Montserrat College of Art

23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Date Posted:
April 09, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Graduate Assistant For Campus Life


About Montserrat

Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA was founded in 1970 and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The college has an enrollment of 370 students both domestic and international. Montserrat is a fully accredited college that offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 10 concentrations and five minors. The college offers robust, year-round, continuing education offerings throughout the year including summer programs for teens and children. Montserrat College of Art has a strong gallery and visiting artist program that is free and open to the public. Located in the coastal, historic city of Beverly, Montserrat offers the best of both worlds for its faculty, students and staff with access to the commuter rail (a 30-minute train ride to Boston) and three blocks to the Atlantic Ocean.

Summary Statement

As a member of the College’s Student Affairs staff, the Graduate Assistant’s primary role is to assist students in creating an inclusive community to enhance personal and artistic growth, both in the residence areas and through campus activities. This is a 10 month (early August – May 31) live-in position with a requirement of 25 hours per week commitment (including appointments, meetings, events, etc.) when classes are in session. The GA will also serve as the Resident Assistant for an apartment building on campus. The GA will work with all residents to have a safe space that is conducive to respectful living, creating and learning. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

Remuneration: Partially furnished apartment with internet and $10,000 stipend, paid bi-weekly.

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties

Residence Life responsibilities:

  • Assist with Resident Assistant (RA) selection, training, supervision, evaluation
  • Attend weekly Residence Life staff meetings
  • Assist with Residence Life programming efforts
  • Mediate roommate/house issues
  • Serve in Administrator-on-call rotation, handling crises and other related matters, with other Campus Life professional staff members
  • Serve as an RA in off-campus apartments, where they will live (will not serve in RA on duty rotation)

Campus Life responsibilities:

  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer
  • Assist with advising student groups
  • Assist with New Student Orientation planning, execution and evaluation
  • Attend weekly Campus Life staff meetings
  • Assist with Campus Life programming efforts
  • Advise one or more student clubs/organizations
  • Lead Student Affairs’ social media presence across multiple platforms

Student Affairs responsibilities:

  • Assist with special projects, including but not limited to, collaborating with offices across campus
  • Attend weekly Student Affairs staff meetings and other campus-wide meetings when possible.
  • Must be committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at, and beyond, Montserrat.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, resident assistant experience and acceptance into a graduate program.

Preferred qualifications:

Campus leadership/involvement at the undergraduate level.

How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to with a subject life of Graduate Assistant for Campus Life, by April 26, 2021. Please reach out to with any questions.

Montserrat College of Art is committed to creating an environment of talented and diverse faculty and staff members. Montserrat is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to diversify its workforce as a key initiative in our strategic plan. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Apply by:
April 26, 2021
About this Organization:
Montserrat is a young, dynamic professional college of art located on Boston's North Shore. We offer a 4-year BFA degree as well as Pre-College, Continuing Education, and Young Artists' programs.