We strive to have accurate bios for everyone involved at the Loft. Unfortunately, managing 400+ bios each year takes a lot of time. We are going to now update existing bios twice a year. If you already have an existing bio on this page and would like to update either your photo or your bio, you must submit a new one through this system by the two deadlines. The two deadlines each year are March 1 and August 1. If you miss a deadline, you will need to wait until the next update period. We will make every effort to have all bios updated by the end of the month in March and August. 

You will need two things to complete this: 

1. A bio, written in third person. 
2. As high of a resolution photo as possible (ideally 300 dpi, but if large enough, we can work with 72 dpi). If you save a thumbnail from a website and send it to us, it will not work for print purposes. We can use an author photo or a book cover image, but the images are best if they are vertical or square rather than horizontal in perspective.

Applications for teaching at the Loft are now open. Applications for adult classes for fall term 2018 are now being accepted and are due May 11, 2018.

This form is for an adult, in-person class for fall term - September - December, 2018. If you are submitting for an in-person youth class, or for an adult online class, please submit in their respective categories. Thank you!

What We're Looking For

Multiweek classes for writers in any genre or at any level. We are always looking for creative writing classes for adults in all genres and for all levels. Our students have a range of skill levels, commitment, and interests. We hope any writer looking in our catalog will find the class that's perfect for them.

More advanced level classes are always needed.

Strong and flexible lesson plans. Loft classes give writers opportunities to engage with their teaching artist and one another, while also providing content, instruction, engaging discussion, and in-class writing activities, as well as writing prompts students can work on between class meetings.

Teaching artists with track records in writing and/or teaching, preferably both. An emphasis on teaching adults in an enrichment environment is preferred for teaching basics and beginner classes, success in writing (publications, awards, etc.) is preferred for more advanced classes.

Reading lists should include recent works and diverse authors.

Special Needs for Fall 2018

Long-term (12-week) classes with specific writing and publishing goals (e.g., write a young adult novel; write, revise, and submit a new story; write twelve new poems). Teaching artist must have a proven track record of writing in the target field and teaching experience. Please address the outcomes of the class in your short and long description. Note that these classes may involve more contact hours per week as they are likely to include more private critique and feedback.

Thematic Classes. We are looking for 2-4 classes that fit with the Loft's fall theme of FAIRY TALES, ideally at least 1-2 multi-week classes, and 1-2 single session classes. Proposals may be geared to writers or readers. We especially want proposals that delve into fairy and folktales outside the Western canon.


What we are not looking for

We have not had success with classes that feel academic in nature (e.g., assigning academic writing texts, reading lists that are too long, reading classes built around classics) or are too niche (e.g., somatic writing, writing in translation). Please get to know our catalog and current offerings to see what we do. Again, reading lists should include recent works and diverse authors. 

Feel free to inquire before writing a full proposal by emailing Jennifer Dodgson, jdodgson@loft.org, with a title and description. New teaching artists are encouraged to attach a CV. 


Terms of Agreement

By continuing with this application you are indicating agreement with the following terms and code of conduct.

Teaching Artists are Independent Contractors

As an independent contractor, please note that the Loft does not make deductions from your compensation for taxes. We’ll provide you with IRS Form 1099 at the beginning of each calendar year. You’ll need to indemnify the Loft against adverse rulings by any taxing authority as a result of the consulting contract or in the event that you fail to qualify as an independent contractor for tax purposes.

Compensation
 

You’ll be paid $6.50 per student per contact hour based on enrollment for your second class meeting (students may drop the class during the first week). For example, if you are teaching a 6-week class with an enrollment of 14 students, your compensation will be $1,092. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of the Loft’s sliding-fee classes, which are made possible, in part, through grants and individual donations. Please consider becoming a member of the Loft (membership is not required to teach at the Loft).

Those teaching a class for readers, which are more discussion based, facilitated book clubs, with no writing instruction involved, will be paid a flat rate of $45 per hour, regardless of the number of students enrolled. Minimums remain 7, maximums remain 12-17, depending on the max choice of the teaching artist.

Teaching Artist Supervision and Performance Review

As an independent contractor, you truly are working independently within the parameters of your teaching contract. Our main performance review tool is student evaluations, which we also send to you. It’s a good idea to survey your students mid-way through the class in order to build upon what students feel are the most helpful elements of the class, and to proactively address any concerns students may raise. If you’re teaching at the Loft for the first time, a member of the Education Team may attend your first class meeting to provide assistance, support, and encouragement.

Class Texts, Handouts, and Copy Fees
 

Required texts for online classes should be readily available online, in bookstores, and/or in libraries. College textbooks are often too expensive for Loft students and not a good fit for enrichment classes. When you select texts, please keep in mind that some students may have limited time available for readings and assignments outside the classroom. Often Teaching Artists prefer hand-outs to books.

Copy fees for hand-outs are not included in tuition; students pay you directly during class. Please be sure to bring enough hand-outs for your students. Emergency copies may be made at the Loft for .10 cents per copy. You may not require students to purchase books you have written unless your book is an instructional text on the content you’ll be teaching. Feel free to use your own work to illustrate a lesson, but please do not use class time to promote sales of your books, and don’t sell your books to students during class.

Controlled Substances

Alcohol and other mood-altering drugs are prohibited while directly engaging with students, with the exception of medically prescribed or over-the-counter drugs.

Class Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment

If six students are enrolled, you may choose to teach the class (please be aware that enrollment may further drop prior to your second class meeting). If less than six students are enrolled, the class is canceled, typically 3-5 business days before the first scheduled class meeting.

Class Cancellation Due to Weather
 

The Loft follows the University of Minnesota’s lead on class cancellations due to weather. If concerned, please call us at 612-379-8999. We’ll announce cancellations via an email, on our website, and on our phone line.

Class Cancellation by Teaching Artist

Please contact us if you will miss a class due to illness or emergency. We’ll inform your students and work with you to schedule a make-up class. Please do not arrange for a substitute to teach your class without prior approval from Loft staff. If you cancel a scheduled class you have agreed to teach or fail to show up for your class, you will ineligible to teach at the Loft in the future.

Criminal Background Check

The Loft Literary Center is required by its policies and its insurance carrier to conduct a criminal background check on anyone who will work, in any capacity, with minors. Teaching artists who refuse the criminal background check will not be eligible to teach classes for children and/or teens.

Promotion of Non-Loft Programs and Services

Many Teaching Artists also offer private services, and many teach at other organizations. We’re happy to include your website address in your Teaching Artist bio. Feel free to respond to student inquiries about your services and other classes, but please do not use class time to promote your services, books, or classes you teach at other organizations.

Code of Conduct 


The Loft has revised and expanded their code of conduct, especially around sexual harassment. Please see the complete document here. https://loft.amm.clockwork.net/_asset/f22zpb/Loft-Code-of-Conduct-March-2018.pdf

Proposals for online creative writing classes for fall term, 2018 classes are now being accepted and are due May 11, 2018.

This form is for online classes only. If you are submitting an in-person class, please submit it in the in-person category.

What We're Looking For

Multiweek classes for writers in any genre or at any level. We are always looking for creative writing classes for adults in all genres and for all levels. Our students have a range of skill levels, commitment, and interests. We hope any writer looking in our catalog will find the class that's perfect for them.

Strong and flexible lesson plans. Online classes give writers opportunities to engage with the teaching artist and one another, while also providing content, instruction, and writing prompts students can work through on their own time.

Teaching artists with track records in writing and/or teaching, preferably both. An emphasis on teaching adults in an enrichment environment is preferred for teaching basics and beginner classes, success in writing (publications, awards, etc.) is preferred for more advanced classes.

Special Needs for Fall 2018

At least two long-term (12-week) classes with specific writing and publishing goals (e.g., write a young adult novel; write, revise, and submit a new story; write twelve new poems). Teaching artist must have a proven track record of writing in the target field and teaching experience. Please address the outcomes of the class in your short and long description. Note that these classes may involve more contact hours per week as they are likely to include more private critique and feedback. Also note that we want these classes to run regularly. 

At least four low-stakes, low commitment classes with higher enrollments than our normal classes. Estimate the amount of work for students to be about one hour a week (most are two hours or more). Students should not be promised significant personalized feedback on their writing, since this is not sustainable in a high enrollment class; there may be (limited) opportunities to share their work. Classes can be driven by fun, low-stakes writing prompts or specific goals like formatting a novel for submission or writing a query letter.

