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NWF is thrilled to have received Create NSW funding to appoint three guest curators in 2021: First Nations Curator; Poetry Curator; and an Emerging Curator. There is scope for the successful applicants to shape the Stories to You podcast series, the inaugural emerging writers program, and the main festival program in September. We can’t wait to introduce more artistic voices to our audience. Expressions of Interest will be open until 26 February.

Note: Curator role applications have been extended to 5 March 2021.

We are seeking creative and dynamic people who thrive on collaboration. As a valued member of the Newcastle Writers Festival team, you will take ownership of up to five festival events in a curatorial capacity.

Expressions of Interest are now open for the three roles. Applicants must reside in NSW. The curators are not expected to be based in Newcastle, though attendance at the 2021 festival in September is essential.

Newcastle Writers Festival offers an exceptional literary program that affirms our commitment to artistic excellence and to the delivery of programs that offer opportunities for emerging and established artists, especially those in regional areas. As an employer, we are committed to providing equal opportunities and a positive work environment.

We embrace our diverse community and encourage applications from everyone including people of First Nations background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people with a disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.