Employment Opportunities

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Resident Advisors/Recreation Assistants/Responsible Adults are essential parts to the Jacob’s Ladder program. We depend upon committed, motivated, and enthusiastic RAs to keep the program moving forward and lend their life experiences and strengths to make Jacob’s Ladder a program that Climbers will remember for the rest of their lives!

Applicants must be 18+ and have completed at least one year of college. Room and board are provided for the 5 weeks of the program, which includes training and wrap-up time. RAs rotate work on the weekends and have 1 ½ days off each week. If interested, please download and complete the application.

Apply to be an RA

2024 application

Summer Instructors

Summer Instructors provide the element of enrichment to the program with courses that include creative and critical thinking to stretch the minds of our bright Climbers. Are you a talented teacher who enjoys working with gifted middle schoolers? Are you ready to be challenged and stretched in your teaching? Jacob’s Ladder employs instructors specifically for the Summer Enrichment Program. These positions are highly sought after and allow instructors the unique opportunity to create a course for a roomful of eager and intelligent minds. If you are interested in creating a class that will be taught for one week, 3 sessions a day, send an e-mail to director@jladder.org stating your course idea, preferred week, teaching background, and any past experiences working with gifted children.

The 2024 choice of weeks includes Week 1 (July 1 – July 5), Week 2 (July 8 – July 12), Week 3 (July 15 – 19), and Week 4 (July 22 – July 25, four days only).

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