Parish Summer Staff Positions

Interested in making a difference in kids' lives? From college students looking to gain work experience to seasoned professionals wanting to share their gifts through special programs, we want to hear from you!

The 2020 CIT and Counselor Application will become available in mid-February 2020.

Please review the available positions before applying.

Do you see yourself as a positive example and a leader in your high school, college or professional community? Parish Summer employs young adults in high school and college as well as current professionals who have experience working with young people.

Parish Summer Counselors are responsible for leading and implementing programs and experiences for campers in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety, development, growth and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group.

Lead Counselor

Lead Counselors are young adults or adults who are in charge of a particular age group of students.  Lead counselors typically have worked in our program for more than one year or he/she is an adult who has experience working with children as a teacher or coach in some capacity.  A lead counselor is committed to working with children, has an engaging and fun-loving attitude and serve as role models for the campers.

Junior Counselor

Junior Counselors are typically high school through college aged young adults who serve as support for the Lead Counselors. JCs are second in command. Much like the Lead Counselor, we expect our JCs to be committed to working with children, to have an engaging and fun-loving attitude, and serve as a role model for the campers.


Parish Summer Day Camp seeks Specialists of all types. We are looking for people who have a special talent, hobby or interest that may include but is not limited to: academics, athletics, fine arts, world language, magic, cheerleading and so much more! The Specialist works with all age groups as campers cycle through a particular activity throughout the day. Individuals interested in this role must be committed to working with children, engaging, fun-loving with a passion for their talent.

Counselor in Training

This is a training program for rising 7th and 8th grade students who are looking to move into a paid summer position for high school. CITs will work directly with campers in lower grades and will enthusiastically participate as an organizer, an assistant to lead counselors, and will work with the Parish Summer director on various summer tasks. CITs are required to attend a one-day training and must commit to four consecutive weeks of camp. This is a volunteer position with Parish Summer and space is limited to five select students. The CIT application for 2019 is closed. Please check back in February 2020 for next summer.

Questions about the hiring process should be directed to David Fisher, Director of Parish Summer. 

hiring process

Each and every Parish staff member is selected after undergoing a thorough application and interview process. We receive many applicants for each opening and therefore are highly selective. Previous employment with Parish Summer does not guarantee future employment. Applicants must be at least 15 years old to apply.

Parish Summer day camp counselor works with a group of kids on a STEM-based challenge during day camp in Dallas, Texas.

The process includes:

  • Staff Application - Complete online application

  • Personal Interview - Conducted by the Camp Director or Assistant Director

  • Professional/Personal References (3) - A combination of individuals from work and/or school who can attest to your skills and integrity

  • Criminal Background Check - To be completed by all counselors ages 18 and older

Hired counselors will be required to:

  • Attend two mandatory trainings

  • Complete Safe Schools training as assigned

  • Produce proof of valid CPR/First Aid training or complete training prior to start of camp

    • Training will be provided free of charge. Counselors who are unable to attend the free training must attend another training at their own expense and submit proof of completion.

Interested in Partnering?

outside vendors

If you are an outside vendor with a camp of your own or you are an educator who wants work in the summer, we would love to hear from you. Please email David Fisher, Director of Parish Summer, to express your interest.