VERSe Ottawa is hiring.  We are seeking a well-organized and well-connected director to develop a rich and diverse programme for VERSeFest, Ottawa’s internal poetry festival, and to organize and oversee the festival. The position requires programme development experience in an arts-related field and strong familiarity and connection with local, national, and international poetry communities. Written and oral communication skills must be excellent.  Familiarity with digital program delivery is necessary.  

In conjunction with the festival planning committee, the Artistic Director is responsible for selecting, scheduling, and producing VERSeFest and related programming. The Director provides support for the organization’s digital media and marketing, acts as community liaison, and provides on-site leadership as required.  Some administrative duties, including assistance with budget preparation, as well as control and support for grant-writing and other fundraising, are also required.

Preference will be given to Ottawa-area residents. This is a flexible part-time position and reports to the VERSeFest Director.  Salary range: 8-10k per year. Application deadline: May 17, 2021. 

Send application with CV to director@versefest.ca. Cover letter strongly recommended.