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Adult Programs

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
  • 1-page statement of your teaching philosophy and how you’ll apply it at Hugo House
  • 2 sample course descriptions with a syllabus or break-down of class content (no more than a page each) modeled after our online course catalog

Send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to margot@hugohouse.org.

Spring and Summer 2021 Application Schedule

  • Submissions for course proposals for Spring 2021 are open through November 24, 2020.
    Spring quarter runs April 5–June 11.
  • Submissions for course proposals for Summer 2021 will be open February 1–March 1, 2021. Summer quarter runs June 14–September 3, 2021.
  • Submissions for course proposals for Fall 2021 will be open April 19–May 17, 2021. Summer quarter runs September 6–December 17, 2021.

Youth Programs

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 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 youth@hugohouse.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.