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Candidates must submit both a cover letter, highlighting relevant experience and interest in this position, and a cv/resume. Only submissions with both documents will be considered.

Job Summary

The Stamps School of Art & Design Pre-College Program is looking for dedicated and responsible students to join our staff this summer as Resident Assistants (RAs).

Resident Assistants play a critical role in the success of the Stamps Pre-College Program. RAs must live on North Campus throughout the duration of each program and thus will have room and board provided at Bursley Hall during each program. RAs engage with and mentor all student participants. RAs are responsible for enforcing both University of Michigan policy and STAMPS Pre-College rules and protocols.

RAs are responsible for the health and safety of all participants and work in concert with all other Pre-College staff to cultivate a supportive and creative learning environment. RAs observe the Pre-College Program schedule and work to ensure all student participants are safe and accounted for at all times during their residency in Ann Arbor. 

We are looking for Resident Assistants for BFA Preview and Portfolio Prep, our two residential Pre-College Summer programs. Please note that these positions are time demanding and RAs will be “on call” throughout most of the program. Candidates must be available to work for both programs and should indicate their availability in a cover letter. A preliminary timetable of “on duty” Resident Assistant responsibilities is included below. 

Required Qualifications*

Leadership/mentorship experience in a professional and/or volunteer capacity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications*

BA/BFA student, reliable transportation, knowledge of the Stamps School of Art & Design, knowledge and passion for art/design


Work Schedule

BFA Preview / July 9 – July 29 / Monday – Friday / 7AM – 12AM

Portfolio Prep / July 30 – August 12  / Monday – Friday / 7AM – 12AM

Saturday – Sunday / hours will vary and could include off campus excursions

7:00 am - 8:00 am                Breakfast at Bursley

9:00 am -12:00 pm               CLASS

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm              Lunch at Bursley

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                CLASS

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm                Dinner at Bursley

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm                CLASS

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm              Studio/Free Time

11:00 pm                                Check-in at Bursley

12:00 am                                Lights Out

Additional Information

This is a temporary position that is contingent upon completion of required criminal background screening, as specified in SPG 601.34 (Policy on Minors Involved in University-Sponsored Programs or Programs Held in University Facilities).


Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.