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BILINGUAL INSTRUCTOR / CURRICULUM SPECIALIST at The Center for the Art of Translation, San Francisco, CA

The Center for the Art of Translation is seeking a bilingual Instructor
& Curriculum Specialist (preferably fluent in Cantonese and
Mandarin) for our Poetry Inside Out creative writing program. The
Center is a non-profit organization promoting international literature
and translation through programs in the arts, education, and community
outreach. Poetry Inside Out brings the translation and composition of
poetry into San Francisco Bay Area public schools in order to deepen
cultural literacy while promoting a wide range of reading, writing, and
language arts skills. Poetry Inside Out has worked with primarily
Spanish-speaking students in elementary and middle schools and is now
developing a Chinese-language curriculum.

The Instructor will work with children grades 3-8 as well as teachers,
parents and school administrators, in San Francisco and elsewhere in
the Bay Area. Instructor will teach in-school bilingual workshops,
create poetry and translation curriculum under supervision of Artistic
Director and Instructor & Curriculum Specialist, edit student
publications, and conduct outreach to schools and the community. Weâ re
looking for someone with classroom and teaching experience, as well as
a comprehensive knowledge and familiarity with classical and
contemporary Chinese literature, particularly poetry; translation
experience or understanding of the translation process is also
important; someone who can inspire children, organize effectively, work
both independently and as part of a team, and is willing to work in a
variety of locations; someone who can act as ambassador of the program
and the Center.

Native-level fluency in Chinese required (both Cantonese and Mandarin
preferred). Excellent writing skills a must. Familiarity with
grant-writing a plus. Editing skills in Chinese and/or English helpful.
Willing and able to communicate by phone, email and in person.

This is a part-time permanent position. Job features flexible
self-designed schedule, a benefits stipend, superior vacation package
and paid holidays. San Francisco office is close to public
transportation. Job will include extensive training period including
observation of Poetry Inside Out classrooms.

To apply, email or mail a cover letter and resume to the address below:

Paula Larink
Executive Director
Center for the Art of Translation
35 Stillman Street, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107