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 in the Seattle area. 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) modelled after our online course catalog.

Please send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to christine@hugohouse.org. Once you have submitted your application, you should hear back from us within six weeks.

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 a fit with our current curricular needs including a balance of genre, skill level required of the students, and platform (such as workshop, generative, reading).

Special Call for Instructors:

ARCADE is collaborating with Hugo House to develop a design criticism writing workshop, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. We seek writing instructors with experience in design or a design-related field (architecture, product design, graphic design, or interior design) and design criticism who are interested in teaching a writing workshop. Workshop length and curriculum to be developed with the instructor.

Instructors are contracted for individual classes.To apply, please submit the following by October 15:

  • 1 page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • 1 – 2 page sample course descriptions(no more than one page each)
  • A sample of your own written work of design criticism

Please send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to christine@hugohouse.org with “ARCADE / Hugo House” in the subject line.