Thematic Classes. We are looking for 1 or 2 classes that fit with the Loft's fall theme of FAIRY TALES, ideally 6-week and 8-week classes. Proposals may be geared to writers or readers. We especially want proposals that delve into fairy and folktales outside the Western canon.

What we are not looking for

We have not had success with classes that feel academic in nature (e.g., reading classes built around classics) or are too niche (e.g., writing in translation). Reading lists should include recent works and diverse authors.

Feel free to inquire before writing a full proposal by emailing Kurtis Scaletta, kscaletta@loft.org, with a title and description. New teaching artists are encouraged to attach a CV.

Terms of Agreement

By continuing with this application you are indicating agreement with the following terms and code of conduct.

Teaching Artists are Independent Contractors

As an independent contractor, please note that the Loft does not make deductions from your compensation for taxes. We’ll provide you with IRS Form 1099 at the beginning of each calendar year. You’ll need to indemnify the Loft against adverse rulings by any taxing authority as a result of the consulting contract or in the event that you fail to qualify as an independent contractor for tax purposes.

Compensation

You’ll be paid $6.50 per student per contact hour based on enrollment for your second class meeting (students may drop the class during the first week). For example, if you are teaching a 6-week class with an enrollment of 14 students, your compensation will be $1,092. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of the Loft’s sliding-fee classes, which are made possible, in part, through grants and individual donations. Please consider becoming a member of the Loft (membership is not required to teach at the Loft).

Those teaching a class for readers, which are more discussion based, facilitated book clubs, with no writing instruction involved, will be paid a flat rate of $45 per hour, regardless of the number of students enrolled. Minimums remain 7, maximums remain 12-17, depending on the max choice of the teaching artist.

Teaching Artist Supervision and Performance Review

As an independent contractor, you truly are working independently within the parameters of your teaching contract. Our main performance review tool is student evaluations, which we also send to you. It’s a good idea to survey your students mid-way through the class in order to build upon what students feel are the most helpful elements of the class, and to proactively address any concerns students may raise. If you’re teaching at the Loft for the first time, a member of the Education Team may attend your first class meeting to provide assistance, support, and encouragement.

Class Texts and Handouts

Required texts for online classes should be readily available online, in bookstores, and/or in libraries. College textbooks are often too expensive for Loft students and not a good fit for enrichment classes. When you select texts, please keep in mind that some students may have limited time available for readings and assignments outside the classroom.

Often Teaching Artists prefer hand-outs to books. Copy fees for hand-outs are not included in tuition; students pay you directly during class. Please be sure to bring enough hand-outs for your students. Emergency copies may be made at the Loft for .10 cents per copy.

You may not require students to purchase books you have written unless your book is an instructional text on the content you’ll be teaching. Feel free to use your own work to illustrate a lesson, but please do not use class time to promote sales of your books, and don’t sell your books to students during class.

Controlled Substances

Alcohol and other mood-altering drugs are prohibited while directly engaging with students, with the exception of medically prescribed or over-the-counter drugs.

Class Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment

If six students are enrolled, you may choose to teach the class (please be aware that enrollment may further drop prior to your second class meeting). If less than six students are enrolled, the class is canceled, typically 3-5 business days before the first scheduled class meeting.

Class Cancellation Due to Weather

The Loft follows the University of Minnesota’s lead on class cancellations due to weather. If concerned, please call us at 612-379-8999. We’ll announce cancellations via an email, on our website, and on our phone line.

Class Cancellation by Teaching Artist

Please contact us if you will miss a class due to illness or emergency. We’ll inform your students and work with you to schedule a make-up class. Please do not arrange for a substitute to teach your class without prior approval from Loft staff. If you cancel a scheduled class you have agreed to teach or fail to show up for your class, you will ineligible to teach at the Loft in the future.

Criminal Background Check

The Loft Literary Center is required by its policies and its insurance carrier to conduct a criminal background check on anyone who will work, in any capacity, with minors. Teaching artists who refuse the criminal background check will not be eligible to teach classes for children and/or teens.

Promotion of Non-Loft Programs and Services

Many Teaching Artists also offer private services, and many teach at other organizations. We’re happy to include your website address in your Teaching Artist bio. Feel free to respond to student inquiries about your services and other classes, but please do not use class time to promote your services, books, or classes you teach at other organizations.

