Tuesday, April 11, 2006

SPU MFA Program Coordinator Position Available

Sorry about this, folks. I noticed this announcement in the April 1, 2006, ImageUpdate newsletter, but am only posting it today.

Seattle Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing program has an open Program Coordinator position. The job is half-time but is more demanding—and, dare we say it, rewarding?—than your typical 20 hour a week job. The MFA Program Coordinator will both attend and coordinate all the details for the program’s two annual intensive, ten-day residencies—one at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island in Washington, and one in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the Glen Workshop. In addition to working at the residencies, the PC gets to attend lectures, readings, concerts, and worship services—and there’s even some time for hiking and goofing off. Perhaps most importantly, the PC builds strong relationships with the MFA students, frequently serving as “den mother” to the group. The PC will also attend and coordinate all the details of travel, accommodation, and attendance for the annual AWP conference, which features many fascinating panels, keynote addresses, and plenty of literary camaraderie. Other duties include working with the MFA director (Gregory Wolfe) on the admissions process, working with the MFA budget, and other related tasks. The PC may also choose to volunteer to work with the Image staff on a number of projects—they’re right down the hall. This position provides an opportunity to deepen your own passion for writing and the arts. We are trying to fill this position no later than mid-May. Please contact Gregory Wolfe with any inquiries, gwolfe(at)spu(dot)edu.

For more information on SPU’s MFA program, please go to www.spu.edu/mfa.

(You can read the entire newsletter here.)

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