Residence Life Staff Selection

The 2021-2022 Resident Assistant Selection Process is now closed. Thank you to everyone who have expressed interest and intereviewed with us! We'll see you next year for the 2022-2023 process. Feel free to review the materials below to find out what the selection process could look like!

Welcome to NEC’s Residence Life Staff Recruitment and Selection website! We’re excited to learn of your interest in joining our amazing team! Please take a look at the important information below to learn more about our current openings and how to apply for a position!

Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral members of a network of individuals who support residential students at the New England Conservatory. RAs are responsible for fostering an inclusive community on their floor and in the Residence Hall, planning social and educational programs, managing crises and emergencies, and fostering personal growth and development in their residents. The RA position is both demanding and rewarding. Because to this, Residence Life selects individuals whose skills, interests, and experiences are best suited for the position. 

Summer Housing Assistants (SHAs) support short-term participants who stay in the Residence Hall during the summer months for conferences, workshops, and camps. SHAs are responsible for fostering an inclusive community, managing crises and emergencies, and providing excellent customer service to our summer groups.  (NOTE: SHA Selection Process Postponed! More details are forthcoming.) 

Applications for new Resident Assistant candidates are now available below! The application process includes completing all of the following steps:

  1. Attend an Info Session or Chat with a Current RA: Applicants are encouraged to attend an informational session about the RA position, or speak with a current member of the Residence Life staff. Please see below for dates, times, and locations of upcoming info sessions. Info sessions last about one (1) hour.
  2. Submit an Application: Applications are available below and should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed., at Only completed application packets submitted by the established deadlines will receive priority consideration.
  3. Submit Two Recommendations: All applicants must ask two people to complete recommendation forms which are also available online. One recommendation should be from a New England Conservatory staff or faculty member. Family members and other students, including current Resident Assistants or Graduate Assistants, should not submit recommendations on your behalf.
  4. Submit a Cover Letter and Resume (OPTIONAL): Please provide a cover letter and current resume. Your cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and what skills you have to offer. Your resume should include current and up-to-date information about your previous job and volunteer experience and extracurricular activities. It is highly encouraged to visit and speak with NEC’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship staff if you need assistance with creating your cover letter and resume building:


Info Sessions
Date Time Location
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:30AM ET Zoom
Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:30PM ET Zoom
Friday, February 5, 2021 1:00PM ET Zoom


If you would like to nominate someone to apply, please share their information with us here:  

Please review the position description, application instructions, and timelines below before applying. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed., at Good luck!

Resident Assistant 2021-2022 Position Description

RA Position Description

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New Residence Life Staff 2021-2022 Application Instructions and Timeline

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New Residence Life Staff Application 2021-2022

New ResLife Staff Appl Form

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Recommendation Form - 2021-2022

Recommendation Form

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