WITS Writers are professional writers, poets, spoken word artists, and all those who share their love of creative writing instruction. Writers engage in long and short-term residencies in K-12 schools paired with the classroom teacher to bring creative experiences to students. Writers also lead writing residencies in community spaces such as libraries, hospitals, community centers, and after-school programs. Residencies generally culminate in year-end student publications to memorialize and celebrate student work.
Writers are required to attend a minimum of 10 hours of professional development workshops, as well as planning meetings with teachers or WITS staff. Writers are paid an hourly rate of $60 per hour for teaching or leading workshops and $20 per hour for training. WITS Writers generally teach 2 to 6 hours per week in a given school year, and have the opportunity to work in Creative Writing Camp placements throughout the summer months. We are actively seeking bilingual writers who are comfortable teaching in languages other than English; Spanish instruction preferred.
This is a part-time, partnership based position occurring during school hours (7:30am-4:30pm).
Apply to teach with Writers in the Schools in the 2021-2022 school year! Submit your application here: https://witshouston.formstack.com/forms/writer_application
Our application deadline is 11:59 PM on January 2, 2022. Applications submitted after that time will not be considered.