Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience



Conference Assistant

About the Conference Assistant (CA) Position

The Conference Assistant position with Summer Conference Housing has historically been one of the most competitive, challenging, and rewarding student employment opportunities on campus. Conference Assistants are responsible for the execution of over 125 conferences and camps each summer that bring over 25,000 guests to the university. These guests will spend over 60,000 nights in our residence halls and will eat almost 100,000 meals!

Conference Assistants are responsible for staffing the 24-hour front desk of our operation and assisting our meeting planners with conference preparation during the first few weeks of our season. To further enrich their experience, Conference Assistants will then have the opportunity to plan conferences on their own beginning in early June. We ultimately hire Managers based on their performance as Assistants, making the first year an extremely integral one. Because of the demands of the position, Conference Assistants may not take classes during their employment and they may not have any other part-time or full-time employment.

If you have questions regarding this position prior to the interview process, please do not hesitate to contact the Director, Matthew Gaul, at (614) 292-9725 or via email at  Please type your application.


Position: Conference Assistant (45 positions available)
Compensation: $3000.00, Single Room on South Campus, Meal Plan ($675.00 Dining Dollars & $700.00 BuckID Cash) & RPAC Pass.

May 6th, 2018 - July 28th, 2018.  

Some Spring Semester Training is required; tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, 2018 (Meet & Greet).


Conference Assistants will initially assist the Managers with conference preparation, including but not limited to; computer work, room checks, check-in/check-outs and financial accounting. Conference Assistants will also work behind the 24-hour Summer Conference Housing Front Desk and any satellite operations. Their responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, guest relations, answering phones, answering guest questions, check-in/check-out operations, mail pick-up, sorting and delivery, cash handling, and all other duties as assigned. Conference Assistants will then have the opportunity to plan conferences on their own beginning in early June with Managers serving as their Coaches.


As a full-time position, the Conference Assistant role generally averages 38 hours per week.  This time commitment is heavily dependent on the number of events on campus at any given time.  Given this 38 hour per week commitment, Conference Assistants may not take classes or hold second jobs during the Summer Season.

Application Instructions

Please submit your Resume and Application on the Buckeye Careers Network.  The Conference Assistant role can be searched for via its Posting ID (25325640) or Job Title (Conference Assistant - Summer Conference Housing).


Applications and Resumes can also be submitted via email to


The due date for Summer 2018's application is Monday, February 5th, 2018 by 5:00pm.