We are hiring an Education Coordinator

The position will be open until filled. We will review applications on July 6, 2021.


The Education Coordinator works as part of a collaborative team helping Vancouver Poetry House Society maintain and grow our WordPlay program and expand our teaching relationships with external partners. This position could be suitable for someone living outside of the Vancouver area who is able to work in a virtual office environment.

The Education Coordinator supports and promotes the WordPlay program, assists the Artistic Director and General Manager in liaising with education partners and assists the General Manager in organizing professional development of teaching poets. 

This position reports to the General Manager and the Artistic Director. The scope of work will be set by the General Manager. This is a one-year renewable contract position paying $800 a month for total compensation of $9,600. The time commitment is equivalent to one day per week.



  • Professional communication with teachers, poets and school representatives;
  • Assist General Manager to adapt our program to new partners;
  • Support professional development opportunities for teaching poets;
  • Promote educational programs;
  • Review health and safety requirements with poets yearly.



  • strong written and spoken communication skills 
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • a second language is an asset
  • teaching skills are an asset
  • curriculum development skills are an asset
  • social media promotion skills are an asset


What to Send the Hiring Committee

Something that tells us you understand and meet the requirements for the position. It can be a resume, or it can be something else.

Email ONE pdf file titled “yourname.pdf” to hiring@vancouverpoetryhouse.com

References will be requested at the online interview.

What happens next

We will collect all applications and contact successful applicants to set up online interviews. We will review the applications on July 6.

Vancouver Poetry House Statement of Values

Participatory and Cooperative

Vancouver Poetry House is a member-driven organization. We work to reduce barriers to literary art so that we can ensure accessibility and full participation for the communities we serve. We value diversity and the array of knowledge that different life experiences bring. 

Social Justice and Community

We value respectful dialogue, attempt to resolve conflict and misunderstandings in ways that respect each individual’s lived experience and act to build bridges of communication across misunderstandings. We nurture healthy, sustainable environments for the arts to thrive. We challenge systems of oppression through sharing the health-bringing arts to the wider community and by offering a place of solace and sharing to anyone who attends or takes part in our programs.

Professionalism in the Arts

We seek to develop and share myriad skills essential to living a sustainable life as an artist. VPH seeks to provide opportunities to build skills that help members fulfil their capacity for artistic development and career goals.


A sustainable literary arts community rooted in social justice where new creativity can grow from old forms.