SummerWrite Coordinator 2022

In our hiring practices and personnel policies, we are committed to inviting in and lifting up the voices of historically excluded and marginalized communities, and ensuring that how we do our work does not replicate, reinforce, or reproduce racial or other intersectional structural inequities.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and members of structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Writers & Books encourages you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

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Applications accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in April.


SummerWrite Coordinators provide a high level of support to the Director of Youth Education (DOYE) in the areas of administration, communications, program delivery, and evaluation for the SummerWrite program for youth; and oversee the day-to-day operations of SummerWrite camps, July-August.


  • Coordinate needs of teaching artists, including, but not limited to, scheduling, materials, field trips, and apprentice assignments/responsibilities
  • Play a key role in managing Apprenticeship & Internship Programs, including the review process, onboarding, supervision, and evaluation
  • Troubleshoot and assist with problem solving related to concerns of students, parents, teaching artists, apprentices, interns
  • Assist DOYE with placement of Youth Department Junior Apprentices
  • Assist with planning and implementing SummerWrite training
  • Update SummerWrite Handbook
  • Assist Communications Associate with managing student registration data, including monitoring camp size with an eye for potential cancellations or camps filled to capacity
  • Communicate pertinent information to teaching artists, apprentices, parents, and students
  • Coordinate anthology distribution and performances
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is required.
  • Previous experience working with children and families and managing complex projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated facility with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Outlook
  • Pluses: Familiarity with constituency management software and Canva or similar online design applications.

Location: SummerWrite camps take place at Writers & Books (740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY) and satellite locations, including The Strong National Museum of PlayArnettLyell, and Maplewood branch libraries; Flower City Arts Center; and The Memorial Art Gallery. Some local travel will be necessary. Coordinators will be reimbursed for use of public transportation/uber/personal vehicle when traveling to these sites.

Two Positions Available
Full-Time position
(10-40 hours/week) Compensation: $16/hr
Part-time position
(8-25 hours/week) Compensation: $15/hr

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to