New Writing North seeking Young People’s Programme Manager

In their own words:

“New Writing North is the development agency for creative writing and reading in the North of England, and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. We work in partnership with regional and national partners to produce a range of literary and performance activities including flagship projects such as Cuckoo Young Writers, the Northern Writers’ Awards, the Gordon Burn Prize and Durham Book Festival.

We specialise in developing and investing in writers of all ages and act as a dynamic broker between writers, producers, publishers and broadcasters across the creative industries. Current partners include BBC Radio 3, Channel 4 Drama, Faber & Faber, Northumbria University and Durham University.”

New Writing North is recruiting a temporary member of staff to cover the current Young People’s Programme Manager’s maternity leave. The post is full-time with some evening and quite regular weekend working required. Initially the contract will be for six months with the possibility of an extension depending on the current postholder’s maternity arrangements.

The Young People’s Programme Manager is a management post within New Writing North involving planning, programming, event management and delivery of work with young people. The post reports to the Programme Director.

The postholder will be responsible for managing New Writing North’s development programme for young people Cuckoo Young Writers. The programme includes 5 young writers groups that meet weekly, special projects, summer schools, school taster sessions, publications including our web-based literary magazine Cuckoo Chronicle and paper publication Cuckoo Press, our website, and our cultural journalism

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6 July 2016

How to apply:  see

Deadline: 29 June 2016 at 5pm

Source: Arts Jobs

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