£26,010 - £28,292 full time salary. Permanent
About the role
Over the last three years, as we planned for the National Centre for Writing to open in summer 2018, we have developed a range of key projects, partnerships and programmes that have seen our artistic ambitions grow significantly - supporting professional development for writers and literary translators, engaging more and more diverse audiences, developing our learning and participation programme, innovating in the artform and creating a diverse programme of work with a broader range of partners.
With diversity and equality at its heart, our plans for the coming four years include an increase in learning and participation work; digital innovation in teaching, commissioning and collaborative working; research and experiment in the impact assessment of literary translation and creative writing in England; the development of commissioning relationships with major national partners and the extension of our international programmes with key territories including South East Asia, India and Europe.
Working alongside WCN’s team and a wide range of external stakeholders, the post holder will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of an outstanding programme of activity which will respond to the needs of our audiences and participants.
About the role
The role requires a well networked individual with a knowledge of and passion for literature, and programming or curatorial experience in the literature sector and an understanding of addressing the needs of writers, literary translators, readers and audiences. You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective project manager with at least two years’ experience of programming and curating events and festivals, commissioning new work, events management and artist liaison.
You will have excellent planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people and will have a track record of developing successful partnerships with cultural organisations, educational establishments, funders and a wide range of programme partners and stakeholders. You will bring with you experience of creating monitoring and evaluation systems and managing budgets.
Excellent communication skills and a professional and positive approach are essential. Calm under pressure, you should have a flexible approach and be able to adapt to changes quickly in a dynamic environment.
Closing deadline: 9am Monday 19th March 2018
Short-list confirmed: 6pm Thursday 22nd March 2018
Selection interviews: Tuesday 27th March 2018 at Dragon Hall
When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day.
How to apply
You can find further information and the Job Pack at Writers’ Centre Norwich website: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/about-us/join-the-team/
Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement, by email to Freya Gallagher-Jones, Operations Assistant at:
Or by post to:
Writers’ Centre Norwich
115-123 King St
If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role with the Programme Director, Peggy Hughes please email her firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time to speak.
Get Creative Festival 2018
We're now just a couple of weeks away from Get Creative Festival 2018. Hundreds of arts organisations, community groups and local venues are coming together from 17-25 March to encourage everyone to have a go at being creative in the UK’s biggest ever celebration of everyday creativity.
The festival is a unique opportunity to join together to celebrate the power of creativity and encourage everyone to tap into their own creative potential. Led by a group of partners including BBC, the four UK arts councils, Crafts Council and What Next? among others, the Get Creative Festival has the potential to bring a huge audience together and build recognition of the local cultural offer in communities across the UK and attract new audiences to cultural venues.
Arts venues and organisations who are already running participatory creative events during the festival dates (17-25 March) can simply list their event via the website and benefit from the national promotion of the festival. Others may consider opening up their spaces and welcoming local community groups who could run small workshops and taster sessions during the festival.
The interactive map already has nearly 700 events with many more still to come. Existing festivals and projects such as the Barbican’s OpenFest, Crafts Council’s Hey Clay!, Coventry’s Shop Front Festival, 14-18 Now’s Processions, Scottish Borders Art Fair, Music for All’s Learn to Play Day and more have come on board to support this year's festival.
BBC will be promoting the festival and encouraging everyone to get creative with a range of inspiring and insightful programming and other projects.
- The Great British Creativity Test will explore how creative activities can manage mood and boost wellbeing. BBC Radio 3's New Generation Thinker, Daisy Fancourt will test the public’s creativity against the national average
- BBC Four’s Make! Craft Britain returns - a joyful celebration of all things handmade
- BBC Arts Digital and Mixital invite the public to showcase their artworks
See the interactive Get Creative Festival map here. https://getcreativeuk.com/#/ Add your event using the form https://getcreativeuk.com/submit-event/
Our event planning toolkit and logos https://getcreativeuk.com/get-creative-toolkit/ are available to help you plan and promote events.
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