6 Part-Time Jobs You’ll Actually Enjoy

6 Part-Time Jobs You’ll Actually Enjoy

Here are 6 part-time jobs in Murray, KY that you’ll actually enjoy.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a handful of small, local restaurants very close to Murray State University. Tap 216, The Burrito Shack, and Willow Bistro are all right there on campus, while typical chain restaurants are within walking distance or a short drive away. The restaurants on campus are a lot of fun and typically employ mostly students. You’re likely to have a blast working there and meet a lot of new friends too!

Nearby Retail

Murray State University is located within just a few short miles of retail establishments like Maurices, Goody’s, GameStop, Office Depot, and more. Many of the off-campus student housing apartments are near Walmart, which can be an easy part-time job with flexible hours. Retail can sometimes be challenging but highly satisfying and help you develop great skills to use in your future endeavors.

The Movie Theater

Cheri Theaters is located on the same street as part of Murray State and is just a few minutes away by car. College students are frequently employed here because the hours are flexible and the job is straightforward. Not only will you have a lot of fun meeting others at work, you’ll also get discounts on concessions and movie tickets. 

The Library

If you prefer a quieter work environment, take a look at the Calloway County Library. Located on Main St. near the court square, the library is a great place to go for students of all ages to study. If you’re an introvert looking to find a little zen time while you work on a task away from the hustle of college life, this is the place to be.

The Murray City Pool

Many college students choose to stay in Murray during the summer, especially if they’re renting off-campus student housing that doesn’t close during breaks. The Murray City Pool is open from Memorial Day to the beginning of August and the hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Sundays when they open at 12:00. These hours are perfect for college students who want to sleep in and still enjoy time with friends in the evening.


Want to make your own hours and set your own rates? Consider offering tutoring to younger college students or even high school, middle school, and elementary students. Murray, KY is home to the #1 school district in the state – Murray Independent – and you can offer tutoring services that align with what you’re good at and passionate about. Know an instrument or a foreign language? Offer lessons. Are you particularly gifted at math or English? Offer tutoring from 3:30-5:30. Post your job offering on social media and around campus, local churches, and local businesses.

CEV Murray is dedicated to helping college students find their groove. A big part of that is student living – contact us today to learn more about our student apartments, which feature private bedrooms and bathrooms for each student. Call now at (833) 375-5546.