Exciting Opportunity for Readers in Residence ~ Deadline 2nd September 2011
23 August 2011
£1,800 per month working 19 hours per week over a six month
Shetland Arts Development Agency has been commissioned by
Creative Scotland to deliver a programme of Reading Residencies in
five library services across Scotland. The programme is part of the
Creative Futures programme of Artist Residencies, which is itself
part of Creative Scotland's Talent Development Investment
We are seeking to recruit five resident readers to work in
libraries between November 2011 and April 2012. These could
be public libraries, school libraries, prison libraries - any
library providing a public service. The Reader in Residence
will stimulate reading activities and interest in the written word,
engaging individuals, groups and library customers of varying ages
and interests. The nature of the residencies will be shaped
by the particular aptitudes and interests of the Reader and the
needs of the library service and its communities. Potential
applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have developed
ideas in partnership with a named Library Service and that the
Library Service supports their application.
We will be open to submissions from anywhere in Scotland;
however the selection process will be informed by our aim to have a
spread of residencies that will take in urban, rural and remote
areas, including islands.
How to apply:
Applicants must apply by letter, describing their ideas and
plans for the residency and enclosing a full CV to the address in
contact section below.
Applications can be sent electronically in the first instance,
but should be followed up with a hard copy. Electronic applications
should be e-mailed to: Donald Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please include a short letter or statement of support from the
library service with which you plan to work.
We will also ask you to fill in a confidential equal
opportunities monitoring form.
Your letter should also give the names and contact details of
two referees whom we would only contact should you be considered
for one of the residencies following interview.
Applications should be received by 5pm Friday 2nd
September 2011, and interviews are likely to take place the week
beginning 19th September 2011.
For further information contact:
Further information about requirements can be downloaded
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