Employment Opportunities

Work with the Artists of Tomorrow

We are beginning the process of hiring for the next session of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. Counselor positions are available in all areas of concentration; Dance, Filmmaking, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art.

All applications for the 2021 session must be received by April 21st, 2021. All applicants must provide two professional letters of recommendation using the appropriate forms. To apply for a counselor position, please click the links below.


Download the Counselor Application

Download the Counselor Recommendation Form


Counselors live in the dormitory with students and work daily with students, faculty, and staff.  Duties include supervising students in the dormitory, helping with student adjustment and discipline, performing various chores in support of daily school operations and productions.  A successful counselor must be a mature, sensitive, and responsible person who can maintain rapport with teenagers while at the same time maintaining a position of leadership and supportive authority with them.  Counselors must also be able to communicate effectively with faculty and students, and must make an absolute commitment to enforcing school rules and regulations which are designed to create a healthy, safe, and positive learning and living environment for gifted and talented adolescents.  Counselors must be available for orientation sessions prior to the start of the School and must be free to stay for the duration of the School term.  The School for the Arts will not tolerate any use or possession of illegal and/or controlled substances whatsoever.

To apply for a faculty position, please contact the Chair for the area in which you would like to work:

Dance Chairperson – Laurie Merriman

Music Chairperson – Jerry Reed

Theatre Chairperson – Kate Goodwin

Film and Visual Arts Chairperson – John Ashworth