Careers at GDS

Summer Studies Instructors

Georgetown Day School’s Office of Auxiliary Programs seeks instructors for its GDS Summer Studies Courses.
GDS Auxiliary Programs Mission:  While participating in GDS Auxiliary Programs, children will explore, learn, and create through hands-on and interpersonal inquiry, gaining an appreciation for themselves, others, and the world. GDS Auxiliary Programs Team Members teach new skills and provide tools that enable children to develop into individuals who strive to learn and understand, try new things, and care for others.

Position Description:GDS Summer Studies Program seeks to hire instructors to teach enrichment classes that will challenge our students academically, physically, and artistically. We seek individuals with experience teaching children ages 5-18, as well as professional expertise in such areas as science, math, visual or performing arts, language arts, computer programming, technology and engineering, and more.

Instructors must be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about ways to support learning through guided activities. The ability to provide rich, mission-aligned content and creative pedagogy, to establish authentic relationships,  to work collaboratively with colleagues, and to place children’s interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job. Instructors must also submit a program-long syllabus and regular lesson plans. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.

This position reports to the GDS Summer Studies Director.

Seeking instructors for the following summer studies classes:
Times below reflect teacher times, not program times.
  • Creative Challenges Camp Co-Teachers (Weeks of July 29, August 5, August 12; 8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Creative Challenges Camp Elementary Education Intern (June 17-August 16; 8:30am-4pm)
  • Little Hoppers Camp Lead Teacher (Weekly, June 17-August 16; 8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Little Hoppers Camp Assistant Teacher (Weekly, June 17-August 16; 8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Touch Typing Teacher (June 24-28; 3:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Service and Social Justice Teacher (August 12-16; 8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Geometry Teacher (June 17-July 26; No camp July 4 & 5, 8:30am-12:00pm)
  • 7th Grade Math Teacher (August 5-16; 8:30am-12:00pm)
  • Sports of DC Teacher (July 29-August 2; 8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Mystery Reading & Writing Teacher (July 15-26; 8:30am-12:00pm)
  • Extended Morning Care Staff (June 17-August 16; 7am-9am)
  • Extended Afternoon Care Staff (June 17-August 16; 3pm-6:15pm)
  • Summer Camp Management Intern and Program Aide  (June 17-August 16; 8:30am-4pm)

Responsibilities for Lead Teachers include the following:
  • Submit a season syllabus prior to the start of the program
  • Submit weekly lesson plans that include class objectives and learning goals
  • Lead classes, ensuring that learning goals are met
  • Collaborate with co-teachers as needed
  • Prepare a demonstration of mastery as a culmination to each season
  • Provide a weekly write up of the topics and accomplishments in class to send student home to families

Responsibilities for co-teachers, interns, and extended day staff:
  • Deliver course curriculum
  • Co-lead activities planned for the day
  • Lead small group activities as assigned

Responsibilities for All Summer Studies Staff
  • Arrive promptly and prepared for class
  • Ensure that students are learning in creative, hands-on, interactive, and age-appropriate ways
  • Enthusiastically engage students
  • Supervise actively
  • Incorporate opportunities for students to collaborate, problem-solve and create
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional responsibilities vary by role and course.
Lead and Co-Teacher Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in the subject area
  • Professional experience in the subject area
  • Prior history of teaching the class to the target age group
  • Previous teaching experience preferred; demonstrable teaching and behavior management skills required
All Summer Studies Staff:
  • Must enjoy working with children and demonstrate good judgement in doing so
  • Prior experience working with children in the target age group
  • Ability to think on one’s feet
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to attend staff training
Pay:  Varies depending on role and experience

To Apply: Complete the online application at
Georgetown Day School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, marital status, race, religion national origin or ethnic origin or sexual orientation in the hiring or retaining of staff. In addition, GDS makes every effort to comply with all governmentally mandated regulations applicable to independent schools including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.