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JOB OPPORTUNITIES – February 1, 2017

Have a job opportunity? Submit it to [email protected].

 

**NEW**
SEEKING EDMONTON WRITER

Richard Assaly (780-434-4373) is looking for someone to clean up and type a family history. Paid position in Edmonton. Those interested may call between 4:30 and 6:00 pm.

 

AFA SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Deadline: February 3

We’ve begun the search for our next Executive Director.

The deadline to apply is February 3, 2017. Apply through the Government of Alberta’s jobs page.

“Your insightful leadership and collaborative approach will guide the development and delivery of all programs related to the promotion and sustainability of the arts and artists, and provide legislated film classification services across Alberta. You will provide executive leadership to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) who is the primary arts resource and grant funding body in Alberta. ”

See the full posting on Arts Opportunities.

 

**NEW**
LITFEST: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (Edmonton)
Deadline: February 20
Contract Opportunity: Associate Producer
Contract Period: April through October 2017 (with possibility of extension to 2018 year)

LitFest is an annual celebration of nonfiction writing held each October in various locations throughout Edmonton’s downtown core. We bring together esteemed authors, emerging writers, and passionate readers for live presentations, workshops, panels, and special events during the festival. In 2017 the festival runs October 12-22, with auxiliary events planned throughout the year.

Position Description

LitFest (Alberta Book Fair Society) is seeking an Associate Producer to assist in areas of general communications, community outreach, and delivery of programs. The successful candidate will have superb time management and communications skills, creatively approaches challenges, and is comfortable interacting with volunteers, funders, media, sponsors, artists, and the general public.

Experience in professional communications, event management, marketing, fundraising, non-profit administration, and/or audience development would all be assets in this role. Some understanding of #FestivalLife would also be an asset. Love of reading and/or nonfiction is an important part of this role (but if you prefer fiction we won’t hold it against you).

The Associate Producer will work closely with the Executive Director and with a small team of contractors and volunteers during the festival period. During the pre-festival months, hours of work are flexible and most deliverables can be completed remotely or from a home office. Full time hours and on-site work are expected during September and October.

This contract engagement can accommodate other work or artistic practice.

Responsibilities of the Associate Producer will include:

  • Oversight of online communications for the Society during the contract period, including newsletters, social media, and promotions for year-round events.
  • Engagement of stakeholders at events and fostering content-driven partnerships.
  • Outreach to community to develop new audiences and engagement with programming initiatives.
  • Event coordination, including but not limited to liaising with volunteer teams, box office and front of house management, and liaising with venues as appropriate for festival and auxiliary events.
  • Assistance with development of marketing materials, including content gathering, editing, and proofreading. Commissions on advertising sales will be considered.

Remuneration

This contract pays $21,000 for a 7-month engagement period, to be paid in monthly installments. (And all the books you can read!) There is an opportunity to renew the contract in 2018.

Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2017. Cover letters and resumés may be directed to the Executive Director, Fawnda Mithrush, at [email protected]. Questions about the position can be answered by calling 780 498 2500. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. litfestalberta.org/get-involved-2/work-for-litfest

 

**NEW**
WRITER IN RESIDENCE – HUGO HOUSE, SEATTLE, WA
Deadline to apply: March 31 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants for the position should be practicing, published writers of poetry as well as accomplished and dedicated writing teachers who are experienced working with writers of all levels in a traditional workshop setting, as well as on a one-on-one basis as a mentor offering criticism and professional-development advice.

Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency (e.g., developing a manuscript for publication) and should have a special interest in helping writers become better writers and fostering an appreciation of the craft.

Previous writers-in-residence include Rebecca Brown, Charles Mudede, Wendy Call, Karen Finneyfrock, David Wagoner, Kathleen Alcala, and others.

Applications are due by March 31, 2017. Responses will be sent by June 1. Please submit the application through submittable. Full details regarding the application process are below.

EXPECTATIONS

Duration: Sept. 15, 2017, through June 15, 2018. The term is renewable at the discretion of Hugo House with a two-term limit.

Mentorship: Writers-in-residence hold weekly office hours (45 hours over nine months per term) where they mentor Hugo House community members by offering criticism on their writing projects as well as professional-development advice about the writing process, finding an agent, publishing, and other writerly concerns in a one-on-one setting. Writers-in-residence are responsible for coordinating their own appointments and must maintain a log of appointments for tracking and grant purposes. A private office is provided for meetings and for writers-in-residence to have space to work on their artistic projects.

Writers-in-Residence will mentor Made at Hugo House Fellows, meeting with them 5-6 times per year. 

Community Outreach: Writers-in-residence act as ambassadors of Hugo House and advocates for writing in the community. Hugo House staff will oversee efforts of community outreach. We require Writers-in-Residence to offer separate workshops/lectures/presentations outside of Hugo House’s location to communities with little access to the arts; and participate in 2 readings at Hugo House (organized by Hugo House); and curate, host, or participate in other Hugo House events and/or development activities as needed or available.

Teaching: The writer-in-residence teaches a minimum of two six-week classes per calendar year (subject to approval) as part of the Hugo Classes program. The writer will receive separate compensation for teaching.

COMPENSATION

$500 per month stipend for nine months, plus additional compensation for Hugo Classes; access to a vibrant and growing community of, by, and for writers; an opportunity to work with a committed staff in a creative work environment; and support and encouragement for artistic projects. Each writer-in-residence has 24 hour access to a private writing office in the Hugo House temporary space to work on their writing project, or hold meetings. Details about Hugo House’s permanent space are not confirmed, and a private office cannot be guaranteed after our move.

hugohouse.submittable.com/submit/28902/hugo-house-writer-in-residence-application

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