It’s time!!! We’re gearing up for the 10th Year of Leland and Gray’s Summer Performing Arts Explorations! Can you believe it? Interested in working at SPAE this year? Click here to read about the role of a SPAE Counselor.
Here’s this year’s counselor application.
July 23-August 5, 2017
Dear Leland and Gray Summer Performing Arts Explorations Counselor applicant,
We, the SPAE staff are SO excited at the prospect of adding you to our terrific team this summer-for the BEST SUMMER OF SPAE YET! The role of the Counselor has evolved greatly over the past 9 years of SPAE and we are thrilled to be able to continue this opportunity for high schoolers in our community. Counselors are involved with SPAE in a wide variety of ways. The directors work to place you in areas highlighting your strengths while providing you with opportunities to grow in all areas of the arts.
We’d like you to write us a letter about why you think you should be a Counselor In Training at SPAE. While there is no length requirement for the letter we are looking for you to really describe to us why this job is important to you. That most likely means you will need to write more than one sentence for each item. At the minimum, be sure that your letter addresses the following items:
Why would you make a great Counselor at SPAE and what does that job entail?
If you were trying to get a 5th-8th grader to take part in SPAE how would you describe the program to them, and why would you want them to be a part?
It’s the end of the first week of SPAE, the campers have found other people they feel most comfortable with and seem to be sticking only with those people. What are some strategies for YOU to take the lead and mix up social groups at SPAE?
What’s something you’ve become interested in the past year and are excited about? (Literally anything, we’re just curious.)
What are you proud of? Send us a video, photo, audio file, writing submission or other media showing us what you love to do. This can be uploaded to google drive and shared if the file is too large for email.
Hey! Have any ideas for this year’s show? (Think about your favorite stories and if they could be put on the stage!)
**Community Service: We are SO excited about Leland and Gray’s new community service requirement for graduation. We are working to find out if some of your SPAE hours can count towards that, and then you can be paid for the remaining hours! We’ll keep you posted!
Please address your letters to Abby, Emily, and Karlie and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st (due to a competitive pool of applicants no late letters will be accepted.)
Your SPAE team of Directors,
Abby, Karlie, and Emily