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About the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is one of the UK’s foremost arts institutions. We are best known for our world-class programme of exhibitions, including David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, Anselm Kiefer, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley and our current Picasso and Paper.
This is a particularly exciting time in our history. Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA’s masterplan for the redevelopment of our 2.5-acre campus in Mayfair has now been realised, uniting our two buildings and providing Burlington Gardens with refurbished galleries, a state-of-the-art auditorium, new public spaces and a dedicated collections gallery. The General Assembly of Royal Academicians elected Rebecca Salter as their new President in December 2019, the first woman to hold that office in our 251-year history.
We are an innovative and forward-looking organisation, yet we’re also immensely proud and respectful of our heritage. Our mission is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists, and we are leaders in exhibiting, creating and debating the visual arts and architecture.
About this position
Our Academic Programmes Department aims to establish the RA as the centre for debate, academic and adult education in London. The team creates a varied and innovative programme of short courses, conference and symposia that engage core audiences and attract new ones. The programme encompasses three strands – art practice, art business and art history & theory, and explores a range of subjects from life drawing to the history of landscape and is led by expert tutors and practicing artists. In addition, the Department runs the Executive Master in Cultural Leadership, which was launched in January 2019.
In this role you will have an exciting opportunity to contribute to the Academic Programmes department at the RA to deliver an ambitious programme of courses and classes. The intern will assist the Academic Programmes team, consisting of the Academic Programmes Manager and the Academic Programmes Coordinators.
Please note, this is a 3-month internship.
You will be a bright, motivated and resourceful recent graduate, or postgraduate student, who is eager to gain experience of working for a thriving academic programme in a world-renowned arts institution.
A willingness to learn and contribute positively, first class attention to detail, a professional and friendly telephone and email manner, along with an organised and pragmatic approach to tasks are essential. You will also have a demonstrable interest in acadaemia and knowledge of visual art.
Calm and unflappable, you must be able to work at pace, unsupervised and use your initiative. Highly IT literate, including Word, Excel and Power Point, you will be a fast and accurate typist. Lastly you will have a collegiate attitude and bring a sense of humour to the existing, friendly team.
How to apply
You will find further details about this position in the Current Vacancies and How to Apply section of the Careers page on our website http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/careers
Closing date for applications: 15 March 2020 (midnight)
Interviews to be held: w/c 16 March 2020
JOB TITLE: Academic Programmes Intern
DEPARTMENT: Academic Programmes
REPORTS TO: Academic Programmes Manager
To assist the Academic Programmes team in delivering the programme of academic courses, classes and events for adult audiences.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
Art. World. Jobs.