Be an ArtsBridge Summer Staff member!

You’ve done it. You loved it. You learned a ton.

Now’s your chance to pay it forward.

Join us at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio this summer as an ArtsBridge Summer Staff member, and help the next generation of young artists get ready for college!

Summer Staff applications for ArtsBridge Summer 2022 will open in February. The deadline to apply will be April 1, 2022. 

Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at huher@artsbridge.com.

Job Description (In-Person Programs)

Requirements: Must be a former ArtsBridge Summer student. Priority will be given to students who have completed at least one year of college. All staff must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.

Dates: Position runs from July 22 – August 6, 2022. 

Compensation: $1,000 stipend; room & board (room on campus & meals)

Summer Staff Expectations:

All ArtsBridge Summer Staff members will have responsibilities as Resident Assistants (RAs) and Faculty Assistants to one or more ArtsBridge Summer faculty members.

  1. As ArtsBridge Summer Staff you will:
    • Respect student and faculty confidentiality
    • Be willing to “roll up your sleeves” and help out whenever possible
    • Perform other duties as requested by head ArtsBridge Staff, such as local errands
    • Help organize evening events with other ArtsBridge Summer Staff
    • Assist with large events including:
      • July 23rd student check-in and orientation
      • July 24th initial assessments
      • August 5th final assessments
      • August 6th student check-out
  2. As a Resident Assistant (RA), your expectations include:
    • Maintain professional boundaries with residents as their counselor and superior
    • Be a visible, available, receptive, and proactive resource in the residence hall
    • Communicate with residents regarding policies and procedures
    • Post and distribute information to residents
    • Rotate overnight duty shifts (6pm – 8am, while students are in the dorms) with fellow ArtsBridge Summer Staff
    • Conduct and enforce nightly curfew checks
    • Respond to and document medical situations and emergencies
    • Mediate residence hall conflicts between room- and dorm-mates
    • Intervene in and document behavioral and ArtsBridge Summer policy violations
    • Communicate with head ArtsBridge Staff and Co-Resident Directors about concerns or incidents
  3. As a Faculty Assistant, your expectations include:
    • Daily setup of classrooms
    • In-class assistance of faculty and students, including daily attendance of all assigned faculty member’s classes and tracking student work and assigned materials
    • Arranging extra help for students outside of class and coordinating any external needs with head ArtsBridge Staff
    • Assisting with evening sessions taught by assigned faculty member and/or guest faculty

Leadership Positions:

In addition to our regular Summer Staff positions, there will be two Co-Resident Directors. The Co-Resident Directors will serve as RAs, but not as faculty assistants. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for this position.

The two Co-Resident Directors will work together to oversee the ArtsBridge Summer Staff in their duties as RAs. They will organize and lead building meetings, manage resident check-outs on departure day, retain the emergency contact/health information of each student, and work closely with head ArtsBridge Staff to respond to and document any concerns or incidents related to residents. During classes, the Co-Resident Directors will also serve as Office Assistants.

Vaccination:

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have been granted a reasonable accommodation. ArtsBridge will rely on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s definition of fully vaccinated. All staff must show proof of vaccination, or be granted an accommodation from ArtsBridge leadership, by June 1, 2022.

Background Checks: Background checks are mandatory and will be run by ArtsBridge. The information needed to run these reports will be provided by the candidate through a separate form when applicable.

Job Description (Songwriting, Online)

Requirements: Must be a former ArtsBridge Summer student. Priority will be given to students who have completed at least one year of college. All staff must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.

Dates: Position runs from July 11 – July 15, 2022. 

Compensation: $500 stipend

Summer Staff Expectations:

The Songwriting Faculty Assistant will have responsibilities as Faculty Assistant to all three faculty in the Songwriting program.

  1. As ArtsBridge Summer Staff you will:
    • Respect student and faculty confidentiality
    • Be willing to “roll up your sleeves” and help out whenever possible
    • Perform other duties as requested by head ArtsBridge Staff
    • Assist with virtual events 
  2. As a Faculty Assistant, your expectations include:
      • In-class assistance of faculty and students, including daily attendance of all classes and tracking student work and assigned materials
      • Being available during and outside of class time to assist students and faculty with technology related questions and issues
      • Arranging extra help for students outside of class and coordinating any external needs with head ArtsBridge Staff

Background Checks: Background checks are mandatory and will be run by ArtsBridge. The information needed to run these reports will be provided by the candidate through a separate form when applicable.

How to Apply

Summer Staff applications for ArtsBridge Summer 2022 will open in February. The deadline to apply will be April 1, 2022. Applicants may apply to assist in one of our four in-person programs, Songwriting (online), or both.

  1. Complete the online application form (a link to the form will be added when the application opens).
  2. Send a current resume in PDF format to Hannah Uher at huher@artsbridge.com.
    • Resumes should include work/volunteer experience, extracurriculars, skills, etc.
  3. Send a cover letter in PDF format to Hannah Uher at huher@artsbridge.com.
    • In your cover letter, state why you wish to be considered for a Summer Staff position. Address your relevant strengths in assisting students and faculty and creating a positive learning community and discuss your potential contribution to an organized and customer service-oriented summer program.
    • For in-person programs: In your cover letter, please indicate if there is a specific faculty member(s) or program you would be interested in assisting. Specify why you would be a good fit for this instructor or program. Faculty & programs include:
      • Dance Faculty (Musical Theater & Musical Theater 2)
      • Jason Aquila (Baldwin Wallace University, ArtSong)
      • Heather Benton (Montclair State University, Musical Theater 2)
      • Julie Boyd, (The New School & Fordham University, Musical Theater)
      • Vicky Bussert (Baldwin Wallace University, Musical Theater)
      • Ashton Byrum (University of Oklahoma, Musical Theater 2)
      • Steve Cardamone (University of Minnesota, Dramatic Acting)
      • Salvatore Champagne (Oberlin Conservatory, ArtSong)
      • Alison d’Amato (Eastman School of Music, ArtSong)
      • Rick Edinger (Carnegie Mellon University, Musical Theater 2)
      • Quin Gordon (University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dramatic Acting)
      • Michael Hanley (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Musical Theater 2)
      • Kevin Kittle (Rutgers University, Emeritus, Dramatic Acting)
      • Gary Kline (Carnegie Mellon, Musical Theater)
      • David Pepin (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Musical Theater)
      • John Simpkins (Penn State University, Musical Theater)
      • Patty Thom (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, ArtSong)
      • Catherine Walker (University of Michigan, Musical Theater 2)

Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at huher@artsbridge.com.


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