Employment Opportunities:
Arts Grow SC - Spark Grant 

The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is hiring several positions to work with our Spark Program through the Office of Outreach's Arts Grow SC Grant. All applicants must submit a completed State Employment Application and resume to LaTomya Doctor, Director of Human Resources. 

Learn more about each position below.

State Employment Application 


Community Actor-TeacherSpark Jobs

If you have experience with groups of elementary aged students, an understanding of the performing arts, storytelling, and creative dramatics, we might have a fun full time position for you! Theatre people, storytellers, librarians and educators who are self-starters, active and organized facilitators, good relationship builders, and playful are a good fit. 

These Curriculum Coordinator level positions will be assigned to regions across South Carolina - and will be based from home in local schools. Our team of Community Actor-Teachers will design and facilitate drama groups for literacy and reading motivation in elementary classrooms.

Experience in the elementary classroom or theatre education setting is preferred. Some scheduled, in-state travel will be required for training. COVID protocols for schools and the SC Department of Education will be followed. Positions may be in Florence, Marion, Georgetown, Kingstree, Cheraw, Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry areas of the state. Learn more about this position below.

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR - TEMP GRANT/FT

OPENING DATE: October 6, 2021                                                    CLOSING DATE: Continuous

STATE POSITION NUMBER: Temp Grant/Full Time – 5 Positions             BAND and LEVEL: CA10

SALARY RANGE: $42,000

WORK SCHEDULE: 12 Month, Temporary, Full-Time, Monday through Friday, some weekends and evenings may be required. Scheduled travel is expected.

LOCATION: This position is remote from campus and assigned to regional public elementary schools across South Carolina. The position reports to the Office of Outreach at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina. Regions of coverage will include some or all of the following: Florence/PeeDee, Georgetown/Williamsburg, Columbia/Midlands, Laurens/Saluda, Cherokee/Rock Hill, and Lowcountry. 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree with experience providing theatre education services directly to groups of students at the elementary or middle school level, whether in classroom, theatre or after-school settings; experience designing and facilitating workshops or classes for groups regardless of age; solid background in theatre or performing arts; demonstrated ability to work within a team and also independently in the field. Must be able to lift up to 25lbs and have a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching theatre in an early childhood or elementary school setting; Experience working with public school students, staff and administrators; Strong planning, scheduling, and written/verbal communication skills; Successful independent or remote work experience. Experience in applied theatre formats and experience building community relationships is excellent.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Arts Grow SC Spark Grant Director, in the office of Outreach and Community Engagement, the Community Actor-Teacher implements meaningful in person and digital theatre and literacy experiences for K-5 students in assigned elementary schools. The Community Actor-Teacher will function as part of a larger team across the state, each assigned to a region, participating in curriculum development, providing professional development, making community arts connections and supporting student growth. Evening and weekend work as needed. Some travel is expected. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs, have a valid driver’s license and submit to a SLED check. 

Responsibilities include:

1. Collaborate with Arts Grow SC Team
a. Participate in training intensives to learn the drama-based, literacy-oriented model and appropriate style and methods for this program. Work to develop and improve the model.

b. Train others in the model, or in specific skills as requested by schools, as needed.

2. Provide drama experiences in am elementary school setting (2 schools per year)
a. Communicate with relevant personnel and develop the relationship with identified school staff and 
students to determine the best methods and schedules for each school. 
b. Creatively adjust curriculum to the needs and interests of the school and community.
c. 
Provide school-based drama interventions - in class, pull out, afterschool, and in summer camp.
d. Assist teachers interested in learning theatre skills for their classrooms.

3. Connect the school to additional opportunities
a. Support school efforts to fund continuing drama opportunities.
b. 
Connect the school to organized theatre experiences, storyteller visits, field trip options and residencies for the life of the grant.

4. Participation as a team
a. 
Gather data and documentation for ongoing research, quality assurance, marketing and publicity.
b. 
Comply with all data collection, reporting and communication needs in a timely manner.
c. 
Consistently and professionally represent the SCGSAH in all communications and interventions in community and school settings.
d. Other duties as assigned

Interested persons must complete a State Employment Application which can be found at www.scgsah.org/about/employment. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Email completed applications to latomyadoctor@scgsah.org.

PLEASE DIRECT INQUIRIES TO:

LaTomya Doctor, Director of Human Resources

South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

15 University Street, Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 282-3781

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

The SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities is an equal employment opportunity agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex — including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Part Time Theatre Teaching Artist

Spark is also hiring experience theatre teaching artists for spring and summer residencies. Experience with elementary aged students required. Curriculum provided with room for personalization by each artist, focusing on encouraging students to find joy in reading. 
 
Spring sites are 2 days per week for 4-8 weeks, Summer sites are M-Th assignments for 2-5 weeks. All residencies are with the same sites and groups of students for the duration. Generous professional day rate, full or half days, with travel compensation/lodging per diem for distanced assignments. 
 
Opportunities will continue for the life of the three year grant. There will be fully paid training days prior to first residency to ensure consistency in the field and strengthen our research in drama and literacy. Strengthen your application by including work samples of elementary workshop outlines or child oriented lesson plans of your own.  SC teacher certification not required.

Day rate & per diem are highly competitive, but vary by Teaching Artist’s Experience, length of contract, and distance of site being served. 

Sites will be located in some of the following counties: Florence, Williamsburg, Marion, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Fairfield, Richland, Lexington, Saluda, Laurens, Greenwood.
 
NOTE: A state employment application is not required for this position. Send resume and cover letter to Melanie Trimble, Arts Grow SC - Spark Grant Director, melanietrimble@scgsah.org