Position:  Animal Caretaker

Start date/end date: May 12th – August 24th (start and end dates flexible)         

Location: Johns Hall

Duties: See Qualifications Below

Hours: 5-10 hrs/week                            

Pay:  $7.25/hr          

Contact:  Jason Hayden                      

Phone:  294-3298  

Qualifications:  The animal caretaker performs a vital service for the Psychology Department by providing food, water and a clean and healthy environment for the rodents in the department’s Johns Hall facility.  The caretaker is also responsible for maintaining the breeding colony, keeping accurate records, observing animals for signs of illness, and ensuring the overall cleanliness of the facility.


The majority of the job is spent changing and cleaning animal cages; all cages must be changed twice a week.  Other cleaning and maintenance duties are performed as needed.  Prior animal experience is desirable, but not necessary because complete training will be provided.  After training, work hours will be flexible and can be shaped around the caretaker’s schedule.  The job will usually require approximately 5-10 hrs/week, but some additional hours are available if desired.  Reliability and attention to detail are paramount; absenteeism or sloppy record keeping would be particularly unacceptable.  Caretaker must be able to lift 40 lbs


Position:   Clerical help

Start date/end date:           May 10 – August 9 (dates are flexible)

Location:   Alumni and Parent Programs Office, Cherrydale Alumni House

Duties:  Mostly filing. Some general office duties

Hours:   10 – 15 hours weekly. You can set your own hours.

Pay:   Minimum wage       

Contact:   Theresa Cureton (theresa.cureton@furman.edu)                    

Phone:  864.294.3464       

Qualifications:  Must like filing, self-motivated, enjoy filing, detail oriented a must, be extremely fond of filing, work independently, and did I mention it is mostly filing?

Student Model, Art Department.  Duties: Students may model for Drawing, Painting or 3-D classed in the Art Department.  Studio classes are scheduled.    Hours: Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00.  Pay: $15.00 per hour.  Contact: emily.riley@furman.edu to schedule an appointment.

Beverage Cart Attendants, Aramark Dining Services.  Duties: Stocking and keeping accurate inventory of bottled drinks, beer and snacks on the cart, selling those items to Golfers while on the course, weather permitting. Qual: Must be 18 due to beer sales.  Hours: Fridays - Sundays, 10:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Pay: $8 per hour and a free meal per shift.  Contact: Fill out an application in the main office in the Dining Hall (lower level), between Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

, PAC, Duties: Basic lifeguarding skills.  Qual: Must be lifeguard certified and have first aid and CPR certification.  Hours: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Pay: $8.00 per hour.  Contact: owen.mcfadden@furman.edu.

Costumed Character and Costumed ​Character Handler, Upcountry History Museum -- Furman University.  Duties:  The costumed character and the handler work together to greet and interact with youth and adult visitors in the galleries of the Upcountry History Museum and occasionally off-site.  
Qual. for Costumed Character: Height of 5'8" to 6' and weight of 165 - 185.   Must follow "Guidelines for On-Site Use of Costumed Character", always led by a "Handler" through the galleries, Demonstrates reliability, maturity, and self-motivation at all times, presents oneself in a gentle and easy manner, experience e working with children, interest in theater and acting, comfortable in confined spaces and in a crowd and a non-smoker.
Note-Takers, The Office of Disability services provides note taking assistance to students who are registered in the office.  Duties: Take notes for classes that you are attending.  Qual: Must be enrolled in the class and attend on a regular basis, have a GPA of no less than 2.8, have good penmanship or be willing to type the notes outside of class and be able to follow the rules outlined on the Note Taker Information Sheet. A student may be a note taker in more than one class. Hours: Varies; based on the class you are enrolled in.  Pay: $100 per semester; to be paid at the end of the semester. The pay is prorated if the student taking the notes or the student receiving the notes drops the class.  Contact: Come to the Student Employment Office to receive a list of classes that need a note-taker.

On-Campus Tutors, Academic Assistant Office, lower level of the Library.  Duties: Tutoring Furman students in subject specific areas of study.  All subjects are needed.  There is a high need for Statistics, Computer Science, Math and Chemistry.  Qual: Must complete one semester at Furman University and have a "B" or higher in the class, transfer equivalency or AP credit accepted.  Hours:  Hours are not guaranteed; work is based on need.  Pay: $7.55 per hour.  Contact: tracy.carner@furman.edu.

Aramark Food Service:
  • Einstein Bagel - Dee Fennell, 864-294-3664
Lifeguards: (must be certified or willing to become certified)
  • Jennifer Burgess, PAC, 864-294-3586
Lab Assistants: based on each department's need (must be a sophomore or above)  Ask about openings in the department.

Website Development: maintaining the current Furman website.  Email: ryan.fisher@furman.edu.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore: Apply in person to fill out an application.

Connect with Admission

Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now