Poetry Out Loud assistant sought for Northern Nevada

Poetry Out Loud assistant sought for Northern Nevada

The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) is seeking a Reno-area-based assistant for its Poetry Out Loud program.

This is a part-time position with varying hours up to 20 hours per week beginning in September and ending in May. It is a temporary Manpower position and not a State of Nevada position.

Yerington High School’s Gabrielle Hunt recites a poem on her way to winning the Nevada Poetry Out Loud state championship in February at KNPB in Reno. Photo by Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

The Arts Learning Program of the Nevada Arts Council coordinates Poetry Out Loud, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud is a statewide poetry recitation competition for high school students. Students recite poems which they have selected from an online anthology. They compete in school competitions, advancing to a district competition and then to the state competition. The student that wins the state competition will represent Nevada at the National Finals. For more information about Poetry Out Loud go to www.poetryoutloud.org.

This position is supervised by the Arts Learning Program Director, and requires an individual that is self-motivated and exhibits professional communication and writing skills and excellent organization skills.

The primary duties of the job include assisting the Arts Learning Director with increasing school participation in Poetry Out Loud; distributing the POL Teacher Tool Kits and registering teachers; assisting with the coordination of district semi-final competitions and the state competition; and using social media to promote POL.

The Poetry Out Loud Assistant may need to travel and be available some evenings and weekends.

Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, email and social media is required. Any additional experience with educational programing is preferred.

Salary: up to $17/hr (based on experience)

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to mdorofachuk@nevadaculture.org. Upon review, you may be contacted for an interview.  Deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Please contact Maryjane Dorofachuk at (702) 486-3738 for more information.

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