Federal Work Study Jobs

The positions listed below are available for students who have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid award. Please check your award status on Online Services for Federal Work Study eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 413.552.2150 or financialaid@hcc.edu if you have questions regarding your eligibility for Federal Work Study. Please click here for the Student Employee and Supervisor Handbooks.

The positions listed are currently open on campus. New positions will be posted as they become available.

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Admissions - Clerical Assistant & Tour Guide

Assist staff with the daily operations of the Admissions Office and conduct campus tours.

Duties: Daily operations include, but are not limited to; filing, mailing, preparing packets, and other office tasks as required. 

Qualifications: Looking for a hard worker with strong communication and office skills, including; attention to detail, knowledge of computers, and storng organizational skills. Also, must have the ability to multi-task and work independently. 

Contact: Brynn Nowell, FR 221, 413.552.2243bnowell@hcc.edu

Chemistry - Chemistry Lab Assistant

Duties: Position involves general cleanup of lab space before and after lab use. You are responsible for washing & putting away extra glassware used in labs; assist with the preparation of stock solutions needed for labs. Collaborating in replacing any broken or lost equipment during labs' sessions, and setting up apparatus for labs, some typing and clerical work may be needed.

Qualifications: Must have taken a chemistry lab class in the past or be currently taking the class.

Contact:  Danielle Morrissey, FR 375,  413-552-2514, dmorrissey@hcc.edu

Facilties - HVAC Assistant

To assist the HVAC Technicians with a variety of duties, clean and vacuum diffusers, help with small repairs, etc.

Duties: Clean supply and return vents, repair thermostats, etc. Work assisting HVAC on computer program for temperatures.

Learning Opportunities: Some experience and exposure to HVAC operating theory.

Qualifications: Ability to read gauges and computer data; entry level experience.

Contact: Ken Douthwright/Ron Couture, 413-552-2504, kdouthwright@hcc.edu, rcouture@hcc.edu

Humanities - Theater Technical Assistant

Help Technical Director with any and all phases of theatrical production.

Duties: Light carpentry, cleaning workspaces, painting scenery, sound and lighting technology as needed, etc.

Qualifications: Maintenance of theatrical equipment, proper use of supplies, politeness to all co-workers and the public. Some woodworking, painting, and cleaning experience a plus.

Contact: Stephen Bailey, FPA 207, 413-552-2483, sbailey@hcc.edu

Thrive Financial Success CenterOffice Assistant/Receptionist

Greet and assist students and community members; schedule appointments and provide general information, and support daily office duties.

Duties: Greet and assist guests, answer phones and take clear messages, schedule appointments and manage calendars. Prepare and distribute mailings. Use copier and fax machine. Support outreach and marketing efforts. Maintain files and database using MS Office and other software. General office work and other duties as assigned by Coordinator. Must maintain confidentiality at all times as stated in the Confidentiality Agreement.

Learning Opportunities: This position will provide a learning environment for enhancing communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal), organizational skills, and office etiquette and professionalism.

Qualifications: Willingness to assist a diverse population. Polite, professional, and pleasant attitude; effective interpersonal skills; telephone skills; computer skills and accuracy in typing; proofreading with attention to detail; and clerical skills such as filing and data entry.

Contact: Rosemary Fiedler, Frost 233, 413-552-2785, rfiedler@hcc.edu

Visual Art Department - Art Studio Assistant

Assist with the maintenance, cleaning, stocking, and monitoring of the ceramic art studio and other Visual Art department classrooms.

Duties: The Art Studio Assistant works in the Visual Art department, with specific focus on the ceramics studio. Duties include restocking art materials, cleaning surfaces, vacuuming, mopping, recycling clay, cleaning studio equipment, maintaining slop sinks, monitoring the room during lab hours, and assisting in regularly scheduled studio inventories and a full studio clean ups. Depending on the level of experience, the Art Studio Assistant may also assist faculty or technician in the loading and unloading of kilns. The schedule of jobs from week to week will change based on the needs of the Visual Art department. The Art Studio Assistant is supervised by the Ceramics Technician, and is responsible for reporting misuse of classroom equipment or violations of safety practices.  Training in facilities maintenance and safety protocols will be provided.

Qualifications: Experience with ceramics, cleaning, or inventory is useful but not necessary for this job. We are looking for candidates who are hardworking, can follow direction and receive feedback in a professional manner, commit to a weekly schedule, and have good interpersonal skills. Applicants must also be able to be on their feet during scheduled work hours, lift heavy objects, vacuum, mop, refill mop buckets, and work hands on with the upkeep of clay.

Learning Opportunities: The Art Studio Assistant will learn and apply skills and tasks that relate to the maintenance and running of a visual art studio, with specific focus in ceramics. These skills are directly applicable to careers in visual art, either in an academic setting or as a self-employed artist. 

Contact: Adero Willard, awillard@hcc.edu

Please email Adero Willard to set up an interview.  Be ready to bring your school schedule and your Federal work study award letter to your interview.  

Workforce Development - Office Assistant

Duties: Getting packages ready for instructors, arrange necessary A/V equipment, open the classrooms. Assist in completing paperwork, pick up and distribute mail. Check enrollment status daily and call students when class is cancelled. Data entry and assist staff with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Confidentiality. Dependability and good attendance are required. Ability to interact well with staff and customers is essential. Good phone and personal manners are a plus.

Contact: Maria Vargas, KC 215, 413.552.2122, mvargas@hcc.edu

Net Price Calculator

These calculators will help you get an estimate of the amount of grant aid you might expect to receive if you attend HCC full-time and meet all federal and state financial aid eligibility requirements.


Sarah Kapinos

Senior Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid

Frost 201

413.552.2421 (Tel)