department: Computer Science
Location: Dunn Hall, Rm. 226
Job Description: The Networking Research Lab has NSF funded projects on Internet monitoring and design. Interested students can email their transcript and resume to lanwang@memphis.edu.
The requirements are: (1) GPA of at least 3.0; (2) Obtained A from both COMP1900 and COMP2150; (3) can work for at least one year; (4) Knowledge about networking, operating systems (esp. UNIX), and (5) Some system admin. experience is a plus.

For more information about the research projects, please go to http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~lanwang/ and http://netlab.cs.memphis.edu.
Duties: See above job description
No. of Students Needed:  student worker
Hours: 10+ per week
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Contact Person: Lan Wang
E-mail: lanwang@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-2727 or 901-678-1546
Fax Number: 901-678-1506

Semester Needed: Fall 2019
Date Needed: 08/26/2019
Department: University Libraries
Location: Health Sciences Library
Job Description: Duties include, but not limited to answering phones, check out/in materials to patrons, assist patrons with directional and reference questions, assist using on-line catalog and other library resources, assist using office equipment, shelve books, assisting with various projects. Ability to use MS Office and various office equipment. Basic library employee training will be given.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Preferred work hours: Mon-Thu, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Pay Rate: $7.25 - $8.00 per hour
Contact Person: John Swearengen
E-mail: jmswrngn@memphis.edu
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Semester Needed: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Date Needed: 08/26/2019
Department: Communication & Film
Location: ACB 212
Job Description: The Department of Communication & Film is in need of student workers to work at the front desk in our main office and/or our computer lab. Office duties include: answering the phone, picking up mail, making copies, scanning documents and other general office tasks. Computer lab duties include: monitoring the lab, refilling supplies and helping students with general computer tasks. Work-study(preferred) and non-work-study applicants will be considered.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 4
Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour
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E-mail: Click here for application
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Semester Needed: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Date Needed: Varies
Department: Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute
Location: Cordova, TN
Job Description: The Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute is looking for Student Assistants that can help facilitate the Recreational Culinary program and other events, in conjunction with local, regional, and nationally known chefs and culinary industry professionals. You will be working hands on in the kitchen and dining environments for events both large and small, assisting chef and the attendees, as well as serving as a brand ambassador for The University of Memphis.
No. of Students Needed: 10
Hours: Varies
Pay Rate: 15.00/hour
Contact Person: Chef Mullins
E-mail: kwci@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-5055
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Semester Needed: Spring 2020
Date Needed: ASAP
Department: School of Music
Location: Music Building
Job Description: Will supervise the School of Music concert crew, set up and operate audio and video equipment as needed, set up and tear down special event settings, handle miscelleaneous stage needs, other duties as assigned.

Basic knowledge of audio and video recording and playback; theatrical stagehand experience a plus; flexible schedule required.
No. of Students Needed: 1
Hours: Mainly nights and weekends, coinciding with the School of Music performance schedule.
Pay Rate: $15/hour
Contact Person: Theresa Winkelmann
E-mail: twnklmnn@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 678-3763
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Semester Needed: Spring 2020
Date Needed: 02/06/2020
Department: Office of Admissions
Location: 204 Wilder Tower
Job Description: The Office of Admissions is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to serve as customer service representatives. The job duties include answering basic questions and concerns about the university's admission process for prospective students and for our current student body. Students will be required to man our front desk as well as answer in-coming telephone calls.
Duties: Typing, Filing, Running Errands, Computer Knowledge, Copying, and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: 8:00-4:30
Pay Rate: 7.25-8.00
Contact Person: John Rhodes
E-mail: jarhodes@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-4002
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Semester Needed: Spring 2020
Date Needed: March 2, 2020
Department: Theatre & Dance
Location: Theatre 145
Job Description: Cashier in the Theatre & Dance Box Office. A positive attitude is a must because the cashier interacts with the public both in person and on the phone. There is a box office ticketing system that is used and will be taught.
Duties: Computer Knowledge and Answering Phones
No. of Students Needed: 2
Hours: Flexible
Pay Rate: $9.00
Contact Person: Alice Berry
E-mail: aeberry@memphis.edu
Contact Phone: 901-678-3184
Fax Number: 901-678-1350