Part-time Tower Poetry Administrator

Opening Date
Closing Date/Time
22 July 2024 – 12:00

The part-time Tower Poetry Administrator role requires an enthusiastic, motivated, and approachable individual to play an integral part in the effective running and administration of the Tower Poetry Prize. The Tower Poetry Administrator will work under the general supervision of the Academic Registrar, but will also work closely with Dr Anna Nickerson, the Christopher Tower Student in Poetry in the English Language. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in university administration.

Tower Poetry was established in 1999, following a bequest to Christ Church by the late Christopher Tower. It is overseen by Dr Anna Nickerson. The aims of Tower Poetry are to stimulate the enjoyment and critical appreciation of poetry, particularly among young people in education, and to encourage young people in the writing of their own poetry.

Every two years, Tower Poetry sponsors the Christopher Tower Poetry Summer School, a short (three-day) residential course in College for young poets 2 aged between 18 and 23. This takes place in late August, and the next Summer School is planned for 25th -28th August 2025.

For more information, including how to apply, please see the attached Further Particulars. 

Vacancy details

University Scale Grade 4, £12.89 per hour (current rates)

Permanent, part-time to start in early August or as soon thereafter

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact