The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s (SPB) Summer Intensive program in Philadelphia, PA is a residential ballet intensive for male and female students ages 12-20. The program is five weeks in duration and serves students from the United States and around the world. The Resident Assistants will work with the Resident Manager and Resident Coordinator to assist in overseeing approximately 45 male and female students residing in a local university dorm and dancing at Pennsylvania Ballet studios.


Resident Assistants are required to reside in the dormitory for the full length of the program and are limited to one day off per week (9pm-8pm the next day) as scheduled by the Resident Manager. Candidates must be 21 years of age or older and will be required to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED certification, as well as PA State Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Criminal Clearance prior to start date.


  • Directly supervising participants during the program duration including their stay in the dormitory, during meal times, and while at SPB
  • Escorting the participants between dorm SPB, and alternate studio spaces as scheduled by the Resident Manager
  • Supervisory responsibilities on a rotating schedule:
    • Supervise the resident sign-in and sign-out process at the dorm between dinner and curfew
    • Supervise weekend outings for commuters and residents including travel to and from excursions
    • Complete curfew check by visiting each dorm room on your floor
    • Alternate Space Duty – Walk program participants to and from secondary location of classes
    • Lunch Duty – Walk program participants to and from designated cafeteria space
    • Cafeteria Duty – Supervise lunch break for commuters and residents
    • On Call – Responsible for overnight issues and/or emergencies if needed
  • Ensuring the safety of participants while at the dorm, SPB, alternate studio space, and during outings
  • Enforcing rules, regulations, and policies of SPB, dorm, and alternate studio space
  • Enforcing weekly dorm deep-cleaning and encouraging general tidiness
  • Assisting with check-in and check-out of participants at the beginning and the end of the program including escorting to and from Philadelphia International Airport if needed
  • Reporting any illnesses, accidents, or behavior issues to the Resident Manager
  • Reporting any cases of lost, damaged, or stolen property to the Resident Manager
  • Disseminating information and announcements to participants during floor meetings as scheduled by the Resident Manager
  • Attending weekly Resident Staff meetings as scheduled by the Resident Manager
  • Other duties and administrative tasks as assigned by the Resident Manager and/or The School of Pennsylvania Ballet Staff


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