Employment Opportunities

Important Employment Information

Below are employment opportunities with local companies and individuals. They are posted as a courtesy and convenience for our community and students.

  • Disclaimer: Postings do not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by W.T. Woodson, FCPS, nor any administrator or employee of either W.T. Woodson or FCPS. Parents need to check and be satisfied with any program chosen for their children. This web page contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network. Neither W.T. Woodson High School nor FCPS controls the content or relevancy of these pages
  • Student Work Permit Process – Fairfax County Public Schools does not take have an active role in Virginia’s Child Labor Permit process. Information about the child labor permit process can be found at www.doli.virginia.gov.
  • Availability - Don't let posted dates keep you from an opportunity. Opportunities are frequently available long after posting.
  • Employment Scams! – Don’t forget to check out the company that is hiring. You want your work experience to be positive. The internet is a great tool for this research. Examples of search engine parameters might be: the “company name & scam” or the “company name & settlement,” or the “company name & legal.” Although it is also good to research the company site, they are never going to advertise any issues or problems they have. Clue to possible issues: the company charges you for training.



The Dulles Chamber of Commerce has created a local business networking tool for teens and young adults ages 16 – 24 who are seeking job opportunities (part-time, permanent and seasonal) and internships in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince Williams counties.  Applicants set up a profile that includes career interests, location, time availability, and skills.  The profile takes less than five minutes to complete.  No resume is needed.  Employers will reach out to applicants based on the contact information provided.  To create a profile, visit www.getajobdulles.com.

FAIRFAX COUNTY TEEN JOB FAIRS AND RESUME BUILDING WORKSHOPS – These fairs and workshops are intended for student job seekers ages 16 to 18 looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences.  These workshops will be held on multiple days and at multiple locations.  Last year, over 2,000 Fairfax County teenagers and 100+ employers attended the events.  The job fairs provide teenagers the opportunity to get in front of employers and for employers and volunteer organizations to find talented, driven Fairfax County students to fill their positions.  Students can register to attend at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuSSaLImT3ESMjN_-z-BP4hkgp1tAy5VCJvHaL779YjR0dkw/viewform.  Businesses can register for a free booth space at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzHK-d-RF8bU3eFckMu3CbgSFV6TV98L2e4btPUxk7sHJNmw/viewform

  • Saturday, 10 March, 1 - 3 pm, Woodson High School
  • Saturday, 17 March, 1 - 3 pm, South County High School
  • Saturday, 7 April, 11 am - 1 pm, Chantilly High School
  • Saturday, 14 April, 11 am - 1 pm, Mount Vernon High School
  • Saturday, 21 April, 11 am - 1 pm, South Lakes High School
  • Saturday, 28 April, Noon – 2 pm, West Springfield High School


29 March, 4 – 7 pm, Valo Park (formerly the Gannett Building), 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102The WIT Job Fair is an opportunity to check out some of the DC area’s largest employers for those seeking career transition or new careers. Both men and women are encouraged to come and meet recruiters and hiring managers from organizations that are actively seeking candidates for positions in the tech sector. This is a free event for job seekers.  Advanced registration is strongly encouraged so that exhibitors can view your resume.  For exhibitor information and to register, visit www.womenintechnology.org/job-fair.

Job Opportunity Resources


The Division of Registered Apprenticeship is now offering a job posting feature.  Posted this week are apprenticeship opportunities in cosmetology, electrical work, plumbing, machinist, optician, and early childhood learning.  Bookmark this page to see all opportunities as they are posted.  One may be for you!  Visit www.dolivirginia.gov/apprenticship/sponsorjobspage.html.


Fairfax County offers complete job descriptions andother employment information on its website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs. Almost all county jobs require you to apply online and to create an AIMS (Applicant Information Management System) account. Input your resume, and the account will let you apply for jobs, edit your resume, and check the status of your job applications. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs.


SkillSource offers jobs to individuals 18-21 years of age. Participants attend ongoing training sessions to learn about work readiness skills and are matched with area employers for community work experience. For more information and an application visit www.myskillsource.org/home/youth_eye.shtml.


Check out the federal jobs site for summer jobs and internships. Start at the bottom in your area of interest and show what you are worth. So to www.usajobs.gov, try searching for summer clerical positions. Start now. Positions tend to be advertised long before the work period begins.

Seasonal Job Opportunities


5622-G Ox Road (next to Fairfax Station Gold’s Gm)Liberty Tax Service is looking for outgoing energetic people to be part-time costumed wavers and marketers. The position pays $12 per hour and applicants must be at least 16 years old. Apply in person or call to make an appointment for an interview at 703.323.5580.  Posted 01/12/18.


Periodically, a number of businesses hire part-time, seasonal employees: nurseries, county parks and recreation organizations, moving companies, local hotels, restaurants, catering, charter boat tours, “big box stores” like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace hardware. Snagajob shares both full- and part-time seasonal jobs at www.snagajob.com/jobs

Non-Categorical Opportunities


The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Northern Virginia is looking for students who are energetic, reliable, trustworthy, and who enjoy working with kids to assist in their after school programs.  Shifts are 3 -6 pm, and they are asking that applicants commit to three or more days per week.  Pay rate is determined by various criteria, including prior work experience in an after school program.  Counselors will assist a “Senior Counselor” in all aspects of the program including set-up, snacks, games, homework help, swimming, and clean-up.  Visit http://www.jccnv.org/clientuploads/BASE/2017-2018%20Forms/17-18%20BASE%20Staff%20Application.pdf to apply.  For questions, contact Tim Fuir, School-Age Services and Day Camps Program Manager at 703.537.3041 or tim.fuir@jccnv.org. posted 09/01/17.


The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s Early Childhood Learning Center, located at 8900 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax, is looking for substitute teachers to work after school.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old, be able to pass a background check, have previous experience working with children (babysitting, etc.), and do not need to be Jewish to apply.  Substitute teachers may be asked to work in advance or on the same day and will be paid $8 an hour or more (based on experience and education).  To apply, e-mail your resume and availability to Ashley Hoy at Ashley.Hoy@JCCNV.org.


The Burke Chick-Fil-A is hiring both front and back (kitchen) of house team members.  Although 16 years and older is ideal, this franchise will consider a work permit for a 15-year-old.  Shifts are 4 – 8 hours long and employees are expected to work three or more days a week (Sundays are always off).  On Saturday, 3 February, there will be open interviews from 7 am – 9 pm.  At other times, contact any manager at 703.250.7000.  The Burke Chick-Fil-A is located at 5815 Burke Center Parkway, Burke, VA 22015, by Kohl’s.  Posted 02/09/18


Childcare is needed for a 7-year-old female and a 10-year-old male.  Hours are 3:30 pm (meet children at bus) to 6 or 6:30 pm.  House is an easy drive, approximately 3 miles from W.T. Woodson.  For more information, contact Ms. Rupli at Danielle.Dechick@focus-architects.com.  Posted 12/01/17.


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax – The JCCNV is looking for substitute teachers to work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers after school.  Substitute teachers may be asked to work in advance or the same day and will be paid $8 an hour or more based on education and experience.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old, be able to pass a background check, and have previous experience working with children (babysitting, etc.).  JCC accepts applicants of all religions.  To apply, email your resume and availability to Ashley Hoy at Ashley.Hoy@JCCNV.org.  Posted 02/09/18


6 February, 10:30 am – 3 pm, Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Dr, Falls Church, VA.  Talk with a police recruiter and the Fairfax County Human Resource Division, learn everything you need to know about becoming a police officer.  Recruiters can also help you with your application and assist with this first step to beginning your career in law enforcement.  Learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department at www.FairfaxCounty.gov/Police.


