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Thank you for your interest in a Peabody student leader position for the 2022-2023 academic year! Scroll down to find information and the job descriptions for our three available student leader positions:

  • Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Orientation Leader (OL)
  • Peabody Activities Board (PAB)
    • Peabody Inside of Baltimore (PIB) Chair
    • Peabody Activities Chair (PAC)
    • Peabody Community Service (PCS) Chair
    • Peabody Outside of Baltimore (POB) Chair
    • Pep Chair
    • Graduating Class Chair (GCC)
    • Community Fellow (CF)

If you have questions about one of our Student Leader positions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at peabodystudentaffairs@jhu.edu.

The following “Student Leader Application” link will bring you to SMILE. Please login and type in the following job number that corresponds with the job you are applying for:

Resident Assistant- 12347
Peabody Activities Board (please specify which chair in your cover letter)-12361
Orientation Leader applicants, please follow this hyperlink instead- https://cglink.me/2dh/s64982

If you are interested in more than one position please specify at the bottom of your cover letter which secondary position you are interested in. 

Application Process:

Our Student Leader application process has three parts:

  1. Attend an info session (mandatory).
  2. Online Application due 3/14/22 – application requires you to complete in one sitting with an attached professional resume and cover letter through SMILE (click application Student Leader Application link above).
  3. Individual Interviews will wrap up 4/1/22 – interviews will be scheduled with two members of the Student Affairs Office as applications become complete. If you are selected to participate in an individual interview, you will be contacted via email with information about how to setup your interview. If needed, there may be one additional supplemental interview.

Application Timeline:

Please take note of the dates below and begin to plan your schedule accordingly. 

-2/16/22 Application available
-2/22/22-3/3/22 Student Leader information sessions (attend one)
-3/14/2022 Student Leader application due
-4/1/2022 Individual Interview period is done
-4/22/2022 Student Leader position decisions sent out
-4/29/2022 Student leader contracts due to Student Affairs

Student Leader Information Sessions: Held in the Unger Conference Room

3/10/2022 at 11am
3/11/2022 at 1pm

You are also welcome to attend any session via Zoom. If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled info sessions, please reach out to the Peabody Student Affairs Office.

RA Position Description:

Resident Assistants (RAs) serve a vital role in the experience of residential students at Peabody and in the operations of the Office of Housing & Residence Life. RAs are assigned a residential neighborhood and work primarily with the social, academic, and personal adjustment of the students in their charge. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life and the Graduate Hall Director, RAs develop passive and active programming under an educational model, respond to student concerns and provide referrals to appropriate JHU resources. As representatives of both the Office of Housing & Residence Life and the Office of Student Affairs, RAs serve as liaisons between residential students and the Peabody administration and support university priorities, interpret and communicate policies, and identify student needs.ent Affairs, RAs serve as liaisons between residential students and the Peabody administration and support university priorities, interpret and communicate policies, and identify student needs.

RA Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in good standing in a degree or certificate program possess and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Enroll in a minimum of 30 credits (undergraduate) or 18 credits (graduate) per academic year, or a credit load sufficient to make satisfactory progress in a diploma program
  • Maintain a B or better in private lessons
  • Previous experience living in a Peabody residence hall is required, prior experience as an RA at a previous institution may substitute for residential experience at Peabody

RA Required Dates/Events:

  • Return to the campus by 5:00pm on Sunday August 14th, 2022 in order to participate in pre-semester training and in-service. Attendance at training is required for the position – please ensure that you plan this into your summer festival scheduling

RA Compensations:

  • $5,100 stipend which will be paid in bi-weekly installments throughout the academic year
  • Per the terms of the position, RAs will be assigned to a private bedroom on campus
  • Will receive an Unlimited Meal Plan – the cost of required room and board will be covered by Peabody

OL Position Description:

Peabody Orientation Leaders (OLs) assist the Office of Student Affairs with orienting incoming students as they make the transition to college life. OLs are responsible for administering a successful Backstage: New Student Orientation and providing a welcoming onboarding and transition experience for new students who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences within the US and from around the world. Orientation Leaders work to create an inclusive environment that enhances the growth, development, and empowerment of new students. OLs are student leaders who represent Peabody and the mission of the Office of Student Affairs through a multitude of duties including but not limited to: answering questions from incoming students and their respective families, sharing their experiences and advice regarding their time here at Peabody, and serving as mentor. OLs will help acquaint incoming students with the Peabody, Johns Hopkins, and Baltimore communities.

OL Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled student who completed at least two semesters at Peabody
  • Maintain a 3.0 semester grade point average, take a minimum of 12 credits (Undergraduate) or 9 credits (Graduate) per semester, and maintain a B or better in lessons.  Should my semester or cumulative GPA fall below a 3.0, I understand that I will meet with the Assistant Director of Student Engagement or designated official and agree on an action plan to bring up my GPA. 

