How to Find a Campus Job
See Current Opportunities. Look through the online list of student employment opportunities. Pick at least three that seem appropriate for your schedule and job skills. There are many different kinds of jobs here at Bard, from office work to outdoor maintenance. Choose one that fits with your personality and the demands of your academic course load.
View current opportunities on Handshake.
- Sign in the first time by using your @bard.edu email address; click "Next".
- Once logging in with your email you will be prompted to complete the rest of your profile. Include as much information in your profile as possible.
- In the left hand toolbar, click on Jobs & Internships.
- Under the "filters" section, click "View All" under "Job Type".
- In the list, check off "On Campus Student Employment" and then click "Done".
- You will then see all of the current Campus and Work Study jobs.
The Student Resource Group (SRG) also provides opportunities for student employment. View current job opportunities and fill out the employment form on their website. SRG is a student run organization focused on identifying student needs and addressing them. SRG hires work-study and non work-study students.
Keep in mind a few things:
- A resume is a good document to have available to send to prospective employers. Even if you have not worked, you can indicate clubs, organizations, and special interests!
- Like the world outside of Bard, unfortunately we have more students seeking positions than there are positions available. We encourage those students with transportation to view Handshake for potential off-campus positions that might be available in nearby Red Hook and Tivoli.
- Work Study eligible students should get priority in hiring, but a work study award is not a guarantee of a job.
Once You're Hired: Forms and Procedures
- If you are a first-time student employee at Bard College, visit the Student Employment Office on the first floor of the Physical Plant Building, Room 109, and bring with you:
- completed W-4 (withholding allowance certificate), I-9 (employment eligibility) and IT-2104
- a picture ID (this can be a driver's license or your Bard ID)
- Social Security card or birth certificate (certified copy or an original only)
- in lieu of the two forms of ID above, you can bring your passport.
- While you are there, ask about time sheets and the payroll schedule so you are familiar with pay dates. You will receive a paycheck on Friday two weeks after handing in your time sheet.
If You Are Unable to Find Work
- Check back on Handshake and see if any changes have been made. New jobs may have been posted!
- Follow up again with faculty or staff.
- You are always welcome to visit the Student Employment Office to check on community employment options.