Hugo House is Hiring: Literary Arts Youth Programs
Hugo House is a nonprofit literary arts organization located in Seattle with a 20-year history as the city’s hub for writers. In the fall of 2018, Hugo House moved into a new facility in the heart of the city, which has enabled dramatic growth in classes and event programming. One of the nation’s leading community-based centers for the literary arts, Hugo House has a vision to open the literary world to anyone who loves books or has a drive to write, no matter their background – removing barriers and fostering racial equity. Hugo House offers year round creative writing programming for youth, including single day workshops, year-long cohorts, open mic nights, and summer writing camps.
The person in this position is a key Hugo House staff member, responsible for planning, coordinating, and ensuring the success of our creative writing programming for youth. Ensuring quality and constituent satisfaction, this staff member will play a key role in engaging young writers of all backgrounds and abilities through inspiring, creative, educational programming.
To learn more, or to be considered for this position, candidates must submit an application here via Hugo House’s Submittable page and include a cover letter and resume.
Teach at Hugo House
Thanks for your interest in teaching at Hugo House! Our teachers are contracted for individual classes. We have a strong pool of teachers, and we are always interested in finding the best creative-writing instructors. To apply to teach at the House, please familiarize yourself with our class offerings then submit the following:
- 1-2 page CV
- a 1 page statement of your teaching philosophy and how you’ll apply it at Hugo House
- two sample course descriptions (no more than a page each) modeled after our online course catalog
Please send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our education team reviews applications quarterly.
Summer and Fall Application Schedule
- Submissions for course proposals for Summer 2020 will be open February 3–March 2, 2020.
Summer quarter runs June 14–Sept. 5.
- Submissions for course proposals for Fall 2020 will be open April 20–May 18, 2020.
Fall quarter runs Sept. 13–Dec. 19, 2020.
When hiring teachers, we consider a combination of prior teaching experience, publication history, strength of teaching evaluations from either the House or other institutions, strength of the submitted teaching philosophy, and active engagement in the literary world. Once we hire a candidate to teach, we will discuss class booking. When selecting courses, we are looking for classes that fill a curricular gap. We consider a balance of genre, skill level required of the students, platform (such as workshop, generative, reading), and student feedback.
Hugo House especially encourages applications from writers and teachers of color, and teachers with diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, such as disability, religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, and sexual orientation in order to best serve a diverse student body.
If you would like to get involved, please consider volunteering.