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  2. Have your resume ready. See Mrs. Massey​ if you need assistance.
  3. Make sure your application is completed neatly and accurately.
  4. Dress nicely and communicate clearly with the employer. Think about what the employer is looking for and try and meet their needs.
  5. Follow up with the business after you submit your application.
  6. A work permit is required for anyone under age 16.**

** The school system no longer has an active role in the Child Labor Permit Process.  Children and their parents will no longer need to visit their local schools to have an Issuing Officer sign their paperwork.  Parents may access the forms required to process a child labor permit on DOLI's website:

Disclaimer: Understand that the school is unable to screen individuals who offer employment and it is your responsibility to make sure that a job is appropriate for your student.

Unpaid Experience

Alzheimer’s Association (Events and Public Relations Volunteer)

Help with any of the following: Contacting sponsors and Walk to End Alzheimer's teams, arranging logistics, assembling packets, creating spreadsheets in Excel, publicizing event by posting info on community calendars and other websites, creating media alerts, organizing volunteers and other duties as needed. Work with Walk Director and Communications Director. Email Mary Sandridge to learn more:

The Habitat Store (Volunteer)

We’re looking to recruit teenage volunteers who are interested in gaining valuable experience to put on their resume and/or job applications. We have a variety of roles for volunteers at the store that include donation processing, front desk management, department supervision, marketing and communications support, administrative support, furniture assembly, warehouse and pick up support, and floor ambassador (customer service helpers). Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. If interested please contact Susan Artz by phone, (434)293-6331, or by email,

UVA Athletic Training (Job Shadow)

UVA offers a shadowing opportunity for high school students interested in athletic training. Due to NCAA recruiting rules, the Sports Medicine Staff is not permitted to contact high school students. Students interested in a shadowing opportunity must call the Sports Medicine shadowing coordinator, Shelley Blakey directly at 434-243-2423 or 434-981-6566. < href="">

Virginia Discovery Museum (Volunteer)

We are looking for enthusiastic teenagers to serve as Museum volunteers over the summer. If you enjoy working with kids and are interested in science, history, and art, this is an excellent opportunity to gain some work experience while having fun. The Virginia Discovery Museum offers hands-on exhibits for children ages 1-10 and their families. Located at the east end of the Downtown Mall near the Pavilion, the Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10-5. Complete a volunteer application form and submit by June 1. Participate a Museum tour and orientation session. Commit to volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours at the Museum over the summer. Volunteers come in for 2-hour blocks, usually once or twice a week-there are opportunities available weekdays and weekends. Volunteers may also participate in our Summer Camps. Please contact Diana Goodwin, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 434-977-1025 x 9. You may also visit our website at for more information.

Part-Time Employment

Bojangles' Restaurant (Shift Managers & Crew Members)

Serving Famous Chicken and Biscuits! 2 new Charlottesville area Bojangles' are hiring. Bojangles' offers competitive pay, a good vacation plan, outstanding training program, flexible schedules, and employee discount programs and other incentives. Minimum age: Shift Managers 18+ and Crew Members 16+.

Farmington Country Club (Restaurant Staff)

Farmington Country Club is looking for experienced, full-time and part-time Servers and Bartenders to join our restaurant staff. Our restaurant service staff is responsible for delivering consistent, high-quality service to our members and their guests in a friendly, professional, and timely manner. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package for full-time staff that includes uniform, staff meals, and health insurance plus a generous retirement plan. To apply, visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website, at: or apply in person at the Reception Desk in our Administrative Offices, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. We are located on 250 West at Farmington Drive.

Hardee’s (Cashier/Crew Member)

Hardees is currently searching for outstanding Cashier/Crew Members!! Outstanding Cashier/Crew Members will serve guests quality products in a fast and friendly manner. What do we want you to do? It’s simple: Smile and greet guests and request order immediately upon arrival. Take orders and enter them into the point of sales terminal accurately. Suggestive sell and answer menu questions. Collect money and provide accurate change. Assemble orders, including condiments and other service items needed or requested. Ensure that the guests receive only quality products. Thank guests and invite them to return. Keep sales area clean, organized and stocked. In return, we’ll offer you: Fun & Flexible Work Environment. Great Schedule. Discounted Meals. Paid Training. Health Insurance and More!!!! Minimum age: 16.

​Harvest Moon Catering (Event Porter)

Harvest Moon Catering is looking for self-motivated, hardworking individuals to join their team as Event Porters. Individuals must be service-minded, respectful, courteous, and consistently dependable. They are looking for positive energy, smiling faces, and genuine personalities. Please see the attached document for additional details on the position and how to apply. Minimum age: 16. HMC Event Porter.pdf

Jimmy John’s (Sandwich Maker)

Jimmy John's is unlike any other sandwich chain in the country because we specialize in super-fast, high-volume sandwich execution! This high-speed execution has earned us the reputation of "Subs So Fast You'll Freak!" and "Americas #1 Sandwich Delivery." Now you can be a part of a rock star team that produces and delivers sandwiches freaky fast! Sandwich Makers: In-shoppers are responsible for greeting customers when they enter and exit the restaurant, providing world-class customer service and executing fast and accurate sandwiches while maintaining sanitation standards. If you have a killer work ethic, an awesome attitude and love providing customers with great service, apply today to become a part of “America’s #1 Sandwich Delivery” team. If you are the rockstar for the job, apply now! Minimum age: 16.

Keswick Hall (Server)

The server is responsible for all aspects of food and beverage service to include, taking reservations, table service, setting and bussing tables, and the assurance that food served is well prepared, and is served in a timely manner. Qualified candidates will possess a solid work history, fine dining experience preferred and have full weekend availability as well. Apply on line to . Keswick Hall and Golf Club is a drug free workplace.

