Employment Opportunities

Summer Student Employment with the Office of Conference Services at Villanova University

1. Watch the video above to see and hear what summer student jobs with Villanova University's Office of Conference Services are all about.

2. Read through the information below and review our three job descriptions to see which position(s) might match your skills and interests.

3. Select the correct application link(s) below and submit an application!

Per the University's April 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update, all on-campus camps and conferences for Summer 2020 are canceled. We will therefore not be hiring any summer student staff this year. 

We are truly sorry about the far-reaching consequences of the current pandemic, and we agree with Fr. Peter when he writes that "It was my hope that we would be able to allow these programs to go forward, but given the continued uncertainty regarding the official end of the stay-at-home order and the recent announcement that all Pennsylvania K-12 schools would remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, we have decided to cancel all of the scheduled on-campus conferences and camps this summer." 

We wish you all the best and hope to hear from you once we begin staff recruitment for Summer 2021!


The application period for Summer 2020 is now closed!

Applications were accepted here from February 26, 2020 through March 27, 2020. Summer positions are open to Villanova students as well as students from other colleges and universities, but please note separate application links below. Thank you for your interest!

Employment Opportunities for Summer Student Staff

Conference Services employs a temporary staff from mid-May to early August. The summer staff will work in reservations and operations functions for conference, camp and guest groups using Villanova’s meeting, dining, housing, catering, and recreation facilities.

  • Staff Selection Timeline - View the hiring and employment timeline below.  It lists the dates for recruiting, training, and the operations schedule and will allow you to see if our season fits your schedule prior to applying for a position.
  • Apply online – The application period for Summer 2020 is now closed. Online applications for Summer 2020 were available and accepted here starting on February 26, 2020 through March 27, 2020. Thank you for your interest in joining our summer team!



Important! You must select the correct application link(s) below or your application(s) will not be processed. Villanova students, only use the links for Villanova students. Non-Villanova students, only use the links for non-Villanova students.

If you are interested in applying for multiple positions (for example, Conference Assistant and Shift Leader), you must complete a separate application for each position.

IMPORTANT: Do not apply if you do not have a valid US drivers license. Valid US drivers license required for employment. 

Villanova students - use these application links only:

  • Shift Leader (Villanova students)
  • Conference Assistant (Villanova students)
  • Service Desk Assistant (Villanova students)

Non-Villanova students - use these application links only:

  • Shift Leader (non-Villanova students)
  • Conference Assistant (non-Villanova students)
  • Service Desk Assistant (non-Villanova students)


Strong hospitality skills, a solid work ethic and a valid USA driver’s license are required.  All offers of employment are based upon successful completion of background screening checks.

Sample Timeline for Staff Selection Process based on original 2020 plans prior to conference season cancellation due to COVID-19*

February 26
to March 27
Applications accepted; Interviews scheduled via e-mail  
March 9
to April 3
Interviews conducted (Monday through Friday only)  
April 10 Position offers go out via e-mail  
April 15
Acceptance e-mails/letters due back to OCS  
April 23 and April 24 Employment Paperwork Meetings 
(Mandatory scheduled in-person sessions for all hired staff)
May 11-14 Shift Leader Training  
May 13-14 Service Desk Assistant Training  
May 17
Staff to move into OCS Housing  
May 18
All-Staff Training begins (Shift Leaders, Conference Assistants and Service Desk Assistants)  
May 24 Conference Operations begin  
August 5
Last Day of Employment with OCS;
Final move-out day for staff

* Dates subject to change.  Any changes and updates will be posted on this website.


With any questions about our summer student staff positions and the application and hiring process, please contact us via e-mail.