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, 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. You can apply for consideration by completing the application form (on the left side tool bar) and submitting one reference (also on the left side tool bar). 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. 

Have questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the DA Selection Committee at ShipDA@ship.edu or speak with your Residence Director.