USC Kaufman Seeks Applicants for Grader Positions

August 11, 2016

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is seeking applicants for graders to assist in the evaluation of course materials and papers during the fall 2016 semester. Graders are needed for the following courses:

  • DANC 212g: Dance in Popular Culture
  • DANC 280g: Introduction to Dance as an Art Form
  • DANC 302g: Hip-Hop Don’t Stop: Exploring Black Vernacular Dance
  • DANC 312g: African-American Dance
  • DANC 342g: International and Historical Perspectives in Dance
  • DANC 363g: Dancing on the Screen

Graders should have significant knowledge and understanding of dance or some knowledge of dance in combination with substantial knowledge of art history, music history, or historical and cultural events specific to the area of study.  The hourly rate for this position is $15-20, depending on experience.

Expectations of graders are as follows: (1) to be prompt and timely in the return of graded assignments, typically within 1-2 weeks of submission by students, based on guidelines established by the faculty supervisor given the length and complexity of the assignment, (2) to tabulate neat, fair and consistent grades and to record grades and student progress on class rosters provided by the faculty supervisor, and (3) to be available to talk with faculty supervisors weekly or as needed to discuss upcoming assignments and expectations. Courses typically require assessment of 2-3 writing assignments per semester, ranging in length from 3 – 10 pages per assignment, as well as assessment of a mid-term and final exam. Courses will have on average an enrollment of between 30- 60 students. Attendance of weekly lectures is not expected. Depending on the week and time of the semester, graders will typically be expected to work 3-5 hours per week per course. Graders may apply to work in multiple courses.


Hiring Procedure

To be considered for a position as a grader in the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, please submit a resume and/or CV, as well as a cover letter identifying the courses for which you wish to be considered. Please describe your background and existing knowledge of the course subject matter. Application materials will be reviewed by the vice dean and course instructor and potential candidates will be interviewed on campus prior to selection.

Application materials, as well as any questions or concerns, should be addressed to USC Kaufman’s program manager, Sarah Fried-Gintis at, (213) 821-6979.