Become a Grub Instructor

At GrubStreet, we are always happy to meet instructors who believe in inclusive teaching practices and fresh approaches to the workshop as integral to achieving artistic excellence. We are looking for people from diverse cultural backgrounds across many genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and beyond—as well as publishing professionals to lead multi-week courses, one-day workshops, online classes, and teen programs. In the application, you can specify which types of classes you're hoping to teach.

Instructors should be high-energy, inspiring, and knowledgeable about the craft of writing. MFAs, a long publishing record, or extensive teaching experience are not a requirement to apply, though feel free to tell us if you have any of these things.

To apply to become a Grub instructor, fill out this application form. We interview potential new instructors based on our curriculum needs and availability term to term. If you don't hear back from us immediately, it doesn't mean we're not interested!

Program Coordinator

GrubStreet is the leading literary arts center in the country. We are a hardworking and creative bunch, and pride ourselves on a warm and supportive work environment. GrubStreet is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our team and help us run our adult classes in advance of our transition to our new space in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. This position will begin January 2nd, 2020, in advance of our May move.

The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager to ensure smooth communications with a diverse pool of students and instructors, seamless enrollment processes for our classes, and will help maintain the high quality of our programming by administering and monitoring our class evaluation systems.

The ideal Program Coordinator will not only be passionate about writing and literature, but earnestly invested in creating and maintaining lively literary programming for adults in the Boston area and our online community. They will have superb written communication skills, sharp attention to detail, sleek solutions to clunky problems, proven cultural competency, and a commitment to accessibility. Technological savvy is a strong plus.

Finally, the Program Coordinator should feel comfortable bringing their personality and sense of humor to work with them. We encourage boldness and fun. We hope the Coordinator is excited about joining the larger community of Grub writers in Boston.

We encourage POC, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and other communities historically underrepresented in arts administration spaces to apply. We actively seek diversity, equity and inclusivity because the excellence of our work and the value of its impact depend on them, and we strive to create an environment where the perspectives we bring to our work are valued as much as the work we produce. Your stories are our stories, and we want to hear them.

See the full job description at this link. Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and please put “Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will begin interviewing candidates on Monday, November 18th, but will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.