Kohr Brothers (Evening & Weekend)

Hiring staff for evening and weekend shifts. Please complete an application at either the Pantops or Woodbrook location. If interested, or have any questions, please call: (757) 639-5281. Minimum age: 16.

Michie Tavern (Dining Room Staff)

Michie Tavern is a historic site that hosts visitors from around the country and all over the world. Employees have strong interaction with these guests and find the experiences to be rewarding. We invite students to join our staff in a number of departments. Michie Tavern takes great pride in working closely with students toward job skill development and personal growth. Many students have worked their way through high school and college, along the way finding our flexibility with scheduling to be accommodating. Many students work on weekends throughout the year and weekdays during school holidays and summer vacation. We have a dedicated staff at Michie Tavern and students play an integral role in our success. Their high level of energy and enthusiasm creates customer satisfaction within a hospitable environment. The student is rewarded through earnings and personal development; we are rewarded through their efforts and thankful for the relationship. We have immediate job opportunities within the following department and ask that you apply in person: The Dining Room: serving a southern lunch buffet 11:15-3:30 daily. Immediate weekend help (one or two days) with an opportunity to work more days during the summer and on holiday school breaks. Wait-staff employees earn an hourly wage plus gratuity averaging $10.00-$14.00 per hour. Daytime hours, approximately 9:30am to 4:30pm. Full training to serve customer needs will be provided, experience not necessary. Free meals and shop discounts

Plato’s Closet (Sales Associate)

Plato's Closet is all about being fashion savvy and shopping smart. We're part of a nationwide unique recycling retail store specializing in clothes for teens and twenty somethings — we buy and sell the latest looks in clothing and accessories from the hottest brand name designers for girls and guys. Sales Associate Responsibilities and Duties: Greet customers immediately, determine their needs, and handle all transactions in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Become familiar with products, brands and prices and make recommendations of products, including their features and benefits, to suit customers’ needs. Maximize sales and customer satisfaction by adding items to the close of the sale. Buy used product, reinforcing the customer’s purchases and sales to the store. Invite customers to return to the store with their used gear for product trade or to sell. Price and ticket items appropriately based on pricing/buying guidelines. Restock store following merchandising plan. Maintain store displays and follow store housekeeping and maintenance standards and procedures. Requirements and Qualifications: Acts in a friendly, courteous and helpful manner toward customers and co-workers at all times. Exerts high degree of energy and drive to meet customer demands. Performs effectively and safely in an environment where there is constant change and minimal direct supervision. Capable of making quick and appropriate decisions. Takes action to meet customer needs. Can anticipate bottlenecks in service and acts to resolve them. Ability to learn quickly. Ability to communicate viewpoints and concerns to fellow employees and managers in a constructive manner.

Raising Cane’s (Kitchen & Counter Crew)

We provide a fun work environment while giving great customer service experiences to our customers. We are looking for 2-3 shifts per week with at least one being a Friday or Saturday night. We are looking for both kitchen/counter crew and pay depends on experience but we are competitive! Please stop by the restaurant to apply. No experience is required but a good attitude and willingness to be great is! Contact: Tawny Raymond.

Full-Time Employment

Adams & Garth (Receptionist)

Category: Temp to Perm.
Description: light clerical duties. Temp but possible temp to hire for the right person. Monday-Friday 8-5. Qualifications: Multi-tasking High phone volume Word Processing experience (preferably Google but if not that is okay) Extreme attention to detail. Contact: Suzanne Doell (434) 974-7878,

Adams & Garth (Test Technician)

Category: Temporary.
Description: A person that enjoys learning new skills; are good at working with your hands on finely-detailed products; are goal-oriented and have a strong focus on precision, accuracy, quality and output; have technical experience in a production environment and can operate production machinery; have the flexibility to work on a variety of different projects and machines; can work in a positive and productive manner both on your own and as a member of a diverse team. Qualifications: Need basic math and computer skills; are eligible to work with export-controlled product and information; speak, read and write English well enough to accurately follow detailed written procedures and work instructions, record and review data, clearly document your work, and talk with fellow workers and managers; can stand for long periods of time and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.; and have a high school degree or equivalency. Previous experience with machining, precision assembly, molding and/or casting would be a plus. Contact: Suzanne Doell (434) 974-7878,

Albemarle County Building Services (Custodian)

The Custodian performs semi-skilled work in cleaning/sanitizing an assigned area of a school building by following prescribed cleaning frequencies. Cleans and refinishes hard and soft floor surfaces, moves furniture, and maintains the immediate perimeter of school grounds. Works under limited supervision by following a frequency of task assignment, using prescribed chemicals and machinery. This position is designated as "Essential Personnel", requiring that employees report to work during emergency situations, snow and ice removal.

Albemarle County Food Services (Food Services Associate)

The Food Service Associate is responsible for preparing and serving nutritional meals to pupils and staff in the school. Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Moving food to preparation area; Preparing food for cooking and serving; Cooking food, serving food, and storing food; Cleaning work utensils, equipment, kitchen and dining areas; Cashiering; Setting up serving lines; Serves, assists, and helps customers; meets customers needs; Follows proper sanitation and safe food handling procedures; Attends designated meetings and training classes; Performs other duties as assigned by manager and assistant manager.

Wendy's (various shifts)

Wendy's is hiring for all shifts in all of our locations. We have 4 stores in the area, 3 in the city of Charlottesville and 1 in Ruckersville. We can work with many of your scheduling needs. Smiling happy people are what we are looking for. Please contact Jimmy Shifflett at or (540) 578-3429 to learn more and set up an interview.

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