Summer Opportunities

Do you have a strong academic record, a demonstrated interest in education, authoritative knowledge of one the subjects taught in our program, and experience working with children? If so, Fairfax Collegiate would like to hear from you!

Fairfax Collegiate is hiring summer program instructors, assistant instructors, location assistants, and location directors.

Fairfax Collegiate instructors have diverse backgrounds. Many instructors are undergraduates at highly selective universities. Some are professional teachers or mid-career professionals. Writing and reading instructors are often M.F.A. Writing or English M.A. candidates or degree holders.

Assistant instructors are entering college or their senior year of high school and help instructors with administrative tasks, grading, and student supervision. Assistant instructors also provide individual instruction to students.

Location assistants are high school students who help the location director with administrative tasks, assist with check-in and check-out, and substitute teach for classes as needed.

Most location directors are professional elementary or secondary teachers with a career interest in educational leadership.

Many Fairfax Collegiate instructors have gone on to pursue careers in education at independent schools, public schools, and Teach for America. Other instructors have applied their teaching experience in graduate programs and in a variety of challenging professions.

Why Teach at Fairfax Collegiate?

  • Share your knowledge and passion for learning.
  • Obtain practical teaching experience.
  • Work with smart, enthusiastic, and energetic people.
  • Build your résumé.
  • Earn competitive pay.
  • Work in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Exercise autonomy and decision making.
  • Receive mentorship from an experienced teacher.
  • Be recognized for outstanding performance.
  • Have fun and teach!

What Past Instructors Say...

Fairfax Collegiate was a great way to refine my teaching skills. Watching an eighth grader decode a logic problem or a fourth grader master fraction concepts beats sitting at a desk any day!

Caroline English, Princeton University

I had a fun and rewarding summer teaching at Fairfax Collegiate. The children amazed me with their creativity.

Erica Harkins, University of Pennsylvania

The program gave me great support and a solid curriculum. It is far more than a "summer job" in that it offers important professional growth for teachers.

Danny Ledonne, American University MFA Film

I had the opportunity to work with extraordinary colleagues, some of whom became close friends. Also, it was great fun to teach kids every day!

Mariah Walker, The College of William & Mary