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Writer/Facilitator Wanted: Mayflower Young Writers & Mayflower Junior Writers

03 August 2022

ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Engage are looking to appoint a versatile writer/facilitator to lead Mayflower Young Writers and Mayflower Junior Writers. Weekly term-time sessions will take place at MAST/Mayflower Studios on Saturday mornings from September 2022. These sessions will be split to accommodate age groups 7-10 years and 11-14 years.

The Lead Facilitator will be capable of planning sessions that encourage, inspire, motivate, and develop young writers through engagement with a wide range of approaches, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and prose. 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, dynamic, inspiring and passionate. A provable track record of workshop delivery and publication/professional experience is also desired, along with an engaging and confident approach to public speaking as a capable support for Young Writers at any live events in the city.

In the first instance, applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest detailing why they feel they are the right candidate for the job, along with an overview to a year-long approach that takes into account differing ages and levels of ability, showing a clear engagement with a broad cross-section of writing genres and styles. The outline 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 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 and values young voices.  Remuneration is £90-120 per weekly session, depending on age and experience, and also includes complementary access to certain MAST/Mayflower shows. There may be a requirement for the successful candidate to attend some evening shows at MAST/Mayflower Studios, alongside a commitment to attend a monthly online ArtfulScribe team meeting.

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

Deadline for applications is 25th August 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 2nd September 2022 online or at Mayflower Theatre.


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