Writers in the Schools (WITS) is looking for writers and educators who can teach the joy of creative writing to young people. Employment is part-time, typically a half-day of teaching one day a week from September – May. A yearlong commitment is required.

In addition to teaching, the job duties include preparation, responding to student work, and compiling anthologies of student writing at the end of the school year.

WITS is looking for writers and educators with teaching or mentoring experience who can convey their passion for the written word in ways that are relevant for Houston-area children. In particular, WITS is seeking bilingual writers, and writers who are interested in teaching in grades 2-4, but other writers are encouraged to apply as well.

Applications are accepted year-round. To be considered for the 2008-2009 school year, applications must be received by August 8, 2008. Applications received after August 8th will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who are selected to teach with WITS must attend mandatory WITS orientation and training on Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23, 2008. Friday is a half-day of orientation and training, and Saturday is a full day.

If you are interested in teaching with WITS, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and 10-page writing sample by e-mail or mail it to:

Jack McBride, Program Coordinator

1523 West Main

Houston, TX 77006

or apply via email to this address: mail@witshouston.org

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