Work for Precollege Programs
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? Join our team! We hire responsible and motivated Smith undergraduates and other professionals for residential and health services positions.
Smith Undergraduate Students
Each summer we fill the following positions:
- Summer Science and Engineering Classroom Assistants
- Creative Writing Workshop Classroom Assistants
- Women, Gender and Representation Classroom Assistants
- Sustainable Futures: Farming, Justice and the Environment Classroom Assistants
- Residential Counselors
- Office Assistants
- Communications and Social Media Assistant
- Must be a current Smith student who will be returning as a full-time student for the fall 2020 semester
- Previous experience working for or attending a residential or day camp is preferred
- Maturity to work in a mentorship role with high school students
- Team player who works well with other staff and program leadership
- Creative, able to lead others in fun and engaging activities
- Excellent leadership skills
Classroom Assistant positions require successful completion of classes within the field. Applicants for these positions will be asked to include their transcript with their resume.
Dates of employment vary by position. Terms range from four–six weeks from June 21–August 1, 2020.
Compensation: Minimum wage. Room and board are provided (and required) on campus in assigned Precollege Program housing.
Professional Positions with the Summer Residential Team
House managers and an assistant residential manager work collaboratively with our residential manager and program director to provide a safe, fun and connected residential experience.
All positions are full-time. Working hours include Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to midnight. Weekends required. Living on campus through the duration of employment is required. Housing is not available for additional family members or pets (service animals welcome).
- Bachelor’s degree and experience in residential life on a college campus required
- Experience working with high school students preferred
- Experience in planning and implementing activities for groups
- Must have exceptional communication, time management and mentorship skills
Dates of employment: Terms range from 6–7 weeks, June 14–August 1, 2020.
Compensation: Based upon experience. Room and board are provided, from June 21–August 1, 2020.
Spend Your Summer at Smith!
Lexi Luckett ’22. “I had the opportunity to work with a professor whom I really admire, Jennifer DeClue. Being able to teach and learn alongside her was amazing! My class made an e-zine out of materials in the archives, and seeing the kids connect to the special collections and make presentations and art was really exciting.”
Rachel Pietrow ’22. “Working for Summer at Smith was an incredible opportunity that allowed me to inspire, encourage and empower young women and help them explore their interests. Being a classroom assistant and residential counselor taught me how to be firm but supportive and to create an environment that felt like home.”
Ruth Penberthy ’21. “Working as a teacher’s assistant and residential counselor was an opportunity that I am grateful to have had. I enjoyed working with students and watching them get inspired and excited about their courses. It was the perfect experience to practice the communication and leadership skills I will use in my upcoming team-oriented jobs.”
Lee-Won Fulbright ’21. “The best parts of my role were being someone the kids could confide in, being their cheerleader and celebrating their successes with them, and helping them feel heard and seen, reminding them that they belonged. Working with both the students and my fellow staff immensely improved my communication, organization and problem-solving skills.”