The Reader Vacancy: Arts Administration Internship – Reading Resources

Hours: 21 hours per week (flexible – to be agreed upon appointment)
Remuneration: Travel expenses and sustenance paid
Contract: July-November 2017

You will be part of a small group of interns working together to gain valuable work experience whilst helping The Reader develop.  You will work predominantly with the Head of Reading Excellence and Specialist Practice Mentor, although there will also be opportunities to visit and communicate with other operational teams.

During your time in this position you will:

  • Develop and coordinate a plan for sending out books to volunteer Reader Leaders across the country
  • Maintain a centralised cataloguing and checking out system for books and help to maintain a system for storing hard copies of stories and poems
  • Support admin volunteers
  • Contribute to the ongoing task of centralising electronic copies of short stories and poems held by The Reader in one site, making these accessible to all staff
  • Help to grow the online resource, for example by writing and adding to existing story summaries
  • Contribute to the development of further Reader anthologies, building on the momentum created by the ‘A Little Aloud’ series
  • Help to grow the Reader video library by preparing files for upload

Skills/personal qualities required:  

  • Excellent organisational skills; patient and attentive to detail
  • Skilled reader with a passion for literature; able to think creatively
  • Kind and supportive
  • Flexible, self-motivated and hard-working individual who will work well in a dynamic and creative team in a fast-moving environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with Office applications and online resources

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and click on the ‘Working with Us’ tab to view the full job description and to download an application form. Complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to eameeboden@thereader.org.uk. Please do not just send in a CV.

Deadline for applications: Friday 30 June 2017, 5pm. Applications arriving after 5pm will not be considered.

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