We encourage applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and other people underrepresented in literary arts administration. Hugo House is committed to becoming an antiracist organization and strives to remove barriers that might discourage any person from working here. It is Hugo House’s intent to maintain a diverse work force that represents our community. Our approach to diversity is intended to provide not only equal employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, but also to recognize and value people with ethnic, cultural, and other differences, such as religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status.
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.
Teach at Hugo House
Thanks for your interest in teaching at Hugo House! Our teachers are contracted for individual classes and we review class proposals every quarter.
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). We especially encourage applications from writers and teachers of color, and teachers with diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, such as varied ability, religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, and sexual orientation, in order to best serve a diverse student body.
Before you send us a proposal, please familiarize yourself with 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. When you’re ready, please send the following:
- 1-2 page CV
We’re interested to know about your teaching experience and your approach to teaching. In two paragraphs, tell us about a class you taught recently. Specifically, tell us one thing that went well and one thing you wish you’d done differently.
Please include a syllabus for this class and tell us in a few paragraphs (1-2 pages) how you’re going to approach this class (what content you’re going to cover and how students will engage with each other), why this topic is something you’re excited about, and how this class might be similar to or different from other classes we’ve offered.
Please send materials through our Teacher Portal.
Course Proposal Application Schedule
- Submissions for Summer 2022 must be received by January 10 for catalog consideration. Summer quarter runs June 13–September 2, 2022.
- Submissions for Fall 2022 must be received by March 20 for catalog consideration. Fall quarter runs September 12–December 16, 2022.
Youth programs teaching artists come from all backgrounds and identities united by a common passion—to foster the creative development of youth! At Hugo House, we believe that youth voices are worth amplifying, and our various programs offer opportunities for youth from all walks of life to build community with their peers, work alongside experienced mentors, and to craft their voices.
As a youth teaching artist, you 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 life-long learners themselves.
Please read the descriptions of youth programs on our website to familiarize yourself before applying as a teaching artist with us. If you have any questions or would like to discuss teaching opportunities, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply as a youth teaching artist, please fill out this form on Submittable.
If you would like to get involved, please consider volunteering.