Join the team!
Are you interested in working near the center of Seattle’s literary community? Want to work steps away from a stage where nationally renowned authors give lectures on craft, or up-and-coming writers read from their latest works? Are you passionate about the literary arts, creating community, and opening up the literary world to everyone who loves books or has a drive to write?
Hugo House staff and volunteers are enthusiastic, committed people who value and want to work toward making arts programming accessible to all, advancing community-driven change initiatives, and centering antiracism and racial equity in the literary sphere.
We encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and other people underrepresented in literary arts administration. All full-time Hugo House positions receive a generous benefits package, including holiday and vacation, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and discounts on Hugo House classes.
Hugo House is working with Arts Consulting Group to find our next Executive Director.
The Executive Director will be the public spokesperson for the organization, maintaining and cultivating relationships with community partners. They will create an organizational culture of optimism and possibility that inspires great writing. With a deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access, the Executive Director will steward Hugo House in becoming an anti-racist institution that serves people of all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, and interests, and where people from all backgrounds feel welcome and a true sense of belonging.
Reporting directly to the Hugo House Board of Directors, the Executive Director will build upon the organization’s legacy by creating a new and bold vision for the future in fulfillment of its mission. They will have overall responsibility for Hugo House’s programs and operations, provide leadership in financial management, fundraising, and board governance, and oversee the day-to-day operations and staffing.
Reports To: Executive Director
Pay Range: $25/hr
Position Overview: The Operations Manager supports the day-to-day functioning of Hugo House’s office, operational, and financial processes. This position is a key staff member, serving as a connector between teams and responsible for performing administrative, operations, and management duties in the office. This position is not a remote position, but will gain some flexibility over time.
Teach at Hugo House
We’re looking for talented, enthusiastic, generous instructors in all genres—nonfiction, fiction, poetry and performance (spoken word, song, stage, screen), as well as reading classes (please see our catalog for examples).
Our teachers are contracted for individual classes and we review class proposals every quarter. See our current class offerings to get a sense of the course description format and the types of courses we offer. We love seeing new ideas and classes that are of the moment in addition to craft basics.
To apply, please sign in to our Teacher Portal and submit:
- 1–2 page CV
- 1-page statement of your teaching philosophy and how you’ll apply it at Hugo House
- Two sample course descriptions with a syllabus or break-down of class content (no more than a page each) modeled after our online course catalog
Submissions for course proposals for Spring 2022 must be received by September 1, 2022 for consideration to appear in the catalog. Spring quarter runs April 10–June 16, 2023.
Teach Youth Classes
We believe that youth voices are worth amplifying. Our programs offer opportunities for youth from all walks of life to craft their voices.
Youth teaching artists play a critical role in youth education, so we look for teachers who are creative, attentive, holistic in their approach, adaptive to individual student needs, able to teach through a social justice lens, and are devoted lifelong learners themselves. Read about our youth programs and then sign into our Youth Programs Teacher Portal to apply.
Contact us if you have any questions about teaching opportunities for youth classes.