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We are recruiting: Writer/facilitator position available

11 January 2019

DO:Write  is a 2-year literature development project in Dorset, supported by Arts Council England and led by ArtfulScribe in partnership with Activate, Apples and Snakes, Lighthouse Poole, Poole Museum,  Lyric Theatre (Bridport), Bournemouth Borough Council, EDAS, Dorset Library Service, Arts University Bournemouth and WAVE Arts Agency. Lighthouse Young Writers programme is delivered in partnership between Lighthouse Poole and ArtfulScribe.

We are looking to appoint a versatile writer/facilitator to lead Lighthouse Young Writers.  Weekly term-time sessions will take place at Lighthouse Poole on Saturday mornings from March 9th 2019. These sessions will be split to accommodate age groups 11-14 years and 15-18 years.

The Lead Facilitator will be capable of planning sessions that inspire, motivate, and develop young writers through engagement with Lighthouse’s seasonal programme and through interaction with other cultural events and venues in the region. The writer/facilitator will be supported by a project manager and will work alongside an assistant who will provide administration, evaluation, and marketing support.

As well as being a talented writer, the writer/facilitator will be energetic and dynamic,  have a provable track record of workshop delivery, publication/professional experience and will be an engaging and confident public speaker who can support Young Writers at any live events in the city.

In the first instance, applicants are invited to outline a delivery strategy that takes into account differing ages and levels of ability, showing a clear engagement with a broad cross-section of writing genres and styles, such as fiction, poetry, script-writing. The delivery strategy should be oriented towards specific term-time goals. Applicants are free to propose other strategies that meet the engagement criteria with the understanding that Young Writers sessions will run for 2 years and that sessions need to be able to accommodate new members. An up-to-date CV detailing relevant experience is also required.

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. Remuneration is  £90 per weekly session and also includes complementary access to certain Lighthouse shows.

Applications should be addressed to, with a subject heading of ‘DO:Write Young Writers Lead Facilitator Application’. Please send any queries to the same address.

Deadline for applications is 3rd February 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at Lighthouse Poole.


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