Lit Up! and Poole Libraries are delighted to announce they are seeking to appoint a freelance Writer in Residence to work with libraries, staff and visitors in the summer of 2016. It’s envisaged the successful candidate will deliver workshops that interact with current library initiatives, such as Summer Reading Challenge (http://www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/children-and-family/summer-reading-challenge/) and the Read Ahead Scheme and be willing to creatively engage with libraries to produce new work reflective of the residency.
As well as being a talented writer, the Writer in Residence will be a confident speaker and advocate for the pleasures of reading and writing.
An honorarium of £1500 accompanies the position, based on a commitment of one day per week over a three-month period. The freelance writer will be responsible for paying their own tax and National Insurance.
This is an excellent portfolio opportunity for a writer to raise their public profile and gain valuable experience working in an environment that supports a diverse community.
Applicants are requested to submit a C.V. of relevant experience along with a statement of approx. 200 words detailing what they can bring to and gain from the experience. For further information and to apply, please email email@example.com
Poole Libraries Writer in Residence Terms and Conditions
To be eligible to apply for the Poole Libraries Writer in Residence role, applicants must:
- be 18 or over as at June 2016
- must be eligible to work in the UK during period of residency
Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. Lit Up! and Poole Libraries’ decision as to the eligibility of a individual entrants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Applicants must submit:
- A C.V. as either a .pdf or Word file of no more than 10MB in size and must include contact email, home address and telephone number.
- A supporting statement detailing what the applicant bringa to and wishes to gain from the experience of being Poole Libraries Writer in Residence.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate suitability for post through publication record or by providing links to performance show reels. Demonstrable experience of working in a public setting and confidence at leading public workshop sessions are desired attributes.
Closing date for applications is: Friday 24th June 2016 5pm.
No feedback on any application will be provided.
All candidates will be assessed on the following criteria:
- The candidate’s C.V. and writing experience to date.
- The strength of the candidate’s supporting statement.
- The quality of writing/publishing/performance record.
Applications will be assessed through the following process:
All applications will be reviewed by Poole Libraries and Lit Up!, after which a shortlist of candidates will be compiled for interview.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview and will be assessed on ability to engage with the interview panel, experience, availability and suitability for post. An offer of appointment will be made to the successful candidate by email, subject to contract.