Jobs + Internships

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.

Adult Education Manager


Reports to: Education Director

Position Overview: This position provides key vision for all of Hugo House’s educational programming, including lectures, workshops, community partnerships, our Coaching & Mentorship program, our Fellows program, and our Writers-in-Residence. The Education Manager works collaboratively with colleagues to implement the shared vision and mission. It is important to be able to balance detailed, data-driven planning and program implementation with higher-level strategy and leadership.

Learn more and apply.

Events Curator


Reports to: Executive Director

Position Overview: To program high quality literary and arts events that enlighten, challenge, educate, and entertain audiences, and to raise the profile of Hugo House locally and nationally. To present a lively mix of readings, panels, craft talks, interviews, and other events featuring renowned writers, emerging and emerged writers, and talented new writers. Manage theater rental program.

Learn more and apply.

Development Associate


Reports to: Development Director

Position Overview: Identify and apply for grant and foundation support to fund Hugo House programming. Engage and support Hugo House patrons, donors, members, and volunteers. Provide administrative support to executive and development staff, including database management. Requires occasional evening hours.

Learn more and apply.

Bookkeeper (Part-Time)


Reports to: Finance & Operations Director

Position Overview: The person in this position is a key Hugo House staff member, responsible for the full accounts payable cycle, ensuring payments to vendors and independent contractors are processed in an efficient and timely manner. This position will also maintain records and tracking for contract signatures and W-9s.

Learn more and apply.

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

Please send materials through our Teacher Portal.

Course Proposal Application Schedule

  • Submissions for Spring 2022 must be received by October 3 for catalog consideration. Spring quarter runs April 4–June 10, 2022.
  • 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


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

To apply as a youth teaching artist, please fill out this form on Submittable.



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