Summer Employment & Positions

Hartwick College will once again have some summer employment positions available for 2017.

Potential applicants:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the supervisor listed above if he /she is interested in a summer position.

Please see our summer position postings below.


Department Supervisors:

Please select the appropriate form:
Position Description Form
Employment Information Form


Summer employment dollars should already be in your department budget. Should you have any questions, please speak with your supervisor or vice president.

General Procedures

  • Supervisors/hiring managers should complete the Position Description Form, obtain your Vice President’s authorization/signature and forward the completed form to the Office of Human Resources (Shineman Chapel House or for posting.
  • Applicants should submit their completed Employment Application directly to the hiring department. Applications are available online, and in the offices of Human Resources or Financial Services (3rd Floor, Bresee Hall).
  • Upon hiring, the supervisor/hiring manager should complete the Employment Information Form and return it to the Office of Human Resources, together with the successful candidate’s completed Employment Application. One employee per Employment Information Form. The paperwork must be completed and received by the Office of Human Resources prior to the individual beginning work.

Procedures For Current Faculty, Staff, And Summer Camps

  • Appointment letters are required for all current faculty and staff working in summer positions, and for all summer camp counselors and coaches.
  • There will be no retroactive appointment letters, and HR will need time to prepare letters prior to the employee beginning work. Please plan accordingly.
  • Faculty, staff, and summer camp counselors and coaches are required to complete the Preventing Workplace Harassment and SaVE Training. 

Procedures For Current Students

  • Supervisors/hiring managers should direct the summer employee to the Financial Services Office where he/she can complete the appropriate paperwork on or before their first day of work. 
  • Time cards will then be issued and must be returned to Chris Utter in the Financial Services Office, 3rd Floor, Bresee Hall.

Room And Board 

If on-campus housing is necessary, please contact Residence Life at extension 4501.

  • Single: $375 per month
  • Double: $325 per month
  • Triple (if available): $300 per month
  • Super single (if available): $425 per month

There are no meal plans offered for the summer.  Individuals will be able to pay at the door as follows:

  • Breakfast: $7.00
  • Lunch: $8.00
  • Dinner: $10.00
  • Camp Day Rate: $22.00
    All meal prices include tax.

If a department chooses to subsidize the expense for housing please let Human Resources and Residential Life know. The subsidized expense will then be charged against the department summer employment budget.


  • All positions are hourly positions. There are no contract positions.
  • The minimum wage is $9.70 per hour. 
  • Lifeguards will be paid based on their certification. 
  • A Hartwick student working in a job equivalent to or with more responsibility than their academic year job shall be paid at a rate no less than they are paid during the academic year. 
  • All summer employees must be at least 16 years of age and they must complete a Hartwick College Employment Application, Federal W-4, New York State Withholding Form, Federal Form I-9, and a Housing Agreement form (if applicable) prior to beginning work.  All summer employees who are 16 or 17 years of age must provide working papers. The College is legally obligated to have these forms completed. 
  • All statutory taxes apply to summer positions.
  • All employees of the College are covered by Workers Compensation and as such, by law, any injury sustained while on the job must be reported in writing to the offices of Human Resources and Campus Safety within twenty-four (24) hours of the accident.
  • Summer employment positions are temporary seasonal positions, and therefore not eligible for fringe benefits.  Additionally, because summer employment positions are limited to the three-month break between academic years, hours worked fall within the ACA defined three-month non-assessment period.  Therefore, although they may work full-time hours during summer break, the College does not extend an offer of health insurance upon hire.  If a summer employee works beyond the three-month summer employment period, all hours worked (with exception of hours subsidized through the federal work study program) will be taken into consideration when calculating average hours worked by non-benefits eligible employees for health insurance eligibility.
  • While children of employees of the College are encouraged to apply for a summer position, no employee will be allowed to be supervised by his or her immediate family member.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 431-4315 or .

Hartwick College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, sexual/affectional orientation, disability, genetic information, predisposition of carrier status, ethnic or national origin, religion, military or veteran’s status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, or other classes protected by applicable law.

Summer Postions


Administrative Assistant for Writing Placement
Number of Positions: One
Department: Writing Center
Status:  Part-time
Schedule: Friday, August 25 (12pm – 5pm) and Saturday, August 26 (9am – 4pm)
Supervisor:  Robert Bensen and Julia Suarez Hayes

Description:  Assist writing placement team in various clerical and organizational ways, including preparing paper record for each student tested, assembling records to advisement sessions, recording placement results on paper and digital files, and other tasks as may reasonably arise.

Qualifications:  Familiarity with Writing Center operations and the Writing Competency Program.  Ability to follow directions and accomplish tasks while working independently alongside the writing placement readers.

Submit application to: Julia Suarez Hayes, Clark 223.  Extension 4910.


Foreman Gallery Assistant
Number of Positions: One
Department: Art and Art History
Status:  Part-time (15 hours)  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Schedule: May 22, 2017 through May 26, 2017
Supervisor:  Nancy Golden

Description:  Organize the gallery storage area(s).  Prepare the Foreman Gallery space.  Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Must be reliable and organized.  Ability to list 50 pound pedestals will be helpful.

Submit Application to: Nancy Golden, Extension 4575



Nursing Lab Assistant
Number of Positions: Two
Department: Nursing
Status:  Part-time, 25 hours per week
Schedule: May 31, 2017 – August 22, 2017, schedule dependent on summer nursing course needs
Supervisor:  Dana Plank, Jamie Dalton, Dr. Patricia Grust

Description: Assist summer faculty with laboratory activities within the nursing lab. Set up and take down of manikins and their equipment, as well as other lab equipment used for summer nursing courses.  Maintenance, keep lab in tidy order, in addition to cleaning and sanitation of areas used.

Qualifications: Must be either an entering junior or senior in the nursing program.

Submit application to: Dana Plank, Johnstone 403.  Extension 4590.

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