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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.

Vacancy: Program Coordinator

EWF is seeking applicants for a Program Coordinator, a 0.8 FT year-round position. The Program Coordinator provides support to the Executive team across the organisation’s programs including Emerging Writers’ Festival, Digital Writers’ Festival (DWF), and interstate tours. The Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing a range of organisational administrative systems and processes as well as activities relating to Emerging Writers’ Festival marketing and development.  The role is responsible for managing guests and events across the EWF and DWF programs, including artist liaison and box office management. Working closely with the Executive team, they will ensure the smooth running of the programs and a continuous flow of information between staff, artists and key stakeholders.

Please download the position description for all the details. Applications close Monday 14 August at 5pm.

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Expressions of Interest: Board Members

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is excited to be seeking expressions of interest from suitable candidates looking to contribute to the leadership of the organisation.

We are looking for people with a passion for the work we do and who have time and motivation to make a real difference to the future of the organisation. Knowledge of the not for profit sector would be beneficial, and the board is particularly keen to hear from candidates who have relevant experience within the First Nations literary community or have experience in the marketing and communications fields.

To express your interest, please download the information pack and send an introductory letter and board resume to the EWF Chair, Craig Semple, at [email protected]

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Do you want to be an active part of delivering EWF? Are you good at answering questions? Are you a ‘people person’? Then you might just be the perfect Emerging Writers’ Festival Volunteer for our 2016 Festival. Our volunteers play a vital role in the fest’ and we couldn’t do it without them. If you’d like to help out at some of the best festival events going ‘round, meet other writers, and get an inside look at how an arts festival is run.

Volunteer applications for 2017 have now closed.