The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 325 students each: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978).

The North Carolina Governor’s School is seeking talented and dedicated staff to fill available positions at Governor’s School West (held at Salem College in Winston-Salem). Most positions are six and one-half weeks in duration, from early June through late July. Employees receive a salary (based on position and qualifications) and are eligible for room and board on campus. For more information, contact the Office of the North Carolina Governor’s School at
Governor’s School West is hiring a lead instructor in the area of Visual Art. The Visual Art instructor will work with a diverse class of 16-18 students from across the state who have undergone a rigorous application process to attend the Governor’s School. Area I classes are held twice a day, Monday through Friday, and Saturday mornings. The lead Visual Art instructor is responsible for curriculum development, purchasing supplies, organizing studio space, and mounting student exhibitions in the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem College. In the past, the art curriculum at Governor’s School West has focused on experimentation, material exploration, conceptual thinking, collaboration, and developing community in the studio. This is a unique chance for students to be exposed to the world of contemporary art in a classroom setting outside of their typical high school environments. Governor’s School is a residential program, so instructors are asked to be active participants in our community throughout the summer, including attending campus-wide speakers or presenting optional seminars on a wide range of topics based on their interests and specialties. There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among both faculty and students in this unique teaching and learning environment. Art educators with an active studio practice and passion for innovative art education are encouraged to apply.
Application for employment can be found here: