The Appalachian Shakespeare Center is looking for part time, project-based, teaching artists.
This Teaching Artist works in collaboration with groups of high school students to create a project encouraging the exploration of Shakespearean text in order to promote agency and citizenship in the students. Projects can be as straightforward as performing a short scene, or designing costumes for a production, or writing poetry about the feeling evoked when reading Shakespeare; there is creative leeway in the development of the project with the Education Director. Teaching artists will collaborate with classroom teachers to help students not only understand but feel capable of interpreting Shakespeaerian text. There will be an initial training with the AppShakes team required. Depending on the needs of the teacher/school the teaching artist will travel to the school and assist the class in creating their project between February 10th and April 16th. On April 16th each class will travel to Eastern Kentucky University for a showcase of their projects. Each teaching artist is required to attend.
Shakespeare’s Loose Canon Project (LCP) is an arts education initiative that celebrates students in the Appalachian region. We bring them the unique opportunity to work with Professional Teaching Artists and Shakespearean actors who will help the students explore Shakespeare's texts in their own way. LCP culminates in the Loose Canon Festival held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, the Pilot Project was held in April 2019. The Festival is a celebration where the students gather and share what they've created with each other, their schools, family and friends, and with the community at large.
Experience in teaching/leading large group activities and exercises. Experience in Shakespearean text, analysis, and performance or in classical theatre, or other relevant experience. Knowledge of theatre pedagogy and technique. Must have completed some college and have a current driver's license and working vehicle.
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .