Boston University Tanglewood Institute

855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Date Posted:
January 16, 2019

Western Massachusetts



Student Housing Manager

The Student Housing Manager is responsible for coordinating student housing assignments and maintaining the student judicial system to support Boston University community values. This position is directly supervised by the Manager of Student Life and plays a key leadership role to Student Life staff. This position works closely with resident assistants, members of the academic and support services staffs, and interacts extensively with students to support the student experience at BUTI. 
Student Housing and Student Information 
  • Maintains student files and forms 
  • Oversees student room assignments 
  • Manages key inventories for dormitories 
  • Manages student campus welcome packets 
Student Judicial Affairs 
  • Trains staff on student judicial process 
  • Ensures clarity of policies and consistent enforcement 
  • Monitors collection of incident reports and coordinates all necessary follow-up with students 
  • Works with students in violation of policies, issuing disciplinary sanctions when necessary 
  • Communicates with students’ parents and program faculty when necessary 
  • Provides weekly report summarizing activity 
Community and Student Life Support 
  • Provides positive guidance and support to resident assistants and head resident assistants 
  • Supports campus community-building events 
  • Ensures positive workflow in the office environment 
  • Responsibilities include attending weekly staff meetings, representing West Street Campus at BUTI events, and developing positive relationships within the BUTI and Lenox communities. Additional tasks may arise as the needs of the program dictate. A pro-active attitude and willingness to take initiative are necessary. The SHM is expected to maintain and communicate transparent office hours. Prior to the May-August timeframe, the Student Housing Manager is responsible for becoming familiar with procedures and the responsibilities of other Student Life Staff team members as well as Rules & Regulations of the campus.
Undergraduate degree in a related field preferred. Experience in a residential life environment is essential. Strong and professional communication skills required. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications is helpful. Attention to details and procedures necessary. All positions are enjoyable and educational but demanding in terms of the required time and energy a successful candidate must commit. The positions are live-in (summer only), and the hours staff members work are often dictated by the necessities of the student community rather than by convenience. Compensation includes weekly salary, living accommodations, daily breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner, local telephone service, and a Tanglewood grounds pass. The period of employment for this position is from approximately Tuesday, May 28, 2019 through Wednesday, August 14, 2019. After the students arrive on June 16, staff members receive one day off each week. They will also receive one additional day off during two weeks.
How To Apply:
Apply online for this and other summer positions at A cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications along with a work resume are required.
Apply by:
February 23, 2019
Salary, Housing, Weekday Lunch, Tanglewood Lawn Pass
About this Organization:
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as one of the premier summer training programs for aspiring high school-age musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world's great symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of distinguished professionals and in the presence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), young people devote themselves to a summer of extraordinary music making.

All BUTI programs share a common element: excellence. BUTI offers programs for all orchestral instruments, voice, piano, and composition, ranging in duration from two to six weeks. Depending on your area of study, you may be eligible for more than one program, and students may apply for more than one program with the same audition. Included with all BUTI programs is unparalleled access to all BSO and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events per week.

BUTI is a magical blend of the formal and informal, of joy and hard work. No one who spends a summer at Tanglewood leaves untouched by the experience.