Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Call for poet teachers for the Lake County Arts Council's Poets and Poetry Program

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Arts Council, with support from the California Arts Council, is seeking experienced poet teachers to teach 10 one-hour sessions in 11th grade high school classes in local Lake County high schools.

Classes will be held at Upper Lake High School, Kelseyville High School, and Lloyd P Hance Community.

The purpose of this program is to inspire students to pursue poetry and encourage them to participate in the Lake County Arts Council's other literary arts programs, such as Poetry Out Loud and Youth Poet Laureate.

The Arts Council is seeking poet teachers who have a strong background in poetry, including historical knowledge and experience presenting different poetry styles.

Additionally, poet teachers should be able to provide tips on how to compose one's own poetry, as this program aims to help students develop their own poetic voices.

Poet teachers will also be helping students compile a portfolio and resume to aid in their post high school success.

Poet teachers will be provided with a skeleton lesson plan, which they can personalize by incorporating their favorite poets, poems, and poetic preferences.

The Arts Council encourages instructors to draw from their own experiences and interests in poetry to create an engaging and dynamic learning environment for our students.

As the program will take place on school grounds, poet teachers may be required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check.

The Lake County Arts Council will provide guidance and payment for these fees as necessary.

In addition to developing lesson plans and materials for each session, poet teachers will be responsible for leading interactive activities and assignments to engage students with poetry.

The Arts Council is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic instructors who are passionate about sharing their love of poetry with the next generation of writers.

If you are a Poet Teacher with experience in teaching and a passion for poetry, you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people in the community.

Please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position, and samples of your artistic work to the Lake County Arts Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All applications should be submitted by June 30.

The Lake County Arts Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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