Creative Writing Teacher, Middle School (Part-Time) | Inkling Lit Academy

A beacon for young and emerging writers since 2010, The Adroit Journal has nurtured high school writers from all over the world through its acclaimed Mentorship Program and through editorial opportunities and prizes. Recognizing that international students would benefit from exposure to creative writing and literature earlier on in their creative journeys, The Adroit Journal, in partnership with IvyZen, has created the Inkling Lit Academy to provide promising international students in the formative middle school years with a strong underpinning of creative writing skills and a basis in literary reading.

The 2024 Inkling Lit Academy cohort will be drawn from Korea, with expansion to other countries in 2025 and beyond. The team is additionally thrilled to announce a 25% scholarship commitment in 2024. 

For its inaugural year, Inkling is seeking 2 dedicated classroom teachers (7th or 8th grade) and a pool of engaged substitutes to deliver exceptional remote instruction. This is a part-time, year-round position, with peak commitment during the summer.

Duties Include

  • Refining, with the Program Director, the curriculum(s) for both the 7th & 8th grade classes with an emphasis on graduated, tangible learning outcomes 
  • Leading remote instruction in classrooms of 10 students each for: one week in the Spring, meeting 3x/week; 6 weeks in the Summer, meeting 2x/week; and two weeks in the Winter, meeting 2x/week
  • Managing asynchronous learning modules throughout the off-season, maintaining a reliable point-of-contact for student queries  
  • Assessing benchmark assignments and cumulative projects in a timely and thoughtful manner, providing goalposts for growth even beyond graduation
  • Reporting to the Program Director for both reviews throughout the year and as needed when questions or concerns arise
  • Fostering a love for creative writing and the modern literary landscape! Translating these skills to educational and professional outcomes beyond Inkling is key.

Who You Are

  • Dedicated arts educator with at least 2 years’ experience in the classroom, ideally with learners aged 12 and beyond
  • Familiar with remote-learning platforms and instruction, including but not limited to Zoom, Canvas, Google Classroom, and other LMS 
  • Proactive and inclusive collaborator with a firm grasp on issues of equity & accessibility within the classroom
  • Innovative and flexible leader who understands that the beauty of a well-thought-out lesson plan is to have prepared deeply enough to, if & when necessary, forgo the plan.
  • Unafraid to ask questions, troubleshoot in real-time, and anticipate classroom issues and learning gaps before they arise
  • A creative writer with your own practice! Being able to say, “and here’s what I do!” is an enthralling and engaging asset when working with young learners!
  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Masters Preferred 

We’re Particularly Excited If You Have Experience

  • Working internationally and/or have an international arts/education background
  • Devising original curriculum and/or new works in a collaborative, culturally-sensitive environment
  • Establishing relationships and effective work practices with a fully-remote team 

Commitment & Compensation

  • 2024 Compensation: Classroom Teachers - $15,000
  • Heavier upfront commitment during the first quarter of the year as curriculum and classroom expectations are established; expectation of 5hr/wk, peaking to 10hr/wk during classroom instruction 
  • Start Date: Jan 2, 2024
  • In-Class Instruction Dates: 3/24-3/30; 6/18-7/28; 12/22-1/4. Exact days and hour of instruction TBD.

To Apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

We’re excited to learn with you!

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