Student Jobs and Assistantships

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Current openings

See all our positions currently on JMU Joblink:

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Why work at JMU Libraries?

JMU Libraries is one of the best places to work on campus. Our student positions give you the opportunity to work on a great team, develop your professional skills, and learn about everything the Libraries has to offer. We are one of the biggest employers on campus and offer a variety of positions at different skill levels, starting at $11 per hour.

What student jobs does the Libraries offer?

Whether you like to work with people, work behind the scenes, or build your portfolio in video production or archives, we probably have a student job you will love.

Front Desk

  • Ask the Library Desk Student Assistant
  • Music Library Assistant

Behind the scenes

  • Ask the Library Chat Assistant
  • Digital Collections Metadata Strategies Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Metadata Strategies Assistant
  • Public Services Delivery and Stacks Assistant

Specialty Areas

  • College of Business Peer Research Adviser
  • Media Production Assistant
  • Preservation Student Assistant
  • Special Collections Assistant
  • Technology Student Assistant
  • The Makery Student Assistant

Graduate Student Jobs

  • AAAD Graduate Assistant
  • Online Learning Graduate Assistant
  • Special Collections Graduate Assistant

What are the student positions like?

Ask the Library Chat Assistant (Format Option 1: creative description)

If you like to work behind the scenes, this is the job for you! You’ll get to know everything the Libraries has to offer by answering questions from students, staff, and community members on our live chat. Don’t worry, you don’t have to know everything about the Libraries before you start. We’ve got great training and documentation to help you point users in the right direction, and you’ll be working on a team with others who can help. This position is 7-10 hours per week with a flexible schedule. 

College of Business Peer Research Adviser


Digital Collections Metadata Strategies Assistant


Front Desk Student Assistant (Format Option 2: description plus details like location and hours)

If you love talking to people (and the smell of Starbucks!), join our team of 35-50 students who run our Ask the Library desks in Rose Library, Carrier, and the Music Library! You’ll help to answer questions, check out books, and point people in the right direction. You never know what kinds of interesting questions you’ll get at the front desk! Get a front row seat to one of the most popular hangout spots on campus and get some homework done on quiet days. Open positions are usually posted on Joblink in March and start in the fall. Contact Andrew Evans ( for more information.

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Human Resources Assistant (Format Option 3: purpose statement from position description)

Purpose or role of the position within the department (summary of position):  Provide daily administrative support to the HR Coordinator & Organizational Learning & Development Coordinator on various projects through the year.

Media Production Assistant


Metadata Strategies Assistant


Music Library Front Desk Assistant


Preservation Student Assistant


Public Services Delivery and Stacks Assistant


Special Collections Assistant


Technology Student Assistant


The Makery Student Assistant


When will more positions become available?

Hiring takes place throughout the year. Keep checking this page for new positions as they become available.


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