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Summer Teaching Artist Apprenticeship | The Viola Project

The Teaching Artist Apprenticeship Program is a four-week summer intensive geared towards emerging teaching artists. Our apprentices attend camp, support our Lead and Assistant Teachers, complete weekly assignments, and leave with a defined skill set designed to support them in their journey to become a fully qualified teaching artist. You’ll work hard, learn a ton, meet amazing young women, and do a lot of Shakespeare!


The summer begins with a mandatory training meeting on June 1st in Edgewater.

Apprentices are expected to attend all assigned camps. Camps hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am- 3:30pm. Apprentices have one day off per week, which will be arranged in advance. Apprentices will work a total of 16 camp days over 4 camps, plus one day of teacher training.

The schedule is as follows:

Track 1:

July 8th -August 9th with a break the week of July 22

Track 2:

July 8th – August 2nd

You can learn more about our individual camps by going to our website:


Camps are held in one of three locations, all accessible via the CTA:

• Edgewater

• Oak Park

• Hyde Park


Apprentices are expected to be punctual, take direction, prepare and submit assignments on time, and to be a role model for our students. Apprentices can expect a supportive environment, amazing students and teachers, challenging assignments and experiences, and lots of Shakespeare.


Apprentices receive a small weekly stipend.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as pdfs to with the subject “LAST NAME – TEACHING ARTIST APPRENTICE.” In your cover letter, please outline why you are excited about The Viola Project, 3 things you hope to gain from a TVP teaching artist apprenticeship, and the contact information for 3 references.

Application materials are due April 9th, 2019. Acceptance decisions will be made by April 26th, 2019.

The Viola Project welcomes all youth ages 10-16 who culturally identify as girls and women. Our students are welcomed regardless of their race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability. We strive to ensure our teaching staff reflects our student body. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
The Viola Project
Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago