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Work at GrubStreet

GrubStreet is the leading literary arts center in the country.  We are a hard working, fun loving and creative bunch and pride ourselves on a warm and supportive work environment.  We are growing and there are often opportunities to join our staff or become an instructor.  When available, staff positions are updated on this page and announced in our email newsletter. We're always accepting applications for teaching positions.

Now Hiring:

Administrative Assistant

GrubStreet seeks a full time Administrative Assistant to coordinate the regular operations of GrubStreet’s headquarters, including office management, financial support, and customer service. To see the full job posting click here. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Administrative Assistant Application." Please submit your application by Thursday, July 27th at 5:00pm. 

Development Assistant

GrubStreet seeks a part-time development assistant to help with fundraising campaigns and to assist our executive director with scheduling. Position is 20 hours a week. Key responsibilities include accurately entering and maintaining donor data with timeliness and confidentiality, helping with list management and all aspects of appeals, and supporting event coordination. Works collaboratively in our fast-paced, friendly downtown Boston office. To see the full job posting click hereTo apply, send your cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Development Assistant Application." Please submit your application by Monday, July 31st at 5:00pm. 

Muse and Events Coordinator

GrubStreet seeks a talented Muse and Events Coordinator to coordinate the many details of our annual Muse and the Marketplace conference, plus 2-3 smaller Grub events meant to contribute to Boston’s literary and civic life. The Muse and Events Coordinator is tasked with ensuring that our annual conference is exceptionally well-planned and carried out “on the ground” with logistical smoothness, alacrity, and fun. Candidate must be very organized, resourceful, high-energy, detail-oriented, prompt, communicative, very personable, able to multi-task, and have a passion for creative writing and the mission of GrubStreet. Works collaboratively in our fast-paced, friendly downtown Boston office. To see the full job posting, click hereTo apply, send your cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Muse and Events Coordinator Application." 

Become a Grub Instructor

We are always happy to meet accomplished fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, screenwriters, and playwrights interested in leading multi-week courses, one-day seminars, and weekend workshops. We are also interested in meeting qualified professionals on the marketplace side, from literary agents and editors to self-publishing experts.

Instructors should be high-energy, inspiring, and knowledgeable about the craft of writing. We also ask that you have some teaching experience with any age group and at least ONE of the following:

1) MFA or MA in Creative Writing 
2) Publications in recognized literary journals and/or magazines 
3) Experience in the publishing world (if relevant)

You need not have published a full-length work to be considered for an instructor position.

To Apply to Be 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!