"Writers & Books is a non-profit literary agency based in Rochester, NY designed to promote literacy and continued education in the greater Rochester area. While Writers & Books offers a multitude of literary opportunities within the community, our largest program is SummerWrite, a ten-week program we hold each summer for elementary through high school students interested in language arts. Former classes have included: “Story writing,” “Creative Journalism,” “Directing for Film and Video,” “Harry Potter Fan Fare,” “Comedy Improv,” “Fantasy Flash Fiction,” “Shakespeare’s Stage,” and “Writing the College Admissions Essay,” among many other programs. The classes are taught by local educators and professionals and can span one day through a full week. The classes are also co-taught by SummerWrite Apprentices, and Writers & Books is looking for one to four SUNY Fredonia students to join our SummerWrite Apprenticeship Program.
The apprentices will choose classes within which they will function as teaching assistants, so the position would be ideal for English, Education, or Creative Writing majors. However, because of our vast array of class subjects and materials, any liberal arts major would be a great fit. Those chosen to participate in the SummerWrite Apprenticeship program would be trained in general teaching responsibilities as well as First Aid/CPR. Apprentices are also responsible for overseeing the daily lunch period and will gain valuable experience in teaching, as well as working with children within a non-profit setting throughout the program. The position is unpaid and roughly forty hours a week for three to five weeks. We are willing to work with students and advisors to award credit and it's a really fun program that provides a great experience for potential teachers/writers."
If interested in a SummerWrite Apprenticeship position, the applicant must email Kristen King at firstname.lastname@example.org with a general inquiry including name, rank, and major/minor. An application form will them be emailed or mailed to the applicant’s address. The form must be completed fully, and submitted along with one to two writing samples (creative or otherwise) that demonstrate the applicant’s literary ability. The writing samples should be no longer than five pages each. In addition, each application must include two references. The references cannot be related to the applicant, however they can include past employers, teachers, or individuals that can speak to the applicant’s various qualities. Please submit the application to: Writers & Books, Attn: SummerWrite Apprenticeship, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 or email to email@example.com. All materials must be received by the deadline of Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
This position will be a summer position, of either five weeks or ten weeks. Applicants will be interviewed in April for Summer 2013. For more information, contact Kristen King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-473-2590 x110