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, 2020.
Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 24 – August 8, 2020 (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.
- 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 25th check-in and orientation
- July 26th initial assessments
- August 7th final assessments
- August 8th check-out
- 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
- 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 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.
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
- Complete the online application form (available at artsbridge.com/staffapp).
- Send a current resume in PDF format to Hannah Uher at email@example.com.
- Resumes should include work/volunteer experience, extracurriculars, skills, etc.
- Send a cover letter in PDF format to Hannah Uher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 the position of Co-Resident Director.
- 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:
- Heather Benton (Montclair State University, Musical Theater 2)
- 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
- McCaela Donovan (Boston University, Dramatic Acting)
- Byron Easley (NYU Tisch, Musical Theater & Musical Theater 2)
- 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, Dramatic Acting)
- Gary Kline (Carnegie Mellon, Musical Theater)
- Cameron Knight (University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Musical Theater)
- David Pepin (Wicked on Broadway, Musical Theater)
- Ingrid Sonnichsen (Carnegie Mellon University, Musical Theater)
- John Simpkins (Penn State University, Musical Theater)
- Patty Thom (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, ArtSong)
- Catherine Walker (University of Michigan, Musical Theater 2)