Code of Conduct

The Loft has revised and expanded their code of conduct, especially around sexual harassment. Please see the complete document at loft.org/conduct

 

Applications for teaching at the Loft are now open. Applications for youth classes for fall term, 2018 are now being accepted and are due May 11, 2018.   Fall term is September-December, 2018.

This form is for a youth, in-person class for fall term, 2018. If you are submitting for an online adult or youth class, please submit it in the online category. If you are submitting for an in-person adult class, please submit it in the adult in-person category. Thank you!


What We're Looking For 

For youth, single session Saturday classes for writers in any genre, at any level, ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 13-17, or 15-17 years. Our child and teen students have a range of skill levels and interests. We hope any writer looking in our catalog will find the class that's perfect for them.

More advanced level classes are always needed.

Strong and flexible lesson plans. Loft classes give writers opportunities to engage with their teaching artist and one another, while also providing content, instruction, engaging discussion, and in-class writing activities, as well as writing prompts students can work on between class meetings.   

Teaching artists with track records in writing and/or teaching, preferably both. An emphasis on teaching adults in an enrichment environment is preferred for teaching basics and beginner classes, success in writing (publications, awards, etc.) is preferred for more advanced classes.  

Reading lists should be inclusive and diverse. The writing of people of color, indigenous writers, GLBTQ people, women - ALL are welcome!


Special Needs for Fall 2018 

Thematic Classes. We are looking for 2-4 classes that fit with the Loft's fall theme of FAIRY TALES, ideally at leas 1-2 single session classes for youth. Proposals may be geared to writers or readers. We especially want proposals that delve into fairy and folktales outside the Western canon.


What we are not looking for 

We have not had success with classes that feel academic in nature (e.g., assigning academic writing texts, reading lists that are too long, reading classes built around classics) or are too niche (e.g., somatic writing, writing in translation). Please get to know our catalog and current offerings to see what we do. Again, reading lists should include recent works and diverse authors. 

Feel free to inquire before writing a full proposal by emailing Jennifer Dodgson, jdodgson@loft.org, with a title and description. New teaching artists are encouraged to attach a CV. 


Terms of Agreement  

By continuing with this application you are indicating agreement with the following terms and code of conduct.

Teaching Artists are Independent Contractors  

As an independent contractor, please note that the Loft does not make deductions from your compensation for taxes. We’ll provide you with IRS Form 1099 at the beginning of each calendar year. You’ll need to indemnify the Loft against adverse rulings by any taxing authority as a result of the consulting contract or in the event that you fail to qualify as an independent contractor for tax purposes.   

Compensation  

You’ll be paid $6.50 per student per contact hour based on enrollment for your second class meeting (students may drop the class during the first week). For example, if you are teaching a 6-week class with an enrollment of 14 students, your compensation will be $1,092. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of the Loft’s sliding-fee classes, which are made possible, in part, through grants and individual donations. Please consider becoming a member of the Loft (membership is not required to teach at the Loft).   

Those teaching a class for readers, which are more discussion based, facilitated book clubs, with no writing instruction involved, will be paid a flat rate of $45 per hour, regardless of the number of students enrolled. Minimums remain 7, maximums remain 12-17, depending on the max choice of the teaching artist.   

Teaching Artist Supervision and Performance Review 

As an independent contractor, you truly are working independently within the parameters of your teaching contract. Our main performance review tool is student evaluations, which we also send to you. It’s a good idea to survey your students mid-way through the class in order to build upon what students feel are the most helpful elements of the class, and to proactively address any concerns students may raise. If you’re teaching at the Loft for the first time, a member of the Education Team may attend your first class meeting to provide assistance, support, and encouragement.   

Class Texts, Handouts, and Copy Fees 

Required texts for online classes should be readily available online, in bookstores, and/or in libraries. College textbooks are often too expensive for Loft students and not a good fit for enrichment classes. When you select texts, please keep in mind that some students may have limited time available for readings and assignments outside the classroom. Often Teaching Artists prefer hand-outs to books.   

Copy fees for hand-outs are not included in tuition; students pay you directly during class. Please be sure to bring enough hand-outs for your students. Emergency copies may be made at the Loft for .10 cents per copy. You may not require students to purchase books you have written unless your book is an instructional text on the content you’ll be teaching. Feel free to use your own work to illustrate a lesson, but please do not use class time to promote sales of your books, and don’t sell your books to students during class.   

