Overnight Summer Program Arts Fest Teaching Artists

Call for Teaching Artists!

Summer Program Art Fests

Mount Holyoke College

This summer the Girls Leadership will host two Arts Fest programs for our middle and high school age girl participants. We are seeking dynamic, engaging, experienced teaching artists to design and teach their craft to small groups of girls from all over the US. Artists will be partnered with Girls Leadership staff for support and teaching assistance if needed. Projects will culminate in a Girls Leadership community celebration of art and expression.

Girls Leadership operates a residential summer program for middle and high school girls held on the campus of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Unlike traditional girls’ leadership programs, which teach girls “external” skills like public speaking or interviewing, Girls Leadership specializes in building the internal skills necessary for leadership: emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression, and healthy relationships.

The Arts Fest projects allow girls to recognize, honor, and communicate their authentic voice through creative mediums. We are seeking proposals in all formats including visual art, voice, music, dance, theater, meditation and more.

Please note: You can apply to work for both the middle and the high school Arts Fests or just one. Please designate which Arts Fest you are interested in working in your application.

Location: Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Time, Schedule & Compensation:

Arts Fest 1: July 10-12, 2015 (girls in grades 6-8)

July 10: 6:45-8:30pm

July 11: 10a-12p, 2-4 p and 6:45-8:30p

July 12: 10a-12p, 2-4 p and 6:45-8:30p

Compensation: $750 plus room and board.

Arts Fest 2: August 1-4, 2015 (girls in grades 9-12)

Aug 1: 6:45-8:30pm

Aug 2: 10a-12p, 2-4p and 6:45-8:30p

Aug 3: 10a-12p, 2-4p and 6:45-8:30p

Aug 4: 10a-12p, 2-4p and 6:45-8:30p

Compensation: $900 plus room and board.

To Apply:

  • Project proposals will be reviewed and processed in the order received. Proposal deadline is April 3, 2015.
  • Please send a cover letter, resume and one to two page detailed project proposal with the subject line: “<your full name>, Arts Fest Proposal” to Kiku Johnson, Director of Programs, kiku@girlsleadership.org.
  • The proposal should include specific project goals for 10-20 girls, quantity and type of materials (web links for batch purchasing ahead of time are extremely helpful), IT, and space needs.
  • To watch the Girls Leadership video, see photos from last summer, or read testimonials please visit http://girlsleadership.org/overnight-summer-programs/.