We're hiring a Storyteller for Parramatta

The Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people in Redfern, Sydney. We aim to change the lives of young people, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds, through creative writing and storytelling.

We increasingly work in Western Sydney and are opening Sydney Story Factory Parramatta to support our work there. Scheduled to open in May 2018, the centre will run programs for young people aged 7 to 17 from across Greater Western Sydney.

The thing that makes the Sydney Story Factory different from other creative writing centres is our ability to offer students close, personal attention to their writing. Under the guidance of our expert storytelling team, volunteer tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups to write stories of all kinds, which we publish in as many ways as possible.

We are after a Storyteller to work from our Parramatta office - someone who can run a range of creative writing and storytelling workshops, from our one-off bookmaking and script-writing workshops through to series workshops. S/he will both deliver programs already devised by staff, and be involved in devising their own programs. Engagements could be at the SSF in Parramatta, or more often in schools and community groups across Sydney and Western Sydney.

A teaching qualification and experience working with young people, ideally from diverse backgrounds, is essential. We are looking for someone with a passion for words and for improving the lives of marginalised young people. The ability to be creative and adaptable under pressure is also crucial.

You can read the full position description containing the selection criteria and further information HERE

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (available HERE) , your resume and two referees you are happy for us to contact to Bheki Mkwananzi, bheki@sydneystoryfactory.org.au

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm Sunday, 4th March 2018. Applicants will be notified if they are required for interview shortly after that.