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Federal Work-Study Job Opportunities:

For information about Federal Work-Study visit their website or email

Off-Campus Job Opportunities:

Please visit the Student Life and Leadership 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 the 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: $12.00 – $14.00

Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students.

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,

Lab Assistant – Chemistry Department

Campus location: San Marcos Campus;

Hours per week: 10 hours per week;

Work schedule: Flexible;

Hourly pay rate: $12.00 – $16.00;

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

Mentor and Ambassador Positions – Student Services

Campus Location:  San Marcos Campus

Number of Positions:  There are four types of positions reporting to Counseling, Dual Enrollment, Outreach and Onboarding, and Palomar Promise. Applicants will report to one department but will be receive training to support all areas as needed. Please review each position description for more information:

These positions are open to current Palomar students  

Total Hours Per Week:  5-20 hours per week  (Evening and/or weekend hours as necessary)

Work Schedule:  To be determined with manager

Wage:  $16 per hour

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion for Palomar College and the opportunities it provides throughout the community
  • Ability to work with public, peers, students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds, to include age, ethnic background and educational experience
  • Knowledge of Palomar College programs and services including enrollment procedures (training provided)
  • Strong commitment to professionalism, quality work and high-level customer service
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; experience with public speaking
  • Fast learner, detail oriented and a self-starter
  • Be reliable, flexible, and punctual; possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to help and assist others with a positive and helpful attitude, working independently to problem solve
  • Experience with creating marketing materials and leveraging social media are highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet highly desirable
  • Bilingual preferred

Application Requirements: 

  • Be a current Palomar student
  • Complete a Palomar Student Application
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 units during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Enroll in a minimum of 3 units during the Summer semester (to work during summer)
  • Some positions require participation in off campus activities; must have own reliable transportation, current auto insurance and valid driver’s license and be willing to travel in the Southern California region; mileage is reimbursed.

Email Palomar Student Application, Resume and Cover Letter to Nancy Browne at In your cover letter, list which position(s) you are interested in.

Contact Information:  For questions about each position, see the position descriptions above to contact department manager. For questions about the application process, contact Nancy Browne at

Palomar Ambassador and/or Tour Guides – Outreach and Onboarding Services

Campus Location: Main office in San Marcos; Occasional event work at other campus locations, out in the community and at K-12 school locations. (Mileage is reimbursed)

Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Occasional evening and weekend events

Hours per week: 5-20

Hourly pay rate: $16.00

Job Duties: (Training provided) Represent Palomar College in a professional, positive and polished manner, sharing personal college experiences as appropriate. Conduct quality public speaking engagements and represent the college at college/career fairs, parent nights and other off campus recruitment events; Independently or with a team. Conduct campus tours and visits for individuals, families, schools or community groups. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding Palomar College, its services, enrollment procedures and academic programs. Maintain a high level of customer service through email, phone and in-person inquiries, to community members and prospective students of all ages, backgrounds and educational experience. Collaborate and interact positively with Palomar College administration, faculty and staff, to meet the needs and inquiries of prospective students and their families. Provide hands-on assistance with application, registration and enrollment procedures. Build strong relationships with community organizations and local schools. Support the day-to-day operations and training procedures of building a brand new department.

Department hiring options are available through many sources: Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, Co-operative Education, Volunteer and Internships. Marketing and Communication positions also available.

For more information and hiring procedures, please visit:

Contact information: Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach and Onboarding Services, or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 3752

Student Mentor – TRIO Talent Search & TRIO NCEOC

Campus location: Multiple locations – Palomar College San Marcos & Escondido Educational Centers

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

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

Hourly pay rate: $14.00

Job description: Provide tutoring services remotely, coordinate skills-building workshops for high school, middle school, and college students.  Be a resource to student PSE student support services and programs. Assist current and income students with program application completion, data tracking, and programmatic evaluations. Support in social media engagement.  

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in Mathematics/Science/English and Social Studies, and a thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of college application. Be familiar with different Social Media platforms. Being engaging and have good communication.

Contact Information:  Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, TS & NCEOC Project Director –

Theater Assistant (applicant pool) – Performing Arts

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: Varies, based on production schedule

Hourly pay rate: $12.00 – $16.00

Job duties: Assist in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment, and systems used in support of stage productions and related events. Assist in the Performing Arts Department season production as needed – availability to work evenings and weekends are necessary for the main functions of this job.

Minimum Qualifications:  Education equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, plus a background in live event technology, theatrical productions or equivalent education preferred.

Desired Qualifications:  A basic understanding of signal flow and various production systems; lighting, sound, and video. The ability to work independently, and safely on projects. Experience with reading and understanding stage and lighting plots. Students that are studying theater technology are encouraged to apply.

Contact information:  Email application/resume to Tony Cucuzella at or Lorrena Harvey at


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