Employment Opportunities in Housing

Students on campusThere are a number of employment opportunities available for students in the Department of Housing and Residential Life. These positions offer flexible hours, convenient on-campus work locations and the opportunity to be part of the Housing and Residential Life team. Employment opportunities include positions as resident assistants, desk assistants, Housing Tutors, and student maintenance workers. If you are interested in any of the positions, applications are available in the Housing and Residential Life office located in Keathley University Center, Room 303.

Resident Directors (RDs)

Resident Directors at Middle Tennessee State University are an essential component of the Housing and Residential Life Program. RDs are MTSU students (preferably graduate students) that are selected on the basis of the following criteria : (1) previous residence hall experience (2) academic achievement (3) leadership skills (4) interpersonal effectiveness and (5) the ability to serve as a positive role model for residential students. Complete the application below to apply for employment. 

Students on campusResident Assistants

Resident Assistants are selected on the basis of leadership experience, residence in a hall, scholarship, and the desire to help others. RAs are paid a stipend, receive a private room at the rate of a regular room, and receive a meal plan. Requirements: 24 or more completed credit hours; a 2.5 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA); positive conduct review. Resident Assistants must be students at MTSU.


photo of studentsDesk Assistants

Desk Assistants receive and report maintenance requests, oversee resident visitation, check out equipment and supplies, receive deliveries, and supply students, parents and others with information about the campus and residence halls. Desk assistants must be students at MTSU. 

Student Maintenance Workers

Student Maintenance Workers assist with the maintenance and repair of the residence halls. Students who have skills in plumbing, electrical work and general maintenance are encouraged to apply for these positions. Those who are not experienced in these skills but are willing to learn are also encouraged to apply. Student maintenance workers must be students at MTSU.


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Housing assignment information comes to MTSU email accounts, so check often.

  • Meningococcal vaccination required for room assignment.

    Click here to upload your proof of meningitis to the Health Services Student Portal, or fax documentation to 615-898-5459.
  • Housing maintenance request call 615-898-4116 or Click here
  • Emergency maintenance requests after normal business hours – contact the front desk of your building for assistance