OL Responsibilities:

  • Assist with new student move-in beginning August 20th, 2022
  • Assist in developing new student orientation week programming
  • Maintain open communication with your cohort partner and plan comprehensive meetings for your cohort group
  • Assist signing in new students to mandatory workshops and presentations
  • Be present at all orientation events, including icebreakers and trips
  • Complete any other duties assigned to you by the Office of Student Affairs

OL Required Dates/Events:

  • Training between Aug.15-20, 2022
  • Orientation Week Aug.21-28, 2022
  • Week of Welcome Aug.29-Sept.4, 2022

OL Compensations:

  • Exclusive Peabody OL Swag Bag
  • OLs will be provided lunch and dinner on working days. (Through training and orientation)
  • Students with a Peabody housing contract for Fall 2022 will be allowed to move in free of charge by August 15, 2022

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Community Fellow (CF) Position Description:

The Community Fellow (CF) position plays a critical role in enhancing the student experience at Peabody. The main responsibility of CFs will be to work under the Peabody Activities Board to plan and execute small and large-scale events both at Peabody and within the Baltimore community that encourage other students to get more involved on and off-campus.

CF Responsibilities:

  • Assist PAB in reaching quota of at least two small and one large event per month
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Assist in the planning, execution, and assessment of small- and large-scale events at Peabody
  • Meet with the Assistant Director of Student Engagement monthly for a one-on-one meeting
  • Attend weekly all designated committee meetings with lead Executive Board Member (meeting date/time/location will be determined collectively with each committee)
  • Arrive to campus early as needed each semester to plan out events to occur in the beginning of each semester
  • Build affinity within the Peabody community

CF Required Dates/Events:

  • Portion of PAB retreat/training Aug.15-20, 2022

CF Compensations:

  • Upon successful completion of a 15 hour minimum semester requirement, CFs receive a stipend of $200 as compensation at the end of each semester (totaling $400 for the academic year)

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Peabody Inside of Baltimore (PIB) Chair Position Description:

The Peabody Inside of Baltimore (PIB) Chair is responsible for coordinating events for students within the city of Baltimore. This Chair will encourage students to foster connections with one another, explore extra-curricular musical interests, and engage with the many cultural offerings of the city of Baltimore.  Possible PIB events may include (but are not limited to) things such as visits to the Baltimore Museum of Art, concerts at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, or a trip to the National Aquarium. This chair is required to organize Spring Formal.        

PIB Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to PAB’s quota of at least two small and one large event per month
  • Facilitate events in collaboration with Community Fellows and assist CFs in understanding the responsibilities of event planning
  • Responsibly utilize PAB funds in accordance with guidelines
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events
  • Record event details, especially regarding attendance and finances
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Forming, developing, and recruiting for designated committee(s)
    • Spring Formal Committee
  • Seek student input when planning outings in order to achieve a high rate of student engagement
  • Organize signup forms to record participation
  • Promote events using social media and thoughtfully designed posters
  • Anticipate and organize any transportation needs (PIB events will generally not use transportation or will use public transit if transportation is needed)
  • Facilitate at least two trips per semester

PIB Required Dates/Events:

  • PAB Retreat/Training (August 15th-20th)
  • Week of Orientation (August 22nd-28th)
  • Spring Formal
  • Student Involvement Fair (Fall and Spring)

PIB Compensation:

  • PAB Chairs receive a semesterly stipend of $800 (or $1,600 per year) as compensation

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Peabody Activities Chair (PAC) Position Description:

The Peabody Activities Chair will plan a diverse and inclusive range of on-campus events that provide entertainment and social engagement opportunities to Peabody students. Such opportunities may include (but are not limited to) game nights, carnivals, crafting events, and concerts (live or virtual) featuring performers outside the Hopkins community.

PAC Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to PAB’s quota of at least two small and one large event per month
  • Facilitate events in collaboration with Community Fellows and assist CFs in understanding the responsibilities of event planning
  • Responsibly utilize PAB funds in accordance with guidelines
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events
  • Record event details, especially regarding attendance and finances
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Forming, developing, and recruiting for designated committee(s)
    • International Student Committee
  • Maintain an understanding of the Peabody student body in order to best cater to their interests
  • Foster social connections between students
  • Brainstorm performance events outside of the realm of classical music

PAC Required Dates/Events:

  • PAB Retreat/Training (August 15th-20th)
  • Week of Orientation (August 22nd-28th)
  • Spring Formal
  • Student Involvement Fair (Fall and Spring)

PAC Compensation:

  • PAB Chairs receive a semesterly stipend of $800 (or $1,600 per year) as compensation

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Peabody Community Service (PCS) Chair Position Description:

The Peabody Community Service Chair will orchestrate diverse and inclusive events geared toward contributing positively to the Baltimore community and strengthening the bond between Peabody and our home city. The events organized should place an emphasis on civic engagement and may include (but are not limited to) planning a free concert featuring student performers, food drives, and volunteer outings.

PCS Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to PAB’s quota of at least two small and one large event per month.
  • Facilitate events in collaboration with Community Fellows and assist CFs in understanding the responsibilities of event planning.
  • Responsibly utilize PAB funds in accordance with guidelines.
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events.
  • Record event details, especially regarding attendance and finances.
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team.
  • Commit to the entire academic year.
  • Forming, developing, and recruiting for designated committee(s).
    • Not required for this Chair
  • Develop an understanding of community needs in Baltimore.
  • Cultivate relationships with local service organizations.
  • Encourage Peabody students to creatively use their time and talents to engage with their community.
  • Brainstorm creative ideas for community service events in Baltimore
  • Will develop an annual MLK Day of Service

PCS Required Dates/Events:

  • PAB Retreat/Training Aug.15-20, 2022
  • Week of Orientation Aug.22-28, 2022
  • Spring Formal
  • Student Involvement Fair (Fall and Spring)
  • MLK Day of Service Jan.16, 2023)

PCS Compensation:

  • PAB Chairs receive a semesterly stipend of $800 (or $1,600 per year) as compensation

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Peabody Outside of Baltimore (POB) Chair Position Description:

The Peabody Outside of Baltimore (POB) Chair is responsible for coordinating diverse and inclusive events for students outside the city of Baltimore. This Chair will encourage students to foster connections with one another, explore extra-curricular musical interests, and engage with the many cultural offerings that other cities have to offer. Possible POB events may include (but are not limited to) apple picking, overnight trips requiring coordination of hotel accommodations and multiple activities, seeing a Broadway show in New York City, or going to the Smithsonian in DC.

POB Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to PAB’s quota of at least two small and one large event per month
  • Facilitate events in collaboration with Community Fellows and assist CFs in understanding the responsibilities of event planning
  • Responsibly utilize PAB funds in accordance with guidelines
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events
  • Record event details, especially regarding attendance and finances
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Forming, developing, and recruiting for designated committee(s).
    • Not required for this Chair
  • Plan and execute one large trip a semester
  • Complete the required training and paperwork needed for student travel
  • Create a Fall Break event

POB Compensation:

  • PAB Chairs receive a semesterly stipend of $800 (or $1,600 per year) as compensation

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Pep Chair Position Description:

The main responsibility of Pep Chair is to create a diverse and inclusive space where “#PeabodyProud” continues throughout their entire Peabody Experience. With campus engagement, this chair will create a space where students feel a sense of Peabody spirit. This chair will also work with Student Affairs to bridge the gap between Peabody and Johns Hopkins as a whole so students can feel a connection to their identity as a Johns Hopkins student.

Pep Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to PAB’s quota of at least two small and one large event per month
  • Facilitate events in collaboration with Community Fellows and assist CFs in understanding the responsibilities of event planning
  • Responsibly utilize PAB funds in accordance with guidelines
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events
  • Record event details, especially regarding attendance and finances
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Forming, developing, and recruiting for designated committee(s)
    • Week of Welcome Committee
    • International Student Welcome Committee
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs Office to create Peabody merchandise
  • Plan Pep Week in spring semester
  • Use social media to promote Peabody spirit

Pep Required Dates/Events:

  • PAB Retreat/Training Aug.15-20, 2022
  • Week of Orientation Aug.22-28, 2022
  • Week of Welcome Aug.29-Sept.4, 2022
  • Spring Formal
  • Involvement Fair (Fall and Spring)
  • Founder’s Day

Pep Compensation:

  • PAB Chairs receive a semesterly stipend of $800 (or $1,600 per year) as compensation

Peabody Activities Board (PAB)-
Graduating Class Chair (GCC) Position Description:

The Graduating Class Chair plays a critical role in enhancing the culminating student experience at Peabody. The main responsibility of the GCC will be to create a sense of excitement and anticipation amongst the entire graduating class (graduate and undergraduate) through diverse and inclusive programming.

GCC Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to PAB’s quota of at least two small and one large event per month
  • Facilitate events in collaboration with Community Fellows and assist CFs in understanding the responsibilities of event planning
  • Responsibly utilize PAB funds in accordance with guidelines
  • Encourage student participation in PAB events
  • Record event details, especially regarding attendance and finances
  • Meet regularly with the Student Affairs team
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Forming, developing, and recruiting for designated committee(s)
    • Grad Committee
  • Head the graduation week activities and graduation gala
  • Create Peabody swag exclusive to the graduating class
  • Create a countdown to graduation
  • Connect the graduating class with alumni and career planning resources
  • Serve as the student liaison for Alumni Affairs

GCC Compensation:

  • PAB Chairs receive a semesterly stipend of $800 (or $1,600 per year) as compensation