Jobs for Poets: June 14, 2017

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Jun 14 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.


  • 89.3 KPCC in Pasadena, California, seeks a full-time Arts Education Reporter to dive into questions about access, training, and other trends in youth arts in Southern California.
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  • Abrams Books in New York City seeks a full-time Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial assistance to the executive editor.
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  • Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences seeks part-time Undergraduate Faculty in the Core Division, including first-year and second-year seminars and English composition and intensive English, as well as English as a second language.
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  • Barnes & Noble in New York City seeks a full-time SparkNotes Editorial Director to be responsible for all aspects of content creation.
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  • Capitol Region Education Council in Hartford, Connecticut, seeks a Creative Writing/Media Arts Instructor to teach multimedia and writing curricula at the high school level.
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  • Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, seeks a full-time English Instructor to teach five English courses per regular semester that could include online courses and/or dual-credit/early college classes.
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  • Duke University Press in Durham, North Carolina, seeks a Production Assistant to be responsible for accounting, production/manuscript check-in, art preparation and trafficking, as well as other projects and job duties as directed.
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  • Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, seeks a tenure-track English Faculty Member to be responsible for teaching composition and upper-division English courses in support of teacher education degree programs.
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  • Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia, seeks a full-time Lecturer in English to take on a 4/4 teaching load of both composition and literature survey courses.
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  • Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, Minnesota, seeks a full-time Development and Administrative Assistant to support individual fundraising functions of the press with accurate and timely data management.
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  • Grove/Atlantic in New York City seeks a full-time Publicity Assistant to report to the publicity director and assist with their publicity efforts.
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  • The Maryland State Arts Council in Baltimore seeks an Executive Director to provide executive direction to the state agency charged with encouraging and investing in the advancement of the arts for the people of the state.
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  • MIT Press in Cambridge, MA seeks a full-time Acquisitions Assistant to assist acquisitions editors with project management for the MIT Press’s lists in the arts, architecture, computer science, and physical sciences across a range of publication types, including trade books, textbooks, professional monographs, and reference works.
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  • The NAACP in Los Angeles seeks a temporary Literary Coordinator to secure the entries within NAACP literary categories for the 49th NAACP Image Awards.
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  • The New Press in New York City Publicity and Marketing Director to be responsible for getting the broadest possible attention for The New Press and its books and authors.
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  • Poets & Writers in New York City seeks part-time Galen Williams Fellows to work twenty hours per week for forty weeks from September 2017 through June 2018 in three areas: Editorial, Online Editorial, and Readings & Workshops.
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  • The Stanford Social Innovation Review in California seeks an Assistant Editor to be responsible for editing at least two online articles weekly, curating and writing themed content and round-ups monthly, producing at least one podcast or book excerpt weekly, and promoting all online content via social media and other outlets.
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  • The University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson seeks a part-time Education Program Assistant to be responsible for carrying out the Poetry Center’s five K-12 education efforts: Writing the Community, Family Days, Poetry Out Loud, field trips, and the Dianne Bret Harte Matinee Program.
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  • The University of California, Berkeley, seeks part-time Lecturers to teach reading and composition courses, hold office hours, assign grades, advise students, prepare course materials, and maintain a course website.
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  • The University of Chicago seeks two one-year, full-time Lecturers to teach in the Humanities General Education (“Core”) sequences with a start date of September 1, 2017.
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  • The University of Texas at Dallas seeks a part-time Lecturer in Creative Writing to prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes in creative writing, beginning in August 2017.
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  • The University of Virginia in Charlottesville seeks a part-time Assistant Professor to teach two sections of first-year writing per semester and participate in a growing Academic and Professional Writing Program housed within the English Department.
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  • Writopia Lab in Westchester, Fairfield, and Rochester counties, New York, seeks a full-time Program Coordinator and Creative Writing Instructor to join their administrative team and lead small groups of students in afterschool, weekend, and summer creative writing workshops.
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