Residence Life Handbook

Leadership Opportunities

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Contact us at residencelife@msmnyc.edu if you're interested in any of the following positions.

Resident Assistant (RA)

The resident assistant is described under the Residential Life Staff section and is a great leadership position for students. If you are interested, see the Director Residence Life or the Director of Student Engagement.

Student Council

The Student Council is a student leadership organization for Manhattan School of Music students. The student council meets weekly and provides leadership development opportunities for Manhattan School of Music students. It serves the purpose of working Office of Student Affairs to help build a cohesive community on campus. They will also work as a governing body representing students. In this capacity, they will advise the Office of Student Affairs to enhance the quality of life at MSM.

Paint Crew

The Paint Crew is responsible for painting residential rooms and hallways during the summer. Students interested in working in the residence hall during the summer should attend information meetings in December and January.

Conference Assistants

Conference Assistants work during the summer and provide all of the basic functions to help maintain and prepare Andersen Hall during the off-peak time, including serving conference guests and residents of summer programs. This includes 24 hour duty shifts, preparing linen and key packets, and moving furniture as needed. Students interested in working in the residence hall during the summer should attend information meetings in December and January.

Summer English Study Resident Ambassadors (SES RA)

SES RAs play an integral role in assisting our MSM’s Summer English Study participants to the United States. The SES RAs serve as primary point of contact to help with the social transition to MSM. They also help students build the confidence they need to interact with native English speakers.

Gym Squad

Members of the Gym Squad supervise the well being of the students using the Exercise Room in Andersen Hall during peak times. They are responsible for the organization and cleanliness of the machines and reporting any mechanical issues.

Office Workers

Students interested in working in the Office of Residence Life or any other office with in Student Affairs as office assistants during the academic year should see Financial Aid to pick up an application.