Lead Writing Specialist (Part-time)

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Lead Writing Specialist (Part-time)

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*This is a Part-time position where the individual will work the months of March - August. This is not a temporary opportunity.*

*Cover letter is required with application.*

Summary: The Lead Writing Specialist develops creative writing curriculum for elementary and middle school students, inspired by the Reynolda House collections. This position serves as lead instructor for three weeks during the Summer Adventures Program in June and July.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans writing curriculum for elementary and middle school age students, including instructional resources, that integrate the arts into the learning experience, in collaboration with the Education Staff.
  • Enthusiastically instructs classes of 10-20 students in various writing formats, while providing guidance in the writing process including: learning/reviewing writing concepts, brainstorming, writing prompts, vocabulary development, the sharing/receiving of positive peer feedback, editing, and publishing.
  • Engages students with a range of writing abilities, interests, and different learning styles, and inspires their creativity by fostering a comfortable learning environment.

Other Functions:

  • Researches the works in the Museum’s collections that support the curriculum to develop an accurate understanding of Reynolda’s history as both a private estate and as an institution for higher learning.
  • Communicates clearly with supervisor about any resources needed for instruction, within established budget.
  • Shares insight with supervisor regarding student progress, or about concerns while in session.
  • Be knowledgeable of museum guidelines and safety protocols, and abide by them.
  • Delegate teaching duties, as needed, for individual or small group instruction.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English or related field.
  • Classroom experience teaching creative writing at elementary and middle school levels.
  • Expertise in the craft of a creative writing genre and its instruction.
  • Strong communication skills, excellence in managing and interacting with groups of people.
  • Competence in basic word processing and Google products.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • MEd or MAT in relevant field.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Prior experience with elementary and/or middle school students in a mentorship capacity such as tutor, coach, or extracurricular instructor.
  • Demonstrable appreciation for interdisciplinary arts integration in creative writing curriculum (e.g. theater, music, dance, visual arts).
  • Completion of professional development training on cultural competency, or willingness to enroll in such training.


  • Responsible for own work.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States






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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/10/2018
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