Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is a three-year program for aspiring writers with disability living in regional Victoria.
This contract for the position of Local Mentor will facilitate and administer a Ballarat Writers Group on a work-from home basis.
- Duration: April 2017 to December 2017
- Hours: Contract: 50 hours (2 full days in April plus approximately four hours per month from May to December)
- 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 Ballarat venues
- Reports to: WGRO Project Officer
Program and Services
- Attend day of training in Ballarat in April 2017 (date TBC).
- Attend Own Voices forum in Ballarat in April 2017 (date TBC).
- Facilitate the local Write-ability Goes Regional Writers Group sessions in Ballarat – one session per month for eight months (dates TBC):
- Potential dates could include Wednesday May 10, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 11, November 8 and December 6 from 11.00am – 1.00pm (including 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 and Mentor.
- Maintain electronic and hard-copy filing systems.
- Additional duties as required.
- 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 Central Highlands region.
Write-ability is a disability-led literary project. Writers Victoria will prioritise applications from people with disability living in Central Highlands 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:
- Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Writers Victoria, Level 3, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Applications must be received by Writers Victoria by 9am on Monday 27 March 2017.
- Application due date: 9am, Monday 27 March 2017
- Interviews: Tuesday 4th April 2017 (via Skype)
- Start date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.