Student Employment

Federal Work Study Job Opportunities:

For information about Federal Work Study visit their website or email workstudy@palomar.edu.

Off-Campus Student Job Opportunities:

Please visit the Student Affairs website.

On-Campus Student Job Opportunities:

Positions listed below have specific application instructions, which may vary by department. Please complete the Short-term and Student Application and follow instructions listed to apply for positions of your interest.


Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions Hours per week: Varies each semester; not to exceed 20 hours per week Work schedule: Flexible Hourly pay rate: $11.00 – $13.00 Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students. Desired skills/qualifications: Communicative proficiency for social situations in American Sign Language; demonstrated respect for Deaf culture and the Deaf community; knowledge of ASL grammatical features and vocabulary covered in ASL 1-4; ability to answer student questions about grammatical structures and vocabulary in Learning American Sign Language and Signing Naturally, Levels I-II; professional and courteous; work well with other; ability to run reports and operate equipment; ability to compose and communicate via email with lab supervisor, Academic Department Assistant, and ASL faculty as needed; fluent in ASL; ability to engage in academic, social, and technical dialogue while using semantically correct sign choices and grammatically accurate syntax; knowledge of interpreting-related content covered in Interpreting 1-4, including cultural respect and linguistic variations. Contact information: Melissa Smith, Professor, mbsmith@palomar.edu

Lab Assistant – Chemistry Department

Campus location: San Marcos Campus; Hours per week: 10 hours per week; Work schedule: Flexible; Hourly pay rate: $11.00 – $15.00; Job duties: Prepare solutions, set up experiments, clean glassware; Desired skills/qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills; Contact information: Tsung Lee (760) 744-1150 ext. 2509 and/or email tlee@palomar.edu

Palomar Student Ambassador – Student Services

Campus location: Multiple locations; including off-campus locations

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: Varies; General schedule is Monday – Friday, however evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary

Hourly pay rate: $15.00

Job duties: Support Palomar College efforts as an official representative of the college. Establish and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, high school counselors, Palomar College administrators, faculty and staff. Work collaboratively with all departments. Conduct presentations promoting Palomar College’s services available to students. Conduct campus tours and represent the college in varied capacities for Campus Visit program. Assist with and represent Palomar College at a variety of events, both on and off campus (targeted outreach and recruitment events, new student orientation, college fairs, etc.) Attend training and team meetings.

Minimum qualifications: Education: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and 24 semester units of college-level course work. Experience: Six months of full-time equivalent related experience.

Desired skills/qualifications: Pride in your Palomar College experience; confident public speaking skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of Palomar College programs and support services; strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Training is provided.

To Apply:  Submit the Short-term and Student Application by email to Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach Services at  dshoop@palomar.edu. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in serving the college as a Palomar Ambassador and describing your experience in settings with individuals diverse in background, age and educational experience. For questions, contact Deanna Shoop at (760) 744-1150 ext. 3752.


Supplemental Instruction (Math) – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – School sites in San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $11.00

Job duties: Provide academic support to middle/high school students in Math subjects (including but not limited to Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus); assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after-school hours; assist students with post-secondary options

Desired skills/qualifications: Proficient in Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2240 or (760) 761-3502 or via email jvasquez@palomar.edu