Summer Positions with Residence Life

Applications now being accepted for 2017 Summer Positions
Submit a summer staff application
Applications due February 10. You will need to login with your Bronco Net ID and password.
Submit a summer staff recommendation form
Please note that recommendation forms are due by 4:30 p.m. on February 10.

Conference associate

Contract dates:5/1/17 through 8/11/17
Positions available: 10
Classes:   Must take three to seven credits in both summer I and summer II sessions. Any exceptions must be approved by Residence Life.
Compensation: $150 per week before taxes and residence hall room for contract duration. No meal stipend/meal plan is provided. Note: CAs must live in the conference residence hall and Residence Life is unable break any summer leases or housing contracts previously signed.
Hours: Vary, this is a part-time student employee position.
Additional jobs:   May hold additional employment with understanding that the CA position will take priority when scheduling and all other commitments must be approved by Conference Professional Staff. 

Primary function:

To assist conference managers, hall directors, and conference coordinator with camps and conferences before, during and after their stay in the residence halls. 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. Some moving of furniture may be required.

Specific Position Responsibilities:  

  • Desk responsibilities, including: answer phones; guest questions; provide directions; lock and unlock doors.
  • Serve as part of a duty rotation while conferences are on campus.
  • Provide for the needs of conference guests during their stay.
  • Prepare residence hall rooms before guests arrive; check rooms after departure.
  • Prepare public rooms for conference guests as needed.
  • Check-in process: register guests; issue keys; file registration cards.
  • Check-out process: collect and log keys, check for and log lost and found items; check rooms after departure, etc.
  • Move micro-fridges, fans, beds, phones as appropriate.
  • Prepare the hall for a groups arrival, including: welcome/directional signs, bulletin boards, room prep, desk set up and other duties as necessary.
  • Linens: move linen carts; place pillows in rooms as needed; collect used linen.
  • Be familiar with halls and campus in general.
  • Handle money: collect and log payments, make change, accurately count cash box money, be accountable for transactions made.

Medieval conference student staff member

Contract dates: Three weeks (early May)
Positions available: 25 to 30
Classes: Can take summer classes.
Compensation:  $8.90/hour (no meal plan/meal stipend is provided).
Hours:   Approximately 15 to 20 hours per week. Must be available for a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week and hours will flex based on conference needs.
Additional jobs: May hold additional employment with approval.
Housing: Will be provided if needed at no cost during contract duration.

Primary function:

To assist conference managers, hall directors and conference coordinator 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.

Specific Position Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare the conference guests arrival, including: room set up, welcome/directional signs, bulletin boards, desk set up and other duties as necessary.
  • Prepare public rooms for sessions; including moving chairs and tables.
  • Check-in: register guests, issue keys, etc.
  • Check-out: collect and log keys, check rooms for lost and found items, etc.
  • Desk responsibilities, including: answer phones, answer guest questions, give directions, handling of money.
  • Provide for the needs of conference guests during their stay.
  • Serve as the tear down crew after the conference, including; linen removal, replacing room furniture, removing signs, etc.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must have been a WMU student in the spring 2016 semester
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 5-10 hours during the conference

Medieval desk worker

Contract dates:  5/8/17 to 5/15/17
Positions available: 20
Classes: May take summer classes.
Compensation:  $8.90/hour.
Hours:    Approximately 20 to 25 hours. Must be available for a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week and hours will flex based on conference needs.
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. Desk Workers will assist with guest accommodations during desk hours. Students will work desk hours during one 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. 

Specific Position Responsibilities: 

  • Desk responsibilities, including: answer phones, answer guest questions, give directions, handling of money.
  • Check-in: register guests, issue keys, etc.
  • Check-out: collect and log keys, check rooms for lost and found items, etc.
  • Provide for the needs of conference guests during their stay.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must have been a WMU student in the spring 2017 semester.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 5 to 10 hours during the conference.

Orientation resident assistant

Contract dates:5/22/17 to 7/7/17
Positions available: 6
Classes: May take summer classes only if they are online courses.
Compensation: Room and $200/week before taxes during the contract period. No meal plan is required.
Additional jobs:  May hold additional employment with approval from the Orientation Hall Director. You also may apply to work the Medieval Summer Conference Student Staff position through Residence Life from 5/1/17 to 5/19/17
Time commitments:  During orientation sessions the RA staff will be needed for in-hall commitments, during both work days and evenings. Please be sure to list additional commitments on application. 

Primary Function: 

To assist students and parents during Orientation sessions. Orientation RAs will help with check in, safety and security checks, working the front desk and communicate with orientation student staff in the building. Staff must assist with checking rooms and preparing the hall for guest’s arrival and serve on an on call duty schedule. 

Applicant Requirements:

  • 2.6 Cumulative GPA at the end of Fall 2016 semester. 
  • Must have lived in residence halls for two semesters and 16 credits completed by the end of the Spring 2017 semester. (16 credits does not include AP or credits obtained while in High School. Semesters lived in residence halls do not have to be at WMU)

Summer school resident assistant

Contract dates:4/29/17 to 8/20/17 (dates will be worked with if you are a current RA or RA for fall semester)
Positions available: 5
Classes: Must take three to seven credits for both summer I and summer II. Any exceptions must be approved by Residence Life.
Compensation: Room and $150/week before taxes during the contract period. No meal plan is provided.
Additional jobs: May hold additional employment with approval from the summer school hall director.

Primary Function: 

To assist students living in summer school housing during the summer by planning programs, building community, assisting with safety and security throughout the building and serve in an on call duty rotation.  Summer School RAs also work the hall front office during the week and assist with mail, answering questions and other office administrative duties. 

Applicant Requirements:

  • 2.6 cumulative GPA at the end of fall 2016 semester. 
  • Must have lived in residence halls for two semesters and 16 credits completed by the end of the spring 2017 semester (16 credits does not include AP or credits obtained while in high school. Semesters lived in residence halls do not have to be at WMU).

Lofting crew

Employment:May 2 to June 3, 2017
Hours: Approximately 40 hours.
Compensation: $9.50/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 and re-lofting of residence hall beds in Valley halls prior to the Medieval Conference in May, as well as assisting with other duties. Very labor-intense position in a short period of time (one month). Crew will work in teams. Must be a WMU student with a good work ethic. Valid driver’s license required, as you may be required to drive departmental truck from one location to another.