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Employment Opportunities

Summer Staff

About Conference Services

Conference Services is part of UVA Housing & Residence Life. We are in the HOOspitality business! Conference Services provides lodging for individuals attending various conferences, camps, and academic programs during the summer months at the University of Virginia. Each summer, we host over 100 conferences and serve more than 15,000 guests. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible "Wahoo-WOW" customer service throughout the summer. This includes:

  • Ensuring clean and comfortable accommodations before arrival
  • Distributing and collecting linens
  • Preparing keys for guests arrival
  • Delivering a well-organized and welcoming check-in/out
  • Coordination of guests' on-Grounds needs while in residence
  • Ensuring excellent directions and signage
  • Delivering Lock Out services


Conference Services hires for several different categories of Summer Staffers. Applicants will be selected for a position based upon their experience and skill set. Employment will begin with training starting on Friday, May 13, 2016 and end on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Conference Assistant - Team Member

The Conference Assistant Team Member (TM) will work for Housing and Residence Life Conference Services. The TM will perform a wide variety tasks including helping to set up and run check-ins and check-outs, staffing program events, preparing room keys and dining cards, inspecting guest rooms, answering phones and guest questions, linen distribution and collection, and other tasks as assigned. The TM will work a flexible hourly schedule, to include after hours on call rotations and weekend work, approximately 40 hours a week.

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Hours Worked

Team Members agree to live "in residence" and work on average 40 hours a week, including nights, weekends, and some holidays. Please read the position description for more information regarding hours.

Due to the time commitment with conference services, CS Team Members may not commit to any other engagements that would interfere with their work during the summer conference season (Friday, May 13, 2016 - Monday, August 8, 2016).


  • Team Members

    • Goal Pay - subject to required payroll deductions
    • Cav Advantage Dining Card
    • Room with kitchen access provided
    • On-Grounds Parking Pass


The successful staff member must be a UVA student who demonstrates initiative, communicates effectively, has a positive attitude, and has a keen attention to detail.

All applicants must have a valid U.S. Driver's License.


Team Member Application - Applications and resumes are due Friday, April 1, 2016.


  • Friday, April 1, 2016 - Applications are due by 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - Offers for interviews are made and signups begin.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - Conference Assistant Interviews begin
  • Monday, April 18, 2016 - Offers are made to accepted applicants
  • Friday, April 22, 2016 - Conference Assistant Letters of Intent are due
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 - Conference Assistant Training begins

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities. See the complete Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity for more information.