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Jobs for Writers

jobs-818463_640POET(S) IN RESIDENCE – Lake District

The Wordsworth Trust are funding a series of month-long residencies between September 2016 and March 2017

They are looking for exceptional poets under 35 , from any cultural background and writing within any literary tradition, to spend time in the heart of the Lake District. Each poet will be paid a fee of £1,750 for a one-month residency. For the duration of your residency you will be provided with a self-catering cottage a short walk from Dove Cottage and be reimbursed for  work-related expenses such as travel and materials.

HOW TO APPLY
For more details click HERE

DEADLINE Mon July 25 2016 (Hurry!)

PART TIME MUSEUM COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT  (Fixed Term Cover) London
Contract ends: Jan 2017    

Salary £19,200  (pro rata three days per week £11,520 )

The Wallace Collection is looking for an assistant in the Press and Marketing department.
Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to requests for information from the press (e.g. for images) and public and deal with enquiries via telephone, email, social media etc.

  • Manage the press cuttings service (Vocus); read, check and collate all relevant cuttings and circulate/distribute as requested

  • Support the Marketing and Digital Officer by preparing monthly Enewsletter and arranging Eswaps

  • Manage the Wallace Collection blogs through liaison with contributors, monitoring exchanges and responding as appropriate

  • Organise the content, recording and editing of Wallace Collection podcasts

HOW TO APPLY For a full job description and an application pack visit the website.

DEADLINE  Sunday 31 July 2016 (midnight)

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT PAID INTERNSHIP London

Part time – flexible 28 hours per week – six months contract
Pay: London Living Wage

The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre newspaper, is looking for an Editorial Assistant who will have the chance to join editorial meetings and put forward ideas, contributing to important decisions being made.

“We are keen to find the best person for the job, and will review all applications regardless of experience, background or qualifications. We will also accept proposals for flexible working arrangements (for example working part- time hours over five days, Monday to Friday).”

HOW TO APPLY click HERE
DEADLINE August 3rd

POET LAUREATE – Birmingham

Library of Birmingham and Writing West Midlands are looking for a wonderful poet to fill this honorary post from October 2016 to September 2018 and become the 20th Birmingham Poet Laureate.

 A small budget will be available to fund activities and to commission poems. You will be given a place on Writing West Midlands’ prestigious Room 204 Writer Development Programme.

The post is open to poets aged 18 and  over who are living, working or studying in Birmingham. Applicants must be poets of a high standard, able to write to commission and perform and talk about their work in public.

 HOW TO APPLY

Submit two poems of 30 lines or less, one of which must be about some aspect of Birmingham, and also a personal statement on one A4 page about your interest in the post and what you feel you can bring to the role. More details HERE

 DEADLINE  August 12th 5pm

YOUNG POET LAUREATE  – Birmingham

Library of Birmingham and Writing West Midlands are looking for a wonderful young poet to fill this honorary post from October 2016 to September 2018 and become our 11th Birmingham Young Poet Laureate. A small budget will be available to fund activities and to commission poems.

 The post is open to poets who are between 11 and 17 years old at 1st October 2016 and who are living, working or studying in Birmingham. Applicants must be poets of a high standard, able to write to commission and perform and talk about their work in public.

 HOW TO APPLY

Submit two poems of 30 lines or less, one of which must be about some aspect of Birmingham, and also a personal statement of one A4 page about your interest in the post. More details HERE

 DEADLINE   August 12th 5pm

 

UNIVERSITY SCI FI, ROMANCE OR FANTASY TUTOR

Part-time hourly-paid contract.

Bath Spa University are looking for a writing tutor with an interest in genre fiction (sci-fi, romance, fantasy or crime) to teach Year 2 undergraduates in the autumn semester

Part-time hourly-paid contract.

HOW TO APPLY

email c.brayfield@bathspa.ac.uk

Deadline: Aug 15 2016

CREATIVE WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2017  New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington invite applications

Applicants should be writers of proven merit residing in New Zealand, or New Zealanders currently residing overseas. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply.

The appointment will be for twelve months from February 1 2017 with a salary of NZ$50,000, and will be made subject to Creative New Zealand funding.

HOW TO APPLY

Victoria University of Wellington
Contact Name:
Katie Hardwick-Smith
Contact Email:
modernletters@vuw.ac.nz

DEADLINE  September 30 2016

I post these jobs in good faith and do my best to ensure they are not of the write-a-full-length-book for £50 type. But I am all too fallible so please do your research before making any kind of commitment.
Also be wary of anyone who wants you to write for free for the experience or the exposure.  
Most writers do write for free sometimes but ask yourself:
Could you be taking a paying job away from another writer?
Is this something you could be proud of including on your CV?
If they would pay a car mechanic or a plumber, why won’t they pay a writer?

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3 comments on “Jobs for Writers

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    July 25, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    SEVEN Jobs listed and linked to by Bridget 😀

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