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Records Management and Archives Researcher

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   Location: London
   Salary: £18,672 (pro-rated equivalent)
Deadline: 09 April 2018




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Contribute to the vanguard of records management by helping to re-imagine the record within a contemporary art museum.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ‘Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum aims to recalibrate systems and processes within the museum as a dynamic, flexible and considered response to cutting edge artistic and museum practices. 

This is your chance to work with one of the most globally important art institutions on ground-breaking research into the management of our public records within the contemporary art museum. You will make a significant contribution by working on the challenges for records management of capturing the moments of contact between the museum, artists and artworks particularly for time-based media, digital and performance-based works, many of which question the boundaries between the record, the archive and the artwork. You will be part of the wider team of practitioners and thinkers delivering the project and liaising closely with the Project Lead and Project Manager, as well as supporting members of the records management and archives team to contribute their research to the project.  Contribute to the vanguard of records management by helping to re-imagine the record within a contemporary art museum.

As an excellent communicator you will contribute to the dissemination of the research and the transfer of the knowledge from the project into practice within Tate. 

Your experience of working in records management together with experience of conducting either academic or practice-based research, and your excellent professional knowledge are essential, as is your dynamic and flexible approach to working with a team to deliver the project. As the role involves collaborating with a broad range of participants as well as the creation of written reports, you will be an exceptional communicator and able to deliver meticulous organisation and attention to detail. Above all, you will be highly engaged with the questions raised for records management within a contemporary art museum, curious about the challenges this raises for the field and driven to achieve with the ability to use your own initiative. 

This position is offered on a fixed-term contract of 3 years. The position is part-time (21.6 hours (3 days) per week) and the salary is £18, 672 per annum, (ie pro rata to the full-time equivalent of £31,120 per annum)

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