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Call for 2024 Storyteller in Residence

The Calgary Public Library invites applications for the position of Storyteller in Residence. The Storyteller in Residence works with the Library to create collaborative and inclusive environments where all community members are welcome to participate and connect through storytelling. This position allows our diverse community of Library members to experience the power of storytelling and feel inspired to learn how to share their own stories.

The program is a 10-week community engagement residency that supports emerging and established storytellers working in any genre or format.

The Storyteller in Residence provides services including free professional advice on storytelling for interested Calgarians. The resident also promotes public awareness and enjoyment of storytelling and oral traditions.

The Resident has access to a designated office in the Central Library and will engage with the public through online and in-person programs such as one-on-one consultations, workshops, school group tours and live performances.

Application deadline: December 4, 2023.

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The Storyteller in Residence honorarium is $50 per hour to a maximum of 160 hours per residency. This amount includes offsite preparation time and onsite program delivery time, including consultations.

Please submit applications to: 
Service Design: Storyteller in Residence Program
Central Library, 800 3 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2E7
Or electronically to Design@calgarylibrary.ca.

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