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Sundress Academy for the Arts Seeks Spring 2024 Writer in Residence

Sundress Academy for the Arts Seeks Spring 2024 Writer in Residence

Front porch of the Firefly Farms farmhouse in the summertime.

The Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is looking for a Writer in Residence to run from January 1st to May 12th, 2024 and consist of approximately 10-20 hours of work per week. Residents will live on ground at Firefly Farms, sharing our two-bedroom farmhouse with a rotating roster of short-term residents.

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an entirely volunteer-run organization that hosts residencies, workshops. and retreats centered on the literary arts. The Writer in Residence’s responsibilities would include daily maintenance of the farm including feeding and caring for farm animals; cleaning and maintaining the farmhouse; greeting and educating residents on their responsibilities; answering resident questions; helping to run on-site workshops; and assisting with farm projects that may include construction, fencing, gardening, etc.

Qualifications include:

  • Graduate or undergraduate work in Creative Writing or English
  • Outgoing and social personality
  • Passion for the outdoors and animals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to self-start on projects
  • Experience with farming a plus

While this position is unpaid, it includes room and board for the four months of residence. Please note that pets are not allowed.

To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to the Executive Director, Erin Elizabeth Smith at Applications are due September 30th, 2023.

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