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Summer Job: TA for the Ithaca Writers Institute DEADLINE 2/24/2019

Contributed by Jaime Warburton on 02/21/19 

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The Ithaca Writers Institute, a two-week residential program for high school-aged creative writers, is hiring TAs to work June 29th - July 12th 2019. Housing and one meal per day included. 

 JOB POSTING TITLE Ithaca Writers Institute TA

NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS Multiple

PAY RATE AND/OR PAY RANGE $11.10

ANTICIPATED START DATE 6/29/2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE 2/24/2019

WORKING HOURS PER WEEK 37.5

ANTICIPATED WEEKLY WORK SCHEDULE Two-week institute; responsibilities would take place at pre-determined hours that may fall between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. A sample day might involve work 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM-9:00 PM.

JOB DESCRIPTION The Ithaca Writers Institute, a residential two-week summer writing conference for high school students, seeks four Ithaca College students to serve as Teaching Assistants from June 29th to July 12th, 2019. We may ask the students hired to participate in a paid training session prior to the start of the program. Training details will be discussed during the interview process. Pay is $11.10/hour with a maximum of 37.5 hours per week. Room and partial board are included. Visit www.ithaca.edu/iwi and our Facebook page for more information about the Ithaca Writers Institute; also see us on Instagram.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Preference will be given to sophomore and junior Writing majors, but all students of sophomore standing with a strong writing background and some experience within the Writing Department are encouraged to apply. Current seniors cannot apply. Applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

The ideal candidates will be responsible role models, excellent writers, and enthusiastic teachers with expertise in at least two of the following genres:

Poetry
Fiction
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Literary Magazines
Editing & Publishing

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY

To apply, please email a brief cover letter, a resume, the names of and contact information for two references, and your answers to following job-specific questions to IWI Director Prof. Jaime Warburton at jwarburton@ithaca.edu before 5:00 PM Sunday, February 24th

Finalists will be contacted that week and offered second-round interviews. 

Job Specific Questions:
List your class (Sophomore, Junior, etc.), major, and any minors.

Are you available to live (on campus, cost included) and work in Ithaca from June 29th to July 12th, 2019?

Please rank your genre preferences/areas of expertise:

Poetry
Fiction
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Have you had any experience tutoring or teaching? If so, please describe.

Have you had any experience working as an RA, camp counselor, mentor, or chaperone? If so, please describe.

Have you had any experience in literary magazines, publishing, or layout and design, such as working as an editor for Stillwater? If so, please describe.

Name two of the most important Writing courses you’ve taken. Why were they important to you?

What’s something you think you could contribute as an TA for the Ithaca Writers Institute?

What’s something you think you could learn from being an TA for the Ithaca Writers Institute?

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