Programme Co-ordinator, Reading Adventures Programme,
£21,000 pro rata 3 days (22.5 hours) a week, fixed term for 32 months
Writers’ Centre Norwich is a dynamic literary organisation whose mission is to explore the artistic and social impacts of creative writing. We are audience focused and art form led, with a clear agenda of excellence, engagement and experimentation.
We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and have the ongoing support of the University of East Anglia, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council. We are the UK’s only member of the International City of Refuge Network (ICORN) and in 2012 successfully bid for Norwich to become England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. In the same year we were awarded £3m towards the £8m total cost of developing a national centre for writing in Norwich that we plan to open in 2016.
This is a fixed-term post to deliver an expansion of the successful Summer Reads programme. The post is managed by Writers’ Centre Norwich under a partnership agreement with Norfolk Library and Information Service, Suffolk Libraries and Cambridgeshire Libraries to expand a successful Norfolk-based reader development model into neighbouring counties. The post-holder will work with our WCN team, and the three library services on a community reading project that seeks to introduce readers to some of the best writing from around from around the world and support them in becoming bold, confident, and adventurous readers. Further information on the project to date can be found here: www.summerreads.org.uk
You will bring with you a strong interest in reading contemporary literature and a passion for the artistic and social value of reading, and you will have an awareness of modern library services and priorities, including their role in promoting reading.
You will have at least one year’s experience of project coordination including the management of a range of partnerships and the management of creative initiatives with members of the public. You will be able to work unsociable hours when occasion demands, have a full driving license, regular access to a car and be happy to travel around the region. You will have an understanding of the transformative impact of the arts and have the ability to evaluate projects at a professionally acceptable level.
Applications closed on Monday 27th January 2014 at 5.00 PM