Open Position: Certificate Program Prose Instructor

Position Available: 

The IPRC is currently seeking applications for a Prose Instructor in the Certificate Program. Qualified applicants will have experience teaching fiction and/or creative nonfiction workshops. Experience teaching writing in an educational or community setting is required. An MFA or graduate degree in creative writing is helpful but not required. Experience in printmaking, book arts, and DIY, independent publishing or zines a plus.


Job responsibilities include: 

  • Developing three 8-week terms of curriculum with assigned readings, generative writing and discussions on process, craft & revision
    • An estimated 24 teaching hours per 8 week term
  • Facilitating and leading weekly creative workshops
  • Prioritizing BIPOC writers and artists in assigned readings and visiting writers
  • Bringing a racial equity lens to the creative writing workshop space; implementing anti-racist workshop guidelines
  • Giving feedback on all stages of student writing
  • Working closely with the Certificate Program Director to assess student outcomes
  • Participating in Certificate Program community events including
    • Info Session mid to late July
    • Program Orientation in September
    • Quarterly student readings
    • Professional development panels
    • Certificate Program Graduation in late June to mid-July


About the program: 

The Certificate Program is a year-long study in creative writing & studio practice. Students choose one of four tracks and work with a cohort of 6-8 students, meeting once a week for three hours in the evenings. The program combines creative writing workshops with instruction in printmaking & bookarts, and aims to give students an overview of the landscape of contemporary publishing.

To apply:

Please provide a statement of interest and CV as well as 3 teaching references. Applications can be sent by attachment to with subject heading: Certificate Program Instructor Application, or dropped off at the IPRC (318 SE Main Street, Suites 145 and 155) no later than Tuesday, July 6th. 



$2,040 per 8 week term; $6,120 total for the year


Non-Discrimination Policy:

The IPRC will not discriminate against any individual with respect to employment or provision of services based upon that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, disability, gender identity, source of income, or familial status.


Equity Statement

The IPRC has benefitted from and contributed to the centering of whiteness within the Portland arts community. It is with this understanding that we now strive to create policies and programming, and a creative environment that is attuned to the needs of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BI/POC) communities. We wish to empower BIPOC artists to make the IPRC space their own. We commit to building a staff, board, and community driven by social justice through art. We commit to equity and inclusion as central motivators for our work. We strive to be a collaborative resource for groups who wish to join us in transforming the Portland community into the most equitable version of itself. The IPRC welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, abilities, sizes, ages, gender identities, sexualities, and citizenship statuses.


Values Statement

The IPRC exists to be an equalizer and to provide opportunities, tools, and resources for everyone. The belief perpetuates in the Literary, Publishing, and Visual Art worlds that the “best” art rises to the top. But we know that we don’t live in a meritocracy but a competitive capitalist system, and people don’t “make it” without a lot of resources and support. We know that talent and skill are created through practice and that talent and skill don’t discriminate. We also know that access to art-making is critical to the well-being of communities and people. This vision of a healthier Portland is what the IPRC strives to be a part of and contribute to.