Prior to joining Pop Up, Claire worked for ten years at the Arts Council England as a Relationship Manager, where she had several remits – Children, Young People and Learning; Literature; and Skills, Workforce and Leadership Development. She was formerly a Programme Manager at literature charity BookTrust, where she set up and ran a nationwide free books programme and family reading campaign. Claire has a background in fundraising bookselling, and teaching English to all ages and abilities in the UK and overseas. She is passionate about inclusion, representation and creative education for all.
At Pop Up, we value diversity, imagination and the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s an incredibly exciting time be part of our story as we upscale nationally and forge new relationships and opportunities internationally.
We have recently welcomed four new Board members, all exceptional individuals who are passionate about and dedicated to our vision and strategic goals. We are continuing to recruit up to four more Board posts – and are especially interested in expressions of interest from persons with expertise in the following areas: Law; Corporates; Philanthropy. If you’d like to find out more email [email protected].
We only employ published children’s authors for our schools programmes; published authors interested in taking part should email [email protected]
We also commission authors and artists for other projects and are particularly interested in ethnically diverse authors/artists, and brilliant illustrators/comics artists who work in other countries/languages. Email [email protected] if you fit that bill.