Open Positions at Literary Arts
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Development Assistant: Literary Arts is seeking a Development Assistant (DA) for its development and communications team at our downtown Portland location. This position provides direct support to the Deputy Director and works closely with the Development Manager, communications team, and other administrative staff.
Literary Arts is committed to equity, both in our programming and hiring practices. An understanding of Literary Arts’ mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is expected of all new employees. This includes the 2019-22 Strategic Framework, which is available here. This understanding and commitment should be demonstrated through the performance of assigned duties, as well as all-staff activities.
Literary Arts acknowledges and celebrates all types of learning, including academic, career, and on-the-job training, as well as volunteer and military service. Literary Arts’ goal is to hire and retain individuals who have demonstrated success performing the essential duties of the position and/or who possess the qualities to learn new skills quickly. Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds is strongly recommended for this role.
Deadline: January 5, 2020. Applications received by this date will be reviewed the week of January 6, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered after the first review group. The position will stay open until it is filled.
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.
No current internship opportunities.
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!