Writopia Chicago Seeking Instructors

Chicago Nonprofit Seeks Creative Writing Teachers

Writers and/or teachers: Do you love kids? Are you excited by the idea of helping children learn to write short stories and plays with beginnings, middles, and (drum roll) endings? Writopia Lab, an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit that runs the country’s best creative writing workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, is looking for instructors and assistant instructors for our Chicago workshops.

In the short term, we’re looking for instructors and assistants to help with some in-school workshops in February, one in Lincoln Park, the other in Wilmette. But we’re also looking to build a roster of Chicago instructors to help with a variety of workshops (in-school, after-school, summer) coming later in the year.

Our teachers are half camp counselor (fun and funny, warm and engaging) and half savvy editor/teacher (astute, insightful, serious, open, sensitive). Please contact us as soon as possible if you this sounds like you.

If you’re a well-published author with teaching experience, you should apply to be an instructor. If you’re just starting out as a writer/writing teacher, you should start as an assistant.

We train teachers extensively in our method.

To apply, please email Yael Schick (yael@writopialab.org) with a cover letter, resume, and teaching/production/publication list.

To find out more information regarding who we are and what we do here at Writopia, please visit our website at www.writopialab.org.


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