Murray State housing offers student employment opportunities for more than 200 Racers each year. Whether you run or working your residence hall’s front desk, work in the Housing Office, serve as a Resident Advisor or more, it’s a great chance to earn a paycheck and gain real-world experience right here on campus.
Together, these staff members have responsibility for various aspects of residence life and the physical facilities, staffing, programming, safety and security, and being a resource to the residents on campus. All of these individuals are committed to helping you have a positive residential living experience.
Along with the student staff members, the central Housing Office staff strives to provide a standard of service that meets the needs of our students. The Housing Office staff consist of five full-time professional staff members include the Director of Housing, Associate Director of Housing for Administrative Services, Assistant Director of Resident Services, Assistant Director for Residence Education, and the Coordinator of Housing Maintenance. In addition we have 4 support staff to answer your questions and to assist in you thru email, phone, or in person.
Student Employment Opportunities
Resident Advisors (RAs) live with the residents on each floor or wing. They are student staff members hired on the basis of their skills, interests, and activities that enable them to assist and advise students in obtaining the most from their experience at Murray State University. Each Resident Advisor is trained in student referrals with academic and personal concerns. This is the most important staff member for residents to get to know.
Day Clerks work between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Day Clerks are responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the front desk in each residence hall. Responsibilities include checking ID’s of individuals entering the building, answering the phone, being a resource for questions and concerns at the front desk, keeping accurate records, cleaning the office, assisting with reporting maintenance requests, distributing mail packages, and any other duties assigned by the Residence Director or Desk Supervisor. The Day Clerk is compensated hourly at a $7.50 per hour rate when hired.
Night Clerks work in four shifts between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Night Clerks are responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the front desk in each residence hall. Responsibilities include checking ID’s of individuals entering the building, answering the phone, being a resource for questions and concerns at the front desk, keeping accurate records, cleaning the office, assisting with reporting maintenance requests, distributing mail packages, and any other duties assigned by the Residence Director or Desk Supervisor. The Night Clerk is compensated hourly at a $8.00 per hour rate when hired.
Overnight Rover work in four shifts between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Responsibilities include conducting security checks of the interior and perimeter of the residence halls, responding to emergency situations, investigating complaints, answering questions, and providing information to residents. The Overnight Rover is compensated hourly at a pay rate of $8.00 per hour when hired. All applications will be reviewed; however preference will be given to those students who have a clean disciplinary record. The Overnight Rover is compensated hourly at a $8.00 per hour rate when hired.
Housing Officer Student Worker
Housing Office Student Worker is a full year position including summers. Responsibilities include assisting in the everyday operation of the Housing Office. Responsibilities include answering the phone, being a resource, taking messages, filing, assisting with card access, and other duties as assigned by the central Housing Office staff. Preference is give to student who can work over the summer. The Housing Office Student Worker is compensated hourly at a $7.50 per hour rate when hired.
Maintenance Handymen are responsible for assisting with moving furniture, painting, minor maintenance, and other duties assigned by their supervisor. Maintenance Handymen are compensated hourly at $7.50 per hour rate when hired.
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Every student who is hired by the Murray State Housing Office is required to complete the following forms prior to their first day of employment:
- Section #1 of the Federal I-9 Form
- Background Check
Failure to complete the forms may result in the employment offer being rescinded.