Welcome to the GSA Summer Staff 2022 Application. Please review and complete the form below. Contact GSA with any questions at gsainfo@kentuckyperformingarts.org.
 
NOTE: This form is for applicants who have NOT previously served on GSA summer staff (including if you have been previously offered a position at GSA, but ultimately did not work at the summer program). If you have previously been on GSA summer staff, please complete this application instead.

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* 1. Before completing this application, review the points below and then check the box to acknowledge you understand the following information:
  • Kentucky's Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is a three-week residential summer program for promising high-school aged artists. To learn more about the program, visit www.kentuckygsa.org or contact us at gsainfo@kentuckyperformingarts.org. 
  • This application is due November 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Applicants will receive follow up communication from GSA Administration the week of November 29th.
  • GSA currently intends to convene in-person for the 2022 summer program; the positions posted through this application represent normal summer staffing levels. As GSA responds to health and safety measures in the coming months, changes may be made to the 2022 summer program format, structure, and staffing levels. GSA will keep summer staff applicants as updated as possible, and we ask for your patience as we determine the exact way in which we will safely convene the GSA community in 2022.
  • Summer staff training will begin in early June.
  • The GSA 2022 Summer Program will take place in June and July at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. 
  • GSA welcomes applicants regardless of whether or not they are alumni of the summer program.
  • All staff positions are paid; staff are provided food and housing. More details  will be made available during the interview process; description of each summer staff position are below:
    • Residential Advisor (RA): Staff who live in a residential hall with GSA students, providing supervision and mentorship to students outside of the classroom/studio setting. Must have graduated from high school no later than 2020 in order to apply. Multiple positions available
    • Discipline Assistant (DA): Staff who assist faculty in the classroom and provide supervision and mentorship to students in the classroom/studio setting. DA's are provided on-campus housing but do not live in the same residential hall as GSA students.  Must have graduated from high school no later than 2020 in order to apply. One DA position available for each artform: Architecture & Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film & Photography, Instrumental Music*, Musical Theatre, Visual Art*, and Vocal Music.  (*Two DA positions are available for Instrumental Music and Visual Art). 
    • Administrative Intern: Assist GSA Administrative Staff with various aspects of program management, including social media, event planning, special projects, etc. Interns are provided on-campus housing but do not live in the same residential hall as GSA students. Must be a high school graduate to apply. Three positions available.

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Last Name

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* 4. Email address we should use to contact you

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* 5. Phone Number

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* 6. Year of High School Graduation

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* 7. Have you previously applied for a GSA Summer Staff position? 

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* 8. Are you an alumnus of GSA? If so, indicate the year you attended and art form you studied.

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* 9. Upload your current work resume here, including the names and contact information for three references who have known you for at least one year. References may not be family members. You do NOT need to upload a cover letter. 

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* 10. Which position are you MOST interested in?

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* 11. If you are also interested in other positions (in addition to the position you selected in the previous question), please indicate which one(s):

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* 12. How are you uniquely qualified for the position(s) you are interested in?

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* 13. What is one thing you anticipate might be a challenge for you while serving on GSA summer staff? 

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* 14. What does professionalism look like to you?

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* 15. In one sentence, describe your goal for serving on GSA Summer Staff (what you want to accomplish by being on staff).

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* 16. Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

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* 17. New Staff Group Interviews will be conducted via Zoom the week of December 8th with GSA Administration. They will last for 90 minutes. Please choose the TOP 3 dates/times that are most suitable for your schedule.

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* 18. "I certify that the facts contained in the application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and understand that, if employed, falsified statements on this application shall be grounds for dismissal.

I authorize investigation of all statements contained and any pertinent information they may have, personal or otherwise, and release all parties from all liability for any damage that may result from furnishing same to you.

I understand and agree that, if hired, my employment is for no definite period and may, regardless of date of payment of my wages and salary, be terminated at any time without any prior notice."

Please double check the information you have provided and verify that your resume has uploaded; then, click the "Submit..." button below. Applicants will be contacted by GSA Administration the week of November 29th.

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