We’re Looking for a Story Teller – Deadline Monday

  • 22/01/13
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This is the final call for applications for a storyteller with the Seed Truck – the closing date is Monday the 4th February.

Informal interviews will be held on Monday 11th February from 9 till 12 at the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

If you have not done so already and you would like to apply, please send a copy of your CV, and a bit about how your stories can fit into the work of the Fife Diet and Seed Truck, to fergus@maryland.cochranfirmcriminaldefense.com


We are looking for a story teller who can accompany our Seed Truck on visits to a variety of gardening groups (schools, community gardens, etc), to tell stories that bring to life the importance – and fun – of growing your own food.

The Seed Truck is a joint project between the Fife Diet and WWF Scotland which aims to “sow the seeds of a better food system” through the delivery of a variety of workshops that inspire, educate and empower people to grow their own food. The aims of the workshops, as well as delivering practical skills in growing your own vegetables, are to highlight the multitude of benefits including the importance of local food to the climate change agenda, particularly reducing carbon emissions, and the health and social benefits. The project has so far been been funded for one year by the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund.

At the Seed Truck we believe in the power of stories to inspire people about ecological issues, local food, growing your own food, and seed heritage. We are sad to have lost our previous storyteller who told a great version of the folktale The Magic Porridge Pot that included the making of a pot of porridge by participants, and ended with instructions on how to make your own ‘Magic Plant Pot’ as well as handing out oat seeds – so that participants could grow their own porridge oats.

Main job tasks and responsibilities:

  • Able to work comfortably with a variety of ages and backgrounds
  • Happy to work within a range of environments, from a tent pitched in a community garden to a primary school classroom
  • Able to work flexibly, traveling with the Seed Truck from Edinburgh or Burntisland to a variety of locations.
  • Able to work occasional weekends.

For further details email Fergus at fergus@maryland.cochranfirmcriminaldefense.com or call 01592 871 371.