Home Depot is hiring 2,000 people in Washington, DC and 30 people in Virginia.  Ahead of the busy spring season, Home Depot is hiring for part-time and seasonal positions including cashiers, sales, and online order fulfillment.  Applicants must apply online at https://careers.homedepot.com/ or text HOMEDEPOT to 52279 to receive a link to apply to hourly positions in the area.  Posted 02/16/18


InCourage Martial Arts in Kings Park, located at 8932 Burke Lake Road in Springfield, is looking for after- school assistants to help lead and manage young students.  Responsibilities include running physical games, keeping students safe on field trips, leading arts and crafts activities, and helping students with homework.  The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, is detail-oriented, enjoys being around kids, and is eager to learn.

The pay rate is $8 - $12 per hour.  The hours are 3:15 to 6:30 pm for at least 2 days a week Mondays – Friday.  To apply, send a resume to Master Kim at masterkim87@gmail.com, 703-503-0101, along with answers to the following questions:  1) What is it about InCourage Martial Arts that makes you want to apply here?  2) How did you hear about the job/career opportunity?  3) What is your current availability for work Monday – Friday?


Session 2: 19 July – 10 August, 8 am – 4:30 pm, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA – The CTY in Alexandria is seeking Instructors, Program Assistants, and General Assistants for Session 2 of their summer program.  Instructors should have prior teaching experience and will lead small classes for 5-7 hours daily over three weeks.  Program Assistants are part camp counselor, part classroom aide.  They will lead sports activities, arts and crafts, talent shows, and service projects.  General Assistants will assist in the office and fill in as needed in activities and classrooms.  For more information and to apply, visit http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.


The Lil' Kickers soccer program is seeking energetic and outgoing students to join their team of coaches.  Lil’ Kickers is a program focused on helping children 18 months to 9 years old build strong physical, intellectual, and emotional skills using the game of soccer.  Applicants will learn the following business skills: organization, interpersonal relations, leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking. Participants must have their own transportation and be available either weekday or weekend mornings.  Starting salary for Lil’ Kickers coaches is $10.00/hour.  Working locations are: Merritt Academy (Fairfax, VA), McLean Sport and Health (McLean, VA), and Onlife Fitness (Alexandria, VA).  For more information on the program and to apply, visit https://www.lilkickersdmv.com/.  For questions, contact Avril Ramirez at 703.408.8191 or info@lilkickersdmv.com.  Posted 12/01/17.


Papa Johns in Fairfax and Annandale are accepting application for inside positions.  Applicants can stop by the store apply online at http://indeedjobs.com/papa-johns-pizza-gmg/_hl/en_US.  Questions can be directed to the Director of Operations, Justin Hamacher, at justin@papajohnsgmg.com.


4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr., Chantilly, VA – has open positions for general staff.  The general staff position is normally used as a gateway job for nonworking students to allow them to get their feet wet in the working world.  The position is primarily Friday-Sunday, with one or two shifts during the week.  The position requires public speaking, general cleaning, and looking after children as they play laser tag.  The starting pay is $8/hr and includes 6 free games of laser tag per month.  To apply, visit http://www.shadowlandadventures.com/join-our-team/


The SCA DC Community Program provides year-round conservation opportunities for youth ages 15-19 divided into two seasons: school year programs (January-May) and summer programs (July-August). The DC Community Program offers both volunteer and paid service opportunities. Volunteer opportunities usually occur on weekends during the school year, and paid service programs occur Monday-Friday during the summer. Members serve at sites throughout the metropolitan DC area. Students build trails, restore habitat, build leadership skills, and learn about the local environment through field trips, outdoor recreation and camping trips. Students also complete community service projects. The DC Community Program also provides an environmental education resource for youth in the Metropolitan DC Area at The Urban Tree House (UTH). UTH Program is the SCA’s environmental education center located in Anacostia Park in Southeast Washington. SCA staff provides free environmental education programs and activities for DC-area K-12 youth on a number of topics including: urban ecosystems and watersheds, waste and recycling, conservation and sustainability, environmental ethics, wildlife, and ecology. For more information and to apply, visit www.thesca.org/serve/program/washington-dc. To contact the SCA’s Community Program in DC, email scadc@thesca.org. Posted 02/17/17


