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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • remote working is the norm for us, with most meetings held online. Occasional staff meetings will be held in Edinburgh, and the entire team moves to St Andrews for the week of the festival.
  • Closing 26th September 2022

  • Advertised from 31st August 2022
  • Fee: £8,640 (£135 / day for 64 days). Freelance, offered for a period of 10 months between October 2022 and July 2023 inclusive in the first instance, and extended annually dependent on funding.


We are looking for an excellent communicator and creative thinker with experience in traditional and digital communications and an interest in the arts, to take up the freelance role of Communications Officer of StAnza, producer of Scotland’s annual international poetry festival and associated activities.

Held every year in St Andrews, StAnza celebrated its 25th festival last year, re-framed by the new Artistic Director as an ‘intervention’ in poetry, committed to exploring questions at the forefront of poetry and its role in the world, and delivered in hybrid form. At the same time, two new outreach programmes were launched, aimed at engaging and encouraging new audiences.

Building on the successful delivery of this ambitious new direction, we are now undertaking an organisational restructure to ensure that StAnza has the capacity to develop our activities over the coming years. As part of this we are recruiting a Communications Officer, who will support the Artistic Director and Operations Manager with spreading the word about StAnza’s activities and initiatives, (re)engaging existing attendees and developing new audiences.

Application notes

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Deadline: 5pm, Monday 26 September 2022