Friday, 27 July 2012

Writer in Residence, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

To promote writing, reading and creativity, DkIT wishes to recruit a Writer in Residence, based in the Institute Library.

The Writer in Residence will engage with the DkIT community of staff and students, and with the local community, including local schools The Writer in Residence will:
  • have previously published work
  • have skills in working with young people, students and institutions 
  • have the capacity to produce work in collaboration with others
  • have the capacity to encourage and inspire others 
  • be flexible and able to respond to situations and the different needs they encounter 
  • be able to work on own initiative 
DkIT recognises the importance of the Writer in Residence’s professional development. The successful writer will be given the chance to develop and explore their own writing styles while participating in the residency and the scheduling of the Residency will incorporate time for the Writer to develop his /her work.

A Working Group, drawn from the Library of DkIT, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities and community interests will guide and support Writer during the Residency.
A contract not exceeding 6 months will be offered.

The total salary for the duration of the Residency will be €13,544

Closing Date and time: 4.00 pm 15 August 2012

Details here

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