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Career Opportunities

Summer Counselor in Training

We are actively pursuing ways to provide youth with new leadership opportunities throughout the summer. We are looking for youth volunteers, 14 years or older, who are interested in the field of performing arts and working with and supporting other youth in our programming. While this is a volunteer position, we are able to offer volunteer hours for anyone who might need that as a requirement for school.

Summer Camp Counselor

Seeking energetic, knowledgeable, and responsible camp counselors (must be 16 years old by the date camp begins) to provide a safe and memorable experience for SPARC youth. The camp counselor will be responsible for duties that include facilitating and participating in group activities, overseeing transitions to and from activities throughout the camp day, monitoring carpool. The ideal candidate will be an excellent multitasker with a genuine passion for working with and empowering young people through performing arts. Applicants should be patient, fun-loving, and confident in their ability to motivate and assist young people in everything from learning new skills.

Summer Lead Faculty

Seeking a dynamic, experienced, and accountable lead staff to provide a safe and memorable experience for SPARC youth. The lead staff member will be responsible for duties that include sharing knowledge of performing arts with youth which will culminate in a classroom final share directed, music directed and/or choreographed by the lead staff member. You will also be responsible for onsite parent communication and as act as a liaison between your site, parents, and SPARC administrative staff.

Summer Camp Student Support

Seeking dynamic, experienced, and accountable student support to provide a safe and memorable experience for SPARC youth. The student support team member duties include providing accessibility services for neurodivergent youth and youth with disabilities to increase inclusion in performing arts activities, and additional support lead staff and counselors during activities and final shares to ensure all youth experience success. Support should be well-versed in current best practices in education, particularly regarding special education.

Adjunct Faculty

​We are always looking for new teaching talent at SPARC.  We work on a rolling basis to hire our teaching teams, but our hiring timelines breakdown for each program area, as follows:

September-November:  Spring Productions; Spring Training Classes; New Voices
December-February:  Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & Summer Productions
March-May:  Fall Training Classes; School Year Long Programs; Live Art; Spectrum; Community Partnerships; New Voices Festival of New Works
June-August:  Fall Productions; STAGES

If you are interested in joining our team, click HERE for our Faculty Interest Form so we can get to know you better.


SPARC’s internship program provides opportunities for high school students, college students, or those seeking professional development to gain experience in the field of youth arts and arts administration. Join our team to help provide an atmosphere where creative expression flourishes, meaningful connections are built, and individuality is celebrated.  We have year-round learning opportunities available throughout our organization. While SPARC’s internship program is currently an unpaid opportunity, interns will have access to SPARC’s resources and perks as they become available.

Our internship application for the 2023-2024 programmatic season is currently closed. Check back this fall to apply for the 2024-2025 season.

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Email us at sparc@sparcrichmond.org or call 804.353.3393.