Controlled Substances 

Alcohol and other mood-altering drugs are prohibited while directly engaging with students, with the exception of medically prescribed or over-the-counter drugs.   

Class Cancellation Due to Low Enrollment 

If six students are enrolled, you may choose to teach the class (please be aware that enrollment may further drop prior to your second class meeting). If less than six students are enrolled, the class is canceled, typically 3-5 business days before the first scheduled class meeting.   

Class Cancellation Due to Weather  

The Loft follows the University of Minnesota’s lead on class cancellations due to weather. If concerned, please call us at 612-379-8999. We’ll announce cancellations via an email, on our website, and on our phone line.   

Class Cancellation by Teaching Artist 

Please contact us if you will miss a class due to illness or emergency. We’ll inform your students and work with you to schedule a make-up class. Please do not arrange for a substitute to teach your class without prior approval from Loft staff. If you cancel a scheduled class you have agreed to teach or fail to show up for your class, you will ineligible to teach at the Loft in the future.   

Criminal Background Check 

The Loft Literary Center is required by its policies and its insurance carrier to conduct a criminal background check on anyone who will work, in any capacity, with minors. Teaching artists who refuse the criminal background check will not be eligible to teach classes for children and/or teens.   

Promotion of Non-Loft Programs and Services 

Many Teaching Artists also offer private services, and many teach at other organizations. We’re happy to include your website address in your Teaching Artist bio. Feel free to respond to student inquiries about your services and other classes, but please do not use class time to promote your services, books, or classes you teach at other organizations.   

Code of Conduct  

The Loft has revised and expanded their code of conduct, especially around sexual harassment. Please see the complete document here. https://loft.amm.clockwork.net/_asset/f22zpb/Loft-Code-of-Conduct-March-2018.pdf

Organization:  The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis 

www.loft.org

The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults in Open Book, community settings, and online. The Loft also supports writers and readers through grants, mentorships, writing studios, regular readings and a spoken word series, and on its website through a wealth of resources about craft and the writing life.

The award-winning Loft is renowned for the quality of its programming and its service to the community. Loft staff members enjoy a flexible and enjoyable workplace, health and other benefits, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues.

Position Purpose: The Summer Young Writers’ Assistant (morning) is a part time (20 hours per week), temporary position with somewhat flexible daytime hours, July 9 through August 3, 2018, typically between 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., with 2 half days of orientation and training before the program starts, mid to late June, 2018. The position supports the Loft’s Young Writers’ Program during the summer which provides creative writing instruction to youth ages 6–17. 

Primary Activities/Accountabilities:

  • Supervise a large number of children, ages 6–14, during lunchtime care hours (12–1 p.m. daily) and at the beginning of the day, for early drop-offs, as needed. Some lunchtime care will include nearby outdoor excursions to neighborhood parks. Primary supervision of children will occur every day, Monday–Friday, for 4 weeks throughout the summer, from 8–9 a.m. and from noon–1 p.m. with administrative work required during other hours throughout the morning
  • creating, with the supervision of the Program Director, lunchtime care curriculum that includes writing instruction, play time, and writing project help
  • coordinating and managing the set-up and clean-up of classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas each day
  • managing youth class rosters—printing, ensuring accuracy, delivering to teaching artists every Monday and Tuesday throughout the day—and youth class evaluation packets every Friday
  • addressing youth and parent constituent questions about youth classes
  • greeting Loft students and parents as they arrive for class and leave from class
  • helping teaching artists with classroom management
  • creating, disseminating, and compiling statistics of class evaluations every week
  • Responsibilities of this position may also include creating original content for the Loft’s teen writer’s blog on Tumblr and assisting the marketing team with other social media initiatives as requested.

The specific knowledge required to do the above can be learned if the applicant meets the following job requirements:

  • Be able to work reliably and dependably Monday–Friday for all 4 weeks of the summer program 
  • Have experience working with and supervising large and diverse groups of children and teens ages 6–17 in a summer enrichment education program setting 
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with parents and guardians 
  • Superior attention to detail, with the demonstrated ability to manage time and projects effectively and independently 
  • The ability to be a part of a team working environment while also possessing the ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Knowledge of Google based email and document platform, basic online research, and social media or blog platforms 
  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required for this position; current degree seeking college students preferred.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A love of creative writing and reading 
  • A sense of humor and an ease with people

Hours: This position is non-exempt, hourly, and temporary from July 9 to August 3, 2018; one or two half days in mid to late June, 2018 will also be required for training and orientation, exact date(s) TBD.

Compensation: This position will pay $15 per hour. 

To Apply: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Interviews will take place late May to early June, with one or two half days of training and orientation to occur in mid- to late June, before a firm July 9 start date. Please prepare a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information of three confidential references (you do not need letters of reference) as MS Word or PDF documents. If you do not have a Submittable account, you will need to create one. If you have questions about using Submittable or preparing your files, please see this guide sheet first: http://bit.ly/LoftSubmit.   

A complete criminal background check will be required of anyone filling this position.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will get a confirmation by email to let you know that your application was received.

The Loft is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization:  The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis 

www.loft.org

The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary centers, offering more than 300 creative writing classes a year for youth and adults in Open Book, community settings, and online. The Loft also supports writers and readers through grants, mentorships, writing studios, regular readings and a spoken word series, and on its website through a wealth of resources about craft and the writing life.

The award-winning Loft is renowned for the quality of its programming and its service to the community. Loft staff members enjoy a flexible and enjoyable workplace, health and other benefits, and the company of dedicated and creative colleagues.

Position Purpose: The Summer Young Writers’ Assistant (afternoon) is a part time (20 hours per week), temporary position with somewhat flexible daytime hours, July 9 through August 3, 2018, typically between the hours of noon until 5 p.m, with 2 half days of orientation and training before the program starts, mid to late June, 2018. The position supports the Loft’s Young Writers’ Program during the summer which provides creative writing instruction to youth ages 6–17. 

Primary Activities/Accountabilities:

  • Supervise a large number of children, ages 6–14, during lunchtime care hours (12–1 p.m. daily) and at the end of the day, for late pick-ups, as needed. Some lunchtime care will include nearby outdoor excursions to neighborhood parks. Primary supervision of children will occur every day, Monday–Friday, for 4 weeks throughout the summer, from noon–1 p.m. and 4–5 p.m. with administrative work required during other hours throughout the day
  • Creating, with the supervision of the Program Director, a lunchtime care curriculum that includes writing instruction, play time, and writing project help
  • Coordinating and managing the set-up and clean-up of classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas each day
  • Managing youth class rosters—printing, ensuring accuracy, delivering to teaching artists every Monday and Tuesday throughout the day—and youth class evaluation packets every Friday
  • Addressing youth and parent constituent questions about youth classes
  • Greeting Loft students and parents as they arrive for class
  • Helping teaching artists with classroom management
  • Creating, disseminating, and compiling statistics of class evaluations every week
  • Responsibilities of this position will also include creating original content for the Loft’s teen writer’s blog on Tumblr and assisting the marketing team with other social media initiatives as requested.

The specific knowledge required to do the above can be learned if the applicant meets the following job requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to start Monday, July 9 and work reliably and dependably Monday–Friday for all 4 weeks of the summer program, with 1-2 half days orientation and training in mid to late June, to be determined
  • Have experience working with and supervising large and diverse groups of children and teens ages 6–17 in a summer enrichment education program setting 
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with parents and guardians 
  • Superior attention to detail, with the demonstrated ability to manage time and projects effectively and independently 
  • The ability to be a part of a team working environment while also possessing the ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Knowledge of Google based email and document platform, basic online research, and social media or blog platforms 
  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required for this position; current degree seeking college students preferred

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A love of creative writing and reading 
  • A sense of humor and an ease with people


Hours: This position is non-exempt, hourly, and temporary from July 9  to August 3, 2018, with 1 or 2 half days scheduled mid to late June for orienation and training; date(s) TBD.

Compensation: This position will pay $15 per hour. 

To Apply: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2018. Interviews will take place late May to early June, with at two half days of training and orientation to occur in mid- to late June, before a firm July 9 start date. Please prepare a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information of three confidential references (you do not need letters of reference) as MS Word or PDF documents. If you do not have a Submittable account, you will need to create one. If you have questions about using Submittable or preparing your files, please see this guide sheet first: http://bit.ly/LoftSubmit.   

A complete criminal background check will be required of anyone filling this position.

Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will get a confirmation by email to let you know that your application was received.

The Loft is an equal opportunity employer.