SCAC opens applications for two positions

SCAC posts two positions

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • COMPENSATION: Details included in postings

This morning, the South Carolina Arts Commission opened applications for two critical positions, one of which is new to the agency in the area of arts learning.

These roles contribute significantly to the agency’s level of functioning. They are central to the SCAC’s mission to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina. Oh, and it’s a fun place to work with a great team in place.


The person in this role is expected to provide expert level administrative support, coordination, and implementation of activities under the direction of program and/or department directors. They manage the executive director’s calendar and the agency’s office procedures to ensure coordination of staff coverage to handle visitors and meetings in the building. The office manager will work with staff members to ensure detail planning, prioritizing, and allocating duties to support projects and activities, and assists with detailed preparations for smaller-scale meetings, events, projects and/or activities.  The office manager serves as a back-up to the procurement officer. They will also capture, maintain, and periodically report on departmental data.


The SCAC seeks an experienced teacher, instructional coach, or school administrator to support the agency in meeting its mission to provide equitable access to the arts.  This position will design, manage, and implement statewide programs for Arts Grow SC with teachers and administrators in schools and school districts. Working under supervision of the deputy director, they play a vital role in working with constituents including educators, instructional coaches, school and district administrators, artists, higher education professionals, teaching artists, and partner agencies. The instructional specialist will:

  • Evaluate effectiveness of existing arts and arts integrated curricula and assessments.
  • Work with research partners to identify areas where students struggle on state level standardized testing in ELA and math and use these results to work with arts and non-arts teachers, curriculum coaches, and administrators to develop points of engagement for the arts and these areas.
  • Provide training for SCAC certified teaching artists in connecting their work with standards, evaluation, and already-existing school curricula.
  • Provide leadership in culturally relevant instruction strategies for arts and non-arts teachers, curriculum coaches, and administrators. Conduct assessments of socio-cultural needs in schools and districts and connects learning communities with experts in the field.
  • Work with pre-service, new, and experienced teachers to develop lesson plans and learning objects geared toward using the arts to address learning loss in ELA and math.

Learn more about these positions and apply from the jobs page on The application deadline for both positions is 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

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