Summer Employment

UM Housing offers a variety of student employment positions during the summer to assist the department with our Summer Conference program. Positions include Conference Assistants and Desk Assistants. Additionally, UM Housing also hires Painters, Grounds Crew, and Custodians for the Summer Maintenance and Custodial Staff to assist in the Residence Halls and apartment communities.

2018 Summer Maintenance and Custodial Position Information

Summer Maintenance and Custodial staff work within the Residence Halls and apartment communities to assist with either the painting crew, grounds crew, or custodial staff. Summer staff work with one of the three areas, but not all three. Prior work experience within maintenance and custodial work is not required. The position begins Monday, May 14, 2018, and employment continues until Friday, August 24, 2018. These positions work 28 hours per week and start at $8.30 per hour. This position is open to both student employees and non-student temporary employees.

2018 Summer Maintenance and Custodial Staff Application Process

Application

All Summer Maintenance and Custodial candidates (students and non-student temporary employees) must complete an online Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application to be considered for the position. Candidates may apply for multiple positions within the application. The Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application opens on March 1, 2018, and closes on April 19, 2018. Once an application is received, you will receive an email with information about scheduling an individual interview.

2018 Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application

Individual Interview

All Summer Maintenance and Custodial candidates must attend an individual interview. This interview will consist of a question and answer session with the questions being more biographical in nature so we can get to know who you are, why you are interested in being part of the Summer Maintenance and Custodial staff, and what kind of activities, jobs, and experiences you have been involved in.

Hiring Notification

All Summer Maintenance and Custodial candidates will be notified of their hiring status the first week of May.

Important Dates

March 1, 2018 - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application Opens (You may apply for multiple summer positions within the application.)

April 19, 2018 - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application Closes

April 23-27, 2018 - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Individual Interviews

May 1, 2018 - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Positions Offered

Questions

If you have any questions about the application or hiring process for Summer Maintenance and Custodial positions, please contact Brad Hall, Associate Director of Facilities and Maintenance for UM Housing, at (406) 243-2611.

2018 Summer Conference Staff Information

Senior Conference Assistant

The Senior Conference Assistant is a live-in staff member that works within the Residence Hall(s) and assists conference guests during their stay at the University of Montana and takes on additional leadership within the Conference Assistant staff. This position works closely with the Conference Coordinator in the UM Housing Office and an Area Coordinator within a specific Residence Hall Area with administrative tasks such as large group check-ins, key inventory, and resolving issues. The Senior Conference Assistant may work up to 29 hours per week, is paid $8.75 per hour, and receives an on-campus room within their assigned Residence Hall. The Senior Conference Assistant will take on additional tasks and responsibilities when Autumn Staff Training begins to assist with the Summer to Autumn transition within the Residence Halls. Please read the Senior Conference Assistant Position Description for additional information about the position. The Senior Conference Assistant must be able to commit to working the entire summer and be able to stay in the position until Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Conference Assistant

Conference Assistants are live-in staff members working within the Residence Hall(s) and assisting conference guests during their stay at the University of Montana. They assist with detailed projects such as check-in, checkout, key inventory, desk coverage, on-call coverage, and other administrative tasks within the UM Housing Office. Conference Assistants may work up to 29 hours per week, are paid $8.50 per hour, and receive an on-campus room within their assigned Residence Hall. Please read the Conference Assistant Position Description for additional information about the position.

UM Housing may hire temporary conference assistants during our three busiest weeks (June 8-17, June 15-24, and July 16-24). If you cannot commit to working all summer, but would like to serve up to three weeks, this may be for you. We will make final decisions on the need for additional help based on conference group reservations when we extend summer position offers on April 6th.

Conference Desk Assistant

Conference Desk Assistants work within the Residence Hall(s) and assist conference guests during their stay at the University of Montana. They assist with detail-orientated projects such as check-in, checkout, key inventory, desk coverage, and other administrative tasks within the UM Housing Office. Desk Assistants typically work 10-20 hours per week, but may work up to 29 hours per week, and they are paid $8.30 per hour. Please read the Conference Desk Assistant Position Description for additional information about the position.

2018 Summer Conference Staff Application Process

Application

All Summer Conference candidates must complete an online Summer Conference Application to be considered for the position. Candidates may apply for multiple Conference Staff positions within the application. The Summer Conference Application opens on February 19, 2018, and closes on March 18, 2018. Once an application is received, you will receive an email with information about scheduling an individual interview.

Summer Conference staff can simultaneously apply to be a 2018-2019 Desk Assistant. If offered both positions, Summer Conference staff would end their summer position on August 18th and begin work as an academic year Desk Assistant on August 19th to help with opening for Fall Semester. All Academic Year Desk Assistants will be required to work some nights and weekends, including weekend nights. All Academic Year DAs must be available to attend mandatory DA training on Friday, August 17 at 9am. DAs living in the residence halls will be able to move in early on Thursday, August 16 at no charge as long as they are available for mandatory training on to work throughout the residence hall opening week before classes start. 

Individual Interview

All Summer Conference candidates must attend a 20-minute individual interview. These interviews will take place March 5-28, 2018. This interview will consist of a question and answer session with the questions being more biographical in nature so we can get to know who you are, why you are interested in being part of the Summer Conference staff, and what kind of activities, jobs, and experiences you have been involved in.

Hiring Notification

All Summer Conference candidates will be notified of their hiring status on April 6, 2018, via email.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.25 GPA
  • Be a full-time student (12-18 credits) for Spring Semester 2018 (You do not need to be enrolled in summer courses.)
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Interest in working with people
  • Excellent customer service skills

Important Dates

February 19, 2018 - Summer Conference Staff Application Opens (You may apply for multiple summer positions within the application.)

March 18, 2018 - Summer Conference Staff Application Closes

March 5-28, 2018 - Summer Conference Staff Individual Interviews

April 6, 2018 - Summer Conference Staff Positions Offered

Questions

If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact John Nugent, Assistant Director of UM Housing, at (406) 243-2611.