NOTICE OF VACANCY
POSTING DATE: September 19, 2011
Pursuant to Section 6-13 of the Dedham Home Rule Charter, the Board of Selectmen calls the attention of all residents and others to the fact the following vacancy exists.
Poet Laureate—One member
Two-year term to expire 2013
About the Poet Laureate
The Poet Laureate shall comprise poetry at the request of the Town Administrator, the Superintendent of Schools, the Moderator and any board or committee of the Town, and shall compose a poem at the end of each year to be included in the Town Reports. The Poet Laureate may also comprise a poem for community groups or to mark and commemorate notable events in the life of the town.
Other duties of the Poet Laureate shall include serving as an ambassador of poetry, literacy, and the arts in the schools and in the community. The Public Library shall maintain a copy of all poems written by the Poet Laureate in the course of their duties.
For more information, contact Assistant Town Administrator Nancy Baker at 781-751-9100.
How To Apply
Any person who desires to be considered for appointment for this position must respond between September 19th and September 29th; interested persons shall file with the Board of Selectmen, his/her name and residential address, and a resume and/or statement-in verse, if preferred-which sets forth in clear and specific terms the qualifications he/she holds for the position. In addition, candidates are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five original poems.
Applications must be received by the close of business on September 29, 2011.
Send to: Town Administrator
26 Bryant Street
Dedham, MA 02026