Summer Employment

UM Housing offers a variety of student employment positions during the summer to assist the department with our Summer Conference program and Maintenance and Custodial Operations. The Summer Conference Staff application includes Conference Assistants and Desk Assistants. The Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application may include Painters, Grounds Crew, and Custodians depending on staffing needs to assist in the Residence Halls and apartment communities.

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. Applications for the painting crew are only accepted if there are any anticipated openings. 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 6, 2019, and employment continues until Friday, August 23, 2019. These positions work 28 hours per week and start at $10.00 per hour. This position is open to both student employees and non-student temporary employees.

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 or before March 1, 2019, and closes on April 12, 2019. Once an application is received, you will receive an email with information about scheduling an individual interview if you are moving on to the next phase of the selection process.

2019 Summer Maintenance and Custodial Staff 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 last week of April.

Important Dates

March 1, 2019 (or before) - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application Opens (You may apply for multiple summer positions within the application.)

April 12, 2019 - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Application Closes

April 15-19, 2019 - Summer Maintenance and Custodial Individual Interviews

April 26, 2019 - 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.

Summer Conference Staff Information

Senior Conference Assistant

The Senior Conference Assistant is a 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. The Senior Conference Assistant may choose to be provided an on campus residence hall room during their appointment and serve in the on-call rotation with Conference Assistants or to live off campus. 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 $9.00 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 Saturday, August 17, 2019. (Note: Fall 2019 Residence Hall staff may apply for this position but staff with availability through August 17 may be given priority consideration.)

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.

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  are paid $8.50 per hour. Please read the Conference Desk Assistant Position Description for additional information about the position.

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 or before March 1, 2019, and closes on March 18, 2019. 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 2019-2020 Desk Assistant. If offered both positions, Summer Conference staff would end their summer position on August 17 and begin work as an academic year Desk Assistant on August 18 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 16 at 9am. DAs living in the residence halls will be able to move in early on Thursday, August 15 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

Summer Conference candidates who do not currently work for UM Housing or have never worked for UM Housing must attend a 20-minute individual interview. Interviews are optional for current or former UM Housing employees. These interviews will take place March 11-22, 2019. 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 5, 2019, via email.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.25 GPA
  • Be a full-time student (12-18 credits) for Spring Semester 2019 (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

March 1, 2019 (or before) - Summer Conference Staff Application Opens (You may apply for multiple summer positions within the application.)

March 18, 2019 - Summer Conference Staff Application Closes

March 11-22, 2019 - Summer Conference Staff Individual Interviews

April 5, 2019 - 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.