10-12 Grade Creative Writing Teacher

Keystone School has been a haven for bright, motivated students since 1948. A Keystone student is taught to ask questions, to pursue knowledge, and to love learning. We believe that when given the opportunity, encouragement, and means to think more deeply and comprehensively, young people will respond with the enthusiasm and energy to go beyond the demands of a standard curriculum. Within the context of a balanced and supportive environment, our challenging and thoughtful college-preparatory program, enriched with many opportunities for physical, social, creative, and ethical growth, challenges students to develop diligence, inquisitiveness, independence, self-discipline, and responsibility.

Keystone is a nationally recognized, multicultural, college-preparatory school where academic excellence and student individuality are honored. Our small, accelerated classes and co-curricular activities prepare our students to succeed academically and socially at the nation’s best colleges and universities.

Keystone School seeks a part-time Creative Writing instructor with a start date of August 16, 2021, for the 2021-2022 school year. We welcome applicants committed to teaching writing in an accelerated, diverse, and inclusive environment. The position requires daily attendance for preparation and instruction from 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. until the conclusion of the school year in late May 2021.

Required qualifications, expectations, and experience include:

  • Kind, supportive, and inspirational teacher who encourages students of all ages to think and work like artists.
  • Establish a safe environment for students grades 10th-12th to take creative risks.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English or a related field.
  • 3-5 years teaching experience in creative writing.
  • Collaborate with fellow English and arts department faculty member to deliver dynamic instruction.
  • Be a passionate and positive team player in the Upper School.
  • Help students develop a portfolio or work and collaborate in curating the annual Literary Magazine.

Preferred qualifications, expectations, and experience include:

  • Master’s Degree in Creative Writing or a related field.

Competitive salary.

For more information about Keystone School, please visit www.keystoneschool.org

Please submit your resume, cover letter and teaching philosophy statement by July 30th to Bill Spedding, Head of Upper School, at bspedding@keystoneschool.org.