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by Gabrielle James

“Hedgebrook is like a stone, sending out ripples into the gigantic pond of the world.”

-Anjali Banerjee, author of seven novels and Hedgbrook alumna

“Hedgebrook is a global campfire.”

-Gloria Steinem

Hedgebrook is looking to hire a new Program Director! Vito Zingarelli, our current Program Director extraordinaire, will be moving on this spring after masterfully serving Hedgebrook for over a dozen years. In the coming months, we will celebrate his many remarkable contributions.

Since opening its doors in 1988, Hedgebrook has hosted over 2,000 writers in residence, many of whom have gone on to win major literary accolades. In addition to this core program, Hedgebrook offers master classes, workshops, salons, events, and online classes. These exciting offerings are based on Whidbey Island, WA and in some other locations nationally and internationally. We are looking to find someone who has the experience, vision and personal qualities to take on this critical position in the organization.

We serve up radical hospitality when hosting women and non-binary writers, musicians, filmmakers, thinkers, and shapers of culture. The PD is central to delivering this hospitality though a well-established menu of programs. In addition, the PD will be called on to develop new opportunities to support women writers in honing their art and craft and magnifying their voices in the world.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional who has already been successful in developing, managing and directing programs in other nonprofit organizations – ideally in the arts and literature arenas. This person will need to have a collaborative and inclusive style, an exceptional capacity for holding the big picture in mind while attending to detail, and the creative prowess to both maintain the core legacy programs of Hedgebrook and leverage additional offerings towards expanding our impact in the world. Compassion, integrity and a sense of humor are a must.

Also, know that Hedgebrook is committed to equity and inclusion. We believe different voices and perspectives enrich our culture, raise our awareness, and make our community stronger. We welcome people of all races, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

If you would like to learn more about our programs for 2020 click here.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

About GabrielleJ
I have worked for nonprofits the majority of my career, managing youth development programs, where kids felt empowered, honored and creativity was encouraged. Hedgebrook does all of that for women writers and I am excited to be a part of the development team, helping to amplify women’s voices for years to come.

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Hedgebrook Program Director Opportunity