Project Administrator - Transforming Collections: Reimagining Art, Nation and Heritage


Academic Development and Services
UAL - Various sites, London UK
£29,851.00 - £36,377.00 per annum

Fixed Term - up to 36 months

Full time - 35 hours per week

17 October 2021 23:55

2 November 2021

The opportunity

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.  

About you

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

We are UAL

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.

Our culture

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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