Student Employment Programs

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All full time enrolled students at Kansas City Art Institute are eligible to work on campus, however you must be awarded funds for student employment. Positions are limited and on-campus jobs are not guaranteed.

  • The initial pay rate is $7.50 per hour.
  • Students typically work no more than five to eight hours per week.
  • Students are paid on a monthly basis.

Student employment procedures

Once you have been awarded student employment funds, follow these steps:

  • Visit the student employment positions page to view the listing of current job openings on campus.
  • Contact the supervisor listed for the position of interest.
  • Schedule an interview with the supervisor.
  • Once selected for the student employment position, see Tiffany Gravis in the financial aid office for paperwork.

Do not be discouraged if few jobs are available the first time you contact the supervisors. Many departments do not know what openings they have until the semester begins. Also, students sometimes will accept a job, but after the first few weeks of the semester they discover that the job does not fit their schedules. Check with the supervisors often to see if new positions have become available.

Be proactive in your job search. If you see a department on campus that you think you would like to work for, talk with them and let them know you are interested in a job. They could have an opening in the near future and will remember your interest.

To finish the hiring process, all students will need to come to the financial aid office and complete the following paperwork:

You must complete the W-4s and I-9 before you begin a job or you will not receive a paycheck. Bring your identification documents (ex. US Passport or Driver's License and Social Security card) with you when completing paperwork. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact the financial aid office at 816-802-3337 or toll free at 800-522-5224 or via email at

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