POET LAUREATE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia
POSITION OPEN: July 21, 2018 POSITION CLOSE: Open until filled
The Poet Laureate is non-salaried appointed position.
Working with the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia, the Poet Laureate will negotiate advance retainer and/or reimbursement for reasonable expenses for production of works and appearances on behalf of the District of Columbia agencies including but not limited to the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), the Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA) and the Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME).
The Poet Laureate is appointed by the Mayor as an official representative of the District of Columbia and separate from similarly titled positions created by other organizations. The Poet Laureate will help promote DC values throughout the District, and as an official representative, shall serve as an expert and will compose and deliver works for special events and occasions.
With Mayor Bowser's vision of pathways to the middle class and inclusive prosperity, the Poet Laureate will provide leadership and represent the field of poetry, and as an advocate for educating the residents of all eight wards of the District of Columbia.
The Poet Laureate will work with the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia, the Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) and other agencies and organizations to promote the field of poetry. The Mayor may request the Poet Laureate create original works at official District of Columbia events.
The duties of the Poet Laureate shall include the following:
QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
WANT TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE?
Please email email@example.com with the name and contact person of the person you wish to nominate. Please indicate if you'd like for the MOTA team to share your name as the nominator.
WANT TO APPLY?
All interested parties must complete this application. Please attach relevant documents, including resume and samples of works (or links to samples of works).
For more information, please contact Steven Walker at 202-727-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.