Creative Producer, Cavendish Arts Science programme, University of Cambridge

  •  East, Flexible
  •  Paid (£50k+ pro rata)
  •  Part time
  •  Closes January 31, 2020
  •  ses59@cam.ac.uk

Description

Cavendish Arts Science is a new collaborative programme between The University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory for Physics, and Girton College. The programme is designed to foster conversations and collaborations between artists and scientists, probing their shared explorations of a material and immaterial universe. This dialogue is particularly valuable in recognising our enduring curiosity in probing the universe through both artistic and scientific endeavours, transcending merely utilitarian ends.

The Opportunity

The role of creative producer will offer considerable independence and scope to shape the vision of the new programme. The creative producer, liaising with a team of specialist curators and creative partners, will be responsible for facilitating partnerships between artists and scientists, taking the initiative to develop a programme of events and engagements involving artists, scientists ranging from students to senior faculty, and the public. They will seek partnerships with galleries, museums, festivals and other organisations, oversee production of artists’ work for exhibitions, organise open calls to select visiting artists, publicity, and logistics to ensure smooth running of the newly launched programme. Career development opportunities for this role are considerable, involving liaison with an international expert advisory panel of senior museum and gallery directors, curators, artists, in addition to world leading scientists, and involvement in delivering signature exhibitions.

What we require of the successful candidate

  • Track record of commissioning, curating and producing contemporary visual and interdisciplinary art projects, for both gallery and non-gallery settings.
  • Keen interest in artistic projects that engage with expertise from other disciplines
  • Experience of working directly with artists, supporting them to develop, research or create new work
  • Ability to work independently and within a small team, both with other curators, and with collaborators from other disciplines
  • Familiarity with fundraising for exhibitions and events
  • Familiarity with setting and monitoring budgets
  • Excellent communications skills

Further details

Enquiries about the position should be sent to the Director, Dr Suchitra Sebastian (ses59@cam.ac.uk) or the Manager, Sam Stokes (sam.stokes@admin.cam.ac.uk). Further details of the position and material to be submitted are available at

https://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/vacancies/casinfo

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