Poet Laureate - Youth - term ending June 30, 2025 (20232684)

10/24/2022 at 4pm

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Danville Poet Laureate

The Town Council created the Youth Poet Laureate position in April 2022 to serve as a public advocate for the appreciation and advancement of the literary arts, particularly poetry, reading poetry for civic events and dedications.


The responsibilities of the Youth Poet Laureate include the following:

(a)       create and read poetry for civic events and activities, as invited by the Town Council;

(b)       serve as a liaison between the Arts Commission and local literary organizations; and,

(c)       act as a resource on the topic of poetry.


Candidates must meet the following qualifications:  Danville resident of high school age.

Term of Office

The term of office of the Youth Poet Laureate is two (2) years, unless otherwise determined by the Town Council. 


The Poet Laureate does not receive compensation for their services or attendance at meetings and events. 

Residency Requirement

The Poet Laureate must be a resident of the Town of Danville.

Ideal Candidate

The Town Council is seeking a Youth Poet Laureate who is a Danville resident of high school age.

Special Instructions

All applicants must be of high school age and a resident of the incorporated area of the Town of Danville.  If you have questions or are unsure of residency, please contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@danville.ca.gov or 925-314-3401.

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