Working at CTY Summer Sites

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), we take pride in giving students the chance to explore their interests and challenge themselves academically while belonging to a vibrant learning community and making lifelong friends. As part of our On-Campus Summer Programs team, you can develop invaluable skills, grow your professional networks, and make friends while earning a competitive salary and working closely with bright students from around the world. Our On-Campus Summer Programs are held at esteemed colleges, universities, and schools around the United States. 

Various positions are available at our residential and day/commuter sites.  

At residential sites, students and staff live on campus during the session, interacting in a variety of settings both inside and outside of the classroom. Housing and meals are provided in addition to salary for staff working at residential sites.

At day/commuter sites, students and staff arrive onsite daily to engage in a lively learning community and return home and the end of each program day. Room and board are not provided for day site staff.

2022 Summer Residential Site Positions

The following positions are available at CTY residential summer sites. View full job descriptions and salary information.

  • Academic Counselor: This role is similar to that of a boarding school counselor. Provides short-term, goal-focused counseling services to students and supports the staff in meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of students.
  • Academic Dean: Assumes primary responsibility for supervising the academic staff and coordinating the academic program. 
  • Academic Dean's Assistant: Primarily works with the academic dean on day-to-day oversight of the academic program and faculty.
  • Dean of Operations: Oversees the site health office and assists the site director in managing key operational aspects of site administration such as tracking documentation, assisting with student check-in and check-out, and evaluating overall program functionality. 
  • Dean of Residential Life: Assumes primary responsibility for supervising the residential staff and directing the residential program. 
  • Health Assistant: Works closely with the site nurse(s) and site director and participates in the day-to-day operation of the site health office. This includes keeping track of students' medications and medical appointments, conferring with parents/guardians, and acting as a liaison with nearby medical professionals. 
  • Instructor: Responsible for teaching an appropriately challenging and rigorous course to approximately 16-18 highly able students (12-14 in Young Students classes); courses are offered in mathematics, science and technology, writing, and humanities and social sciences.  
  • Office Manager: Assists the site director in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the site's main office, including bookkeeping and supervising Residential Program Assistants. 
  • Resident Assistant: Assists in creating a community that encourages and supports intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a joy for learning; ensures the physical and emotional safety of students; and develops a fun, dynamic, and engaging activities program.
  • Residential Program Assistant: Provides logistical support to the daily operation of both the site office and the residential program. 
  • Senior Resident Assistant: Helps manage the day-to-day operation and implementation of the residential program and supervises the staff of resident assistants. 
  • Site Director: Similar to a head of school or principal, provides overall leadership, manages the day-to-day operations at their sites, and oversees the site administrative team. 
  • Site Nurse: Oversees medical issues at the site in coordination with the rest of the site administrative team. The position is both administrative and clinical. 
  • Teaching Assistant: Tutors students, assists with class paperwork, teaches the class as requested by the instructor, assists with administrative tasks such as note-taking and photocopying, and generally helps to ensure the class runs smoothly.

2022 Summer Commuter Site Positions 

The following positions are available at CTY day/commuter summer sites. View full job descriptions and salary information

  • Academic Counselor: Similar to that of a school counselor, provides short-term, goal-focused counseling services to students and supports instructional staff in meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of students.
  • Academic Dean: Assumes primary responsibility for supervising the academic staff and coordinating the academic program. 
  • Academic Dean's Assistant: Primarily works with the academic dean on day-to-day oversight of the academic program and faculty. 
  • Dean of Students: Supervises the program assistants and coordinates the afternoon activities program. 
  • Dean of Students’ Assistant: Helps coordinate the afternoon activities program and assists with other responsibilities of the dean of students. 
  • General Assistant: Provides general support to the program at their sites. 
  • Health Assistant: Works closely with the site nurse and site director to participate in the day-to-day operation of the site health office as part of the site administrative team. This includes keeping track of students' medications, conferring with parents/guardians, and assisting as needed with students. 
  • Instructor: Responsible for teaching an appropriately challenging and rigorous course to approximately 12-14 highly able students; courses are offered in mathematics, science and technology, writing, and humanities and social sciences.  
  • Office Manager: Assists the site director in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the site's main office, including bookkeeping and supervising General Assistants. 
  • Program Assistant: Responsible for student supervision both inside and outside the CTY classroom. PAs also plan and lead all afternoon activities.
  • Site Director: Similar to a head of school or principal, provides overall leadership, manage the day-to-day operations at their sites, and oversee the site administrative team. 
  • Site Nurse: Responsible for overseeing medical issues at the site in coordination with the rest of the site administrative team. The position is both administrative and clinical. 

Core Student Dates for Summer 2022

Some sites have different operation dates from those listed below.

  • Session One:
    June 26 – July 15
  • Session Two:
    July 17 – August 5

Site Administrators arrive on site a week before student arrival day for orientation and training. This includes all senior administrators (Site Directors, Academic Deans, Academic Counselors, Deans of Operations, Deans of Residential Life, Deans of Students, Office Managers, Site Nurses) and junior administrators (Academic Dean’s Assistants, Dean of Students’ Assistants, General Assistants, Senior Resident Assistants, Health Assistants, Residential Program Assistants).

All other academic and residential staff members arrive on site the Thursday before student arrival day for orientation and training. This includes all Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Residential Assistants, and Program Assistants. 

Travel expenses incurred during travel to and from domestic sites are not covered by CTY. 

See individual site location pages for site details and a list of courses offered by session.

How to Apply

We are excited that you are considering CTY for your summer job. Applying is simple and establishes you as a part of the JHU Talent Community.

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All candidates for summer employment must submit an online application and a current resume to be considered for a position. Instructor and Teaching Assistant candidates are further required to submit a recent transcript. Even if you have previously worked for CTY, you must upload a current resume to complete your application.

Learn more about our On-Campus Summer Programs, including a list of frequently asked questions.

Due to application volume, you may not hear from us for several weeks after submitting your application. If, during this time, you are offered another position or have questions about the application process, you can inquire about the status of your application by emailing ctyrecruiting@jhu.edu.