For Artists / Opportunities

Hugo House, Seattle / Seeks Youth Programs and Administration

Submission fee


Position: Youth Programs and Administration

Reports to: Business & Operations

Purpose: Coordinate excellent programming for young writers and provide administrative support to Hugo House and its programs. 



·      Coordinate youth programs such as the Summer Scribes camp, Young Writers’ Cohort, drop-in writing groups, field trips, school visits, and youth performance events

·      Serve as the primary point of contact for teaching artists, current and prospective students, guardians, interested schools, affiliated organizations, and the general public

·      Support the creation of youth marketing and promotional materials, document programs, and collect testimonial from students, parents, and teachers

·      Build program participation by steering outreach efforts to schools, marginalized communities, and other youth organizations

·      Maintain contact records, track attendance, administer surveys, and other evaluation tools

·      Review teacher proposals and assist with the selection and hiring process for Scribes teachers

·      Review scholarship application and allocate funds based on need

·      Identify ways to improve the programs and make recommendations

·      Support and increase the diverse community of youth served


·      Provide excellent customer service over the phone and in person to students, teachers, members, and all House visitors

·      Support collateral distribution, as needed

·      Help distribute surveys, collect, record, and analyze event and class data

·      Provide other administrative support to Hugo House and its programs, as needed

Position Qualifications

·      Knowledge of contemporary writing and writers

·      At least 2 years’ experience with program coordination and/or project management

·      Strong written and oral communication skills

·      Passion for writing and the arts

·      Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and CRM databases

·      Customer service experience

·      Relationship building and teamwork skills

·      Organized and concerned with accuracy

·      Ability to pass a Washington-state background check

·      BA or MFA in literature preferred

Please submit your resume and cover letter via Hugo House’s Submittable page.

Position may be full or part-time

Job Conditions

This job requires expertise with computers, ability to lift 20-35 pounds, and navigate stairs.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1974 prohibits discrimination in employment. Recognizing its legal as well as social obligation to afford equal opportunity, Hugo House maintains an affirmative action policy as part of its inclusive hiring practices. It is Hugo House’s intent to maintain a diverse work force that represents our community. Our approach to diversity is intended to provide not only equal employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, but also to recognize and value people with ethnic, cultural, and other differences, such as religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status.

Eligible media

Arts-Related, Literary Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.