KCAI Work-Study Opportunities for 2012-2013 School Year

Interested in work-study? Let’s get started.

All full time enrolled students at Kansas City Art Institute are eligible to work on campus, however you must be awarded work-study. Positions are limited and on-campus jobs are not guaranteed.

  • The initial pay rate is $7.25 per hour.
  • Students typically work no more than five to eight hours per week.
  • Students are paid on the 27th of each month.

Student employment (work-study) procedures

Once you have been awarded work-study funds, follow these steps:

  • Visit the work-study positions page to view the listing of current job openings on campus.
  • Contact the supervisor listed for the position of interest.
  • Schedule an interview with the supervisor.
  • Once selected for the work-study position, see Ivori Smith in the financial aid office for paperwork.

Do not be discouraged if few jobs are available the first time you contact the supervisors. Many departments do not know what openings they have until the semester begins. Also, students sometimes will accept a job, but after the first few weeks of the semester they discover that the job does not fit their schedules. Check with the supervisors often to see if new positions have become available.

Be proactive in your job search. If you see a department on campus that you think you would like to work for, talk with them and let them know you are interested in a job. They could have an opening in the near future and will remember your interest.

 If you have any questions or need additional information, contact the financial aid office at 816-802-3337 or toll free at 800-522-5224 or via email at financialaid@kcai.edu.

Admissions front desk assistant

Position description: Answer phones, general office tasks and relieve admissions receptionist during lunch hour.

Department: admissions
Status: open
Supervisor: Gerald Valet
Email: gvalet@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 5 (5 open)
Schedule: by arrangement
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Admissions general office assistant

Position description: Prepare mailings, file, copy, data entry and general office tasks.

Department: admissions
Status: open
Supervisor: Gerald Valet
Email: gvalet@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 5 (5 open)
Schedule: by arrangement
Hiring schedule: fall, spring and summer

Barista, Café Nerman

Position description: Barista for Café Nerman. Duties include excellent use of customer service skills for peers and administration; making drinks and food and handling money, and a whole roster of cleaning duties. Must have cafe/customer service experience.

Department: Café Nerman, Vanderslice Hall
Status: open
Supervisor: Carlos McDonald
Email: decarlosmcd@yahoo.com
Number of positions: 7 (7 open)
Schedule: varies depending on availability. Monday and Wednesday morning availability is needed.
Hiring schedule: fall

Federal or institutional work-study

Alumni relations assistant

Position description: Office assistant, special events help and various advancement and alumni relations projects.

Department: Advancement/alumni relations
Status: open (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Joise Kalig
Email: jkalig@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 2 (2 open)
Schedule: flexible
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

ARC office worker

Position description: Office assistant in the ARC. Duties include answering phones, data entry, front desk receptionist, errands and staff support.

Department: ARC
Status: closed (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Kathy Keller
Email: kkeller@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 5 (0 open)
Schedule: various shifts Monday through Friday. We work around your class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Campus activities program manager

Position description: The campus activities program manager will assist the campus activities coordinator in brainstorming for campus events and activities and follow through for events as well as set-up and take-down.

Department: Living center
Status: open
Supervisor: Madeline Gallucci
Email: mgallucci@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: various shifts Monday through Friday. Will work around class schedule. Weekend and/or after-hours availability will be essential.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Career services and student services front desk assistant

Position Description: Greet students, faculty and other visitors at the career and student services offices; assist with services and hospitality in the resource room; assist staff and peer educators with career services, CASL and student affairs projects.

Department: Career services and student affairs
Status: open (available to freshmen)
Supervisor:  Julie Metzler
Email: jmetzler@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 10 (10 open)
Schedule: 4-hours shifts from 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Times are moderately flexible.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Central shop custodian

Position description: Sweep and vacuum shop and office floors, empty trash cans and miscellaneous housing cleaning.

Department: Central Shop
Status: open (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: John Riley
Email: jriley@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 2 (2 open)
Schedule: various shifts; will work around class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics blog assistant

Position description: Create departmental blog.

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: Cary Esser
Email: cesser@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: various
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics collection assistants

Position description: Inventory and catalog objects for the teaching collection and create displays.

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: Cary Esser
Email: cesser@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 2 (2 open)
Schedule: variable
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics elective assistants

Position description: Assist elective teachers in demos and in loading and firing kilns.

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: Paul Donnelly and Jessica Brandl
Email: pdonnelly@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 2 (2 open)
Schedule: TR (8 to 10:50 a.m.), TR (11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.), varies.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics glass elective assistant

Position description: Assist glass instructor in demos and loanding and firing of kilns

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: Geroge Timock
Email: gtimock@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: TR (8 to 10:50 a.m.), TR (11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.), varies
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics glaze room assistant

Position description: Organize and clean glaze room.

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: Cary Esser and Paul Donnelly
Email: cesser@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: TR (8 to 10:50 a.m.), TR (11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.), varies
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics sophomore course assistant

Position description: Assist in helping students learn forming, mold making and drawing skills. Assist in glazing and firing.

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: George Timock
Email: gtimock@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Mondays
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Ceramics technical/custodial assistant

Position description: Assist technician in making repairs and performing custodial duties; wood and metal skills helpful.

Department: Ceramics
Status: open
Supervisor: Tom Binger
Email: tbinger@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 2 (2 open)
Schedule: varies
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Computer lab technician

Position description: Computer lab technicians are responsible for helping students use the lab effectively. They will receive training in troubleshooting issues with computers, printers and scanners to keep the lab running smoothly. Lab technicians are responsible for keeping the lab clean; this includes throwing away trash, recycling printer paper and wiping down the tables in the lab. Lab technicians are responsible for replacing paper and toner in the printers and informing library staff when supplies are needed. They also are responsible for communicating technical issues in the lab to campus technology and to supervising library staff. Lab technicians need to be willing to help with other projects as needed in the lab.

Department: Jannes Library computer lab
Status: open (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Megan Channell
Email: mchannell@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 12 (5 open)
Schedule: Various shifts seven days per week. We will try to work around your class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall, winter, spring and summer

Continuing and Professional Studies intern

Position description: Design professional materials for the School for Continuing and Professional Studies such as posters, brochures and web-based communications. Additional responsibilities include taking pictures, attending events and some office duties as needed. Candidates will be expected to submit a cover letter and resume and participate in an interview/portfolio review before final selections are made.

Department: School for Continuing and Professional Studies
Status: closed
Supervisor: Sonja Garrett
Email: sgarrett@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (0 open)
Schedule: flexible hours, five to 10 hours per week (based on financial aid status) with mandatory weekly meetings
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Custodial assistant

Position description: Assist with mopping and sweeping studios on campus and trash pick up.

Department: Plant service/custodial
Status: open
Supervisor: Craig Moye
Email: cmoye@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 4 (4 open)
Schedule: varies
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Design intern

Position description: Design professional materials for KCAI community, such as posters, brochures and Web-based communications. Candidates will be expected to submit a cover letter and resume and participate in an interview/portfolio review before final selections are made.

Department: Communications
Status: closed
Supervisors: Lauren Tobin and Tyler Galloway
Email: ltobin@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 4 (0 open)
Schedule: flexible hours; five to 10 hours per week (based on financial aid status) with mandatory biweekly meetings
Hiring schedule: fall only

Etching/relief assistant

Position description: Studio assistant in the relief/etching shop. Duties include inventory, etching bath mixing, press maintenance, supply replenishment and occasional studio keeping.

Department: Printmaking
Status: open
Supervisor: Miguel Rivera
Email: mrivera@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: various shifts Monday through Friday. Will work around class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Fiber computer lab/resource room monitor

Position description: This position consists of being responsible for the cleanliness and working order of the north side of the main fiber building. A commitment of three days a week is expected. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: tidy textile lab, resource room and all closets; wipe down tables in assigned rooms each workday; organize/reshelf books in department library; make sure all computers and printers are functioning; and report any issues.

Department: Fiber
Status: open
Supervisor: Meagan Stracy
Email: mstracy@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: flexible
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Fiber dye lab/sewing room monitor

Position description: This position is responsible for the cleanliness and working order of the south side of the main fiber building. A commitment of three days a week is expected. Responsibilities include: wash and put away all pots, containers and utensils in kitchen and front and back studio sinks; wipe down all surfaces in kitchen; check all chemical and supply levels; check working function of all sewing machines and sergers; thread all sergers and industrial machines; and organize and catalog all fabric donations.

Department: Fiber
Status: open
Supervisor: Maegan Stracy
Email: mstracy@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: flexible
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Fiber paper studio assistant

Position description: Maintain the papermaking studio and equipment, as directed by fiber faculty. Prepare pulp and additives as necessary for classroom use including cooking of plant fibers.

