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Exhibition engagement fellow

Job title: Exhibition Engagement Fellow
Contract type: 1 day a week to start asap – until 25th June
Salary: Grade 5 £25,023 (pre-viva)/Grade 6 £28,982 (PhD holder) p.a. pro rata
Department: School of Modern Languages
Deadline: 23:59 on 20th May 2016.
Method of application: CV and Cover Letter (max. 2 sides A4) to katherine.astbury@warwick.ac.uk.


The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick is hosting an exhibition entitled Caribbean Embodied Photography which will take place in the Helen Martin Studio from the 20th to the 25th June 2016 . We are offering an exciting early-career opportunity for a recent PhD graduate to gain experience of organising a public engagement programme linked to the exhibition.


Under the direction of Fabienne Viala, and with support from the School’s Impact coordinator, the Fellow will organize groups to visit the exhibition, and publicise it through social media.

You will have or be very close to completion of a PhD in any Arts and Humanities discipline. You must be available to begin on 24th May 2016. Experience of project management and delivery and excellent communication skills are essential.


JOB DESCRIPTION
Main duties and responsibilities:
• Make contact with community groups and schools to arrange for timed curator-led guided tours of the exhibition
• Carry out publicity and communication activities via a concerted social media operation
• Work with the curator and Fabiene Viala to develop educational materials for schools visiting the exhbition
• Develop methods to capture data from visitors to the exhibition
• Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
Person specification:
Applicants should provide evidence in their applications that they meet the following criteria.
ESSENTIAL:
• Hold or be very close to completion of a PhD qualification
• Experience of project management and delivery
• Ability to assess and organise resources and plan and progress work activities
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Experience of using social media for the purpose of research dissemination
• Experience of data gathering, storage and organisation
• Experience of developing and maintaining a network of contacts in own work area
• Experience of adapting own skills to new circumstances
• Ability to work independently and with initiative
DESIRABLE:
• Event management expertise
• Experience of working collaboratively with a wide range of partners
• Ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving
• Experience of organising research-related public engagement events
• Experience of working with media stakeholders
Informal enquiries about the role can be directed to: katherine.astbury@warwick.ac.uk