Poet and artist in residence opportunity

Mackerel skies over Temple Meads cr Judy DarleyThe University of Bristol is seeking one poet and two artists-in-residence to commission to work with the University and local communities. The successful applicants will be expected to reflect on, imagine and daydream about the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, which is due to open close to Temple Meads in Bristol in 2021/22.

Each residency will pay up to £8,000, with each artist expected to work for around six to eights weeks within one calendar year from the start date, which is likely to be June 2018.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 8th May. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview to present their proposals on Tuesday 22nd May.

They say: “The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will give us opportunities to work with the city, create jobs and celebrate Bristol culture. The development will turn an eyesore into a green, open campus that benefits the whole city. The new campus will concentrate on educating postgraduate students, attracting top talent from across the UK and around the world. We’re talking with communities, businesses and the Council to shape our plans, which include landmark buildings for postgraduate teaching, learning and collaboration. Work here will focus on digital technologies, the innovation they drive and how they’re used by people, organisations and industry.”

Find full details of how to apply here.

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Narrative magazine seeks internship candidates

Narrative MagazineFancy flitting over to San Francisco to gain experience of how literary magazines work? Narrativeis currently seeking internship candidates to assist with production of the magazine, including editorial and technical tasks, public outreach, and other programs.Founded a decade ago, Narrative is a high profile online literary magazine with the mission of transitioning great literature into the digital age and uniting readers and writers around the world and across generations. Narrativeaims to combine “the values and standards of a nonprofit institution with the ethos and sensibility of a start-up: a fast pace, a tireless staff, and ceaseless determination to stretch every dollar to its fullest in support of the mission.”The magazine publishes more than three hundred poets, writers, and artists annually, including Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, Sherman Alexie, James Salter, E. L. Doctorow, Ted Kooser, Joyce Carol Oates,and many more.Qualities required for this literary internshipFor this position, Narrative are seeking someone who is friendly, professional, reliable, diplomatic, extremely organized, a good conversationalist, a solid writer, computer savvy, and conversant with traditional publishing, social media, electronic publishing, iPhone applications, public relations, and marketing.

You must have a passion for literature, strive for excellence in everything you do, thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace, and are eager to envision, collaborate on, and execute ideas and tasks.

Responsibilities of this literary internship

As part of your diverse role you will be helping to ensure that projects, people, paperwork, schedules, and other responsibilities are timely, exceptional, and on target.

Narrative is located in San Francisco and needs local interns but, as an Internet-based, digital publication, also works with interns in various locations.

How to apply for this literary internship

Please send your CV and a letter indicating what you can bring to the literary magazine to interns@narrativemagazine.com