Parent/guardian, please complete the following form to request a need-based scholarship. We have limited scholarships available, but will do our very best to ensure our programming is accessible to everyone, regardless of current financial conditions.  Please note, full scholarships are only granted on rare occasions.

Scholarship facts:

  • Full or partial scholarships are granted based on financial need, and are distributed on a first come, first served basis.
  • A place will be held in your requested course once your scholarship application is received.
  • All provided information is confidential. 

We follow King County Housing Authority guidelines on low-income status. However, we understand that special circumstances could provide reasoning for tuition assistance.


Please contact us with any questions: youth@hugohouse.org  (206) 322-7030

Position: Front Desk & Programs Assistant

Type: Part-time, evenings and weekends

Rate: $15/hour

Purpose: To provide excellent customer service to Hugo House visitors; to assist with event and class production and administration, and to maintain the appearance and security of the House.

 JOB SUMMARY

  • Greet the public and acquaint them with the mission and resources of Hugo House
  • Provide excellent customer service to students, teachers, members, and all House visitors
  • Assist in event facilitation and production, from set-up to survey collection
  • Maintain appearance of the House and ensure visitor comfort
  • Maintain building security, including opening and closing duties
  • Provide administrative assistance to Hugo House programs, development, and operations


Position Qualifications

  • Experience in customer service
  • Self-directed working style
  • Comfortable working with the public
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passionate about writing and books
  • Comfort in Microsoft Office
  • Retail sales and database experience preferred 

Please submit your resume and cover letter via Hugo House’s Submittable page.


Job Conditions

This job requires expertise with computers, ability to lift 20-35 pounds, and navigate stairs.


 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1974 prohibits discrimination in employment. Recognizing its legal as well as social obligation to afford an equal opportunity, Hugo House maintains an affirmative action policy as part of its inclusive hiring practices. It is Hugo House’s intent to maintain a diverse workforce that represents our community. Our approach to diversity is intended to provide not only equal employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, but also to recognize and value people with ethnic, cultural, and other differences, such as religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status. 

The scholarship application period for each term begins as soon as the term's course list is available. Tuition assistance requests for Summer Quarter must be received by June 14, 2019. A limited number of scholarships are available each term. These are need-based scholarships.
 

To apply, please submit a letter of need to us via the text box below ("Scholarship Letter" section). include the following information:

  • Which class you wish to take and why 
  • An outline of your current financial status
  • What amount you can afford to contribute 

If you're concerned about your class filling up, please apply as soon as possible. A place will be held in your requested course once your application is received. You will be notified of scholarship decisions by June 21, 2019

Scholarships are determined on a quarterly basis for the current term's classes. We grant only one scholarship per student each quarter, and no more than two scholarships per student each year. Deferments are not permitted. For more information about the scholarship fund, please email registrar@hugohouse.org or call (206) 322-7030. 


If you're unsure how to formulate your scholarship letter, please refer to the following sample letter: 

Dear Scholarship Selection Committee: 

          My name is (full name) and I am applying for a Hugo House scholarship. I am. . . Use this paragraph to tell the readers about yourself and why you are applying for this particular scholarship. Use simple and direct statements. Tell us about yourself, your family, your background and anything else that may be of interest about your circumstances. 

          I am in need of tuition assistance because. . . Use this paragraph to tell us, in as much detail as possible, why you are applying for a scholarship. We understand this could be a sensitive topic, but this is the most important part of your application. Please also tell us how much you can afford to pay of the total tuition for your class. 

          I’m interested in the class ___________ because. . . Tell us a little about your writing background. If you don’t have a writing background (and that’s OK!), tell us what drives you to want to write. Please also list the types, if any, of creative writing classes you have taken. Most of all, tell us why you want to take the specific class you requested. 

          I hope to use this class to. . . Use this paragraph to tell us what uses you’ll make of the class. This can something like, “I’d like to learn to write a memoir so that I can pass my story on to my family,” or “I’m interested in being workshopped so that I may submit my writing for publication,” or something as simple as, “I just want to learn to write better.” 

