Apply to Be a Student Leader
Welcome to the Student Leadership Selection Process!
Juilliard’s leadership positions provide students with a great opportunity to build leadership, communication, and advocacy skills, develop your ability to work within a team, foster confidence, help others, create community, and form relationships with your peers across Juilliard’s three divisions. We are pleased that you have taken the time to consider one of these leadership positions. Whether you become an Orientation Leader or a Diversity Advocate, we believe these important leadership positions will supplement your artistic and academic pursuits by providing you with challenges, successes, group interaction skills and personal growth opportunities.
How to Apply
To be considered for a student leadership position, you must do the following:
- The 2020-2021 online application will open on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Complete the online application by Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5pm.
- This includes a resume, essay questions, and a recommendation from a non-family member.
- Attend one of the Group Process sessions on Sunday, February 2, 2020. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session that you can choose from.
- Have an interview with professional staff members either on February 2, 2020 or during other designated times. You will be emailed a link to sign up for your interview time.
We expect to send out offer letters during the first week of April 2020. All student leaders who accept their offers will need to attend a spring training workshop, date to be determined.
Please read through the application carefully and be sure to meet all deadlines and criteria.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (Room 100) or email [email protected].
Campus Activities Board Member
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) functions as a student-run programming board with advisement from the Office of Student Affairs. CAB works collaboratively to develop and plan programming to enhance student life for the Juilliard community. Through social and educational programs, outings, and larger campus traditions, CAB works to increase community on campus. CAB is responsible for planning both small and large campus-wide events throughout the year.
Colloquium Peer Mentor
Colloquium Peer Mentors assist with the overall implementation of Colloquium, a required 1 credit course required of all first-time college students. Peer Mentors work with an assigned faculty member to facilitate group activities and discussions for an assigned section of students. The course is designed to introduce students to the Juilliard community, as well as fundamental resources and discussions to provide a foundation that will serve them in their years at Juilliard and support their personal growth and artistry. Class sections are interdisciplinary, allowing students to engage with others outside of their artistic area. Over the course of the semester, Colloquium will explore topics such as communication skills, civility, stress reduction, time management, diversity, and student engagement. Additionally, the course will address topics unique to performing artists, including leadership in the arts, social responsibility as artists, artistic risk-taking, and collaboration.
Diversity Advocate (DA)
Diversity Advocates (DAs) work with the Office of International Advisement to address issues of diversity and inclusion which impact the Juilliard community. Through cultural and educational programs, community forums, and informal interactions, DAs work to educate the larger campus community on issues pertaining to diversity, culture, internationalism, and social justice. DAs help to create a safe space in which potentially sensitive or uncomfortable issues can be discussed and addressed while also creating an environment in which diversity and culture can be celebrated and enjoyed.
Hall Coordinator (HC)
Hall Coordinator for Housing and Desk Operations
The Hall Coordinator for Housing and Desk Operations (HC) is a paraprofessional staff member who lives in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall and serves to provide administrative and operational support to the Office of Residence Life. The HC reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Hall Coordinator for Wellness and Community Development
The Hall Coordinator for Wellness and Community Development (HC) is a paraprofessional staff member who lives in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall and serves to provide administrative and operational support to the Office of Residence Life. The HC reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Orientation Leader (OL)
Orientation Leaders (OL) mentor new first-year and graduate students during New Student Orientation. The OL is a student leader who closely assists new students and their families to become acclimated to The Juilliard School and the larger New York City community. OLs are role models, advisors, friends, but most of all, they are students who care about the growth and development of incoming students. Orientation Leaders will participate in comprehensive training to gain skills necessary to serve as a resource for students and family members.
Resident Assistant (RA)
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional staff member who lives on an assigned floor in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall and serves as a role model, peer counselor, resources and referral person, advocate, policy enforcer, programmer and leader for residents on the assigned floor. The RA assists with daily emergency coverage rotation. The RA also plans and implements social and educational programs. The primary goal of the RA position is the development of an environment conducive to the academic, artistic and personal growth of residential students. The RA reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.