Student Computing Labs Employment

Employment Information

The Information Services (IS) department hires students to work in the IS-managed student computer labs.

These Student Assistants (SAs) perform the following functions:
  • Monitoring the security of the labs and the equipment.
  • Providing a clean environment for students.
  • Answering questions for the students using the labs.
  • Performing basic troubleshooting of lab computers and computer software.
  • Redirecting phone inquiries to the Technology Support Center or Campus Information Center.
  • Communicating with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Communicating with technical staff to help them maintain lab equipment.
  • Performing special projects for lab supervisors as requested.

To apply for a Student Assistant position at UMKC IS Labs, you must be enrolled as a UMKC student. Applications can be submitted through the Handshake website periodically throughout the year. Please check with the Handshake site to see if applications are currently being accepted and to submit your application materials for a Student Assistant position.

Frequently, many applications are turned in for a small number of positions. Not everyone will receive an interview, and an interview does not guarantee a job. Candidates will be contacted for interviews as the need arises. All communication should be sent through your official UMKC student email account.

If your application is selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of the Lab Management Office. If you have inquiries, please email

You can learn more about employment opportunities at UMKC by visiting the Career Services here:

It is the fundamental policy of UMKC to provide equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status in all education, employment and contracted activities.