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We Are Hiring! NWC Seeks Part-Time Teaching Artists

June 25, 2020

The Nebraska Writers Collective needs Teaching Artists, and needs your application by July 31, 2020 to be considered for this part-time position. The full job description follows:

 

Teaching Artist

Nebraska Writers Collective — Omaha, NE

1-2 hours / week (with more in the spring, fewer in other seasons)

$15+ / hour

 

Teaching Artist Job Summary

The Nebraska Writers Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, seeks eager Teaching Artists for our Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains slam poetry program. The ideal candidates will be both independent and collaborative, successful working alone and in pairs. We are interested in hiring poets, essayists, musicians, rappers, fiction writers, screenwriters, comedy writers, and more. Teaching Artists should be excited to work with young people in a leadership capacity, be able to deliver kind and actionable writing feedback, be committed to social justice, fairness, and equity, and communicate efficiently and effectively with both students and teacher sponsors at their assigned high school or middle school site. Exceptional candidates will have previous classroom and/or management experience and passion for creative writing, storytelling, and/or performance poetry. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. 

 

Teaching Artist Responsibilities and Duties

  • Visit assigned school sites at least once / week for the Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains youth slam poetry program to teach young people how to tell their stories through performance poetry
  • Deploy or develop engaging, appropriate writing prompts for young people
  • Attend all relevant Omaha sessions (estimated 2-4 per school) of Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains festival (Spring 2021)
  • Participate in paid, further education and professional development training sessions throughout the 2020-2021 season
  • Advertise upcoming events from the Nebraska Writers Collective and Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains on personal social media channels 

 

Teaching Artist Qualifications and Skills

  • Commitment to social justice, equity, and fairness
  • Self-starter with a willingness to work collaboratively 
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Effective leadership and facilitation skills
  • Highly organized
  • Experience with classroom education, youth, and/or management preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, Creative Writing, or other relevant field preferred but not required
  • Ability to communicate effectively, especially checking and responding to email communications on NWC tasks and responsibilities promptly

 

Statement of Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination

The Nebraska Writers Collective believes in and affirms the right of all individuals to educational and employment opportunities. As such, it does not discriminate on a basis of race, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial status, parental status, marital status, creed, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, immigration status, incarceration status, political views or affiliations, or associational preferences.

To apply

Send your resume and one-page letter of interest to info@newriters.org

 

Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2020