Vacancy: Co-ordinator for New Words project

Posted 23 Apr 2019 by Ian Anstice in Latest Libraries News

New Words Projects Co-ordinator for Time To Read

New Words logoApplications close: Friday 10 May

Type: One-time project over 18 months

Payment: £2,000 to include travel. This is for attending four, possibly five, meetings (assumed to be Manchester based) plus showcase event and learning meeting, all to come to a maximum of 7 half days at £100 each, plus co-ordination work during the life of the project, expected to be equivalent to around five days in total.

Contact: Ian Anstice timetoread@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

What is Time To Read?

Time To Read (TTR) is a unique partnership of 22 Library Authorities in North West England, working together to promote reading since 2002. The region covers Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, all of Greater Manchester and Greater Merseyside.

New Words

The project aims to bring together the region’s publishers and public libraries. To make this happen, TTR have gained Arts Council England funding for a package of meetings, events and book promotions. This includes the selection of ten books for reading groups, a suggested booklist and artist-produced library promotion as well as author events and promotional material. The project will last for eighteen months. The publishers included are Carcanet, Comma Press, Knives Forks and Spons, Saraband and Dead Ink.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a responsible Project Coordinator to administer meetings and events during the project. Responsibilities will include working closely with the working group, which comprises of publishers and librarians, to ensure that all parts of the project take place within time, within budget and meet high quality standards. This includes meetings, events and the sourcing of reading group boxes. The working group may also agree other needs as the project evolves.

You will perform tasks such as arranging meeting and event dates and venues plus chairing or taking minutes as required.

To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with the working group and libraries to ensure the events and reading groups are arranged in time.

Meetings are expected to be: 2019: Tuesday 28 May AM, August, October. 2020: April plus showcase August, learning event September.

Key points looked for

Experience of chairing meetings and ensuring appropriate minutes and action points are taken.

Experience in project management

Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management

Strong client-facing and teamwork skills

Ability to work for relatively small amounts of time over a period of 18 months while remaining focused.

It would be desirable, although not essential, to have some experience of public libraries and/or publishing.

Payment

Terms will be agreed between the artist and Time To Read.

Selection Process

All EoI will be considered by a panel made up of members from Time To Read.

Application

Please complete the expression of interest form and send to Ian Anstice timetoread@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk by the end of Friday 10 May


Applications close: Friday 10 May

  • Type: One-time project over 18 months

  • Payment: £2,000 to include travel. This is for attending four, possibly five, meetings (assumed to be Manchester based) plus showcase event and learning meeting, all to come to a maximum of 7 half days at £100 each, plus co-ordination work during the life of the project, expected to be equivalent to around five days in total.

  • Contact: Ian Anstice timetoread@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

    What is Time To Read?

    Time To Read (TTR) is a unique partnership of 22 Library Authorities in North West England, working together to promote reading since 2002. The region covers Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, all of Greater Manchester and Greater Merseyside.

    New Words

    The project aims to bring together the region’s publishers and public libraries. To make this happen, TTR have gained Arts Council England funding for a package of meetings, events and book promotions. This includes the selection of ten books for reading groups, a suggested booklist and artist-produced library promotion as well as author events and promotional material. The project will last for eighteen months. The publishers included are Carcanet, Comma Press, Knives Forks and Spons, Saraband and Dead Ink.

    What We Are Looking For

    We are looking for a responsible Project Coordinator to administer meetings and events during the project. Responsibilities will include working closely with the working group, which comprises of publishers and librarians, to ensure that all parts of the project take place within time, within budget and meet high quality standards. This includes meetings, events and the sourcing of reading group boxes. The working group may also agree other needs as the project evolves.

    You will perform tasks such as arranging meeting and event dates and venues plus chairing or taking minutes as required.

    To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with the working group and libraries to ensure the events and reading groups are arranged in time.

    Meetings are expected to be: 2019: Tuesday 28 May AM, August, October. 2020: April plus showcase August, learning event September.

    Key points looked for

  • Experience of chairing meetings and ensuring appropriate minutes and action points are taken.

  • Experience in project management

  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management

  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills

  • Ability to work for relatively small amounts of time over a period of 18 months while remaining focused.

  • It would be desirable, although not essential, to have some experience of public libraries and/or publishing.

    Payment

    Terms will be agreed between the artist and Time To Read.

    Selection Process

    All EoI will be considered by a panel made up of members from Time To Read.

    Application

    Please complete the expression of interest form and send to Ian Anstice timetoread@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk by the end of Friday 10 May

    Expression of interest form is available here

    For more details on the project, see here.

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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