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Summer Staff

WKU Housing & Residence Life has a variety of employment opportunities for you this Summer! We offer positions as Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants, and Summer Conference staff.



To be considered for summer employment, you must:

  1. Be in good judicial and financial standing with Housing & Residence Life and WKU
  2. Have a 2.0 or above semester and cumulative GPA
  3. Have a FAFSA on file by the time of active employment

Complete the FAFSA


Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants are responsible for community development of a floor including programming, administration, crisis management, policy enforcement, and assisting residents with personal needs. The Resident Assistant also works the information desk in the Summer School Hall(s). Each Resident Assistant is required to be on call during the weeknights and weekends based on a rotating schedule. All Resident Assistants must live in the summer hall(s).

Remuneration: 15 hours a week starting at $7.40 an hour, a private room at a special housing rate.


Desk Assistant

The Desk Assistant position consists of working the information desk at the Summer School Hall(s). General work responsibilities include Summer School paperwork, checking guests in and out, checking out keys, answering the phone, and other customer service duties. There are 4-6 positions available.

Remuneration: Starting at $7.35 an hour, a reduced summer rate of one half the regular rate.


Summer Conference Staff

The Summer Conference Program is designed to house visiting camps of predominately high school students in selected residence halls during the summer break. The staff is responsible for working the information desk, maintaining the check-in/check-out process while the camps are on campus, and providing quality customer service. The desks in the conference buildings are open for the duration of the camp. Desk workers may be required to work morning, evening, or late night shifts since the desk is open 24-hours a day. When the camps are not in session, the staff generally works in the residence halls preparing them for future camps. This may include, but is not limited to, moving furniture, removing trash, and inspecting room conditions.

Remuneration: Starting at $7.35 an hour, and a reduced summer rate of one half the regular rate.


Summer Crew Staff

The Summer Crew staff works in the residence halls from 7 AM - 3 PM Monday-Thursday and 7 AM - Noon on Friday. The crew generally works from the Monday following spring graduation until mid August. General work responsibilities include moving furniture, making deliveries and other manual labor tasks. 

Remuneration: Starting at $8.00 an hour and a reduced summer rate of one half the regular rate. 


The Summer Staff Application is Currently Closed



Please contact hrlapply@wku.edu 


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 Last Modified 6/19/19