This four-month position, from September 1 to December 17, 2010, will require the successful candidate to spend approximately 16 hours per week providing mentorship and practical artistic advice to developing writers and storytellers at the University of Manitoba, to give a limited number of readings and/or performances on campus, and to give a one-day workshop. The remaining time is to be devoted to the writer or storyteller’s own artistic projects. The successful candidate will receive a salary of $20,000.00, accommodation and return transportation to Winnipeg.
The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is an interdisciplinary centre with a mandate to promote the creation and the study of the verbal arts, both oral and written. Located at the University of Manitoba in the city of Winnipeg, the Centre sponsors readings, lectures, master classes and creative community projects that explore the connections between oral and written culture. Winnipeg is renowned for its vibrant arts community and its multicultural citizenry, including the largest urban population of Aboriginal people in North America. The Centre builds upon these local cultural strengths as a basis for its creative and critical work. Learn more about the Centre here.
Applicants should provide a covering letter summarizing their qualifications for the position and describing the artistic work they plan to undertake during the residency. Applications must also include a CV or résumé of career achievements (publications, performances, awards, residencies) as well as names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three referees who are prepared to discuss the applicant’s skills as an artist and a mentor.
Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; however, full proficiency in English is required, and publications or performance credits in English would be an asset. The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is committed to principles of employment equity. The application deadline is November 23, 2009.
Electronic submissions of application materials are accepted at the Centre’s email address, but attachments must be in Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF or DocX only. Please direct inquiries and electronic application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may also submit hardcopy applications to:
Dr. Warren Cariou
Director, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
University of Manitoba
391 University College, 220 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M8 CANADA
Books or other materials sent in support of applications will not be returned.