Working at Girls First!

Available Positions

Teacher (job description)

At minimum, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the subject they wish to teach. Candidates with teaching experience and/or camp experience are preferred. Most teachers are residential (live in the dorms) and receive an additional stipend for weekend work. Day teachers work at camp Monday through Friday and Opening Weekend. The exact hours for each day are outlined in the staff contract. View the sample teacher schedule.

Resident Advisor (RA) (Job Description)

Must have completed one year of college and must have residential life and/or camp experience. RAs supervise the girls in the dorms and plan afternoon, evening, and weekend activities. View the sample RA/Junior RA schedule.

Junior Resident Advisor (Jr. RA) (Job Description) 

Must be current 11th or 12th grade students at The Madeira School. Jr. RAs work with RAs in their dorms and assist in planning, organizing, and supervising afternoon, evening, and weekend activities. View the sample Jr. RA schedule.

Time Commitment

RA and Jr. RA June 25 - July 13
Resident teachers June 26 - July 13
Day teachers June 26 - July 13

How to Apply

Teaching Applicants are asked to email a copy of their resume to the director and to list three references – two professional and one personal – on their online application. We will contact your references if we are interested in hiring you; there is no need for them to write a letter of recommendation. However, if you do have a written letter, you may send that to the director along with your resume. You must supply both phone numbers and email addresses for all three references.

RA and Jr. RA applicants must provide three references by non-family members who can attest to your qualifications as a young woman able to work with teenagers and with other camp staff. Please ask them to return the completed RA reference form directly to the Girls First! Office via email to girlsfirst@madeira.org.

For your convenience an applicant forms checklist will be posted soon.


Applications for all positions are reviewed as they are submitted. We will contact you via email if we are interested in setting up an interview. Staff positions are filled on a rolling basis.

We welcome questions! Contact Girls First! Director, Cathyryn Cleveland-Hirsch at 703-556-8323 or cclevelandhirsch@madeira.org.