Creative Writing Instructor

Keystone School helps bright, talented and motivated young people realize their full potential. In our academically accelerated program, faculty and staff challenge and nurture young people throughout their educational journey. Keystone students achieve in academics, arts, sciences, athletics and other diverse interests, while supporting and challenging each other. As students grow from preschool through high school, expert and caring teachers guide their inquiries. Keystone students gain admission to the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities, win highly competitive scholarships, and go on to create fulfilling careers and lives.

Keystone is a nationally recognized, multi-cultural, 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 1, 2024, for the 2024-2025 school year. Keystone School provides talented and motivated students with a world-class, well-rounded educational experience in a supportive, inclusive environment that encourages academic excellence, ethical growth, community involvement and responsible leadership.

We welcome applicants committed to teaching writing in an accelerated, diverse, and inclusive environment. The position requires daily attendance for preparation and instruction from 9:00-11:30 until the conclusion of the school year in late May 2025. The position is for three courses- one year long Upper School creative writing class that meets daily for 45-50 minutes, one semester long Middle School creative writing class that meets 4 days a week for 50 minutes, and one semester long Middle School research and writing class that meets 4 days a week for 50 minutes.

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 7-12 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 Middle and Upper Schools.

Preferred qualifications, expectations, and experience include:

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

Competitive salary.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and teaching philosophy statement by April 22nd to bspedding@keystoneschool.org.

We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We don’t just accept difference -it’s one of our key values.

Keystone School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.

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