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Communications Manager: Literary Arts is seeking a Communications Manager to oversee all external-facing communication channels for our rapidly growing and innovative community-based nonprofit. This includes the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns and promoting Literary Arts’ mission and programs. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director and is a director-track role. This is a full-time, exempt position including health and dental, retirement, and paid leave benefits. 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, 2019 for school year 2019-2020. 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.
Portland Book Festival Volunteer Intern: Literary Arts seeks a Volunteer Intern to assist the Public Programs department with the 2019 Portland Book Festival. This position will report to and work closely with the Volunteer Specialist to recruit, train, and manage over 300 volunteers who contribute to the smooth production of the 2019 Portland Book Festival on November 9 at the Portland Art Museum and surrounding venues. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by email our Volunteer Specialist, Denver Olmstead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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!