Scribes 2017 Summer Internship
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
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 MoPOP
(Museum of Pop Culture) at the Seattle Center, with MOHAI (Museum of History
and Industry) in South Lake Union, and introducing a new partnership 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 Scribes coordinator, Juliann Petkov.
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.
Job title: Scribes Summer Intern
Reports to: Juliann Petkov, Youth Programs and
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
two-week-long duration (+ community reading on the second Thursday or Friday of
working with youth
· Ability to
work independently and implement creative solutions
follow-through and ability to be dependable
· Passion for
writing and the arts
· Ability to
pass a Washington State background check
certified or ability to obtain certification prior to internship start date
classroom and administrative support to camp instructors during workshops and
cleanliness and order in camp spaces (either at Hugo House or partner sites,
EMP Museum 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
· Ability to
commit from 9:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday for at least one two-week-long Scribes
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.
This is an unpaid internship position.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Juliann
Petkov via email or phone: email@example.com or 206-456-4010.