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Resident Assistant

Resident assistants (RAs) help create a community that encourages and supports intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a joy for learning. RAs ensure the physical and emotional safety of students, and develop a fun, dynamic, and engaging activities program. The RA supervises students to ensure that CTY rules and expectations are followed. RA commitments also include attendance at daily meetings and work on committees to plan all-site weekend events. RAs’ working hours are primarily the hours students are not in class, including weekends.

A Typical Day as an RA

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary is $3,006 for two sessions
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America
  • Room and board are provided at all locations

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience as a camp counselor or college RA
  • Experience supervising young students
  • Ability to create and organize group events and daily recreational activities
  • Ability to enforce rules
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively in committees
  • High level of responsibility and energy
  • College GPA of 3.2 or better

This position is available only at residential sites.

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.