The Scottish Book Trust are looking for Readers in Residence to work in joint partnership with a library in Scotland, deadline for applications is the 20th August. For more info on past Readers in Residence head here
Freelance, fixed term 12 months
Fixed fee of £10,800 (for 2.5 days per week or equivalent)
Scottish Book Trust (SBT) wishes to appoint five Readers in Residence who will work with Scottish libraries to stimulate and deliver innovative projects around reading. The content of the residencies will be shaped by the aptitudes and interests of each Reader in Residence and the needs of their partner library service.
For the first nine months of the contract the Reader will work within a library service and the community it serves.
For the remaining three months the Reader will develop their own work, with the exception of three days which will be spent working with the library service to support evaluation and legacy.
Each residency will hold a project budget of £1000, in addition to the fee, to support the work. SBT will also be available to offer advice and support on an ongoing basis throughout the residencies.
Each Reader will be expected to participate in an SBT induction day and an interim networking day. They, and their partner library service, will also be expected to support Book Week Scotland (26th November to 2nd December 2012) through events and projects.
SBT also plan to share good practice from the residencies with other partners and practitioners.
A Reader must have/be:
A creative practitioner with experience of working in community settings
Experience of developing and supporting readers
Experience of project development and management
Experience of developing partnerships and relationships with a range of stakeholders
Excellent communication skills
The confidence and enthusiasm to act as an advocate for reading
Host libraries must:
Offer a public service
Be located in Scotland
Have a strong commitment to reader development and a willingness to explore new and innovative practice
Applications should be made jointly by the prospective Reader in Residence and the library service they intend to work with.
Full details on applying available on the Scottish Book Trust website