Apply to Become a WITS Writer
WITS hires published professional writers to teach creative writing to high school students. This is a seasonal contractor position, and residencies take place during the school day. WITS provides an orientation prior to placement, as well as ongoing professional development. We are committed to build a roster of teaching artists that reflects the diversity of Multnomah County’s schools.
Writers interested in teaching for WITS should send a cover letter, resume (including publication and teaching experience), the name and contact information for three references, and a brief writing sample (appropriate for high school students to read) to Ramiza Koya, Director of Youth Programs, by regular mail or email:
Director of Youth Programs
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Applications for school year 2019-2020 are now closed
Apply to Become a WITS Apprentice
WITS offers apprenticeship opportunity for writers of color. Self-identified writers of color who do not currently have the experience necessary to be a lead teacher with Writers in the Schools and would like to gain that experience, please consider applying to our apprentice program.
Apply to Become a Writer in the Schools (WITS) Apprentice
We are looking for writers who can demonstrate a combination of:
- an established and disciplined writing practice
- experience with youth and/or other community work
- evidence of creative output (published work, or other forms of creative work out in the world)
The WITS Apprentice Program includes.
- Learning about WITS and becoming a member of our community of writers
- Learning alongside a WITS writer during a residency in a co-teaching experience
The WITS program has the capacity to work with one or two apprentices each term; applications are competitive.
Please send letter of interest and resume to Director of Youth Programs, Ramiza Koya, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Please feel free to contact Ramiza by phone or email if you have any questions about the application process: (503) 227-2583 ext.109 or email@example.com