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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is pleased to offer Resident Assistant (RA) positions at the Bowes Center for the 2023-2024 school year. RAs serve as staff members for the SFCM Office of Student Affairs. RAs report to Declan McLeish Coordinator of Residential Life. The RAs are responsible for building an intimate, supportive, and collaborative community within the Bowes Center.

Application Status

Academic year 2023-2024: Open Now!
Summer 2024: Application Open Now!


Academic Year RA Position

Application Instructions and Timeline

  • All interested applicants must complete the RA Application by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 17, 2024.
    • You will be asked to provide 3 references, including at least two SFCM community members.
  • Hiring decisions will be made no later than April, 2024.

Please contact Declan McLeish, Coordinator of Residential Life, with any questions at Reslife@sfcm.edu.

The RA job description includes the following responsibilities:

Community Development

  • Create an open, respectful, and nurturing environment among the residents of the Bowes Center.
  • Develop a sense of community by facilitating the development of relationships among residents.
  • Devise and implement creative floor and building programs that allow students to interact and collaborate socially, academically, and musically.
  • Each RA must conduct, at a minimum, one program each week that they are on-call.
  • Mediate conflict and help residents take responsibility for their residential community.
  • Maintain and update bulletin boards and other correspondences.

Peer Advising

  • Encourage the personal, musical, academic, and social development of residents.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with all residents; demonstrate availability and approachability with all residents.
  • Meet with residents who are experiencing concerns (roommate conflicts, personal concerns, homesickness, etc.) and refer residents to the appropriate resources for assistance.
  • Identify crises that require immediate attention and work with the Office of Student Affairs and others to resolve conflicts.
  • Serve as a leader and role model within the Bowes Center and SFCM communities.
  • Exercise mature, sound judgment in interactions with residents.

Policy Enforcement

  • Confront inappropriate behavior in an objective, consistent, and respectful manner in accordance with the Bowes Center and SFCM policies.
  • Educate residents with regard to personal safety, building policies, and general wellness.
  • Encourage residents to respect the rights of others with an emphasis on individual responsibility.
  • Set a positive example for residents by abiding by the Bowes Center and SFCM policies.

Staff Responsibilities

  • Act as a liaison between residents and the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Collaborate and compromise with the RA staff to address and resolve issues; act as a team player.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback regarding RA duties and job performance.
  • Assist with move-in day, Orientation, and other school-wide events.
  • Check SFCM email regularly – at least three times a day; Respond to emails in a timely manner. Actively participate in staff meetings, training workshops, and general programs.
  • Perform Health and Wellness checks as requested.
  • Assist with summer room turn over and inspections.
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Work 10 hours per week assisting the Office of Student Affairs

RA Requirements & Conditions

  • Class Year: RAs must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student (MM2 or anyone continuing in a new degree) aged 21 or over as of July 2024. 
  • GPA: RAs must have, and maintain, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Enrollment: RAs must be an SFCM student for both the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.
  • Commitment: The job of an RA can be undefined and unpredictable. RAs must have a consistent and constant presence at the Bowes Center. RAs are asked not to be involved in more than 10 hours a week in outside activities, which may include but are not limited to other employment (both on- and off-campus) and extensive on- and off-campus ensembles. RAs are Students First, RAs Second, followed by any other obligations and commitments. RA applicants should speak with the Coordinator of Residential Life about any potential conflicts or concerns.
  • Dates of Employment: RAs must commit to living at the Bowes Center for the 2024-2025 residential year and additional dates (Fall August 14 - December 21, 2024. Spring January 13 - May 28, 2025), with specific attention to the following dates:
    • RA Training: August 14-23, 2024
    • Move-in for Students: August 24, 2024
    • Fall New Student Orientation: August 24-31, 2024
    • Winter Break Move Out: December 21, 2024
    • Commencement: May 23, 2025
    • Spring rap May 28, 2025
    • Commit to at least one of the following holidays on campus; Fall Break, Winter Break, or Spring Break. Please provide your preferred holiday at your interview.
       

Compensation

  • 85% discount on housing for a regular single room in the Bowes Center for the duration of the academic year
  • Access to an on-site office at the Bowes Center for work and meetings with students.
  • Enrollment: RAs must be an SFCM student for both the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.
  • $18.07 per hour compensation for office hours, programming, and training time.
  • RAs will receive 10 paid hours per week. This will include being on call, holding office hours, working at the student services desk and other duties.

