Author / Storyteller

Salary: GBP £540

Application Deadline: June 24, 2019 9:00 am

Company: Bowlish Infant School & Make the Sunshine Community Interest Company

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic storyteller, author, or creative to work with us to help a range of students aged 4-11 from six different schools in Shepton Mallet to develop a new performance. You must be experienced in developing storylines and working with children. We are looking for someone to help students create the plot for the story which will then be crafted into a script / immersive performance in March 2020 led by Bowlish Infant School and Make the Sunshine Community Interest Company with a partnership of five other local primary schools.


  • Provide a whole school assembly to include a demonstration of powerful storytelling in each setting

  • Explain the creative writing process illuminating how to create a character, set the scene, form a narrative arc and develop plot

  • Working with project partners to design creative writing activities for each age group in response to their section of the storyline – support will be available from teaching staff for delivery

  • Lead a range of workshops with smaller groups and visit classes working on the story and reviewing activities that have been initiated by class teachers

  • Work with Bowlish Infant School and Make the Sunshine CiC to support children in developing a range of storyline possibilities for an immersive performance in March 2020


We are interested in South West based authors with a preference for authors with a real interest in our local area.

If you are interested in being part of this special project please send us:

  • A link to examples of your work

  • No more than one side of A4 detailing how you would approach the project

  • A CV detailing your relevant experience

  • A copy of your DBS certificate

Please email [email protected]


A fee of £540 for four days delivery. This fee is inclusive of travel and expenses. Schools can supply required materials for sessions and project staff will be available to support the delivery of workshops and assemblies.

Deadline for applications: 24th June

Author Sessions: Four days in September 2019 to be agreed

Author sessions are funded by Literature Works with additional support from The Arts Council

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Contact Details

Louise Lappin-Cook
[email protected]

Job Posting title: Author / Storyteller
Closing Date: 2019-06-24T09:00:00+01:00