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Local Writers Group Mentor – Mallee

Date: Thu March 21 2019 9:00 am to Fri March 22 2019 8:59 am

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 Mildura-based writing group in the Mallee NDIS region on a work-from-home basis (contract position).

Duration: May 2019 to February 2020
Hours: Contract: 50 hours (2 full days in May plus approximately four hours per month from June to December 2018 and in February 2019.
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 Mallee venues
Reports to: WGRO Project Coordinator


Program and Services

  • Attend day of training on Thursday 16 May 2019.
  • Attend Own Voices forum in Mildura on Friday 17 May 2019.
  • Facilitate the local Write-ability Goes Regional Writers Group sessions in Mildura – one session per month for eight months. Dates are: Wednesdays 19 June, 17 July, 21 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November, 11 December 2019  and 19 February 2020 from 10.30am-12.30pm (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 Manager.
  • 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 Mallee region.

Write-ability is a disability-led literary project. Writers Victoria will prioritise applications from people with disability living in the Mallee 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 23 April 2019.

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: 5pm, Friday 26 April 2019
Interviews: Week of 29 April (via Skype)
Start date: 16 May 2019

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

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