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Job Opportunity – Admin Assistant

Job Opportunity Brighton

Collected Works CIC (CW) is seeking a a highly committed, proactive, friendly and enthusiastic all-rounder to assist the Artistic Director and Youth Outreach Manager between: September 2018 – June 2019. This is a great job opportunity for an arts professional looking to develop their skills and experience.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9am on Monday 6th August 2018

INTERVIEWS: Tuesday 14 August 2018

START DATE: Monday 10th September 2018

TO APPLY: Click on the link below to download the Application Pack
Collected Works CIC – Admin Assistant 2018

HOURS
The job is 1 day per week, ideally spread over two sessions, though this is negotiable. The position is being offered initially as a fixed term contract until the end of June 2019, with a 2 month probationary period. This will be reviewed before the end of the contract and there may be the opportunity for the role to be ongoing.
FEE: £80 per day based on an 8 hour day (£20,800 pro rata) This is offered as a freelance contract, but PAYE could be an option.

THE ROLE
This is a great opportunity for a positive, adaptable candidate with strong written and communication skills and the ability to multitask. Administrative experience is essential, and an interest in literature and the publishing industry, as well as some design experience would be an advantage.

You will be providing admin assistance to the Artistic Director and Youth Outreach Manager. This will involve a range of duties including: managing diaries, sending out newsletters and emails, updating databases, creating content, posting to social media accounts, dealing with stakeholders and drafting contracts.

You will be working mainly from our Hanover office, but part of your role will involve helping at events and attending meetings with senior staff out in the community. 

Ideally you will have experience of providing admin assistance in a charity, social enterprise or small organisation, with a track record of being proactively supportive to senior colleagues. 

ENQUIRIES
Please initially download the Job Application Pack and read thoroughly. If you have any further questions regarding the role please contact CW’s Artistic Director Sarah Hutchings: sarah@collectedworks.co.uk  Thank you.

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City Reads 2019 – Submissions Open

NOMINATIONS FOR CITY READS 2019 ARE NOW OPEN
ONE CITY. ONE BOOK. A THOUSAND CONVERSATIONS…
DEADLINE: FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2018
 
   
‘City Reads (Brighton) is unique because it’s run with a wonderful sense of imagination. It reaches such a diverse range of people: adults, children, white collar, blue collar….It brings people together through stories and reading, and there’s something heartening about that.’  Markus Zusak (Author of The Book Thief)
We are on the lookout for a great book for City Reads 2019 and we are inviting submissions from Publishers. Hopefully the FAQs below will answer any queries from authors, agents and publishers. However, if you’d still like anything clarified, please get in touch: sarah@collectedworks.co.uk
 
What are the dates of City Reads 2019?
The project will launch on World Book Night (April 23) and finish during May’s Brighton Festival.
 
What sort of book are you looking for?
– We actively promote diversity in our programming and welcome submissions from Indie publishers.
– We try to choose books with strong themes that prompt discussion. 
– We discourage submissions of books with a massive page count. We have such a wide, diverse readership, we are keen not to put off emergent or reluctant readers.
– Anything between 300 -450 pages is perfectly acceptable.
 
Does the book have to be newly published?
No. If you look through the City Reads Archive, you will see that not all the selected books were new when we chose them, however, it is a great way to garner press interest in a new title and widen readership.
 
Does the book have to be set in Brighton?
No. Whilst it’s great if publishers do put forward Brighton themed books, this is absolutely not a prerequisite.
 
What level of support do you require from the publisher?
Whilst we do ask the publisher to contribute towards some of the marketing and distribution costs, the figure is in no way prohibitive and provides excellent value for money considering the profile the author and book achieve and the level of support given by City Reads and Brighton Festival.
 
Does the author have to appear in the Festival?
Yes, absolutely. We ask that the author is available for an event as part of Brighton Festival in May. Additionally we ask that the author makes no Sussex appearances in the lead up to City Reads 2019.
 
Do you involve Booksellers in City Reads?
Yes, very much so. We work closely with all local bookshops: Waterstones, Kemptown Books, City Books (Hove) and the official Brighton Festival bookseller: Book Nook (Hove) who just won Best Independent at the Nibbies.
 
Are Libraries involved?
Very much so. Libraries across the city and beyond have promotional displays of the title and buy in additional copies of the selected book for people to borrow. It’s a highlight in the annual literary calendar of the city.
 
How wide is the reach of the project?
Brighton Festival is the largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival in England. Consequently it draws a lot of press and media attention. City Reads is a festival within a festival and therefore benefits greatly from wide coverage and inclusion in the 200k Festival brochures that are produced, in addition to its own bespoke brochure.
 
STILL HAVE A QUESTION? 
Contact Artistic Director, Sarah Hutchings: sarah@collectedworks.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Young City Reads 2017 Launch

A few days on and we are still fizzing from our brilliant Young City Reads 2017 launch. Kicking off on World Book Day, we celebrated the beginning of what promises to be our most successful and fun project to date! Things went off with a bang in the morning when we were joined by the one and only Dr. Surprise from the book! We’ll let author A.F. Harrold introduce him:

Dr surprise was the circus’s
Mysterious Magical Mind Reader, Horrendous, Horripilating Hypnotist and Incredible Invisible Illusionist.

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Dr. Surprise was busy throughout the day reading young minds from Year 4 City Academy Whitehawk and Year 5 St Barts at both Whitehawk and Jubilee libraries. Children answered cryptic clues hidden within library books in a tantalizing treasure hunt, there was lots of mind reading, a touch of hypnosis, mind reading, chapter 1 reading, more mind reading and readings of the MIIIIIIINNNNNNNNND.

As well as these activities, (and did I mention Dr. Surprise’s mind reading?!) the children created some amazing drawings that would make the book’s illustrator Sarah Horne super proud!

Everyone is so excited and enthusiastic to be part of such an inspiring and entertaining GINORMOUS book group – thank you to everyone taking part – our wonderful classes, teachers, assistants, library staff and of course Dr. Surprise! We had such a fun day and the next 10 weeks are going to be GREAT!

Teachers who haven’t signed up yet – don’t fret, there’s still time – complete the online form here or get in touch via the contact page for further info.

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