The Nebraska Writers Collective is now hiring for a 1-year residency where a performance poet will work on our programming (mainly with our Louder Than a Bomb program in high schools and middle schools) and lead a pair of monthly public events while earning a decent wage. As Exec Director of the NWC, I am so very excited to put this out there. See the pretty version at http://newriters.org/nwc-taking-applications-for-full-time-resident-teaching-artist-position/
or the cut-and-pasted version below:
Nebraska Writers Collective: Resident Teaching Artist Search
Resident Teaching Artist
The Nebraska Writers Collective (NWC) is currently accepting applications for our first Resident Teaching Artist. Applicants are encouraged to send a resume and information asked for below to NWC Executive Director Matt Mason at email@example.com
The NWC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting creative writing and performance poetry throughout the Midwest. We achieve this mission through a variety of literary outreach programs, but primarily through hands-on, interactive workshops focused on the creation and performance of original writing.
The Resident Teaching Artist is a 12 month position (September 15, 2013-September 14, 2014) with work primarily supporting NWCís Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha Youth Poetry Festival. The Resident Teaching Artist will also support community programming, with some time set aside for developing personal projects.
The Resident Teaching Artist is primarily responsible for the artistic stewardship of the students, teachers, community members, and writers served by the NWC. This includes collecting and curating resources, leading workshops and professional development sessions, running readings and other community events, and being an exemplar for the community by way of sharing the Resident Teaching Artistís original work.
Compensation: $3,000 per month plus health insurance.
Reports To: The NWCís Executive Director.
Duties: 40 hours per week spent on:
< Assisting the Executive Director and Education Director in planning Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha (LTaB) programming and implementing LTaB events and outreach (including school visits, artist visits, and more).
< Coaching 2 LTaB schools on performance and creative writing in preparation for the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha Youth Poetry Festival in winter/spring, 2014.
< Running a minimum of 2 public events per month planned by the Artist. These can be workshops, readings, and/or other sorts of poetry events aimed at creating original work and/or broadening community outreach.
< The Artistís own original creative work. This work will be the basis of a special presentation event (a reading, a performance, a concert, etc.) scheduled before the Artistís term is done (August-September, 2014).
< Other work serving the NWCís mission in the community and delivering the NWC's proven programming.
This position is open to highly experienced Performing Poets based on a history of writing, performing, teaching, and organizing. The Nebraska Writers Collective does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.
The Resident Teaching Artist will be considered by a panel put together by the NWCís Board of Directors and staff, with the final decision made by the Executive Director.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
Application Questions (Please answer these questions in the body of an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
< Name (and any Stage Names):
< Contact information (phone, preferred email, mailing address):
< Date of Birth:
< How did you hear about us?
< Give a brief description of what you would like to work on while in this position in terms of the 2 monthly public events and any other projects (1000 characters max):
< Give a brief description of how you approach teaching performance and poetry to high school and junior high school students (1000 characters max):
< Describe a favorite writing prompt:
Please provide name, contact information and relationship for 3 references. Letters of recommendation are not required.
Please attach your current resume as a PDF, Word, or WordPerfect file.
Finalists for this position will be expected to undergo a background check.