Deadline: February 1st, 2017, 11:59pm
No application fee
Trestle is accepting applications for a new Writer-in-Residence (WIR) position for Spring 2017 – Spring 2018. The WIR program aims to develop a writers’ room, writing workshops, and literary salons that activate and engage the local community while encouraging writers to write.
The WIR will coordinate, be in charge of, and use a dedicated writers room at Trestle Art Space at 850 3rd Avenue. The writers’ room will be open 24/7 to writers’ room members. Supported by Trestle Art Space and Trestle Gallery, the WIR program offers an opportunity for a writer to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. WIR will work with local writers and authors to create a series of workshops and literary events such as salons, readings, book launches and signings, etc
The WIR will have 24/7 access to a dedicated work area, a communal kitchen, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The WIR will also receive administrative support, including promotional assistance for events and exhibitions. (Note: this opportunity does not include housing).
The WIR is an unpaid residency, however through the growth of the program a stipend for the WIR will be developed. The structure of the stipend is based on a percentage of membership fees and workshop offerings – and will be discussed with potential candidates for the position during the interview process.
Trestle's primary aim is to foster creativity by expanding opportunities and providing exposure for contemporary writers, authors, and poets.
Expectations of the WIR
- Oversee the running of the Trestle writers’ room
- Oversee the planning and coordinating of workshops and literary events/series
- Manage Trestle writers’ room membership
- Attend literary events and manage the writers’ room social media presence
- Work with Trestle’s mission to foster creativity in the from of writing in Brooklyn
- Be the liaison between writers and Trestle staff
- Maintain scheduled office hours (schedule is very flexible, approx. min 5hrs a week)
- This opportunity is best suited toward those with experience organizing writers’ events.
- Awareness of the writers’ community in NYC
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to organize and communicate messages effectively through writing and public presentation
- Ability to meet deadlines
All applications must be submitted via the online form below
- Contact information (name, email, address, telephone, and website, if applicable)
- Name, email, and telephone number of two professional references
- Professional resume
- Residency statement and/or vision for Writer-in-Residence program (250-500 words)
- Writing sample (250-500 words)
- No application fee