Writer in Residence 2025

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Writer in Residence 2025
  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Mon Jun 3 20:10:31 2024
  • 1188

  • Do you write in all areas of literary activity?
  • Are you looking for a 12 months fixed-term opportunity?
  • Have you got interest in taking part in the cultural life of the University?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Te Herenga Waka -Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2025. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society, and culture, are eligible to apply.
Please note: Film and television scriptwriting projects are not eligible.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Applicants should be writers of proven merit and must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The Writer will have use of an office at Te Pūtahi Tuhi Auaha o Te Ao - International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) . While there are no formal duties attached to the position, it is expected that the Writer will take part in the cultural life of the University.

The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2025 to 31 January 2026, with a salary of $58,000.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 30 September 2024. We can only consider applicants who are citizens or residents of New Zealand.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role, please email the Institute ([email protected] ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form , please include the position title and reference number (Writer in Residence, #1188). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV, and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to [email protected] stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.


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