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 2023 are now closed The deadline to apply was April 1, 2023. 

Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at

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 20, 2023.

Dates: Position runs from July 20 – August 4, 2023. 

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 21st student check-in and orientation
      • July 22nd initial assessments
      • August 3rd final assessments
      • August 4th 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

COVID-19 Policies:

All staff are required to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including all applicable boosters) or to have been granted a reasonable accommodation. ArtsBridge will rely on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s guidelines to define “up-to-date.” All staff must show proof of up-to-date vaccination, or be granted an accommodation from ArtsBridge program office, by June 1, 2023.

In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination policy, staff must observe any additional safety precautions put in place for ArtsBridge Summer. This may include requirements for COVID-19 testing and masking. Policies will be based on current public health advice and information and will be determined closer to the start of the program.

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 2023 are now closed. The deadline to apply was April 1, 2023. 

  1. Complete the online application form.
  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 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)
      • 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)
      • 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, Musical Theater)
      • Michael Hanley (Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Musical Theater 2)
      • Colleen Longshaw Jackson (Baldwin Wallace University, Musical Theater)
      • Gary Kline (Carnegie Mellon, Musical Theater)
      • Cameron Knight (Rutgers University, Dramatic Acting)
      • Kathleen McNenny (The Juilliard School, Dramatic Acting)
      • Geoff Packard (University of Michigan, 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)

Questions? Contact Hannah Uher at

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