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Collections Co-ordinator (Art Collection)

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Vacancy Id: 10605

College / Service: Education

Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK

Salary: £32,624 - £39,342 per annum, pro rata

Contract: Fixed Term

Term: Part time – 21 hours per week

Apply by: 18 February 2024 at 23:55

 

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The opportunity

University of the Arts London has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Collection Coordinator to lead the use, management and development of our University Art collection. 

The UAL Art Collection seeks to capture the energy of practice across UAL’s many disciplines and support the work of artists after they have left the University. It supports research, teaching and learning and inspires curiosity, creativity and persistent engagement.  The Collection dates back to 1986 and serves as a collection that charts the University’s story, and that of its talented students and graduates.   

You will lead, coordinate and deliver on all areas of work relating to the UAL Art Collection, selecting works for purchase, logistically planning the use of the Collection across UAL and occasionally working with external partners and communities to provide informative and inspiring installations.  

As a member of the Archives and Special Collections team, you will enable access to resources, collections and services, providing a high-quality customer-focused service that will involve collection and invigilation, as well as enquiry and learning support. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an energetic and vibrant team, working to provide stimulating spaces and services for students and staff.   

About you

We are looking for someone with a degree level qualification and/or relevant qualifications, with knowledge and understanding of Art Collection workings and purpose. 

You will demonstrate knowledge of art collections and curation, as well as an understanding of cataloguing standards (e.g. SPECTRUM). You will possess previous experience supervising staff and services in a Museum, Archive or Library, along with the ability to motivate and lead a team with empathy. 

You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of creative student and graduate professional development needs. 

Strong communication, teaching and research skills are essential, along with an understanding of collection care and a demonstrable interest in improving service delivery, customer service standards and museum or archive engagement. Excellent digital skills and a familiarity with a range of museum and archive systems (e.g. TMS and CALM, UAL digital platforms and Microsoft Office 365 software) will be essential for success in this role.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace.

Vacancy Id: 10605

College / Service: Education

Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK

Salary: £32,624 - £39,342 per annum, pro rata

Contract: Fixed Term

Term: Part time – 21 hours per week

Apply by: 18 February 2024 at 23:55

 

Please read through our FAQs page before applying.
A full copy of the job advert along with other information (such as interviews date, hiring process etc) is available by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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