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Working at Girls First!


(All positions for summer 2016 have been filled)


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 and Closing Day.

Resident Advisor (RA)

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

Junior Resident Advisor (Jr. RA) 

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

Academic Director 

Must have advanced degree in education, management or content area. Must have teaching and management experience. 

Time Commitment

RA and Jr. RA June 22 - July 9, 2016
Teachers June 23 - July 9, 2016

How to Apply

Teaching Applicants are asked to complete the online application and email a copy of their resume to the director. The application will ask for list three references – two professional and one personal. References will be contacted before hiring; there is no need for written letters of recommendation. However, if you do have a written letter, you may send that to the director along with your resume. 

RA and Jr. RA applicants must also complete the online application. The application asks for 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.


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, Cathryn Cleveland-Hirsch at 703-556-8323 or cclevelandhirsch@madeira.org.