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Director, Manchester Poetry Library
Deadline: Thu 18 Apr 2019
Manchester Metropolitan University seeks to appoint a Director for its new Poetry Library, scheduled to open to the public in 2020. The Library – only the fourth of its kind in the UK – represents an exciting resource for researchers and students, and a new cultural asset for the city and the region.

This role is to provide strategic leadership and management of Manchester Poetry Library, working to optimise its potential within the culture sector and shape its current and future contribution to the University’s strategic priorities.

Typically, you will:

• Lead the development of a strategy for increasing the profile and presence of the Manchester Poetry Library to build on the University’s position as a centre for academic and creative excellence.
• Work with stakeholders in the community to develop externally funded projects which promote and celebrate poetry in the many languages and cultures of the City.
• Develop and implement both an annual and a rolling three-year plan for the University, setting objectives and priorities and leading strategic planning for the Manchester Poetry Library.

The ideal candidate for this role will have significant experience of senior management in a small to medium-sized organisation within the literary/arts sector or similar, and demonstrable success in building sustainable funding. You will have knowledge and understanding of the issues and context within which poetry libraries operate.

Further details here

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Jess Edwards (Head of Department) on j.edwards@mmu.ac.uk

Deadline: 18 April 2019

Additional Information:
North West England

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Manchester Metropolitan University
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Dr. Jess Edwards
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