Summer Positions with Residence Life

The application processes for summer RA, orientation RA, conference associate, lofting crew and the medieval conference staff member have closed.

Applications for medieval conference desk workers will be available in March.

Conference associate

Employment:May through mid August
Hours: Vary, approximately 20 hours per week.
Compensation: $150 per week and residence hall room for contract duration.
Classes:   Must take three to seven credits in both summer I and summer II semesters. Any exceptions must be approved by Residence Life.
Additional jobs:   May hold additional employment with understanding that the conference associate position will take priority when scheduling and all other commitments must be approved by conference manager staff.
Primary function: To assist summer conference staff with camps and conferences before, during and after their stay in the residence halls. This includes working the front desk, camp check in, camp check out, and facility preparation. More than one camp can be on campus at the same time, staying in different halls, and can range in size from 10 to 1,000 guests. Must be customer-focused, flexible with hours you are willing to work, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Medieval conference student staff member

Employment: Three weeks (early May)
Hours:   Approximately 20 hours per week.
Compensation:  $7.86/hour
Classes: May take summer classes.
Additional jobs: May hold additional employment with approval.
Housing: Will be provided if needed at no cost during contract duration.
Primary function: To assist summer conference staff with the medieval conference. You will assist with set up for the conference, guest accommodations and desk hours during the conference, and tear down after the conference as well as additional needs as they arise. Must be customer-focused, flexible with hours you are willing to work, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Medieval desk worker (applications available March 15)

Employment:  Two weeks (early May)
Hours:  Approximately 20 to 25 hours.
Compensation:  $7.86/hour
Classes:    May take summer classes.
Additional jobs: May hold additional employment with approval.
Housing:      Will be provided if needed at no cost during contract duration.
Primary function: To assist medieval conference student staff during the conference. You will assist with guest accommodations during desk hours. Students will work hours during the long weekend while the conference is taking place. Must be customer-focused, flexible with hours you are able to work, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Orientation resident assistant

Employment:Mid-May to mid-July
Hours: Approximately 20 to 25 hours.
Compensation: Room and $200/week during the contract period.
Classes: May take summer classes if they are online courses.
Additional jobs:  May hold additional employment with approval.
Housing: Provided at no cost; staff member must live in assigned hall for contract duration.
Eligibility:  Must have a 2.6 cumulative GPA at the end of fall semester. Must have lived in the residence halls for at least two semesters and completed 16 credits by the end of the spring semester. Sixteen credits does not include AP or credits obtained while in high school. Semesters lived in residence halls does not have to be at WMU.
Primary function:  To assist with housing freshman orientation participants. This includes working the front desk, check-in and checkouts, and facility preparation. Must be customer-focused, flexible with hours you are willing to work, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Summer school resident assistant

Employment:May to mid-August
Hours: Approximately 20 to 25 hours.
Compensation: Room and $150/week during the contract period.
Classes: Must take three to seven credits for both summer I and summer II. Any exceptions must be approved by Residence Life.
Additional Jobs: May hold additional employment with approval.
Housing: Provided at no cost; staff member must live in assigned hall for contract duration.
Eligibility: Must have a 2.6 cumulative GPA at the end of fall semester. Must have lived in the residence halls for at least two semesters and completed 16 credits by the end of the spring semester. Sixteen credits does not include AP or credits obtained while in high school. Semesters lived in residence halls does not have to be at WMU.
Primary Function: To assist with providing a safe, engaging summer school experience for residents. This includes working the front desk, check-in and checkouts, duty and facility preparation. Must be responsible, flexible, and good with administrative responsibilities, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Lofting crew

Employment:One week (April 29 to May 3)
Hours: Approximately 40 hours.
Compensation: $8.55/hour
Classes: May take summer classes.
Additional jobs: May hold additional employment with approval.
Housing: Will be provided if needed at no cost during contract duration.
Primary function: Requires the de-lofting of residence hall beds in 10 Valley halls prior to the medieval conference in May. Very labor-intense position in a short period of time (one week), crew will work in teams, WMU student, valid driver’s license as you may be required to drive departmental truck from one location to another, good work ethic.