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Essay Writing Instructor-UWS-Summer Start Date
Writopia Lab in New York, New York
Date Posted 04/09/2021
Faculty-Education-Teacher Childhood
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Attention all writers! Do you love kids? Are you excited by the idea of helping kids express themselves and explore their world through nonfiction and essay writing? Writopia Lab, an award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit that runs writing workshops for kids ages 4 to18, is looking for essay writing workshop instructors for our Upper West Side and Brooklyn Locations.

Since its formation in New York City in 2007, Writopia Lab has grown into a nationwide community of young writers. Our mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing. We create a safe and engaging space for writers at all stages of the writing process, and we aim to provide the creative inspiration, individual attention, and intellectual environment that may not be available to them at school.

What Essay Writing Instructors Do

Essay writing session instructors lead after-school and weekend workshops and one-on-one private sessions for writers ages 9 to18. During the school year, workshops meet after school and on weekends in weekly 90 minute sessions; during the summer workshops are week-long and meet for three hours a day. Workshops and private sessions are a balance between fun, engaging literary games, focused writing time, and constant feedback from the instructor. Instructors harness young writers' passion and curiosity.


We are in need of instructors who find it easy to be supportive and enthusiastic about young writers' work and who are thoughtful instructors and writers. Completed B.A., M.A., and/or publications preferred. Must be fully vaccinated.


Upper West Side, New York, NY. May also teach some workshops online.

How to Apply

If you are excited by the idea of joining a community of writers and helping children and teens learn to strengthen their writing skills, please apply! (Don't forget to attach your resume, cover letter, and answer the question “Why do you want to work at Writopia?”)

To find out more information regarding who we are and what we do here at Writopia Lab, please visit our website at www.writopialab.org.

Writopia Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Writopia Lab does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or on any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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