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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.

Conference Associate (CA)

Employment: May – mid August
Hours: Vary, approximately 20 hours per week
Compensation: $150 per week & residence hall room for contract duration
Classes:   Must take 3-7 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 CA 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 10-1,000 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:  3 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

Employment:   2 weeks (early May)
Hours:  Approximately 20 - 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 RA

Employment: Mid-May to mid-July
Hours: Approximately 20 - 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.  (16 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 check-outs, 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 RA

Employment: May to mid-August
Hours: Approximately 20 - 25 hours
Compensation: Room and $150/week during the contract period
Classes: Must take 3-7 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. (16 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 check-outs, duty and facility preparation. Must be responsible, flexible, and good with administrative responsibilities, and have a positive, friendly attitude.

Lofting Crew

Employment: 3 weeks (April 28 - May 16)
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 and relofting 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.