Oxford Writers' House is Recruiting!

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Oxford Writers' House is Recruiting!

Oxford Writers’ House is Expanding:

Here at Oxford Writers’ House, we’ve had a great second year of operations as we aim to inspire, connect and give voice to Oxford’s writing communities and we’re looking for more people to join our team. We’re looking for an Operations Director and an additional Events Director to help run our diverse program of events and competitions. In the past, these positions have tended to suit Master’s and PhD students who want to go on to work in the arts, or professionals with some time to donate and who are looking to either expand their skill-set or want to help bring the local community together. We’re looking for self-motivated individuals with high standards who have experience of working independently and as part of a team. All positions are currently on a volunteer basis and further details are below. 

Operations Director

Working with the Director, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Oxford Writers' House, ensuring the publications and events teams are maintaining a high standard and all our operations fit into our broader goals to inspire, connect and give voice. The ideal person will also have experience with applying for funding and be in charge of managing our financial development alongside the Director. Most important is a can-do attitude, the ability to problem solve and manage a team of people, and a commitment to our long-term goals. A familiarity with the universities of Oxford is also a plus as is being comfortable liaising with academics, our cultural partners, VIPs and members of the public.

Events Director

You will be joining our two current directors to help plan and implement our programme of events. From open mics at the King’s Arms to Elif Shafak at The Oxford Union, you will be responsible for covering all elements of events from inception to measuring their impact. Ideally you will already have experience running events and be looking for an opportunity to consolidate your skills by working with our network of partners and artists. Outcome-focused, you will have a great eye for details and be comfortable working with academics, local government and members of the public.


Not sure you have enough experience to apply for the above roles? Why don't you volunteer as an assistant? Our assistants work within two main areas: events and publications, so if you're a student who wants some experience editing or proof reading, or looking to work in the events industry when you graduate why not volunteer and get a chance to work with some of the city's most interesting writers and VIPs.

To apply:

Drop us an email at oxfordwritershouse@gmail.com with a CV and a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working with us.

Mariah Whelan

Mariah Whelan

Mariah is Director of Oxford Writers' House and a poet and academic researcher. Her novel-in-sonnets was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize, The Bridport Prize and won the AM Heath Prize. She is currently based in the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester where she is writing a new collection and researching Traumatic Memory in Irish Fiction. You can follow Mariah on twitter @MWhelanWriter or on her website mariahwhelan.com



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