Were you successful at landing a job at the TESOL Marketplace? If so, we’d love to hear your comments! If you didn’t secure full-time work, how about applying for freelance work for the Educational Testing Service (ETS)? I’m an online rater for ETS and score the spoken Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), as well as the written California Assessment of High School Exit Exams (CAHSEE).
While at the convention, I spoke to ETS regarding my desire to score the written TOEFL, something I haven’t done before. Plus, I love the high level of professionalism of the job on a daily basis: interrater reliability calibrations, reviewing benchmarks, utilizing a rubric, and instant feedback from a scoring leader. Moreover, I like the flexibility of telecommuting/working online. ETS allows you to pick your work schedule: a.m., p.m., week days, weekends, etc.
ETS handed me a flyer with a list of freelance work opportunities and internships! Their summer interns develop test materials for the TOEFL, TOEIC, and K-12 assessments. I looked at their internships online; they have some in Princeton and Ewing, NJ, and San Antonio, TX. You can send questions to the ELL Summer Institute Coordinator, Jeanne Malloy. I noticed that there are other internships throughout the year.
Freelance work includes writing for the TOEIC listening test as well as rating TOEFL and TOEIC tests from your home computer. Send your resume to Carol Gitzendanner. Additionally, they’re looking for photographers at the professional and amateur level; send your email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. On their career page, you can also find full-time work. Best wishes in finding your new job!