Local Writers Group Mentor - Ovens Murray

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 09:00

Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is a three-year program for aspiring writers with disability living in regional Victoria. The project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

Writers Victoria is looking for a Local Mentor to facilitate and administer a Wodonga-based writing group in the Ovens Murray NDIS region on a work-from-home basis (contract position).

Duration: October 2018 to July 2019
Hours: Contract: 50 hours (2 full days in October plus approximately four hours per month from November to July, excluding January)
Fee: $3,000 + GST if applicable (includes travel costs to and from activities)
Location: This position will be undertaken on a work-from-home basis and through a number of events within Wodonga venues
Reports to: WGRO Project Coordinator


Program and Services

  • Attend day of training on a day to be determined.
  • Attend Own Voices forum in Wodonga on Wednesday 17 October 2018.
  • Facilitate the local Write-ability Goes Regional Writers Group sessions in Wodonga - one session per month for eight months. Dates are: Wednesdays 21 November and 19 December 2018, and 20 February, 20 March, 24 April, 15 May, 19 June and 17 July 2019 from 11am-1pm (2-hour session and 2 hours prep/admin per month).
  • Provide information, advice and mentoring/guidance to Write-ability participants through writing group sessions.
  • Liaise with Write-ability tutors, workshop leaders, mentors and venue partners.


  • WGRO Writers Group administration.
  • Provide administrative support to writing group sessions (including set-up of AV and webinars).
  • Provide monthly wrap-up of project outcomes to date for Project Officer.
  • Maintain electronic and hard-copy filing systems.
  • Additional duties as required.

Selection Criteria

  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision (preferably in a remote office environment).
  • Strong communication and public presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience liaising with people at all levels (from writers, artists and industry professionals to members, participants and volunteers).
  • Good computing skills.
  • Experience in a similar role and familiarity with the Victorian and Australian literature sector.
  • Knowledge of and connections to writing and disability communities in the Ovens Murray region.

Write-ability is a disability-led literary project. Writers Victoria will prioritise applications from people with disability living in Ovens Murray for this role.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter (no more than two A4 pages) outlining how you meet the selection criteria along with a copy of your CV by:

Applications must be received by Writers Victoria by 9am on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Applications received after that time or that do not meet the Selection Criteria will not be considered. Visit Regional Arts Victoria's website for tips on how to apply for a job in the arts.

Key Dates

Application due date: 9am, Wednesday 5 September 2018
Interviews: Week of 10 September (via Skype)
Start date: Training to be held in Melbourne in late September. Program start date Wednesday 17th October 2018.

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.