Dorich House Museum Co-ordinator
Kingston University’s Dorich House Museum is the former studio home of the sculptor, artist, and designer Dora Gordine (1895-1991) and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare (1907-1966) https://www.dorichhousemuseum.org.uk/.
The role involves working with a wide range of Museum users: Kingston university staff and students, visiting academics, teachers and students from local schools and colleges, community groups, visiting artists and members of the public.
The job purpose includes: acting as first point of contact for all enquiries; maintaining the venue diary; preparing for visitors and opening the venue at the advertised times; coordinating all publicity and marketing; leading and coordinating the museum's volunteer programme, including planning adequate cover for public opening hours; ensuring the safety of all Museum visitors.
We are looking for an excellent administrator with strong IT and digital marketing skills. You will be a confident communicator who enjoys working in a public-facing role and supporting others to deliver a consistent, high quality visitor experience. You must be able to demonstrate an excellent eye for detail in the preparation of visual and written materials and have a good awareness of health and safety and an appreciation of the care of historic buildings and collections.
Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late 19th century it has established an exceptional reputation and become one of the UK’s leading art and design educational institutions.
The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.
Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry practitioners.
The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI. More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, America.
With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching – providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment for academics in the creative fields.
The role is based at Dorich House Museum on Kingston Vale, close to the University’s Kingston Hill Campus.
This is a part-time role on a 12 month fixed term contract (22.20 hours per week, Thursday to Saturday to support the museum’s public opening hours), with a starting salary of £17,486.40 per annum (60% pro rata of £29,144 per annum). This is a job share with the current job holder who will be returning from maternity leave on part-time hours.
Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 5 October 2020.
For informal enquiries, please contact Fiona Fisher. Curator at the museum.
Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
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