Summer 2022 Student Jobs

Summer jobs application closes on Monday, March 21 at 12:00pm, Noon EST.

Residence Life offers a variety of summer employment options for the RISD student population. All positions are available to currently enrolled, non-graduating undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be enrolled for the fall semester to be eligible.

It is highly encouraged that you carefully review the job descriptions below to make an informed decision on which job may be right for you. Each position comes with a different compensation package.

Please note that no student may work more than 40 hours per week combined across all on campus jobs.

General Eligibility Requirements
  1. Enrolled RISD student for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years.
  2. Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  3. Successfully complete an HR administered background check.
  4. Adhere to the RISD Code of Conduct
Summer Positions
Pre-College Resident Advisor (PC RA)
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  • Overview: Pre-College Resident Advisors (PCRAs) play an important role in shaping the overall experience of Pre-College participants. At the core of the Pre-College RA role is to build authentic, positive, and appropriate relationships with each resident while maintaining boundaries. Acting as educator, community leader, role model, and policy enforcer, RAs have a large impact on the experience of Pre-College participants.
  • Compensation: Single room, full meal plan; opportunities exist for hourly pay for tasks that greatly exceed those that an academic year RA would perform. Please see job description for an outline of these opportunities. (Note: Regular Pre-College RA duties do not contribute to the 40 hour work week maximum, however, hourly paid compensation opportunities do contribute to the 40 hour work week maximum.)

Pre-College Hall Monitor
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  • Overview: Residence Life is looking for mature, ethical, responsible, and motivated individuals to be Hall Monitors for the 2022 Pre-College program! Pre-College Hall Monitors play an integral role in ensuring the safety and security of Pre-College participants by ensuring that high school age Pre-College students do not leave the residence halls after curfew hours.  This late evening/overnight shift allows Hall Monitors increased flexibility to participate in classes and other jobs while working for Residence Life at night.
  • Compensation: Hourly rate ($12.45/hour), 50% discount on cost for a room on campus during the summer (no monetary value for students living off-campus).

Summer Office Assistant
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  • Overview: The Residence Life Office provides opportunities for all students to develop personally, socially, and intellectually. The RLO Office Assistant represents the Residence Life Office when greeting visitors, answering phones, checking and responding to email, taking messages, and solving problems for students, including minors in the Precollege program, and parents. Must be responsible, with strong attention to detail, and must be able to interact with visitors and staff effectively. Formal training sessions are offered by the professional staff and attendance at these events is mandatory for students who hold this position.
  • Compensation: Hourly rate ($12.35/hour)

Big Muscles
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  • Overview: Big Muscles are student workers who are hired specifically for the summer months to assist with deliveries from Jones Moving & Storage. Over the course of the summer, Big Muscles will be responsible for meeting Jones movers, letting them into residence halls to deliver boxes to students’ rooms and keeping in close contact with the Jones Student Supervisor. This is a physical role that requires students to have a familiarity with RISD’s campus and ability to walk around campus in a timely manner. This position will not require lifting boxes. 
  • Compensation: Hourly rate ($12.35/hour)

Jones Storage Student Supervisor
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  • Overview: The Jones Student Supervisor is a student worker who is responsible for liaising with Jones Moving & Storage movers and a team of 5-8 RISD Big Muscles from Spring Closing through the end summer to help with storage pickups and deliveries of students’ boxes. This student worker will be the main point of contact for Jones when scheduling pickups and deliveries and maintaining clear communication with them and the Big Muscles throughout the pickup/delivery process. They will also create and manage the work schedule for Big Muscles, ensuring that there is full coverage each day. This is a physical role that requires students to have a familiarity with RISD’s campus and ability to walk around campus in a timely manner. This position will not require lifting boxes.
  • Compensation: Hourly rate ($12.55/hour)