Jobs for Poets: February 15, 2017

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Feb 15 2017
Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.


  • 92Y in New York City seeks an Editorial Manager to be responsible for writing, editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and managing the production of a broad range of promotional collateral in support of all of 92Y’s programming.
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  • Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, seeks a full-time, tenured Instructor of English to teach courses in college-level English, including English composition, developmental education courses, and other writing courses as assigned.
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  • Blue Mountain Center, a progressive retreat and conference center for writers, artists, and activists in upstate New York, seeks a Program Assistant to participate in office administration, inn-keeping, hosting, gardening, and facilities tasks.
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  • Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, seeks a Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters to serve as chief academic and administrative officer of the college, providing leadership for the college by working with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and other key stakeholders to support the university’s strategic plan.
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  • Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, seeks a full-time Development Manager, Grants & Partnerships to create proposals and reports that illustrate the center’s unique programs to current and future funders.
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  • Indian River State College in Florida seeks a full-time Master Instructor to prepare and instruct English classes, grade all English coursework, assign final grades, and maintain regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students.
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  • Louisiana Tech University seeks a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in American literature to teach both graduate- and undergraduate-level American literature and writing courses and serve on graduate committees of MA candidates with a concentration in American literature.
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  • The MacDowell Colony seeks a Director of Development in its New York office to be responsible for planning and executing the Colony’s national development and fundraising strategies on an annual and long-term basis.
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  • The National Book Foundation in New York seeks Instructors for BookUp: Spring Storytellers, a five-week intensive after-school reading and writing program for middle school students run in partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development and in collaboration with BoomWriter, an online writing platform for young people.
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  • The New York Foundation for the Arts seeks a full-time Program Officer for its Artist Fellowship Program to be responsible for implementing NYFA’s statewide funding programs for individual artists, assembling and moderating artist review panels, conducting informational seminars, and helping shape the artistic vision of the program.
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  • The New York State Council on the Arts seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to lead the management of the executive office and work closely with the executive director on a range of projects.
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  • Rutgers University–Newark in New Jersey seeks a full-time, tenure-track Distinguished Professor in Poetry Writing to teach poetry workshops and other courses in the nationally recognized MFA program in creative writing and both undergraduate- and master’s-level literature classes.
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  • Sasquatch Books in Seattle, Washington, seeks a full-time Production Editor to work independently to analyze manuscripts for conformance to contract requirements, perform or direct editing as required, and track and complete all editorial functions on projects as assigned.
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  • Uptown Stories, a nonprofit creative writing program in New York City, seeks Writing Teachers to develop and lead new afterschool workshops for middle-school-aged kids.
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  • Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing, seeks Creative Writing Workshop Instructors in the Bay Area; Brooklyn; Washington, D.C.; Greenwich/Stamford, Connecticut; Manhattan; New Jersey; and Westchester County, as well as a Language Play Workshop Instructor in Manhattan, a Program Coordinator and Creative Writing Instructor in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, and a WriCampia Sleepaway Counselor.
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