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Writer in Residence 2021

Job details

Victoria University of Wellington
30 Sep 2020
Work type
Work classification
Education & Development, Literature & Publishing, Marketing & Media


International Institute of Modern Letters
Wellington, New Zealand

We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2021. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply.

Applicants should be writers of proven merit and must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The Writer will have use of an office at the IIML. While there are no formal duties attached to the position, it is expected that the Writer will take part in the cultural life of the University.

The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022, with a salary of $55,000.

Role Description

The application documentation required is listed on the Role Description.

Please note: our system only allows for one supporting document to be uploaded with an application so please consider combining files in pdf format prior to uploading.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith at 04 463 6854 or But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Application information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

Important - application steps

Download and complete the University Application from our careers site.

Email completed application form to along with any further supporting documents stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

About us

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. We care about your privacy and personal information. You can review the University's privacy notice or alternatively find out more about working at the University using the links at the top of the current vacancies page.

Applications close Wednesday, 30 September 2020.

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