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Hartford Performs is currently accepting applications for Summer Arts Literacy Teaching Artists. Please see below for more details:

Arts Literacy Teaching Artist

Stipend:          $3500

Hours:             7/7/14-8/8/14, M-F mornings; meetings/trainings as scheduled; final share

Report to:       Programming Director

Primary Function: Work with literacy teacher to deliver Arts Literacy curriculum with classes of 17-20 middle school (5th-8th grade) students at two Hartford Public School sites.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Required to attend Arts Literacy and classroom management training from 9:30 – 3:00pm (Date will be set for either June 26th or June 30th)
  • Co-teach two 90 minute classes daily at two separate school sites
  • Meet with literacy teacher regularly for planning
  • Participate in school culture at sites assigned
  • Prepare students for final performance
  • Collect documentation as requested


The successful candidate should possess the following skills or qualities:

  • Prior experience teaching drama to children
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong background in acting/performance
  • Interest in directing process-based projects
  • Must be at least 21 years-old
  • BA/BS preferred

About Arts Literacy:

In the Hartford Performs Summer Arts Literacy program students become members of an arts-centered literacy learning community. A certified classroom teacher and teaching artist teach side by side during the 90 minute English Language Arts block of Early Start to bring text alive in the classroom. Using Sophocles’ Antigone as an anchor text, students will be up on their feet exploring the play’s key relatable themes including “loyalty and betrayal,” “sibling rivalry,” and “power and control.” The program’s curriculum is modeled on the Performance Cycle developed by Brown University’s ArtsLiteracy Project. At the end of the five weeks, students will share their understanding and interpretations in a public performance filled with student-created work inspired by the anchor text.


 To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Jaclynn Hart via email at

Deadline: Friday, April 25th, 2014


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