S.C. Governor’s School seeks drama education specialists for summer
The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with the S.C. Arts Commission, is seeking highly-qualified teaching artists to assist with a pilot project in Williamsburg County. The project, now in its second year, is looking to contract drama education specialists who have experience integrating reading and literacy with theatre standards.
The contracted teaching artists will create a series of lessons under the leadership of the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and will implement those lessons with 3rd and 4th grade students in Kingstree, S.C. during the summer of 2018 as part of a Read to Succeed summer learning loss prevention camp.
The project is a result of a partnership between the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, the S.C. Arts Commission, the University of South Carolina, and Williamsburg County School District, which includes partial funding by Duke Energy. All work will be included in a multi-year research study conducted by the USC Department of Theatre and Dance / MAT Program in Theatre Education. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of 5 years in theatre education (either in the classroom or as a teaching artist) and will show demonstrated experience in arts and literacy integration.
Summer camp will run Mondays through Thursdays from June 4 through July 19 with no camp taking place the week of Independence Day. Teaching Artists will be contracted on a weekly basis to work anywhere between 1 and 6 weeks. Teaching assignments will be made no later than April 17 and a mandatory camp orientation will take place Saturday, April 21 at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
Weekly teaching artist rates are competitive and take into consideration potential travel and hotel needs.
Interested individuals should complete the following application no later than Monday, April 9 at 5:00 pm. The application requires basic contact information, summer availability, and an uploaded resume (Microsoft Word or PDF only).
About S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. As a public, residential high school, serving juniors and seniors, students refine their talents in a master-apprentice community while receiving a nationally recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students. The Governor’s School also serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and schools. http://www.scgsah.org
About S.C. Arts Commission
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants, and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development, and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit SouthCarolinaArts.com.
For questions regarding the teaching artist positions or Read to Succeed summer camp, contact Carol Baker, SCGSAH Outreach Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Read to Succeed TA.