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Project Administrator – Transforming Collections: Reimagining Art, Nation and Heritage
Project Administrator - Transforming Collections: Reimagining Art, Nation and Heritage
UAL’s Decolonising Arts Institute
Post Date: 26 Sep 2021

JOB OVERVIEW

We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic, and ambitious project administrator to provide administrative support for an exciting new multi-disciplinary collaborative research project: Transforming Collections: Reimagining Art, Nation and Heritage funded by the AHRC’s ‘Towards A National Collection’ programme. Based at the Decolonising Arts Institute and managed by the Projects and Partnerships Manager, the post holder will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigators (CIs), as well as the Project Partners, Collaborating Organisations, Management and Advisory Boards members, and other project stakeholders. Key roles will include coordinating and supporting project events and workshops including arranging travel, hospitality, room-booking, servicing meetings, maintaining the project’s web presence, assisting with publicity and liaising with project partners and other University departments.

Why choose us?

The UAL Decolonising Arts Institute seeks to challenge colonial and imperial legacies and drive cultural, social and institutional change. We imagine the Institute as a decentred, disruptive, evolving and porous space, creating interdisciplinary collaborations and research-driven projects through partnerships across UAL and beyond.

Working at the intersection of creativity and computational technologies, the UAL Creative Computing Institute explores the technology shaping our world and supports interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

Transforming Collections  is a major 3-year ‘Discovery Project’ funded as part of the 5-year UKRI / AHRC programme,  Towards a National Collection  (TaNC). Led by UAL’s Decolonising Arts Institute in collaboration with UAL’s Creative Computing Institute, and working closely with Tate as our IRO (Independent Research Organisation) partner, this interdisciplinary project has a further fourteen Project Partners and Collaborating Organisations, primarily in the UK. Transforming Collections aims to enable cross-search of collections, surface patterns of bias, uncover hidden connections, and open up new interpretative frames and ‘potential histories’ (Azoulay, 2019) of art, nation and heritage. It will combine critical art historical and museological research with participatory machine learning design, and enable creative activations of interactive machine learning in the form of artist commissions.

Your profile

You have a first degree and an understanding or practice-based research. In particular, you will have relevant experience of research project management in the HEI-industry context, plus experience of monitoring budgets, organising events/meetings, workshops and promotional media. You will also have experience of writing management information reports and disseminating research findings to a wide audience.

Please submit your application as soon as possible, as should a sufficient number of applications be received this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email on [email protected] .

College/Service   Academic Development and Services
Main location   UAL – Various sites, London UK
Job type   Full time
Unit   Research
Job term   Fixed Term
Length of fixed term contract up to 36 months
No Closing date  17 October 2021 23:55
Scheduled interview date   2 November 2021
Salary   £29,851.00 – £36,377.00 per annum

JOB DETAILS

Location
London, UK

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