Summer Positions with Residence Life

Conference associate

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Employment:May through mid August
Hours: Vary, approximately 20 to 25 hours per week.
Compensation: Room and $150 per week during contract period.
Classes:   Must take three to seven credits in both summer I and summer II sessions. Any exceptions must be approved by Residence Life.
Housing: Will be provided at no cost during contract duration.
Additional jobs:   May hold additional employment with approval.
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 do not include AP or credits obtained while in high school. Semesters lived in residence halls do not have to be at WMU.
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 10-1,000 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.

Medieval conference student staff member

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Employment: Three weeks (early May)
Hours:   Approximately 15 to 20 hours per week.
Compensation:  $8.50/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: 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, willing to work flexible hours, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Medieval desk worker

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Employment:  Two weeks (early May)
Hours:  Approximately 20 to 25 hours.
Compensation:  $8.50/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: 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, able to work flexible hours, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Orientation resident assistant

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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 do not include AP or credits obtained while in high school. Semesters lived in residence halls do not have to be at WMU.
Primary function:  To assist with housing freshman orientation participants. This includes working the front desk, check-in and check-outs, and facility preparation. Must be customer-focused, willing to work flexible hours, be responsible, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Summer school resident assistant

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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 do not include AP or credits obtained while in high school. Semesters lived in residence halls do 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 check-outs, duty and facility preparation. Must be responsible, flexible, good with administrative responsibilities, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Lofting crew

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Employment:May 2 to June 3, 2016
Hours: Approximately 40 hours.
Compensation: $8.64/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.

Applicants for all the above positions must have a recommendation form submitted here.