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About the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts is one of the UK’s foremost arts organisations. We are an artist and architect-led institution, famous for our world class exhibitions including Painting The Modern Garden, Ai Weiwei, Richard Rogers and Sensing Spaces. Our public programme promotes the creation, study and enjoyment of art and architecture through exhibitions, education and debate.
Our mission is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. We are an innovative and forward-looking organisation, yet we’re also immensely proud and respectful of our heritage. We aim to be leaders in the exhibiting, in the creation and in generating debate of the visual arts and architecture.
It is a particularly exciting time in our history as we celebrate our 250th anniversary. An ambitious masterplan by David Chipperfield RA has just been completed that unites our two buildings, providing refurbished galleries, a state-of-the-art auditorium, and new spaces that sees architecture have an increased prominence.
About the Architecture Department
The RA is where architecture intersects with the visual arts – a connection embraced by a Department that produces high-profile events, creative projects, publications, commissions and exhibitions, with leading architects, artists and cultural figures. Across its activities the Department aims to inspire the profession and deepen the public’s understanding of architecture. For over two decades the Academy has developed a reputation for tackling critical themes emerging from architecture’s relationship to culture and society through its unique programming. With the opening of an expanded campus in 2018, we have increased the architectural offer, providing new opportunities for programming.
About this opportunity
The position of Architecture Programme and Awards Manager will be responsible for devising and delivering the RA Architecture public event Programme and the recently launched Architecture Awards Programme.
Reporting to the Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator, and working alongside the Architecture Programme Curator, you will be responsible for the creation, management and delivery of both the public events and awards programmes. Following an agreed strategy, this entails devising, then implementing the Programmes including generating content, managing publicity and communications, budgets, stakeholder management, and overseeing the delivery, to the highest professional standard, of both Programmes. You will make a vital contribution to the success of the RA Architecture Programme and the effective operation of the Architecture Department.
You will have a genuine interest and knowledge of the field of architecture. You will possess demonstrable experience of directing and managing events and projects that have multiple outputs, with efficiency and precision. You must have exceptional organizational skills with budget and time management acumen and a solid record of delivery. You will have experience of dealing with high-profile stakeholders with professionalism and composure, from funders and journalists, to renowned artists and architects.
You will have the ability to strategically assess a project and direct it to maximize impact and effectiveness, harnessing opportunities and managing appropriately. Diligent and unflappable, you will have the ability to work on a number of events and projects simultaneously, remain unfazed by unforeseen issues that may arise, and realise them within the required deadlines.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and will work positively and collaboratively with Royal Academician architects and artists, external stakeholders and teams across the Academy.
You must demonstrate a sound understanding of the Royal Academy of Arts.
What benefits do we offer?
We offer a very generous pension scheme, contributing up to 10% of your salary into a defined contribution scheme. On top of 25 days’ holiday and 8 days’ bank holiday each year, our offices close between Christmas Eve and New Year, allowing staff additional paid holiday. Staff are encouraged to attend free history of art and life-drawing classes on site. We also have a staff choir, a running club and a craft club. Best of all, our reciprocal agreement with the leading museums and art galleries in London and New York entitles you to enter for free with your staff pass.
How to apply
To apply for this position, candidates must complete an application form. For further information about this role, and to find our application form, visit our website at: www.royalacademy.org.uk/careers
Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 14 October 2018
Interviews to be held week commencing: 22 October 2018
Job: Architecture Programme and Awards Manager
Reports to: Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator
Under the direction of the Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator (HoA), and in collaboration with senior colleagues and stakeholders, manage and deliver the Architecture, Events and Awards Programmes to the highest standard and maximum impact, to meet the objectives for Architecture at the Royal Academy.
Oversee the creation and delivery of a diverse programme of architectural lectures and events that promotes architecture to the public and the profession and manage its publicity and communication. Responsibilities will include:
Architecture Awards Programme
Undertake the management and implementation of the Architecture Awards Programme and all associated activities, alongside internal and external stakeholder management. Responsibilities will include:
Skills and attributes
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