Inspire tomorrow’s readers through drama

Spark program seeks teaching artists

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is seeking experienced theatre teaching artists comfortable with elementary-aged students for summer and fall residencies.

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Curriculum and materials are provided, with room for some personalization by each artist. The Spark program focuses on book centered drama classes with the mission of Inspiring Tomorrow’s Readers through Drama.

  • Summer residencies are Monday-Friday for 1-5 weeks depending on site and availability. Travel per diems are offered to cover mileage, food, and lodging for distant sites. Half-day or full-day are both possible.
  • School-year residencies are for two days per week with a commitment of 15-20 weeks at a single site, with travel per diems for distant locations—including for overnight lodging to stay for the two days of teaching.

These opportunities come with generous compensation, paid training, and observation opportunities.

Sites may be in the following counties: Abbeville, Calhoun, Darlington, Dillon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Laurens, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Williamsburg.

Send resume and cover letter to Melanie Trimble, Spark grant director, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities: Sample elementary lesson plans or workshop outlines only strengthen your application. Teaching certification is not required, health and SLED screenings typical for school based work will be expected upon hiring.

Spark is supported by Arts Grow SC, which is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Department of Education through American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds.