Job Posting

Office of Undergrad Research Student Worker(s)

Office of Undergraduate Research

Position Information


The MU Office of Undergraduate Research is looking for 1-2 knowledgeable, creative and motivated students to work 20-25 hours/week (10-15 if two students are hired) this upcoming summer and/or academic year dealing with public relations, marketing, web/social media communications, event planning, and general administrative tasks. Duties include designing promotional materials, designing format and writing stories for newsletters, updating the office website and social media, taking photos at office/university events, and interacting with undergraduate students and faculty on a regular basis. The student(s) will also be responsible for designing, compiling, and editing the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum abstract book. The summer position will also include working our Summer Welcome table. This role can potentially be divided in two – one person handling the design and PR aspects, and one person handling general administrative tasks and office assistance, so please feel free to apply even if you do not have the technical design skills. Interested applicants for the summer and/or the academic year are encouraged to apply!

This is a great opportunity for a journalism/strategic communication student; however, all are welcome to apply.

Pay is $8 - $9/hour. Hours are approximately 20-25/week for one student or 10-15 hours/week per student if two are hired; Monday - Friday only. Some early evening work is required during the summer.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with interest in the PR and design aspects should be proficient in Adobe InDesign and be comfortable with Wordpress website maintenance and photography. Excellent writing, editing, and design skills are essential. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress necessary. Experience working with Adobe Photoshop and other Creative Suite programs is a plus. Should have basic photography and editing skills. All applicants should be comfortable with updating spreadsheets in Excel. Some physical labor is involved in setting up for/and cleaning up from events. Ability to contribute to a team environment is essential, as are strong written and oral communications skills. Must have the ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and take initiative.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email.

Applicants with an interest in the PR and design aspects should also submit a portfolio that includes at least three design samples and 1-2 writing samples.

Resumes and other materials should be submitted electronically to

Questions may be directed to Jenn Brown at or (573) 882-4818.

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.