2019/20 Teen eWriter in Residence

Accepting applications from November 1-15, 2019.

About the Program

Have a passion for writing? Want to build your portfolio? We're accepting applications for a 6-month Teen eWriter in residence (Jan to Jun 2020). You'll start up your very own teen blog, and share your thoughts on tons of cool things related to the library and your life. You'll work with program coordinators to develop your schedule and content.

In order to submit your application, you'll need to provide 2 pieces of work which show off your skills as a writer and reporter. They include one book/movie/or music review of your choosing (250 words or less) AND one piece of creative writing, on any topic and in any format of your choosing (500 words or less).

Please note that this is not a paid position, but rather an opportunity for you to build your resume, and gain experience in the professional world.


Minimum Qualifications

Currently in grades 9-12 for the 2019/2020 school year.

A resident of Milton, or attending a Milton High School

Passion for writing and community involvement

Conscientious and reliable

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Openness to learning new skills, and willingness to take on new opportunities

Ability to work independently in order to fulfill assigned tasks

Ability to work as part of a team in order to fulfill assigned tasks

Ability to maintain personal schedule and honour commitment 


Responsibilities

To attend scheduled shifts regularity and on-time, and to communicate with staff in advanced regarding any absences or conflicts.

To provide staff with content in a timely manner; Content is professional, polished, and executed to the best of your ability.

To be fully engaged in the opportunity, participating to the best of your ability, and demonstrating enthusiasm for your assigned tasks. 

To act as a positive role model and teen advocate within your community, and as a representative of Milton Public Library. 


Don't Forget to Proofread!

In addition to great content, program coordinators also look for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Have a friend or a family member read over your story for you to help catch any errors. This will help take your work from good to great, and will help us to better see all your creative talent. 


Submit Your Application

You can apply for this program using the online application.  You have until November 15th to complete your application and upload your supporting documents.

Please refer to the qualifications and responsibilities above to ensure your application is complete. Please note, that applications submitted with only one, or no supporting documents will be considered incomplete.