The National Book Foundation (NBF) is seeking a published author who has experience working with young people to serve as a Teaching Artist for BookUp NYC, a free, after-school reading program for middle school students. BookUp participants select books to read, engage in book club-style discussions and creative response activities, and interact with the local literary community through author visits and field trips. This 14-session program meets regularly once per week for 90-minute sessions, plus two weekend half-day field trips, and runs from February 2018 through June 2018 on Mondays or Tuesdays (TBD based on availability) from 3pm-4:30pm. The program is held at a partnering site in Flatbush (Brooklyn). Teaching Artists report to NBF’s Director of Education.
Lead fourteen 90-minute after-school sessions for approximately 15 students in grades 6 through 8
Encourage a joy of reading through the development of engaging, fun, and creative response activities.
Serve as liaison between NBF, partnering site, and other program stakeholders
Create and submit lesson plans
Create and submit book order requests
Organize and document student work
Participate in planning meetings and bi-weekly check-in calls with NBF’s Director of Education
Assist with the facilitation of field trips and culminating event
Essential Skills and Education/Experience
Undergraduate degree in creative writing, literature, or other related field; graduate work preferred
At least 1 published book
Previous experience working with young people required; experience with middle school students strongly preferred
Experience working in an after-school or out-of-school time setting strongly preferred
A patient, flexible, and collaborative spirit
Compensation: This position pays a competitive per session rate.
To apply: send cover letter and resume as PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: BookUp NYC Teaching Artist.
The National Book Foundation is committed to inclusivity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, parental status, military service, or disability.