Goldfish Swim School, Falls Church, VA is seeking motivated applicants for immediate openings as a Swim Instructor.  Schedules are flexible, average shift length is 3.5 hours, and shifts are available on weeknights and weekends.  Applicants do not need any prior swim instructor experience and must be at least 16 years old to apply.  Paid training is $9/hour and salary is $13/hour.  For more information and to apply, visit https://goldfish-swim-school-reston.careerplug.com/jobs/691230/apps/new.  Once application is received, you will be contacted for next steps in the hiring process.  For questions, call Michael Mastropasqua, hiring manager at 703.348.3261 ext 2, or at michael.mastropasqua@goldfishss.com.


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC), 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax – The JCC is looking for staff for its Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) Program.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be energetic, creative, caring, and want to work with school-aged children in grades K - 6.  The following shifts are available for the 2017-2018 school year:  Monday - Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00 am and 3:00 - 6:00 pm.  Days and hours are flexible, and you do not need to be Jewish to work or attend JCCNV programs.  For an application and more information, contact Tim Fuir at Tim.Fuir@jccnv.org or call at 703.537.3041.


Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, VA.  The Water Mine is now hiring lifeguards, cashiers, and park attendants for the summer season.  Lifeguard applicants must be 15 years or older, able to swim 50 yards without stopping, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 5 feet, and swim 10 feet under water.  Training is available.  Job duties include ensuring the safety of patrons, recognizing and responding to park emergencies, 4 hours of in-service training per month, and first aid administration as needed.  Lifeguards and Cashiers start at $10/hour and Park Attendants start at $9/hour with pay increases with experience.  Apply online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/watermine/employment-opportunities.  For questions, contact Jamie Rule at Jamie.Rule@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703.471.5415.

Pool Opportunities


4129 Village Court, Annandale – Atlantic Pool Service is looking for full-time and part-time certified Lifeguards and Pool Operators to work in the Northern Virginia area this summer at the following locations:  Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fall Church, Reston, Springfield, and Vienna.  For applications and more information, visit www.atlanticpoolservice.net, call at 703.941.1000, or email atlanticpoolinc@aol.com.  Posted 02/09/18


Community Pool Service is seeking lifeguards for the 2018 summer.  The job entails constant surveillance of patrons, providing emergency care and treatment as needed, and providing appropriate maintenance and activity reports.  Applicants must be 15 years old and will need certification.  Certification can be obtained through the American Red Cross or a class with Community Pool Service (CPS).  To apply, contact CPS for an interview and bring two forms of ID and a completed application.  Certified applicants will need to attend an orientation (dates will be posted online) and submit outstanding work application documents.  Interested persons can learn more at http://communitypools.com/ or may contact Maxy at 703.276.7665 / 301.948.2400.  The local office is at 4511 Daly Drive, Suite F, Chantilly, VA.


Continental Pools is now recruiting full-time and part-time pool operators and lifeguards for Summer 2018.  Applicants must be at least 15 years old.  Responsibilities including testing and adjusting chemical levels as well as maintaining facility cleanliness.  Monitoring activities to prevent accidents and participating in regular training sessions is also part of the job.  Certified lifeguard or successful completion of lifeguard training course is required and provided by Continental Pools, Inc.  Certified Pool Operator training is also available.  Apply online at www.continentalpools.com or email at jobs@continentalpools.com.  The local office is at 14120 Parke Long Court, Chantilly, VA.


Premier Aquatics is recruiting lifeguards for Summer 2018.  Applicants must be at least 15 years old.  Lifeguards enforce policies, procedures, rules and regulations as well as responding effectively in emergency situations and performing water rescues and administering first aid as needed.  Lifeguards need CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications, and Premier Aquatics can provide training with Red Cross certified instructors.  Pools are open from 26 May – 3 September and an hourly salary will be paid.  Get more information and apply online at www.premieraquatics.com or contact Yana Koleva at 703.373.0350.  The local office is at 6184 Old Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.