Residential Summer Counselors

The Governor's School at Radford University seeks highly motivated individuals to serve as residential summer counselors. The application window opens December 1 and closes on April 1 (or when positions are filled).

Learn more about the Governor's School

All counselors must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older before June 20, 2021
  • Must submit to a background check
  • Must be willing to live on campus (in a residence hall) June 20 - July 24, 2021
  • Must attend training from June 14-19, 2021
Each residential counselor is responsible for the following:
  • Supervise 16-18 rising high school juniors and seniors. This includes dining with the students, making sure they get to classes and scheduled activities on time, and being the first point-of-contact for any issues or problems that may arise.
  • Help organize and run extra-curricular activities
  • Must be willing to work with groups of students to facilitate a service learning project.
  • 1.5 hours of faculty/staff assistance per day, working in a positive and supportive capacity with faculty/staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Governor's School counselors must be energetic, socialable, and must enjoy working with teens. Counselors must also be flexible and must demonstrate an ability to think and act quickly in cooperative ways with other counselors, resident life directors, program directors, and faculty.

Residential counselors in the Visual and Performing Arts should demonstrate competency in theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, or visual art.
All counselors receive lodging and meals in addition to a $2,500 stipend (before taxes).

To apply, Fill out the Google Survey at: 

Governor's School Counselor Application Survey

AND email a resume (with 3 references) to:

Dr. Wayne Gallops  - Director Residential Governor's School for the Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities at Radford University at


Friday, January 24, 2020

Interviews for qualified applicants will take place in February with selection in early March.