2022 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Sprites Teacher

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival seeks part-time teachers for a summer Shakespeare camp for kids and in Boulder, Colorado.

About Shakespeare’s Sprites

In a 1-week session, students ages 6-9 discover the fun of Shakespeare through lively scene work, Elizabethan costumes, pool-noodle stage combat, storytelling, and crafts. Each week culminates in a showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child.

Sprites Teacher Job Description

Responsibilities/Expectations

  • Design and lead activities for a Shakespeare camp of approximately 12 students (ages 6-9), which culminates in a public performance.
  • Responsible for shaping the curriculum, which must be shared with the Director of Outreach at least a week prior to the start of camp. The curriculum will engage students with Shakespeare, equip them with tools to perform Shakespeare, and build foundational acting skills. All classroom content must align with the CSF Summer Camp Goals:
    • Offer kids and teens performance experience in a professional atmosphere.
    • Help kids and teens learn about themselves and grow as human beings.
    • Help young people cultivate a love of language, Shakespeare, and live theatre.
    • Support students, challenge them, and have fun!
    • Create a community (of kids, teens, staff, and parents) in which each person is valued and respected.
  • Review and adhere to the camp staff manual, as provided by the Director of Outreach
  • Be present for the entirety of the camp session as communicated by the Director of Outreach (even when a guest instructor is present).
  • Take attendance at drop-off and pick-up, and ensure all campers are picked up by authorized adults in accordance with CSF’s safety procedures.
  • Participate in daily group warmups and lead warmups on a rotating basis.
  • As a representative of CSF and CU Boulder, you will model positive, professional behavior when in the presence of campers, camp staff, and volunteers.
  • Proactively communicate any concerns with the CSF Outreach Staff.
  • Adhere to all safety measures based on guidance from campus, state, and local entities.
  • Attend a staff training (TBA)

CSF will provide

  • An abridged script
  • A bare stage and basic costume pieces (Sprites perform in Loft or Rippon)

Dates and details

  • Dates: July 11 through 15, 2022
  • Times: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (camp runs 9 a.m. to noon)
  • Pay: $500.00

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to amanda.giguere@colorado.edu

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