Student Jobs

How to apply for a student job in Education Technology Sservices?

We accept applications from students who have a confirmed work study award any time during the year. If you have received your work study award letter, please complete the please complete the application and email it to Scott Centilli, or mail to:

Educational Technology Services
College of Education and Human Development
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5234 USA

What does a lab, office or front desk monitor do?

This position staffs computer labs in 2510 Sangren Hall, 2308 Kohrman Hall or 2314 Kohrman Hall and the front office desk of ETS at 2102 Sangren Hall, to provide quality service to all customers. Full attendance during scheduled work shifts is expected from all employees. Hours of operation vary by semester but general fall and spring semester hours are:

Front desk office

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sangren labs

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kohrman labs

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to midnight 

Employees are responsible for learning and complying with the requirements below. Continuation of employment depends on satisfactory progress in one's academic program of study and on improving job skills and satisfactory performance of duties.

Computer labs

  1. Provide knowledgeable and friendly service to all users. This requires a solid background in the Windows platform, using Microsoft Office, Internet and email. Training will be provided. Knowledge is expected to develop over time.
  2. Monitor printer paper and toner levels.
  3. Provide software and hardware consultation.
  4. Maintain the labs (e.g., cleaning, reporting malfunctions, stocking paper and supplies) on a daily and weekly basis.
  5. Check users in and out of the computer lab, by use of the check-in and check-out database. Ensure all users are authorized (i.e. current students, faculty, staff, or alumni association members).
  6. Ensure users go to their assigned computers and that they follow policies and posted rules.
  7. Make your presence known. Walk through both labs at least every half hour to check that the labs are clean, supplies are stocked and users are using the lab appropriately.
  8. Assist the ETS staff with projects and technical support as requested.
  9. Support the operation of the computer labs with all issues as they arise.

Front desk

  1. Provide knowledgeable and courteous service to customers. This includes opening and closing the office, answering the phone, taking messages, transferring calls and following office policies and procedures.
  2. Monitor the printer paper and toner.
  3. Check lab keys in and out for classes as needed.
  4. Take work orders for problems called in by college faculty, staff and student employees.
  5. Check equipment in and out as needed to college faculty, staff and students.
  6. Provide checkout equipment consultation for both software and hardware use.
  7. Maintain the office (i.e. cleaning, stocking paper and supplies, ordering supplies and moving equipment as needed).
  8. Assist the staff with projects and technical support as requested.
  9. Support the operation of the service office with all issues as they arise.