Summer Teaching Artist Apprenticeship | The Viola Project

The Viola Project

The Teaching Artist Apprenticeship Program is a four-week summer intensive geared towards emerging teaching artists. Our apprentices attend camp, support our Lead and Assistant Teachers, complete weekly assignments, and leave with a defined skill set designed to support them in their journey to become a fully qualified teaching artist. You’ll work hard, learn a ton, meet amazing young women, and do a lot of Shakespeare.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

The summer begins with a training meeting in June, date and time TBA.

Apprentices are expected to attend all assigned camps. Camps hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm.  Apprentices have one day off per week, which will be arranged in advance. Apprentices will work a total of 16 camp days over 4 camps.

The schedule is as follows: 

Track 1:

June 25-29 (Oak Park location)

July 9-13 (Oak Park location)

July 16-20 (Edgewater location)

Aug 6-10 (Edgewater location)

Track 2:

July 9-13 (Edgewater location)

July 16-20 (Oak Park location)

July 23-27 (Edgewater location)

Aug 6-10 (Edgewater location)

 

LOCATION

Camps are held in one of two locations:

                   - City Lit Theater in Edgewater - 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

                   - Austin Gardens Park - 167 Forest Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60305

Both camps are easily accessible via the CTA. 

 

EXPECTATIONS

Apprentices are expected to be punctual, follow directions, prepare and submit assignments on time, and to be a role model for our students. 

Apprentices can expect a supportive environment, amazing students and teachers, challenging assignments and experiences, and lots of Shakespeare. 

 

COMPENSATION

Apprentices receive a small weekly stipend

 

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to violainfo@violaproject.org.

In your cover letter, please outline why you are excited about The Viola Project, 3 things you hope to gain from a TVP teaching artist apprenticeship, and the contact information for 3 references.

 

Deadline extended to May 3rd at 5pm.

 

 

The Viola Project welcomes all youth ages 10-16 who culturally identify as girls and women. Our students are welcomed regardless of their race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability. We strive to ensure our teaching staff reflects our student body.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

- Emerging teaching artist

- Experience working with young people

- At least 3 years of college preferred 

- Interest in Shakespeare

- Interest in empowering young women

- Willingness to be a team player

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to violainfo@violaproject.org.

In your cover letter, please outline why you are excited about The Viola Project, 3 things you hope to gain from a TVP teaching artist apprenticeship, and the contact information for 3 references.

Deadline extended to May 3rd at 5pm.

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