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Skidmore College Summer Writers Institute Teaching Assistant in Saratoga Springs, New York

The NYS Summer Writers Institute Teaching Assistant works with the Director and Associate Director to help prepare documents and coordinate virtual program activities. The Assistant organizes over 200 manuscripts received prior to the start of the Institute and works closely with the Associate Director to ensure all manuscripts are coordinated and distributed before and during the workshop sessions. Additional responsibilities for the 2021 virtual program include setting up Zoom meetings/classrooms/events, providing technical assistance to faculty, staff and students during the Institute, and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the program. This position provides the successful candidate the unique opportunity to work as part of a well-established arts administration team in planning and coordinating Institute activities. The candidate will gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience in working with a world-class literary conference. The successful candidate must be a mature and responsible individual with strong communication and organizational skills. Previous experience working with students in an arts intensive and a literature or arts administration background would be helpful and references are required. This is a temporary, full-time position extending from June 7 – July 23, 2021 (20-30 hours/week, includes evenings,) and remuneration is $13.25 per hour. Because the 2021 Institute will be offered as a virtual program, this position will be performed entirely online. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom is a must and Brightspace is preferred.

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