The pay for student employees is not hight, but you basically work there for the experience.
Friendly staff and friendly working environment
As a part-time lecturer, get few benefits. But free bus travel is great, and after teaching a certain number of courses you can start to get other benefits like paid sabbatical and research travel money, which is unheard of for adjuncting work at other institutions.
Good health care coverage and the benefits are in line with other schools in the state as well as the immediate vicinity.
Luckily I live in Massachusetts becuase as a part-timer I can not afford the health care package. The PT Faculty Union works very hard. The best perk for me is the free CE classes you can take, which are taught by first class instructors. I also just love having access to all the amazing facilities. The do offer grant opportunities to PT faculty as well. I also teach for their CE Program and I have to admit-they are a hell of a lot easier and more engaging to work with.
The administration keeps taking benefits away from the staff, while sweetening the deal for those at the top.
RISD treats it's hourly (non-exempt) employees as second class employees with inferior benefits, including no external tuition remission benefit. Exempt staff get 35% of RISD tuition towards external tuition benefit. Hourly staff get NOTHING. Senior management are nothing but corporate carpetbaggers looking to pad their resume and move on to the next victim, err college.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.