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Recruiting for new Director

Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann is the national organisation for poetry in Ireland, dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting poetry throughout Ireland. As the largest literary resource organisation in Ireland we deliver through four core strands: publications, readings, education (which involves writers of all genres) and the provision of an information and resource service, we seek to promote access and excellence by embracing and fostering poetry and language as tools for living.

Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann are currently recruiting for a Director who, under the direction of the Board, will work with a dedicated team and will develop and lead the organisation towards its 40th anniversary.

We are looking for a creative and strategic individual who has a deep knowledge, passion and concern for poetry and literature in general. Highly developed organisational, strategy, financial and management skills are required, alongside excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Salary will be commensurate with knowledge and experience. A detailed job description and further information are available to download here.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed CV, highlighting relevant experience, and a covering letter in strict confidence to the Chairman by email: chairman@poetryireland.ie (preferred option) or by post: Chairman, Poetry Ireland, 32 Kildare St., Dublin 2

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 18th June, 2013 at 5pm.

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