Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Summer Employment Opportunities through the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins

Biology Teaching Assistant

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at

The core responsibilities of teaching assistants (TAs) are tutoring students, assisting with the paperwork of a class, teaching the class as requested by the instructor, supervising late afternoon/evening study sessions, assisting with administrative tasks such as typing and photocopying, and generally helping to ensure that the class runs smoothly. Additionally, teaching assistants in science classes must assist with class demonstrations, prepare lab sessions, teach the lab sessions as requested, clean up after lab sessions, and complete an end-of-session inventory.

Teaching assistants' daily working hours include all class times, as well as additional planning and preparation time as requested by the instructor. TAs are responsible for Sunday evening class sessions and for working the opening weekend, some of intersession, and the closing weekend, periods when all staff must remain on campus to assist with student arrival and departure. Otherwise, TAs do not have scheduled responsibilities on the weekends. TA’s are provided a salary plus room and board on campus.

We are currently seeking individuals with expertise for the following biology-related positions:
  •  Fast-paced High School Biology, Los Angeles, CA June 22nd-July 18th
    • This is a traditional high school biology course and requires at least 5 semesters of college biology.
  • Introduction to Biomedical Sciences, Carlisle, PA June 22nd – July 18th
  • Introduction to Biomedical Sciences, Lancaster, PA June 22nd – August 8th.  
    • This is an anatomy and physiology course with a medical focus and requires at least one college level anatomy course with lab.
  • Bay Ecology, Chestertown, MD June 22nd – August 8th 
    • This is an environmental biology course that requires coursework in ecology, aquatic biology, and/or marine science.

We also have several openings at residential sites for our health assistant position. Health assistants participate in the day-to-day operation of the site health office, keep track of students' medications and medical appointments, confer with parents, and act as a liaison with nearby medical professionals. HA’s must be 21 and have good driving records due to rental vehicle insurance requirements.

For more information about these positions, site locations, and access to our online employment application, please see our website,, or contact us via email at or by calling 410-735-6185.