JOB ROLE: FREELANCE WORKSHOP LEADER FOR CHILDRENS’ BOOKCLUB. POETRY WRITING SKILLS ESSENTIAL
4 x 1-1.5 hour sessions between 10th August and 3rd September. Exact dates to be negotiated with successful applicant, but 1 work shop to take place week beginning 10th August, and 3 wokrshops to take place between 24th and 3rd September.
Fee for 4 workshops plus prep time: £350
As part of its Summer Creative Challenge, Inter-Action MK in association with MAKE (MK’s Cultural Education Partnership) is running its first book club. The club is open to ten participants who have a range of abilities. Some may be total bookworms, others may have dyslexia or a sight impairment, while some may struggle to read but love stories. Participants will be aged 9-12, or if they have a learning difficulty or challenge then participants can be up to aged 25. Each of the ten participants will have a mentor who will help them to read and understand the book.
In addition to sessions with the mentor, there will be four online workshops where the ten participants come together to discuss and interpret the book. The first session will be an introductory session where the group will get to know each other a little. The secod session will explore the themes of the book and encourage participants to discuss their experience of reading it. The third session will be a poetry writing workshop that equips the participants with skills to write their own poems based on the themes in the book. In the fourth session the group will share their poems and say farewell.
We are recruiting a workshop leader who can lead these four sessions.
TEXT ANALYSIS AND POETRY WRITING SKILLS
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE (PREFERABLY WITHIN A TEACHING/EDUCATION CONTEXT) WITH YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS
OWN LAPTOP WITH ACCESS TO INTERNET
TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND CV AND A ONE PAGE COVER LETTER/4 MINUTE VIDEO/VOICE RECORDING/7 SLIDE POWER POINT EXPLAINING WHY YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THIS ROLE AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO FACILITATE THESE WORKSHOPS.
CLOSING DATE: Monday 3rd August, 11 pm.
WE WILL ACCEPT OTHER FORMS OF APPLICATION THAT ARE NOT MENTIONED HERE. WE PARTICULARLY WELCOME APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO FACE CHALLENGES OR WHO HAVE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF SUPPORTING OTHERS WHO FACE CHALLENGE