Employment at MERIT

Student Assistant Positions – applications encouraged and accepted year-round

We’ll be honest, but not humble.  We have the best student staff members in the world!  Our students are the backbone of MERIT, and are often in the position of providing critical support and service to our users.  Luckily for us, our users (primarily students, staff, and faculty in School of Education units, departments, and courses) are also great! What is MERIT?  It stands for Media, Education Resources and Information Technology.  We formed by merging three previously separate entities (a library, a media development/production unit, and the School of Education’s IT office).

We know that our student staff often have the best and most creative suggestions and ideas for improving what we do.  We typically have a range of positions that are available in lots of different areas:  library circulation & equipment, library reference (service desk), library technical services,  IT help desk (service desk), graphic design, video production, web development, and special projects.

MERIT is dedicated to providing top quality service to its users, as well as providing top quality employment experiences for our staff.  We encourage initiative, troubleshooting, and creativity.   We care about you as a person, and want to encourage your success.  Supervisory positions may also be available after on-the job experience is gained. We celebrate frequently (bowling, trivia, terrace) and enjoy potlucks and treats together throughout the year! We try very hard to supplement the hourly rate with a great work environment.

Please consider applying to join the ranks of our fantastic staff!

Applying for Student Assistant Positions:

We are ALWAYS accepting applications for student staff.  We may not have always have an immediate opening. but if you’re awesome, we definitely want to find a way to get you on our staff.  If you have already submitted an application in the past, but have a new schedule for the semester/summer – please send it our way.

Download a MERIT Student Employment Application for an hourly position (in Acrobat PDF format).  Many positions start at $9/hour.  Supervisory and advanced positions (Library Reference, IT Help Desk, and media production) start at $10/hour.

You may submit your application to Angie Schiappacasse in person, via email at angela.schiappacasse@wisc.edu, or mail it to:
MERIT Employment
308a Teacher Education Building
225 N Mills St
Madison WI 53706