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The Emerging Writers’ Festival invites applications for the exciting position of Artistic Director.

Emerging Writers’ Festival is a festival for, by and about emerging writers, and this next chapter will continue to build upon our inclusive, innovative and interdisciplinary approach. EWF’s world-leading programs provide opportunities for emerging writers to develop professionally; and to support emerging writers to engage new and larger audiences. EWF fosters a space for writers, arts workers and participants who are inspired to create new work, are curious about gaining new knowledge, ideas and insight, and wish to be connected to a community of like-minded peers.

If you’ve got great ideas and think this might be your dream job, please apply.

Your application must include a covering letter, a statement addressing the selection criteria and your current resume including two professional referees. Your application must be saved as one file (word or PDF) with your surname as the file name.

Ideally, the candidate will commence in March and it is expected that they would take the reins of the 2020 Festival, after a period of handover with the current Artistic Director.

For further information about the role please call Craig Semple, Chair of the Emerging Writers’ Festival on 03 8656 3349.

Apply by email: chair@emergingwritersfestival.org.au (use subject line APPLICATION: Artistic Director).

Applications close 10am Monday 20 January 2020.

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EWF is looking for a Digital Producer to assist with the delivery of the 2020 Emerging Writers’ Festival digital program.

This entry-level role is specifically designed for an emerging producer with an interest in digital storytelling and technologies. The Digital Producer will provide support to the core festival team and will be responsible for delivering a suite of digital programs within the 2020 Emerging Writers’ Festival. The successful candidate will develop their skills in all facets of festival management, including artist liaison, marketing and development, production and administration.

Apply by email: izzy@emergingwritersfestival.org.au (use subject line APPLICATION: Digital Producer).

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Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 2 February 2020.


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Volunteer applications will open in mid-April, so keep your eyes peeled for that too!

As ArtsHub wrote of the Emerging Writers’ Festival: If you’re an up-and-coming writer, this is the place to get your foot in the door… as you’ll make invaluable connections within Melbourne’s thriving emerging literary scene.