Teachers for In-School Literacy Program

Job Posted 2/4/2022
SPARC Theater
2217 Railroad Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
United States
Category Education
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$40.00 Per Hour
Job Description

SPARC Theater is looking to hire Teaching Artists for our 2nd-grade So Wise So Young Shakespeare in-school program. A good candidate will be energetic, a team player, and have a background in either theater or education. No previous Shakespeare experience is required.

About the Program:

So Wise So Young is a ten-week literacy program using Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to increase language comprehension and reading skills. Students are introduced to Shakespeare and the Elizabethan time period while developing imagination and expression through drama-based activities.

This program aligns with Common Core Speaking & Listening, and Reading & Literature standards and is taught in all second-grade classrooms of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.


-Classes are held Monday through Friday roughly 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (depending on the school/day), March 8th - May 23rd

-Teaching Artists can teach one day a week, or multiple days a week depending on their schedules.

-Classes are 45 minutes long and are generally team-taught by two Teaching Artists

-Classes take place in 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the Livermore Valley School District

-SPARC Theater provides all curriculum and supplies

-Pay is $40 per teaching hour (this includes 5-minute prep of time, a 45-minute class, and a 5-minute break)

-Training in the SWSY curriculum is required for which we pay $25 per hour

-Teaching Artists much be vaccinated with current booster shots and have an up-to-date TB test (which SPARC will reimburse with proof of receipt up to $35.00)

How to Apply:

Multi-lingual and BIPOC teaching artists are encouraged to apply. It is essential to SPARC’s mission that our teaching staff reflect the diversity of our schools. We seek applicants of all races, ethnicities, and abilities.

For more information visit our website at www.sparctheater.org To apply, email a resume to Lindsey@SPARCtheater.org


2217 Railroad Ave.
Livermore CA 94550
United States
SPARC Theater Lindsey Schmeltzer