Department: Fiber
Status: open
Supervisor: Maegan Stracy
Email: mstracy@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: flexible
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Fiber weaving studio and yarn closet monitor

Position description: This position is responsible for the cleanliness and organization of the weaving facilities. A commitment of three days a week is expected. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: gathering and reshelving yarn, dusting, organizing tools and reporting broken equipment.

Department: Fiber
Status: open
Supervisor: Maegan Stracy
Email: mstracy@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: flexible
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Foundation office assistant

Position description: Work in the foundation office including running mail daily. Must have a reference from a teacher and/or grade card.

Department: Foundation
Status: open (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Crystal Matthews
Email: cmatthews@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: Monday through Friday any time
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Foundation office assistant I

Position description: Work in the foundation office under the direct supervision of the department dhair and faculty members. Must know basic Microsoft Word  and email, faxing, printing, copying. Must be able to lift 25 pounds with help. Must be reliable and on time. Upperclassmen only.

Department: Foundation
Status: closed
Supervisor: Crystal Matthews
Email: cmatthews@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 3 (0 open)
Schedule: Monday through Friday any time
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Foundation chair/table wrangler and sweeper

Position description: Supervise the storage and distribution of chairs, tables, drawing donkeys, modeling stands and other supplies in the Foundation loft, hallways and storage spaces. Some light cleaning also included in the position. Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

Department: Foundation
Status: open
Supervisor: Russell Ferguson
Email: rferguson@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 3 (3 open)
Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Mondays and Thursdays
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Foundation digital studio aide

Position description: Assist instructors during sessions and/or assist students during weekend work times in designated labs.

Department: Foundation
Status: open
Supervisor: Crystal Matthews and Russell Ferguson
Email: cmatthews@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 4 (4 open)
Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 10 p.m. weekends
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Foundation door monitor supervisor

Position description: Supervise door monitor scheduling and any other scheduling issues.

Department: Foundation
Status: closed
Supervisor: Crystal Matthews
Email: cmatthews@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (0 open)
Schedule: all week
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Foundation door monitor

Position description: Sign foundation students in and out of the Foundation Building. Must not be enrolled as a freshman or working for any other department.

Department: Foundation
Status: open
Supervisor: Crystal Matthews and door monitor supervisor
Email: cmatthews@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 7 (7 open)
Schedule: all week
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Gallery assistant

Position description: Assist in all aspects of exhibition programing, interacting with visitors, administrative support, research and exhibition outreach assistance.

Department: H&R Block Artspace
Status: open
Supervisor: Raechell Smith and Beverly Ahern
Email: rmsmith@kcai.edu or bahern@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 4 (4 open)
Schedule: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Home Grown Garden assistant

Position description: Help maintian the Home Grown Garden. Duties include trash pick up, weed control, filling water tanks, assisting students in planting and care of plots, maintaining blog, posting signage for events and visual documentation of the site.

Department: CASL
Status: open
Supervisor: Tracy Krumm
Email: tkrumm@gmail.com
Number of Positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: to be determined
Hiring schedule: fall and spring (summer as supervision is available)

Liberal arts office assistant

Position description: Copying or scanning material for classes, collating copies for distribution, sorting, retrieving and distributing mail, delivering correspondence to various departments on campus.

Department: School of Liberal Arts
Status: open (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Illona Bernard
Email: ibernard@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 3 (3 open)
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday preferably
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Library student assistant

Position description: Assist patrons at the library circulation desk, which includes checking items in and out and providing answers to basic reference questions. Student assistants also are responsible for shelving books accurately and for maintaining order in specific assigned areas of the library. Students assistants also help with a variety of special projects throughout the library

Department: Jannes Library
Status: open
Supervisor: Megan Channell
Email: mchannell@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 10 (5 open)
Schedule: various shifts seven days per week. We will try to work around your class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall, winter, spring and summer

Lithography assistant

Position description: Studio assistant in the lithography shop. Duties include inventory, press maintenance, supply replenishment and student printing support.

Department: Printmaking
Status: open
Supervisor: Miguel Rivera
Email: mrivera@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: various shifts Monday through Friday. Will work around class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Living Center office assistant

Position description: Assist with clerical and office tasks.

Department: Living center
Status: open
Supervisor: Gina Golba
Email: ggolba@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: Mondays, 2.5 hours (7:30 a.m. to 4p.m.)
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Mailroom and Art Store clerk

Position description: Sort incoming and outgoing mail, stock supplies and books.

Department: Art store
Status: open (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Cecelia Johnigan
Email: cjohnigan@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 4 (4 open)
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moday through Friday
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Media Center clerk

Position description: Work the checkout desk, provide basic tech support and perform minor cleaning duties.

Department: Media center
Status: open (first year students eligible) 
Supervisor: Chloe Mann
Email: cmann@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 10 (10 open) (Only Wednesday and weekend shifts still available)
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Note-takers

Position description: Provide a set of class notes for a student whose disability entitles him/her to note-taking assistance. Must have a high liberal arts GPA.

Department: ARC
Status: closed (first year students eligible)
Supervisor: Kathy Keller
Email: kkeller@kcai.edu
Number of positions: closed
Schedule: during your scheduled liberal arts class
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Recycling assistant

Position description: Pick up recycling in assigned building and take recycled materials to the container behind the Foundation Building.

Department: Student life
Status: open
Supervisor: Nancy Noble
Email: nnoble@kcai.edu 
Number of positions: 2 (2 open)
Schedule: various shifts Monday through Friday. Will work around class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Sculpture office assistant

Position description: Work with faculty.

Department: Sculpture
Status: open
Supervisor: Karen McCoy
Email: kmccoy@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: five hours per week
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Sculpture studio assistants

Position description: Assist technician in sculpture.

Department: Sculpture
Status: open
Supervisor: Jim Whitworth
Email: jwhitworth@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 5 (5 open)
Schedule: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday only
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Sculpture studio monitors

Position description: Monitor safety and assist students whom appear to have difficulty in the steel room. Clean and empty garbage bins in the shop area. At the end of shift, clear house and shut down all lights and equiptment.

Department: Sculpture
Status: open
Supervisor: Micheal Wickerson
Email: mwickerson@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 7 (7 open)
Schedule: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m./5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Silkscreen assistant

Position description: Studio assistant in the silkscreen shop. Duties include inventory, UV table maintenance, supply replenishment and technical assistance.

Department: Printmaking
Status: open
Supervisor: Miguel Rivera
E-mail: mrivera@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: various shifts Monday through Friday. Will work around class schedule.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Studio moniter, design department

Description: Duties include monitoring who is coming in and out of the Design Building, restocking supplies throughout the building, escorting design students in and out of the photo room, assisting in re-arrangement of classrooms as needed and assisting facutly in hanging student work on walls.

Department: Design
Status: open
Supervisor: Erin Jones
Email: eejones@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 8 (8 open)
Schedule: one five-hour shirft a week from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday or Sunday.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Tour ambassador

Description: Tour guide and student admissions representative. Ambassadors will give tours, meet with students and families and help the admissions office with special events. Eligible students must have completed at least two semesters at KCAI and meet all the qualifications listed on the tour ambassador application available in the admissions/student life office.

Department: Admissions
Status: open
Supervisor: Estrella Payton
Email: epayton@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 8 (8 open)
Schedule: 11 a.m. and/or 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for regularly scheduled tours; occasional weekends for special events.

Hiring schedule: fall/spring

Visiting artists (“Current Perspectives”) coordinator

Description: Display “Current Perspectives” posters twice per semester around campus. Prepare Carriage House for each visiting artist as necessary (launder sheets, towels, make bed after artist departs) for up to three hours per artist.

Department: Academic affairs
Status: open (first year student eligible)
Supervisor: Lynn McCarty
Email: lmccarty@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: Fridays or Mondays after artists depart campus (laundry, make bed etc). Twice per semester up to one hour displaying posters at pre-determined locations on campus.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Visiting artists (“Current Perspectives”) coordinator assistant

Description: Assist visiting artists coordinator with poster distribution and preparing visiting artists accomodations on campus during lectures. Assist coordinator with online promotional materials. Help with additional projects regarding campus engagement and student involvement surrounding lectures.

Department: Academic affairs
Status: open (first year student eligible)
Supervisor: Lynn McCarty
Email: lmccarty@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 1 (1 open)
Schedule: Fridays or Mondays after artists depart campus (laundry, make bed etc). Twice per semester up to one hour displaying posters at pre-determined locations on campus. Additional time for promoting lectures.
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

Writing lab tutor

Position description: Assist students with editing, proofreading and other writing issues.

Department: ARC
Status: closed
Supervisor: Kathy Keller
E-mail: kkeller@kcai.edu
Number of positions: 2 (0 open)
Schedule: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Hiring schedule: fall and spring

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