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General Assistant

General assistants (GAs) are responsible for providing general support to the program at their sites. Although certain activities are typical (supply runs and office coverage), specific tasks and responsibilities can and do change according to each day's needs. GAs are often called on to assist in unexpected or emergency situations, such as substituting for an absent program assistant. Very hectic periods may be followed by slow ones which require the GA to take initiative in identifying tasks to perform. In addition, the role of the GA varies somewhat from site to site depending upon the needs of the specific program.

"Everyone in the office worked together very well and the camaraderie has been amazing. I have enjoyed working with the office staff and they have made my first summer with CTY one I will never forget." — former CTY general assistant

Terms of Employment:

  • First-year salary is $2,400 per seven-week period
  • Employees are responsible for providing their travel to and from program locations
  • Must be willing and able to use their own vehicle for supply runs (CTY reimburses mileage at the current Johns Hopkins University rate.)
  • Lunch is provided

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Demonstrated flexibility in a workplace
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor
  • Computer proficiency
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong academic record

Programs run from late June to early August. Please refer to the Site Locations & Dates page for the specific dates of employment.

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, email us or call 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.