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Instructor - Residential

Summer programs instructors at residential sites are responsible for teaching an appropriately challenging and rigorous course to approximately 15-18 highly able students (12-14 in Young Students classes). Instructors' core responsibilities are to plan and conduct their classes and labs within our guidelines, to monitor and evaluate the progress of each of their students, and to supervise an instructional assistant.

Instructors' daily working hours are morning and afternoon class times, some evening sessions at 7th Grade and Above sites, weekly instructional staff meetings, and additional class planning and preparation time as needed. At 7th Grade and Above sites, instructors are responsible for Sunday evening class sessions. At all sites, instructors are responsible for working the opening weekend, some of intersession, and the closing weekend. Otherwise, instructors do not have scheduled responsibilities on weekends.

Day in the Life: Instructor at Residential Sites

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary is $4,800 to $6,000 for two sessions; instructors may work one or both sessions.
  • For residential program employees, room and board are provided
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching experience, preferably with children or adolescents
  • Graduate course work in the appropriate field with a GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office and web-based applications like Box
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Maturity, responsibility, and creativity

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, write to us at 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.