Fields: humanities, liberal arts, education, arts, youth
Location: Portland, Oregon
About the Organization: Literary Arts began in 1984 with a small lecture series designed to bring leading authors and cultural thinkers to Portland. Within four years, demand for tickets moved Portland Arts & Lectures to the 2,700–seat concert hall at which it currently resides. Now a Portland tradition, the series brings the brightest minds of our day to present original talks about literature, art, history and contemporary culture before one of the largest lecture audiences in the country.
Youth Programs reach more than 4,000 students annually. Our core program is Writers in the Schools (WITS), which sends professional writers into public high school classrooms for creative writing residencies. Since 1996, that program has grown to employ over 20 Oregon writers each year, who teach semester–long writing workshops in all Portland public high schools and several alternative programs. We also run Students to the Schnitz, which provides tickets and transportation for youth to literary events; the College Essay Mentoring Project (CEMP), pairing students working on college applications with volunteer mentors; and Verselandia!, the all-city youth poetry slam.
About the Position: Literary Arts seeks a program coordinator with excellent attention to detail, experience working with youth and/or in education, administrative experience, and a passion for literature to assist in running Youth Programs. The Coordinator supports the Director of Youth Programs to execute the work of youth programs. This will include some administrative work as well as more in-depth work on some projects. The Coordinator will also manage the YP website and blog posts, and assist at events as needed. Comfort working in a team as well as working collaboratively with school partners is essential. This position reports to the Director of Youth Programs. This is a full-time non-exempt position, 40 hours a week, including some evenings.
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
- Commitment to literature and its place in our community.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Experience in working with youth and/or in arts education
- Impeccable attention to detail; Excellent proofreading skills.
- Fluency with Mac and Microsoft business applications, some familiarity with FileMaker Pro and/or Adobe Suite a plus.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Literary Arts is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our employees and volunteers. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Estimated Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 annually + benefits.
Deadline: September 18, 2018