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Program Assistant

Program assistants (PAs) are responsible for student supervision both inside and outside the CTY classroom. PAs also plan and lead all afternoon activities. Although certain duties are typical, tasks and responsibilities can and do change according to each day’s needs and may vary slightly. Specific tasks and responsibilities in the classroom might include assisting with instructional preparation, aiding the instructor with classroom management, taking notes about student performance, tutoring students, helping with clerical tasks such as typing and photocopying, and generally helping to ensure that the class runs smoothly. PAs are the primary staff members responsible for supervising students during lunch, breaks, and afternoon activities. As part of their supervisory duties, PAs assist with morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

"I'd definitely recommend this position to a friend. It provided good teaching and work experience. It was a great way to join a community and meet new people." — former CTY program assistant

A Typical Day for a Program Assistant

Terms of Employment

  • First-year salary is $2,400 for two sessions
  • Employees are responsible for providing their travel to and from program locations
  • Lunch is provided

Desired Qualifications

  • GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience organizing recreational programs or planning events
  • Maturity, responsibility, energy, and creativity

Position is available only at day sites.

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

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.