Student Hourly Resident Assistant POOL

Position Overview

The Jayhawk Media Workshop (JMW) is looking for Student Resident Assistants for the 60th JMW, scheduled for June 9-12, 2024, at the University of Kansas. The workshop is also partnering with the Native Storytelling Workshop, which was founded in 2022.

Job Description

The Jayhawk Media Workshop welcomes more than 100 high school students to campus for training in journalism, preparation for their next year on the publications’ staffs, and an introduction to life at KU. We bring lots of Rock Chalk spirit paired with media expertise!

Student Resident Assistants will perform a variety of duties including, but not limited to:

60% - Supervising campers. Resident Assistants will be on duty overnight and stay in the residence hall (Self Hall) with the JMW campers. They will work with the director of JMW to ensure that all camp, KU, and residence hall rules are followed and that students make their way safely to and from classes. They will also be responsible for helping students with homework.

20% - Helping run registration, leading campus tours, supervising campers and helping JMW teachers with instruction.

20% - Participating in fun camp activities, such as picnic dinner and games.

Required Qualifications

  1. Availability (mostly in the evenings) from evening of Saturday, June 8, 2024 through mid-day Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older by the time of appointment.
  3. Must successfully complete a criminal background check prior to beginning work.
  4. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prior experience working with youth.
  2. Journalism major or minor; or experience/involvement with KU student media.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes a resume or CV, apply online. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications begins on April 1, 2024 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Anticipated start date is June 8, 2024.

Contact Information to Applicants

Eric Thomas
JMW Director

Advertised Salary Range

$12.00 hourly

Work Schedule

Saturday, June 8, 2024 in the evening to Wednesday, June 12, 2024 in the early evening. Mostly evening hours. The exact schedule is to be determined.

Anticipated Start Date

Saturday June 8, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26900BR
  • Department:  Journalism
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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