Upper School Creative Writing Teacher (part-time)
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic educator to join its innovative upper school Publications department beginning in the 2020-2021 school year to teach Creative Writing..
In the Creative Writing classes students learn the power of creative writing, self-expression, design and publishing. By experimenting in various genres, including closed-form and open-form poetry, short fiction, the personal essay, and screenwriting, young writers develop authentic voices. Additionally, students write, revise, polish, and submit their own creative work for publication. As students enter subsequent years of Creative Writing, the focus pivots toward honing their writing skills, pushing themselves out of their creative comfort zones through individualized projects, and engaging a wider audience through the study of creative writing.
Class time is split between work-shopping new material and finding innovative ways to showcase that material within the Crossroads community and beyond. As a class, students publish the campus academic journal, Kollectiv. This is a single class serving two levels of writers - freshmen and sophomores. The instructor will be expected to create skill appropriate lessons for each level, and work collaboratively with Creative Writing faculty to create and enhance curriculum. Experience with desktop publishing tools and procedures preferred, but not required.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
- Minimum B.A. in English, Creative writing, or related field; graduate degree preferred; relevant professional experience a plus.
- Experience in a high school teaching in the realm of Creative Writing and/or English writing across various grade levels.
- Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons and collaborating with colleagues across grade levels.
- Knowledge / fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, & other Multimedia applications.
- Excellent communication skills that allow various stakeholders (from students to advisers and administrators) to work together to create student-centered curricula.
- The ability to question thoughtfully and problem-solve effectively.
- Value interdisciplinary thinking.
- Expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of the role of informed readers and writers in society today.
- Supervising and monitoring the performance of students both in and out of the classroom.
All interested applicants must complete an employment application and resume. Submit an online application here Apply