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 in Minneapolis this summer as an ArtsBridge Summer Staff member, and help the next generation of young artists get ready for college!

Each ArtsBridge Summer Staff member is given room and board, a stipend of $1,000, and priceless leadership experience. Here’s how to get involved.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.

Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at


Job Description

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 26 – August 10, 2019 (no exceptions)

Compensation: Single room on campus, meals, leadership experience, and $1,000 stipend

Summer Staff Expectations:

All ArtsBridge Summer Staff members will have responsibilities as Faculty Assistants as well as Resident Assistants.

  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 27th check-in and orientation
      • July 28th initial assessments
      • August 9th final assessments
      • August 10th check-out
  2. 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
  3. As a Resident Assistant (RA), you are expected to:
    • 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
    • Comply with the Residence Hall Handbook and uphold the University of Minnesota Conduct Code and relevant procedures

Leadership Positions: In addition to our regular Summer Staff positions, there will be three additional leadership positions: Two Co-Resident Directors and one Operations Assistant. Staff in these positions will serve as RAs, but not as faculty assistants. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for one or more of these positions.

  • 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.
  • The Operations Assistant will work closely with head ArtsBridge Staff during the day to ensure that classes and events run smoothly. In addition to their RA duties, the Operations assistant will help manage student arrival shuttles at the airport, student departure shuttles from the dorm, and other events (including the Open Mic Night). The Operations assistant will also act as a liaison between head ArtsBridge Staff and the ArtsBridge Summer Staff.

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

  1. Complete the online application form (available at
  2. Send a current resume in PDF format to Hannah Uher at
    • Resumes should include work/volunteer experience, extracurriculars, skills, etc.
  3. Send a cover letter in PDF format to Hannah Uher at
    • 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.
    • In your cover letter, please indicate if you’d like to be considered for a leadership position (Co-Resident Director and/or Operations Assistant).
    • 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:
      • ArtSong (There will be an assistant for the faculty in the ArtSong program.)
      • Heather Benton (Montclair State University, Musical Theater 2)
      • McCaela Donovan (Boston University, Dramatic Acting)
      • Byron Easley (NYU Tisch, Musical Theater & Musical Theater 2)
      • Rick Edinger (Carnegie Mellon University, Musical Theater 2)
      • Sandy Faison (Neighborhood Playhouse, Musical Theater 2)
      • Quin Gordon (University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dramatic Acting)
      • Roger Grodsky (University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Musical Theater)
      • Michael Hanley (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Musical Theater 2)
      • Kevin Kittle (Rutgers, Dramatic Acting)
      • Gary Kline (Carnegie Mellon, Musical Theater)
      • Mark Madama (University of Michigan, Musical Theater)
      • David Pepin (Wicked on Broadway, Musical Theater)
      • Bruce Roach (University of Minnesota, Musical Theater)
      • Ingrid Sonnichsen (Carnegie Mellon University
      • John Simpkins (Penn State University, Musical Theater 2)
      • Patty Thom (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, ArtSong)
      • Ralph Zito (Syracuse University, Dramatic Acting)


Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at

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