♦ One to two years of teaching or mentoring experience with elementary, middle, or high school students
♦ Interest in collaborating with public school teachers
♦ Excellent written and oral communication skills
♦ Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
♦ Availability to teach the same day every week throughout the academic year (October through June) or, on occasion, 2 weeks in a row
♦ Bilingual writers
♦ Writers experienced with hospital patients, English Language Learners, Native populations, or Special Education students.
♦ Compensation for a full-residency of 84 teaching hours is $6,500 ($77/teaching hour; to be paid in monthly installments). Partial or greater residencies are scaled accordingly.
♦ Free tickets to Seattle Arts & Lectures events, as available
♦ Professional development training and inspiring colleagues
How to Apply
♦ Cover letter
♦ Teaching and artistic resume
♦ Names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references, at least one of whom should be familiar with your teaching
♦ Three- to five-page creative writing sample in the genre you most like to teach
♦ One page describing three specific writing goals you might have for a residency and two specific teaching exercises/lesson plans you would use to help students achieve those goals. Please identify if the exercises are intended for elementary, middle, or high school students.
August 7, 2015 by noon. People of color and bilingual applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Writers selected for interviews will be contacted in the following weeks.