POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Writing Coordinator

March 26, 2019
 
Dear Former Writing Fellows,

We hope all is well with all of you.

Sophia Starmack is stepping down as Writing Coordinator after three productive years. She’ll be returning to her home in New York and looks forward to remaining part of the FAWC community from afar.
 
Thus, the FAWC seeks a new Writing Coordinator. As you all know, this position is the key to everything that goes on during the Fellowship year. Please find a job description below. I hope a number of you will be interested and apply. A subcommittee of the Writing Committee will review applications in April and we hope to fill the position by early May. Applications are due on April 12, 2019. The position begins on September 15, 2019.
 
If you have questions, I hope you will feel free to contact Sophia Starmack or me. We'd be glad to provide further information.
 
Sincerely,
Joshua Weiner
Writing Committee Chair

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

To: Former Writing Fellows
Re: Position available at FAWC

 
The Fine Arts Work Center invites applications for the position of Writing Coordinator; all past writing Fellows are eligible to apply. The Coordinator must be a past Fellow.
 
The Writing Coordinator works closely with the Writing Chair, the co-Executive Directors, and office staff in administering the Winter Fellowship program. The position is 30 hours per week, beginning September 15 and ending May 15; the salary is $27,000 for the Fellowship season and includes the availability of health insurance for the Coordinator and access to year-round affordable housing. The contract is for one year, renewable upon approval by the Writing Committee and the co-Executive Directors.
 
Responsibilities include:

Working with the Fellows 
Coordinating their readings, special events, the CAPE program, Shankpainter, moral support, etc.

Visiting Writers Program 
Invitations, correspondence, press, introductions, running audio equipment, preparing receptions

Organizing the poetry and fiction juries 
Publicizing the Writing Fellowship application, processing 750+ applications with our online application system, correspondence with the 16 members of the respective juries and with applicants, preparing for the jury meetings, coordinating jury travel and lodging, etc.

Working within the annual budget as approved by the Board of Trustees for the Fellowship program

Collaborating with on-site office staff including our marketing team, grantwriter, Building & Grounds crew, etc.
The Writing Coordinator is the facilitator and liaison among the Fellows, the co-Executive Directors, the office staff, the Writing Committee, and the Board of Trustees. Tasks include everything from airport pick-ups to program development. Strong organizational and diplomatic skills, common sense, and an ability to represent a growing artist colony to the public are essential. We need a passionate and detail-oriented person who can be an advocate for our Fellows.
 
The Coordinator stands at the center of the Writing Program--the Coordinator helps create the atmosphere in which the Fellows work and live, and, through the Visiting Writers Program, publicity, and outreach, helps define the way the world perceives the Fine Arts Work Center. During the Fellowship season, the Coordinator is expected to remain in Provincetown for all but major holidays and occasional weekends.
 
All inquiries may be addressed to Sophia Starmack at sstarmack@fawc.org

Those interested in applying for the position should use this link to submit a resume or CV and a letter outlining qualifications by Friday, April 12, 2019.


 

FAWC is an equal opportunity employer and provider.