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Staff Positions

Development Director +

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is seeking a Development Director to expand on a successful fundraising model while maintaining our existing donor programs and fund development relationships. You will join our team in an exciting moment in our history, while we are expanding our impact and relevance in the educational landscape. We are seeking a candidate with a passion for reading, writing, teaching, and leading.

To apply, please submit the following to mail@witshouston.org
• A cover letter that provides an introduction and gives us a sense of your writing style
• Résumé or CV

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Internships

Summer Camp Teaching Assistants +

Writers in the Schools (WITS) is looking for interns to serve as summer camp teaching assistants. Interns will work in a variety of areas, gaining experience in creative writing instruction, early childhood education, nonprofit administration, and arts education.

Each summer, Writers in the Schools and the School Literacy and Culture Project at Rice University sponsor Creative Writing Camp (CWC). More than 1,300 children in grades K-12 participate in CWC where they write stories, poetry, essays, and plays in a fun and supportive environment.

The internships (part-time, unpaid) will begin June 1, 2017.

Internship duties include:

  • Assisting in creative writing classrooms
  • Designing and delivering lessons
  • Offering feedback to students on their writing
  • Assisting younger children with dictation
  • Working with small groups of students who need extra or advanced assistance
  • Assisting in setting up arts/crafts projects
  • Assisting in anthology preparation
  • Observing best practices surrounding classroom teaching

Benefits for interns:

  • Interns will gain work experience and classroom experience
  • Interns will gain experience in nonprofit administration
  • Internship will serve as a networking opportunity for interns to meet colleagues in creative writing, education, literary arts, and nonprofit fields
  • Interns will build their résumés
  • Upon successful completion of an internship with CWC, WITS will serve as a reference and will provide letters of recommendation

To apply please complete the online application. Deadline: May 19.
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Teaching Positions

WITS Writer +

WITS is no longer accepting applications at this time, but check back later this summer for our next round.