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Creative Writer Teaching Artist
Community-Word Project (CWP)


Community-Word Project (CWP) Creative Writer Teaching Artist Job Description:

CWP is looking for energetic, POETS AND writers to work as Creative Writing Teaching Artists committed to bringing high quality arts programming to grades K-12 in NYC public schools. In addition to dedication to their own writing practice, Teaching Artists (TAs) interested in working with CWP must be:

·     Committed to amplifying the voices of young people in culturally and racially diverse urban communities.

·     Committed to continually improving their teaching practice.

·     Interested in collaboration and experimentation with other artists and art forms, as our residencies are multi-disciplinary and designed and implemented by two teaching artists (i.e., writer and visual artist) working in collaboration with classroom teachers

Please consider the following job responsibilities carefully before applying:

·     Co-develop an arts-integrated Teaching Path (curriculum guide) and weekly lessons in a multi-disciplinary residency

·     Co-teach arts integrated lessons with a collaborating CWP teaching artist and meet with classroom teachers in weekly planning meetings

·     Co-plan culminating event(s) and product(s)

·     Attend CWP professional development throughout the year

·     Submit monthly items (updated Teaching Path, lesson plans, classroom documentation, etc.)

·     Communicate efficiently and professionally with Programs Administrative Staff



·     Strong content knowledge as a creative writer with skills and experience translating this craft to educational settings

·     Strong oral and written communication skills

·     Poets strongly encouraged to apply


Qualified applicants should send:

A)  A cover letter and résumé or curriculum vitae outlining any relevant professional, artistic and/or teaching experience and training.

B)  Responses to the following questions:

1.    Describe your teaching experience. Please be specific: age, grade, in-school/after-school, etc.

i.    Please describe any experience you may have had with English Language Learners or children with Special Needs.

2.    What writers most strongly influence your own artistry (list 3-5) and how?

3.     What do you do enjoy most about being a teaching artist and why?

4.    Are you able to teach in a language other than English?

5.    Please list any notable artistic accomplishments completed in the last five years.

C)  Sample of three sequential lesson plans which includes 2-3 individual writers whose work could be used in the unit of study.


D)  Artistic Sample: Do not submit student work. Please share original, creative work:

·     3-4 pages of poetry or prose

Please send your application materials to

Subject Line: “Creative Writing Teaching Artist Position”


Interviews will be held in June.

No follow-up phone calls please.

Date posted:


Expire date


Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable