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Project Manager, StAnza
Deadline: Wed 20 Oct 2021
StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, is looking for a proactive and engaged freelance project manager with experience of working with young people in the arts. Join us to help deliver the inaugural season of our brand new young people’s project, Scotland’s Young Makars!

StAnza is one of Scotland’s flagship cultural events and is a leading poetry festival on the international stage. The festival takes place each year in March in St Andrews, with roughly 100 events and exhibitions and 120 – 150 poets, writers and artists.

After a successful digital offering in 2021, we are planning a hybrid festival for StAnza 2022 (9 – 13 March), alongside which we are developing a range of new outreach projects.

Scotland’s Young Makars will be open to secondary school pupils across Scotland, and will consist of five live Zoom webinars – taking place weekly from early January – with leading poet-tutors. Following the webinars, young people will have the opportunity to submit their writing for consideration, and the most promising writer from each year group will be invited for further group and one-on-one mentoring during February. The six young people selected for mentorship will take part in a showcase event (virtual or in-person, depending on funding) at StAnza 2022.

We are looking for a freelance project manager to promote and facilitate Scotland’s Young Makars. The successful candidate will work closely with the StAnza Festival Director & Assistant Festival Director, from the beginning of November until April. The role will largely consist of home working, but occasional travel to St Andrews or Edinburgh may be required (travel expenses will be covered). The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.

The fee is £3500, and we anticipate the work requiring a total of 25 – 30 days.

Find out more here

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday 20th October 2021

Additional Information:
St Andrews

Contact Information:
Contact Name:
Lucy Burnett
Contact Email:
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