Factotum applications for TASS-CBS and TASS-AOS are available here. (You may need to turn off dark mode in your Microsoft Word preferences to avoid display issues with the document.) They are due January 10th, 2022. If you have any questions about the program or the factotum position, please contact us at email@example.com.
For summer 2022, the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS) Committee will hire factotum teams to staff three TASS sites at the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, and Cornell University as TASS Factotums. Each program site will host two seminars, one Critical Black Studies program (TASS-CBS) focused on topics in critical Black studies, and one Anti-Oppressive Studies program (TASS-AOS) focused on topics in the humanities and social studies using anti-oppressive and anti-racist frameworks. The Telluride Association prioritizes the selection of Black students for TASS-CBS, and the selection of Black, Indigenous, and other students of color, as well as students who have experienced economic hardship for TASS-AOS.
The Factotum team serves as the primary onsite authority for the duration of the program. Factotums manage residential life for students, ensure their well-being during the program, and help them form an inclusive, intentional community. During the spring, hired Factotums will write a welcome letter to students that introduces them to the core aspects of the program and how to prepare, work with professors to identify and order seminar materials, and organize orientation activities for students. Those selected for the Factotum position must attend the virtual training in the Spring of 2022 and the in-person training two weeks prior to the start of the program.
Throughout the course of the program, Factotums will serve as a resource for student questions and be available to address pressing student issues after-hours. Factotums introduce and help students structure town hall-style community meetings to jump start students’ democratic self-governance. Those hired are responsible for guiding students in the creation of an inclusive environment for students of all genders, races, sexualities, and other identity categories; this should include discussions of how students account for this within their self-governance. Factotums will also be responsible for learning to facilitate community accountability and transformative justice practices and helping students implement these practices in their community. In addition to ensuring a safe and respectful atmosphere, Factotums provide logistical support to help student committees plan activities. Factotums must attend weekly meetings with onsite staff supervisors (and Telluride Association Board point people as appropriate) to update them on the program’s progress and write a detailed program report after the program’s conclusion.
The Mission of Telluride Association is to prepare and inspire promising students to lead and serve through free, transformative educational experiences rooted in critical thinking and democratic community. In addition to the TASS program, the Telluride Association runs two Branches for students at Cornell University and the University of Michigan, and programs for alumni. To learn more about the Telluride Association and all its programs visit our website: www.tellurideassociation.org
The Telluride Association conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and uses a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired must submit an I-9 form to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The form must be completed upon hire. The Telluride Association cannot sponsor visas for its summer employment opportunities.
Factotums receive room and board for the duration of the program as well as a stipend of $5,037. Telluride Association also covers travel expenses to and from factotum training and the program itself.