Desk Assistants (DAs)
The DAs work at the front desks of the Commons, Meyerhoff House and Gateway to provide assistance to the MICA residential community.
DAs must be assertive, consistent, good decision-makers, and excellent communicators. DAs have demonstrated the ability to relate well to others.
DAs will gain transferable skills in leadership, customer service, communication, administration, and overall professionalism. DAs also experience increased interactions with students, and connections with residence life staff for mentoring and professional development opportunities. They also contribute to the success of residential students, and gain increased access to campus and community resources and networks.
DAs must be in good judicial and academic standing, maintaining a 2.0 GPA throughout the academic year as a DA. The time commitment is usually 6-9 hours per week with a maximum of 40 hours/week.
DAs are hired at the end of each semester to begin the next semester. Applicants for the fall should apply at the end of March/beginning of April. DAs are compensated $7-$8.50/hour, based on merit and seniority. For more information contact the Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing at 410-225-2398.
Desk Coordinators (DCs)
The DC works closely with the Assistant Residential Coordinator and will have responsibility of the overall management and operation of the Commons, Meyerhoff and Gateway front desk. The DC assists with the supervision, recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of the DAs.
The ideal DC would show initiative, be a great team player, exhibit appropriate behavior, work well in a team environment, possess great communication skills, be knowledgeable of basic office skills, demonstrate a great sense of professionalism and be able to give direction and guidance to peers.
This position requires approximately 10 hours per week, with hours varying based on staff meetings, pay periods, opening/closing of halls, training and selection process. The hiring process begins mid-March; hire early April. DCs are paid $8 per hour. For more information contact the Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing at 410-225-2398.
Residential Advisors (RAs)
The Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing seeks individuals interested in making a significant contribution to student life and to their own growth through living and working in a collaborative environment as an RA in MICA’s residential communities.
RAs are student leaders that are primarily responsible for programming, community development, and crisis intervention. RAs are expected to enhance Residence Life’s efforts to foster a living environment that is supportive and productive to all groups and individuals at MICA regardless of their race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or ability.
All RAs are expected to share in the development of goals that foster a sense of community in the residence halls, and help create a residential experience that is consistent with MICA’s mission and supportive of residents’ as artist and students.
RAs must be upperclassmen with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, enrolled for the entire academic year, and in good academic & conduct standing. The time commitment varies greatly, as hours include duty coverage, programming, and informal interactions with residents; approx. 10 to 20 hours a week.
The hiring process begins mid-January; hire mid-March. RAs are compensated with a single room, a $500 stipend per year, a Commons parking permit, a 100 meal plan per semester, plus $75 dining dollars. For more information contact the Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing at 410-225-2398.
Studio Managers (SMs)
The SM oversees the day-to-day operation of the residential studios, including developing a sign-in/sign-out procedure that meets the needs of the residents.
The SM is responsible for educating the community on studio policies at the beginning of each semester. The SM is expected to act as a community educator on safe practices within a residence hall.
There is one SM for each community, and the SM must live in the residence hall. He/she must be in good academic & conduct standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The time commitment is usually 4-6 hours per week, depending upon how they establish routine sign-out procedures.
The hiring process begins in late-March; hire mid-April. SMs are compensated $250 housing discount per semester. For more information contact the Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing at 410-225-2398.