Brink Literacy Project

Writing Instructor (Contract)

Brink Literacy Project is seeking Writing Instructors to work in our Frames Prison Program.

We teach storytelling, through comics and graphic novels, in Colorado prisons with the goal of helping our students develop the skills to tell their own stories, tackle personal trauma, increase self-sufficiency, and gain the tools they need to get out, and stay out, of prison.

We’re implementing new curricula now and we are looking for passionate storytellers who want to help change our students' lives!

If you’re in Colorado, are available 5-20 hours per week, and would like to work with us, please read on and apply via the Submittable link below.

Start Date: Flexible, positions start as early as mid-October 2023
Duration: 6 months with potential to continue long-term
Time Commitment: 5-20 hours per week
Rate: $50/hour contract
Location: Instructor must be a resident of the state of Colorado, with bulk of work occurring onsite in Denver area and/or Colorado Springs
Deadline: Rolling. Review and interview cycles begin September 27, 2023.

The Mission for this Position

Frames Instructors will spearhead new systems of implementation for one of our largest educational programs: Frames Prison Program. Frames instructors will work with our education team to implement our new curricula. In addition to implementing new curriculum onsite with our established community partners, instructors will also work with our Education Program Manager to create education networks and expand our programs into Colorado communities where need has been identified.

About Frames Prison Program

Started in 2017, Brink runs this innovative educational program in women’s prisons in the U.S. and UK. Using comics as a way to court low-literacy and reluctant readers, we help students distill a single turning point in their lives into a short graphic memoir. This process works to tackle personal trauma, increase self-sufficiency, and help students gain the tools they need to get out, and stay out, of prison. Beginning in October 2023, we will be partnering with reintegration organizations to bring this work to formerly incarcerated adults and teenagers as part of a reintegration support system.

How to Apply

Please submit your résumé, contact details for two references, and written responses to the following questions:

  • What is most compelling to you about Brink’s approach? (250 words max)
  • Why do you believe you’d be successful in this role? (400 words max)
  • What is your superpower? You may be good at many things, but what are you trulygreat at? (400 words max)
  • What soft skill do you believe is most valuable in a writing class? Why? (200 words max)

Please submit your application by visiting

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position starts as early as October 2023, with some room for flexibility.

Contact Information

Nate Ragolia, Director of Communications
Contact Phone: 
(303) 887-5893
Contact e-mail: