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Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership

Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership

  Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership Closing Date:  Monday 15th March 2021  The Irish Writers Centre (IWC)  is seeking to add new members to its Board of Directors and to build on its current skill-set of board expertise as it enters into a new and exciting phase of strategic planning which will lead the organisation from 2022- 2026.  The current strategy 2017-2021 can be found here. It seeks those with a passion for the Arts and an interest in the literary landscape in Ireland.  This Call seeks individuals with skills and experience in...

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The Irish Writers Centre Announces 25 New Course Bursaries

The Irish Writers Centre Announces 25 New Course Bursaries

The Irish Writers Centre Announces 25 New Course Bursaries  After successful pilot schemes for Northern Irish and Irish language writers, the Irish Writers Centre is pleased to announce another round of the Course Bursary initiative, open to all Irish writers and writers resident on the island of Ireland. These bursaries will enable writers to develop their skills through funded places at Irish Writers Centre creative writing courses, and open up access to course entry by subsidising costs to individuals who may not otherwise be able to take a course. 25 Bursaries will be made available in this round.  The IWC is...

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The Irish Writers Centre celebrates 30 years and announces new payment rates for writers.

The Irish Writers Centre celebrates 30 years and announces new payment rates for writers.

This year, Irish Writers Centre is celebrating 30 years of supporting writers. Founded in 1991 by Jack Harte the IWC has flourished as Ireland’s flagship resource centre for writers, North and South. The Irish Writers Centre has been described as a “vortex of creativity” by its Patron, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and has seen countless writers pass through its doors on Parnell Square. In 2016, the Irish Writers Centre appointed some of the most well-known names in Irish literature as IWC Ambassadors and who currently are Anne Enright, Marian Keyes, Mike McCormack, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Cíara Ní...

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We are hiring an Administrative Assistant

We are hiring an Administrative Assistant

ABOUT THE ROLE JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant REPORTING TO: Deputy Director CONTRACT: Part-time, 3 days per week /21 hours per week / 0.6 FTE. Contract for one year, subject to renewal, with six month probation period Hours will be regular based on a three-day week, but may comprise of half-days/evenings or full days and exceptionally, Saturdays. SALARY: €23,660 per annum (€14,196 pro-rata 3 days per week). LOCATION:  Dublin (ordinarily) Online during Covid-19 restrictions.  Please note the post-holder will need to be Dublin-based to carry out the duties of this position. PURPOSE OF ROLE:  This is a new entry level role for...

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We are looking for a Deputy Director of the Irish Writers Centre

We are looking for a Deputy Director of the Irish Writers Centre

  ABOUT THE ROLE  JOB TITLE:  Deputy Director REPORTING TO: CEO/Director CONTRACT: Full time, permanent for one year, subject to renewal, with six month probation period. SALARY:   €40K p.a. LOCATION:  Dublin (ordinarily) Online during Covid-19 restrictions. Please note the post-holder will need to be Dublin-based to carry out the duties of this position.  PURPOSE OF ROLE: In this new senior-level managerial role, reporting to the CEO/Director, the post holder will have responsibility for the overall management of the IWC’s operations and its resources and finances, its premises and management of the team in Parnell Square. The Deputy Director will...

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