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22 January 2019

Edwin Morgan 100: Co-ordinator

2020 will see the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Edwin Morgan. The Edwin Morgan Trust aims to mark this centenary by bringing together curators, creative artists and academics to celebrate the poet's range of interests and ongoing creative impact, and to provide opportunities for public engagement, scholarship, knowledge exchange and new work.

The Trust is looking to appoint an experienced part-time coordinator. This post will be 3 days per week over eight months, based in Glasgow, with a start date as soon as possible after interview.

Purpose:

  1. To function as point of contact between stakeholders involved in the celebrations, scheduled to run from April 2020 to March 2021.
  2. To coordinate communication, scheduling, and planning of all partners' events and activities.
  3. To assist in strategy building, administrative support, fundraising, programme management, the developing of new and existing collaborations and relationships, and to provide support where required in all tasks relating to the preparation and facilitation of stakeholders' centenary plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as point-of-contact to liaise and meet regularly with all partners, taking responsibility for communication and sharing of information, and provide feedback on progress;
  • Create, manage, and disseminate a rolling update of proposed and ongoing activities to all stakeholders; tracking the progress of such plans to best harness resources, publicity, audience awareness, and development opportunities;
  • Help identify partners to produce a programme of events, including activities planned by non-stakeholders, and across the wider cultural sector;
  • Work with steering group to identify potential relationships, connections, funding opportunities, and collaborations across the arts sector and beyond;
  • Ensure all information is shared with sensitivity. Demonstrate awareness of data protection and copyright legislation;
  • Work with artists and organisations to commission new creative responses to Edwin Morgan material;
  • Assist with administration, publicity, permission and copyright clearance for the proposed Morgan exhibition;
  • Work closely with the steering group to establish goals and ensure they are achieved.
  • Establish and maintain agreed timetables and budgets.For details of the job, and how to apply, see the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award website.

Apply by 9am on Monday 28 January 2019

For more information and to apply, see the Edwin Morgan Award website.