Pushing Out the Boat

Pushing Out the Boat (a registered Scottish Charity - SCIO No SC044919) and run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers is North-East Scotland’s unique literary and arts journal, publishing high-quality prose, poetry and art selected from a unique blend of the global and the local. In its pages are thrillingly gathered artists and writers from all around the world, as well as just around the corner, creating a linguistic mix that welcomes Doric, Scots, and a world of eclectic Englishes that help to bring us a’thegither. We maintain a strong commitment to first time writers and artists; and to outreach, by supplying copies to worthy causes, local libraries and schools – the latter specially to encourage young contributors. We aspire to offer readers the very best regional literary magazine in Scotland.

Current opportunities

*NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGE? PUSHING OUT THE BOAT MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TREASURER* Pushing Out the Boat magazine (North-east Scotland’s Biennial Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts) is looking for a new treasurer to join our team of unpaid volunteers. We are a small registered charity (SCIO No SC044919). We get our main income from selling our magazine and holding events. Our main costs are printing the magazine and administration. Your duties would include: 1. Management of our receipts and payments through our bank and PayPal accounts and in cash 2. Using Excel spreadsheets to keep our financial records and prepare our annual accounts. The Treasurer is also a member of our management committee. Whilst the basic skills required to perform the duties described above are essential, we will provide help and support on other aspects of the role. A general interest in the arts would be an asset but is not essential. We are a friendly group of volunteers whose meetings and occasional events are held in or near Aberdeen. Please browse our website at https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/ to get a feel for what we do. Contact us at info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk to discuss this opportunity. If you’re interested and qualified, we’ll invite you to meet a small group of trustees to confirm that we’re suited for each other.

Can you raise and maintain awareness of Pushing Out the Boat, the North East's magazine of new writing and art, throughout the year and help promote our sales? We're looking for someone to: 1. organise publicity for the calls for submissions to forthcoming issues of our magazine 2. organise publicity for our events including the launch of new issues and the occasional reading events we hold ourselves or contribute to 3. assist with the planning and running of our events 4. run our social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 5. draft and issue media releases as required, seek opportunities for publicity in the media, and maintain our database of media contacts 6. draft our twice-yearly newsletter to our database of supporters and friends 7. draft and recommend an annual public relations plan for Pushing Out the Boat 8. review, refresh and add to these activities. 9. attend and contribute to monthly team meetings. You’ll need some understanding and experience of public relations, and you’ll probably get more out of the role if you’re interested in the arts. We’re a small friendly group based in and around Aberdeen and will help you get up to speed with our current activities and the way we do things. We are a friendly group of volunteers whose meetings and events are held in or near Aberdeen. Please browse our website at https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/ to get a feel for what we do. A fantastic opportunity to assist and all volunteer help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Roger White, Coordinator at email: coordinator@pushingouttheboat.co.uk or telephone: 07925822489 to discuss.