Jobs & Internships

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.

Job Openings

There are no current job openings at this 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
  • One sample course description with a syllabus or break-down of class content (no more than a page) modeled after our online course catalog

Course proposal submissions for Fall 2024 must be received by Sunday, June 23, 2024 for consideration. Fall quarter runs September 23 – December 15, 2024.


Volunteers are an invaluable part of Hugo House. In our first years, volunteers helped remodel the House and get us off the ground. Today, volunteers do essential work for all of our programs.

Learn more about Volunteering