Resident Assistant


Resident Assistants of the Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival and Institute assist in managing social aspects of the participants in the program.  They are responsible for providing transportation for students without vehicles, enforcing the standards and rules of the festival, helping to build community among participants, and offering assistance in emergency situations.  Applicants who are offered a Resident Assistantship and are also accepted into the Chamber Music Institute will be able to take part in both as a work study to help bring down the Institute's costs.  Individuals must be available between May 24th - June 7th, 2021.


Position Requirements:


ECCMF seeks candidates that enjoy working in resident life and mentoring individuals.  Interested applicants must be fulfill the following requirements:

  • 21 Age Minimum

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License

  • Successful Background Check

  • Clean Driving Record


Individuals not meeting these requirements will not be considered.



Position Responsibilities:


Resident Assistants are responsible for the following areas:

  • Communication – RAs must be in communication with Artist Faculty regarding issues on student behavior and emergency situations.  RAs may be asked to complete additional minor tasks for the festival on behalf of Artist Faculty.

  • Emergency Situations -  RAs must be prepared for emergency situations that may arise during the festival.  Staff are expected to remain in the residence building during evening hours to assist with any emergency that may arise, and individuals should have good response to stressful situations.  Basic knowledge of first aid and application methods are recommended.

  • Transportation – RAs are responsible for shuttling students from housing facilities to the Northwest Florida State College campus in the mornings and evenings, using ECCMF sponsored vehicles.  They are also responsible for making sure students receive meals during evening dinner hours for students not bringing their own transportation to the festival.  Shuttle schedules and dining plans will be made available to RAs prior to the start of the festival.

  • Policy Enforcement – RAs are responsible enforcing the standards of excellence set forth by the festival.  RAs must strictly enforce curfew and substance use rules for participants under the age of 21.

  • Community – RAs are encouraged to foster a community of respect off-campus from Northwest Florida State College.  They are also encouraged to be creative with evening activities and outings, provided events comply with rules and regulations set forth by the festival.



Position Benefits:


The position comes with flexible hours during the daytime.  RAs are required to bring their own cars for free time.  Under no circumstance will individuals be allowed to operate festival vehicles outside of official functions.  The position also includes the following perks and benefits:


  • $500 per week stipend

  • Free housing in an expensive tourist area

  • Flexible schedule to attend Guest Artist masterclasses or enjoy the region’s numerous attractions

  • 20 – 30 minute drive to some of the world’s best beaches


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume citing relevant experience to emeraldcoastchambermusic@gmail.com to apply for this position by 11:59 PM on February 28th, 2021.  Finalists for the job will be contacted by March 1st to set up a Zoom interview.