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POST OF LITERARY MANAGER (article first published : 2006-09-11)

The Market Theatre, an internationally renowned performing arts institution situated in Johannesburg, is looking for a Literary Manager to join its Artistic Team.

Post Requirements include a postgraduate degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities or equivalent. The applicant must be a writer with a significant track record (plays, short stories or novels published and/or performed) and have dramaturgical experience and ability to give detailed and constructive notes to Writers. Also required are programme research, proof reading and editing track record and proven skills in producing copy for marketing and related purposes. The applicant must also have knowledge of the process in the rehearsal room and have the ability to run writers forums and workshops, and foster a flexible working relationship with writers.

Skills are required for writing reports and assessing Readers' reports, maintaining formal records/files of Script Reports and communication with authors as well as formal records of all meetings with authors. The applicant must be able to write status reports on individual development projects, have computer literacy, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexible hours, under pressure and to tight deadlines. A drivers licence and car is required.

Applications and CV's to be addressed to Malcolm Purkey, Artistic Director, The Market Theatre, PO Box 8656, Johannesburg, 2000, or e-mailed to Tshiamo@markettheatre.co.za or faxed to 086 606 2461.

The closing date is September 22, 2006. Correspondence will be restricted to short-listed candidates only.




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