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Ledbury Poetry Job Opportunity

December 22, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT


Ledbury Poetry welcomes applications for a Director to provide sabbatical cover for 18 months and ensure that Ledbury Poetry continues to operate successfully with high artistic standards.

You will be leading one of the most significant and influential poetry organisations in the UK during an exciting moment in its development. Your skills and abilities will contribute to creating excellence and to promoting the artform, locally, nationally, and internationally. You will gain significant experience in a senior managerial role with one of the country’s leading arts providers.

The successful candidate will lead on the artistic vision, provide strategic leadership to the charity and the dedicated and experienced team.

Job Description

Working hours: 5 days per week. Salary range: £34,000 – £36,000 dependent upon experience. Contract duration: 18 months, fixed term. We can offer hybrid working arrangements. However, we will expect the successful candidate to spend substantial, meaningful in-person time working in Ledbury in the Poetry House. Applications that propose a job share will be considered.

Ledbury Poetry is inclusive, creative and nurturing. We strive for integrity and excellence in all that we do. We seek someone who embodies these values and will take the helm of the organisation while the Director is on an eighteen-month sabbatical. As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, Ledbury Poetry encourages creativity and the exploration of language in all its forms for everyone, whatever their age or background. Over the past five years, the organisation has grown far beyond its origins as a ten-day summer showcase. It now encompasses a year-round programme including exciting education and outreach activities.

It is deeply rooted in the community of Ledbury – a place with strong historical, poetical associations yet international in its scope and reach. It showcases poetry from across the globe and its groundbreaking Ledbury Critics Programme leads the way on diversity and inclusion in the publication, promotion and reception of contemporary poetry.

How to apply. If you are interested in joining us then please email a CV and covering letter and an Equal Opportunities form.

Deadline for application for both roles: Friday 22 December, 5pm

Interview for Director role: Monday 8 January


December 22, 2023
5:00 PM GMT
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