Director, City of Literature, University of Exeter


We are looking for an experienced and ambitious leader for the new UNESCO City of Literature four year programme who will serve as the initiative’s Director, building collaborations with commercial and non-commercial organisations in the city and beyond. The successful candidate will have experience of working successfully with partners from across academic, public and private sectors and will have extensive knowledge of the literature and publishing sectors and audience engagement and development. They will: 

  • Develop and oversee the City of Literature programme
  • Develop and deliver fundraising applications and campaigns across public and private sector sources to support programme development
  • Develop a small team to support the functions of the City of Literature Office
  • Work with multiple partners and networks to develop initiatives to create inspirational reading and writing, speaking and listening projects and programmes
  • Champion Exeter as a city of literature and as a creative city more broadly to a range of partners, stakeholders and audiences locally, regionally, nationally and globally

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