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Seasonal Employment

We Have Positions!

Whether you are an undergraduate student looking for a summer experience working with youth, a Ph.D. student searching for a teaching opportunity, or a career educator hoping to join a unique learning community, we have an opportunity for you!

Programs for Talented Youth, a unit on Peabody College of education and human development offers summer, weekend, and online programs for academically advanced students from kindergarten through high school. We rely on dynamic and creative individuals to foster and support the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of advanced students.

Because we have programs that meet each season (fall, spring, and summer), we are constantly recruiting members of our seasonal team. We have a variety of roles available that appeal to different interests and skill sets to help make our residential and day programs a success.

Please view the sections below for job descriptions and for directions on how to express interest in particular jobs/seasonal opportunities.

Note: All individuals expressing interested in PTY positions must be at least 18-years-old. Some experience working or volunteering with youth, is preferred but not required, for most positions. Positions may remain posted after being filled. We are unable to provide sponsorship of an employment VISA at this time.

Summer Opportunities (On-Campus)

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY)

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY), which includes Career Connections at SAVY, is a program for students in rising 1-8 grades.

For more information about Summer SAVY seasonal positions, click here.

Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA)

Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA) is a program for students in rising 7-12 grades.

For more information about VSA summer residential and non-residential positions, please click here.

For questions about available or future positions at VSA, please contact Mark Shivers.

Academic-Year Opportunities (On-Campus)

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (K-6 grade) and Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (7-12 grade) operate on select Saturdays during the academic year.

For more information about all academic year support positions for K-12 programs available on campus, click here.

Virtual Opportunities

Mentor Immersion (10-12 grade) is a seasonal virtual program with a fall, spring, and summer cohort and Rising Experts: Mini Immersion (7-9 grade) is a fall virtual program.

For more information about virtual program opportunities, click here.

Teaching Opportunities

For more information about proposing a course for PTY for one of our many programs, please visit

Want to Stay In the Loop?

If you not interested in expressing interest in our current positions, but would you like to be reminded of available positions in the future, we encourage you to join our employment mailing list.

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