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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.

Artistic Director

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is excited to be seeking expressions of interest from suitable candidates interested in the role of the festival’s next artistic director. We are looking for highly skilled candidates with a passion for Australian writing in all its forms, and a commitment to building the community around it. The artistic director will lead the artistic direction of EWF and deliver high quality, diverse and dynamic programs in support of the emerging writers community.

The role is a full-time, fixed-term three year position. For the right candidate however, we would consider a part-time or shorter term (1-3 year) appointment to allow them to continue with their own creative practice or other interests.

Expressions of interest will remain open until 5pm Monday 23 January 2017.

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Creative Producers

As a valued member of the Emerging Writers’ Festival team, you will take ownership of a key festival event, seeing it through from programming to production, and assist in the overall management of the Festival along the way.

This is a volunteer position, and would suit an arts management or communications students seeking a university-placement internship.

Applications for Creative Producers for 2017 have now closed. We will be advertising for the 2018 positions in November 2017.


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.

We will run a volunteer call out closer to the 2017 Festival.