Creative Writing Instructor/Registration Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


Writopia Lab, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs creative writing workshops for kids and teens, ages 6-18, is looking for a warm, detail-obsessed, full-time Registration Coordinator and Creative Writing Instructor for our Tenleytown DC location.


Writopia Lab is a mission-driven organization, and those on our administrative team are no less committed to our mission than our workshop leaders and executives. This position is an both an administrative and teaching position.


Are you invested in developing or furthering a career/lifestyle in youth literacy? We are looking for a passionate and mission-driven professional who has a strong desire to help ALL children find their voices through creative writing.  A majority of the time will be spent warmly and thoughtfully explaining our program to parents over the phone, responding to emails, maintaining a database, corresponding via email, and greeting people at the door. This person will be the first contact for many families, so we are looking for someone who is kind and patient, but also someone who aches to tie up all loose ends and respond to all inquiries.


As a writing instructor, you are half camp counselor (fun and funny, warm and engaging) and half savvy editor/teacher (astute, insightful, serious, open, sensitive). We train teachers extensively in our method.


Most job listings mention strong writing skills as a requirement, but the stakes are a little higher here because we are writing educators; written communication is a critical skill for all employees at Writopia. Your writing will go to parents, funders, board members, and others, so your chops must be as strong as your commitment to our mission.



  • 1 year of experience with youth, arts, non-profit
  • Published Writer
  • MFA



  • Bachelor's Degree


This is a full-time, on-site position with hours that will shift according to workshop schedule. Benefits include:

  • Ten days of vacation to start,
  • Medical coverage (employees contribute 5% of premiums),
  • Employee-funded dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and flexible spending accounts
  • Children of employees take workshops free of charge.
  • Pay will be commensurate with experience.


Please apply using this link:

References will be called, as we are interested in learning a lot about your work style at previous places jobs. Because of the volume of responses we will receive, we ask you NOT to call, drop in, or email about this position.

Writopia Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Writopia Lab does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or on any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree