Student Employment


Patrick Henry College hires students to fill most non-professional, part-time jobs on campus. During the fall and spring semesters the College employs approximately 100 students on a part-time basis. Some jobs are limited to upperclassmen, or require specific training or experience. Some departments are looking to fill specific shifts.

Students who are interested in working on campus should check the list of available jobs on the student portal under Job Search. To apply for a job, a student should complete the student employment application found on the PHC forms page and submit it to jobs@phc.edu.  Students may be contacted by a hiring supervisor for a telephone interview, or may be asked to meet a hiring supervisor for an interview when they come to campus for orientation.  Students will be notified by Human Resources if they are selected for a specific position.

The rate of pay for student workers is $10.00 per hour. During the fall and spring semesters, students working on campus are exempt from Social Security and Medicare taxes.  This means that 5.62% that would be deducted from gross pay at other places of employment is not deducted from gross pay at PHC.  During the summer semester, students who work full-time are eligible to live in the dorm for free and purchase meals in the dining hall at the employee rate of $3.00 per meal.

Below is a brief description of campus jobs typically staffed by students in various departments:


Department Description of duties
Academic Affairs Duties range from making copies and requesting library materials for faculty members, to editing manuscripts and journal articles.
Admissions Duties include calling prospective students and answering questions about the College and its admissions process.
Bookstore Duties include ringing up purchases and assisting customers.
Communications Duties include assisting with the development of the PHC website, writing news articles, and serving on the multimedia team.
Custodial Duties include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, taking out trash, cleaning windows, and other general cleaning tasks.
Development Duties include data entry, proofreading, assisting with mailings, and other general office work.
Dining Hall Duties include assisting the cook, preparing food, serving, and cleaning up.
Grounds Duties include landscape work such as planting and maintaining flower beds, shrubs, and trees, raking leaves, mowing lawns, and removing snow.
Information Technology Duties include responding to help desk inquiries and troubleshooting computer problems.
Library Duties include staffing the circulation desk, processing interlibrary loans, and processing new books and periodical issues.
Maintenance Duties include handyman-type work, such as painting, hanging sheetrock, and hanging doors.
Security Duties include locking/unlocking buildings, patrolling the campus, issuing parking citations, monitoring curfew violations, responding to emergencies and notifying the proper authorities, and staffing the front desk on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Teen Camps (summer only) Duties include serving as a camp counselor for the Teen Leadership Camps sponsored by the College.


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