What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is federal student aid that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package.  Most students positions on campus require work-study funding for eligibility.

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to see if they qualify for work-study. If they do qualify, it will be listed on their PRISM Student Center page under financial aid. Students must accept work-study on their PRISM account before they inquire about jobs.  Contact the campus Solution Center with questions.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester that they want to work. If their enrollment falls below 6 credits, the student is immediately terminated from their student job(s).
  • A student must be enrolled in classes in order to work. If a student withdraws from school, the student is terminated from their student job(s) on the last day of enrollment.
  • A student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). In other words, a workstudy student needs to keep moving toward degree completion by earning passing grades and completing at least 2/3 of their classes. If a student has a SAP hold (financial aid suspension) placed on their record, the student may not work until the hold is removed. Contact the campus Solution Center with questions about reinstatement.

Work-Study positions for 2017 - 2018

Administrative Services 

Office Assistant
General receptionist/clerical duties.
Contact April Peissig at 920-683-4700

Art Department

Help as needed with studio preparation and upkeep. Perform some regular maintenance on studio equipment. Help as needed in the University Gallery and with special projects.
Contact Berel Lutsky at 920-683-4735


Contact Neil Hall at 920-683-4737

Volleyball / Basketball Scorebook

Keep the official scorebook for home intercollegiate contests.

Volleyball Line Judges

Responsible for assisting the officials judge the sidelines and end lines during matches.

Shot Clock Operator

Assist official scoreboard operator by resetting the shot clock during basketball games.

Basketball Statistician

Operate or assist with “CyberSports” computer software to maintain the statistics for basketball games.

Intramural Assistant & Equipment Manager

Assists the Athletic Director with intramural programs. Duties may include, but not limited to, officiating intramural sports, set up, take down, keeping track of scores and/or team records, and maintain equipment. Must be available from 12:15 to 1:00 on a changing schedule (Monday-Thursday). Intramural sports run throughout the academic year with the highest need in the fall. A knowledge of various sports is a strong asset but not required. Training will be provided.

Mascot / Community Development

Serve as “the face” of the UW-Manitowoc Blue Devils. Must be available for most men’s and women’s home sporting events and will be expected to research and secure opportunities to attend community events on behalf of UW-Manitowoc. Individual must be outgoing and able to work in physically demanding conditions (heat, standing for long periods of time, wearing/carrying mascot suit). For home sporting events, mascot should be available 45 minutes prior to the scheduled game time and will be expected to help with set-up and takedown of game equipment. Hours for home sporting events can range from 1.5 to 5 hours of pay depending upon the sport and number of games scheduled per day. Additional hours are available for researching, securing and attending community events. Mascot will contact area businesses, schools, community organizations, etc. and appear in costume at agreed upon events.

Concession Stand Worker

Set-up and sell concessions at volleyball and basketball games.

Biology Lab

Lab Assistant
Assist with setting up labs for various biology classes.
Contact Dr. Rebecca Abler or Dr. Rick Hein at 920-683-4730

Chemistry Lab

Lab Assistant

Wash, dry, and store chemistry glassware and equipment. Keep chemistry stockrooms clean and organized. Assist with setting up labs for various chemistry classes. Depending on level of chemistry lab experience, this position may also include preparing chemical solutions and/or updating the chemical inventory list. Required to wear full-length pants/skirts and full-coverage shoes. Training will be provided.
Contact Dr. Amy Kabrhel at 920-683-2746

Geography Lab

Lab Assistant
Assist with doing lab preparation and map/rock collection maintenance. Approximately 5 hours per week.

Contact Dr. Melvin Johnson at 920-683-2749

Instructional Technology Lab

We are looking for a responsible person(s) to assist in the monitoring of Distance Education classes offered on the campus.

Responsibilities include: (1) Connect Distance Education classes at the beginning of each course, this includes turning on all classroom technology and making camera adjustments as needed; (2) Disconnect Distance Education classes at the end of each session, straighten up room and turn off lights and projectors; (3) Availability during class to assist with technology issues as they come up and work as the liaison between instructor, students and the Madison Instructional Communications System Technical Support hotline for assistance.
Contact Cristi Beringer at 920-683-2744

Learning Center

Tutors needed for various subject areas. Requirements vary based on subject matter.


Assist with checking in and out library materials, customer service. Must have full work-study offer and be able to work 7-9 hours per week.


Assist with general cleaning duties, event set up and take down, general maintenance, and grounds work.
Contact Rich Haen at 920-683-4705

Manitowoc Co. Extension Office

Student Program Assistant at 4319 Expo Dr., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Contact Kevin Palmer at 920-683-4168

Student Affairs Office

Office Assistant. Includes receptionist duties, filing, customer service and tours.
Contact Parker Nadeau at 920-683-4707