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Youth Programs Coordinator: Literary Arts seeks a program coordinator with excellent attention to detail, experience working with youth and/or in education, administrative experience, and a passion for literature to assist in running Youth Programs. This is a full-time non-exempt position with benefits. The deadline to apply is September 18, 2018. Click here for more information about the position and application process.
Program Assistant: Literary Arts seeks a program assistant with excellent attention to detail, some office experience, and a passion for literature to assist in program administration for Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships and Delve Readers Seminars. This position is $15/hour, 20 hours a week. This is a part-time non-exempt position with no benefits. The deadline to apply is September 28, 2018. Click here for more information about the position and application process.
Writing Class Instructors: Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day writing classes for adults at our downtown literary center. Visit this page for more information about teaching for us.
Delve Seminar Guides: Literary Arts welcomes seminar proposals to facilitate in our Delve Readers Seminars program. We seek experienced group facilitators/teachers eager to lead discussion-based seminars on compelling literary texts and topics. Visit this page for more information on applying to be a seminar guide.
Writers in the Schools (WITS) Writers: WITS hires published professional writers to teach creative writing to high school students. This is a part-time contractor position. WITS provides an orientation prior to placement, and provides ongoing professional development. As part of our commitment to build a roster of teaching artists that reflects the rich diversity of Multnomah County’s schools, we seek applicants from all of our diverse communities. Applications to teach for WITS are due June 15, 2018 for school year 2018-2019. Click here for more information about the position and application process.
Writers in the Schools Apprentice: WITS is offering paid apprenticeship opportunities 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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information about the position and application process.
Writers in the Schools (WITS) Internship, ongoing: The WITS Interns assist the Director of Youth Programs and the Program Coordinator with administrative support. Internships are ongoing, and usually align with semesters (e.g. fall, winter, spring/summer). To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by email to Literary Arts’ Director of Youth Programs, Ramiza Koya, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland Book Festival: Thank you for your interest in volunteering! The book festival would not be possible without a strong community of volunteers. Click here to learn more about volunteering at Portland Book Festival and to fill out the volunteer interest form.
College Essay Mentoring Project: Through our Youth Programs, we are seeking volunteer mentors to help students write and edit their college and scholarship application essays in October. Click here to learn more about being a volunteer mentor. Thank you!