Be a Desk Assistant
What is a desk assistant?
Desk assistants are undergraduate students who work at the front desk of each residence hall. They are supervised by the building's residence director and work a variety of shifts between 1 pm - 1 am on weekdays and 3 pm - 3 am on weekends. The desk assistants are also responsible for the hall's equipment, signing-in visitors, providing information to guests, checking resident IDs as they enter, and contributing to the overall community of the building.
Why should I apply to be a DA?
Are you looking for a fun and flexible job conveniently located on campus? Do you like working with people and customer service? This job might be for you!
How do I apply?
Desk assistants are hired on a rolling basis as positions come open. Applications will be accepted when a position is open. Please check the Ship Career Connection website (found at ship.edu/career) for the Desk Assistant position to apply. References should be completed by someone who has supervised you or has seen you in a work place or leadership position. Applications will remain in the pool for one calendar year. When the year is up, if you have not been selected for a position you will be contacted and asked if you would like to resubmit to remain in the pool. Effective July 1, 2015, in order to be considered for a DA position, you must reside in University Housing throughout employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the DA Selection Committee at ShipDA@ship.edu or speak with your Residence Director.