Heart Of Glass- Writer in Residence

PART-TIME (28 hours per week)
£19,487 (Full time equivalent £24,359)

Heart of Glass are inviting someone who is at the beginning of their career to join their organisation, and bring life to their programmes through storytelling. They welcome all ideas, and we are open to the form in which these stories may take; this could be short films, creative writing, podcasts, illustrations etc. etc!

This role will see someone join the team to work with community collaborators, partners,artists and audiences over the next 12 months, to communicate the stories behind the making of the art work and people’s engagement with it. This means lots of cups of tea, listening, talking, reflecting and the re-telling of our work in accessible and engaging ways fora range of audiences.

Heart of Glass are based in St Helen’s, Merseyside and hope that bu summer they will be able to work in person again, and would expect the Writer in Residence to attend workshops and events, where appropriate and safe, in order to experience work first hand and to meet with the people who are involved. They would also really like you to meet the rest of the staff team in person and attend staff meetings and away days. It is hard to put a number on the frequency of this, but as an indication this could be 2 – 4 times a month from August. They have a budget to support your travel and accommodation costs for these instances if you are not Merseyside based.


5pm on Monday 5th April 2021
Interviews will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 13th April 2021


This particular role is funded as part of a wider programme called the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, which is designed and delivered by Jerwood Arts, and is aimed at giving opportunities to people from low or working class (low socio-economic) backgrounds. The programme recognises that there are less opportunities for people from these backgrounds to enter and maintain a career in the arts and seeks to address this imbalance.

It is important to that Heart of Glass staff are representative of our community and we take diversity very seriously. Whoever you are, whatever your background, we encourage you to apply. We implement positive action in our recruitment processes and encourage applications from people who experience racism; identify with coming from a disadvantaged background; people who are D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse; and people who identify as LGBTQIA+. This means that we will favour job candidates from these under-represented groups where candidates are ‘as qualified as’ each other. We guarantee that if you have a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for our roles you will be guaranteed an interview.




Published on:
22 Mar 2021


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