Apply for Academic Year RA Position


Summer RA position

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is excited to offer Resident Assistant (RA) positions at the Bowes Center for the summer of 2024. RAs serve as staff members for Summer@SFCM and the Office of Student Affairs. Summer Program RAs report to the Summer Programs Office and the Office of Residence Life. The Summer RAs are responsible for building an intimate, supportive, and collaborative Conservatory community within the Bowes Center.

Application Instructions and Timeline

All interested applicants must complete the Summer Resident Assistant Application by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

  • You will be asked to provide 3 references, including at least one SFCM community member.
  • Hiring decisions will be made no later than April, 2024.

If you have questions, please contact reslife@sfcm.edu

The Summer RA job includes the following responsibilities:

Community Development

  • Create an open, respectful, and nurturing environment among the summer residents of The Bowes Center.
  • Develop a sense of community by facilitating the development of relationships among residents.
  • Devise and implement creative floor and building programs that allow students to interact and collaborate socially, academically, and musically.
  • Mediate conflict and help residents take responsibility for their residential community.
  • Maintain and update bulletin boards and other programmatic correspondences.
  • During weeks of summer camps, perform curfew checks, develop and run evening activities in the Bowes Center and act as an escort and chaperone for transit between buildings and for field trips as requested.
  • Partake in the on call schedule. 
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Peer Advising

  • Encourage the personal, musical, academic, and social development of residents.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with all residents; demonstrate availability and approachability with all residents.
  • Meet with residents who are experiencing concerns (roommate conflicts, personal concerns, homesickness, etc.) and refer residents to the appropriate resources for assistance.
  • Identify crises that require immediate attention and work with the Summer Programs Office, Office of Student Affairs, SFCM security, and others to resolve conflicts.
  • Serve as a leader and role model within The Bowes Center and SFCM communities.
  • Exercise mature, sound judgment in interactions with residents.

Policy Enforcement

  • Confront inappropriate behavior in an objective, consistent, and respectful manner in accordance with The Bowes Center and SFCM policies.
  • Educate residents with regard to personal safety, building policies, and general wellness.
  • Encourage residents to respect the rights of others with an emphasis on individual responsibility.
  • Set a positive example for residents by abiding by The Bowes Center and SFCM policies.

Administrative Duties

  • Adhere to all Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines for prevention as outlined by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
  • Act as a liaison between residents and the Summer Programs Office and Office of Student Affairs.
  • Collaborate and compromise with the RA team to address and resolve issues; act as a team player.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback regarding RA duties and job performance.
  • Assist with Summer Program Orientations and other camp events.
  • Check SFCM email regularly – at least three times a day; Respond to emails in a timely manner. Actively participate in staff meetings, training workshops, and general programs.

RA Requirements & Conditions

  • Class Year: Class Year: RAs must be a rising Junior, Senior, or Graduate student (MM2 or anyone continuing in a new degree) aged 20 or over as of June 2024.  Recent SFCM graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be authorized to work legally in the United States.
  • GPA: RAs must have, and maintain, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Training: Successful completion of a background check, CPR certification, and RA training hours which will begin on or about June 3, 2024.
  • Commitment: The job of an RA can be undefined and unpredictable. RAs must have a consistent and constant presence at The Bowes Center. RAs are asked not to be involved in more than 15 hours a week in outside activities which may include but are not limited to other employment (both on- and off-campus) and extensive on- and off-campus ensembles. Summer RAs are RAs First, especially during camp weeks, followed by any other obligations and commitments. RA applicants should speak with the Associate Director of Student Affairs about any potential conflicts or concerns.

Dates of Employment: Summer RAs must commit to living at The Bowes Center for the months of June and July and can reside for a maximum of 11 weeks. Camp dates are:

  • June 3 - 15, 2024 exact days tbd
  • June 16 - June 29, 2024
  • July 20 - July 28, 2024

Compensation

  • Free housing for Summer 2024 at Bowes.
  • Full dining privileges during camp dates; June 17- 29, 2024 and July 20 - 28, 2024.
  • Access to an on-site office at the Bowes Center for work and meetings with students.
  • $18.07 per hour compensation for office hours, events during on-call time, programming, and training time.

Apply Here for Summer RA Positions