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!

Staff applications for ArtsBridge Summer 2024 are now closed.

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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 July 18, 2024.

Dates: Position runs from July 18 – August 2, 2024. 

Compensation: $1,200 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 19th student check-in and orientation
      • July 20th initial assessments
      • August 1st final assessments
      • August 2nd 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 (including Community Director & Assistant Community Director 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

Additional Positions:

In addition to our regular Summer Staff positions, there will be one Office Assistant. The Office Assistant will serve as an RA, but not as a faculty assistant. Duties include opening the main office each morning, assisting head ArtsBridge Staff (including Community Director & Assistant Community Director) with administrative tasks during the day, and being available to provide extra help in classes if needed. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for this position.

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

Staff applications for ArtsBridge Summer 2024 are now closed.  

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Send a current resume in PDF format to us at
    • Resumes should include work/volunteer experience, extracurriculars, skills, etc.
  3. Send a cover letter in PDF format to us 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 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:
      • Jason Aquila (Baldwin Wallace University, ArtSong)
      • 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 & ArtSong)
      • Salvatore Champagne (Oberlin Conservatory, ArtSong)
      • Alison d’Amato (Eastman School of Music, ArtSong)
      • Byron Easley (NYU Tisch, Musical Theater & Musical Theater 2 dance)
      • Rick Edinger (Carnegie Mellon, Musical Theater)
      • Helen Farmer (Molloy/CAP21, Theatre Arts Program, Dramatic Acting)
      • Melissa Foster (Northwestern University, Musical Theater)
      • Quin Gordon (University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dramatic Acting)
      • Michael Hanley (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Musical Theater 2)
      • Colleen Longshaw Jackson (Baldwin Wallace University, Musical Theater 2)
      • Kathleen McNenny (The Juilliard School, Dramatic Acting)
      • Geoff Packard (University of Michigan, Musical Theater)
      • David Pepin (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Musical Theater)
      • John Simpkins (Penn State University, Musical Theater)
      • Catherine A. Walker (University of Michigan, Musical Theater 2)
      • Kevin Wilson (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, ArtSong)
      • Ralph Zito (Syracuse University, Dramatic Acting)

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