WCATY instructors work closely with program directors and curriculum specialists to design rigorous and innovative courses specifically for gifted and talented students. If you are interested in becoming a WCATY instructor, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. WCATY hires instructors for year-round opportunities, so feel free to contact WCATY at any time. More information about current instructor positions can be found on WECAN or the UW-Madison Jobs site.

Summer Program Instructor Applications

ALP 2018

STEP 2018

YSSP 2018



UW- Madison Student Workers (Hourly)

In order to successfully run its programs, WCATY heavily relies on the skills of UW-Madison students other over the summer as well as during the school year. WCATY is currently searching for students to fill a couple different positions; data analyst, graphic designer, editor, and general program assistant. Please click on the links below to read a little more about the positions and learn about the application Process.

Student Employment Application Process

Student Application Form

UW-Madison Student Job Postings


Educational Assistants

Educational Assistants for WCATY programs support their instructor and students so that the instructional program is well prepared and learners have a quality educational experience. For more information about each program's position, please read the application.

Growing Early Minds (GEM) EA Application (Winter Saturday sessions)

Summer Program EA Applications

ALP EA Application

STEP EA Application

YSSP EA Application 


Residential Assistants

Residential Assistants for WCATY summer programs are responsible for student recreation outside of the classroom. For more information about the position, please read the position descriptions below.

Summer Program RA Applications 

New Residential Assistant Application

Head Residential Assistant Application

Residential Facilitator Application