Sincerely, 

Full Name

Scribes 2019 Summer Internship

SCRIBES OVERVIEW

Scribes provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to engage with the creative-writing community and to participate in fun and mind-stretching programming that includes instruction from accomplished writers, writing exercises, interdisciplinary field trips, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers.

Each Scribes session is composed of approximately 20 students, two literary teaching artists, and one or two interns. Class runs for one or two weeks, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Students readings are presented to the community at the end of each session on Thursday evening. 

This summer we are continuing our Scribes partnerships with MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) in South Lake Union, and with the Henry Art Gallery in University District. These camps are modeled after our traditional Scribes camp, so still expect activities and instruction in all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, along with experimental forms). Instructors will integrate museum exhibits into the overall Scribes curriculum, and students will tour the museums with a writer's eye.

For more information about these camps, please refer to our Scribes page online or contact our youth coordinator, youth@hugohouse.org

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1974 prohibits discrimination in employment. Recognizing its legal as well as social obligation to afford equal opportunity, Hugo House maintains an affirmative action policy as part of its inclusive hiring practices. It is Hugo House’s intent to maintain a diverse work force that represents our community. Our approach to diversity is intended to provide not only equal employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, but also to recognize and value people with ethnic, cultural, and other differences, such as religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status. 

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Job title: Scribes Summer Intern

Reports to: Youth Programs Staff          

Purpose: In this internship, you’ll provide basic administrative and classroom support, assisting the Scribes teaching artists in creating a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding experience for creative writing students. You will be both behind-the-scenes support and an additional set of eyes and ears, making sure that all students feel included and engaged and that the camp space is welcoming, organized, and ready for action.

Duration and hours: 9:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday for a one or two-week-long duration (+ community reading on the second Thursday or Friday of the camp)


JOB SUMMARY

Required Qualifications

·         Experience working with youth

·         Ability to work independently and implement creative solutions

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Consistent follow-through and ability to be dependable

·         Passion for writing and the arts

·         Ability to pass a Washington State background check

·         CPR certified or ability to obtain certification prior to internship start date 

 

Duties

·         Provide classroom and administrative support to camp instructors during workshops and activities

·         Maintain cleanliness and order in camp spaces (either at Hugo House or partner sites, Henry or MOHAI)

·         Assist in chaperoning camp field trips and outings

·         Support in creating an anthology from the camp session, in the form of a chapbook or zine

·         Take photos (on phone or HH camera)

·         Engage in class activities and workshops as outlined by the teaching artists

·         Assist with snack prep and clean-up

·         Other duties as needed 

 

Desired Qualifications

·         Ability to commit from 9:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday for at least one full Scribes session

 

Job Conditions

This job requires experience with Microsoft Word, taking photos with digital camera and/or phone, and ability to perform light physical labor including moving chairs and tables and walking up and down stairs.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship position.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Hugo House via email or phone: youth@hugohouse.org or 206-322-7030

Job Title: Bar Staff (part time, evenings and weekends)

Reports to: Education & Programs

Hugo House's bar staff provides drinks to event patrons, and serves as a welcoming face of the House. This is a part-time position with available shifts varying throughout the year. Average 2-5 shifts per month. $15/hour, plus tips.


JOB SUMMARY

Primary Responsibilities 

• Sell alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages to patrons.

• Maintain a friendly, safe atmosphere, following all WA laws regarding alcohol and food.

• Open and close the bar, keeping the space clean and tidy.

• Notify Education & Programs of any space issues or product shortages.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

• Passion for the Arts.

• Prior experience working at a commercial establishment serving alcoholic beverages.

• Prior experience handling money in a retail operation.

• Prior experience in customer service.


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1974 prohibits discrimination in employment. Recognizing its legal as well as social obligation to afford equal opportunity, Hugo House maintains an affirmative action policy as part of its inclusive hiring practices. It is Hugo House’s intent to maintain a diverse work force that represents our community. Our approach to diversity is intended to provide not only equal employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, but also to recognize and value people with ethnic, cultural, and other differences, such as religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status.  


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