Research Curator

1 year fixed term post (with possibility of extension), £25,000 pro rata (4 days a week, 0.8 FTE)

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is seeking a Research Curator to work closely with a small and dynamic team of staff as well as external partners to position us as a leading authority and centre of excellence for Chinese contemporary visual culture.

You will do this by leading on the development of research activities through joint initiatives with our higher education partners to include conferences, workshops and publications. You will contribute to the development of our artistic programme to ensure our work is informed by research, and increase critical engagement through managing our resources effectively and improving access.

Working closely with the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, the CFCCA Research Curator will develop and maintain the partnership between our institutions including the development of new projects and our jointly held collection of Chinese contemporary art.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to work across both CFCCA and the University of Salford sites.

For further information about the role including the Job Description and Person Specification please download the Application Pack (PDF, 1.5 MB)

 

How to apply

To apply for the post please submit:

  • a current CV of no more than 2 sides of A4
  • a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and how your experience relates to the job description
  • the names and contact details of 2 referees
  • completed Equality Monitoring form (click to download)
  • completed Further information form (click to download)

 

Applications should be sent via email for the attention of Hannah Hartley, Operations Manager to hannah@cfcca.org.uk

In the subject of your email please state the title of the post you are applying for.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Key dates

The deadline for applications to be received is Friday 23rd September 2016 at 12pm.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art on Tuesday 4th October 2016.

 

 

Project Archivist

16 months fixed term post, £23,000 pro rata (2 days a week, 0.4 FTE)

In 2016 Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) celebrates its 30 year anniversary, a landmark occasion for the organisation to look back and celebrate its heritage. In recognition of its special history, CFCCA has received £37,400 from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project to make accessible the CFCCA archive and library, which includes funding for a fixed-term Project Archivist.

CFCCA has developed a rich archive of material documenting the history of the organisation to include ephemera, leaflets, newspaper cuttings and photographs as well as a specialist collection of rare journals, catalogues and publications documenting the history of Chinese contemporary art. Working closely with the CFCCA Director, Research Curator and volunteers, the Project Archivist will oversee a project to catalogue this collection, creating online access and developing initiatives to increase its reach to a wide and diverse audience.

The ideal candidate will bring their excellent knowledge and experience of best practice in archival storage and cataloguing to the team, to methodically identify, record and preserve a resource of approximately 3,000 individual items. A passion for increasing opportunities for access through digitisation is essential. The role requires first-rate project management, database and computer literacy expertise.

For further information about the role including the Job Description and Person Specification please download the Application Pack (PDF, 1 MB)

 

How to apply

To apply for the post please submit:

  • a current CV of no more than 2 sides of A4
  • a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and how your experience relates to the job description
  • the names and contact details of 2 referees
  • completed Equality Monitoring form (click to download)
  • completed Further information form (click to download)

 

Applications should be sent via email for the attention of Hannah Hartley, Operations Manager to hannah@cfcca.org.uk

In the subject of your email please state the title of the post you are applying for.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Key dates

The deadline for applications to be received is Friday 30th September 2016 at 12pm.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art on Tuesday 11th October 2016.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Spending time working with us offers the chance to develop valuable skills and gain an insight into the workings of an internationally leading arts organisation. CFCCA offers unpaid opportunities through our successful volunteer programme, which we view as a positive contribution to the running and development of the organisation. We also endeavour to accommodate student placements and work experience requests. However, we do not support unpaid internships. Any intern role will be advertised on our Job Opportunities page in the same way as other paid opportunities within the organisation.

Our fantastic team of hard-working and talented volunteers often contribute a minimum of one day a week working with us. Primarily their role is customer facing, greeting visitors to the building and providing information about our programme and events. We endeavour to ensure each of our volunteers undertake work in the area relevant to their interests during their time with us, but offer the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the organisation.
Areas of work can include:

  • Research
  • Project management
  • Audience development
  • Customer Service
  • General Administration
  • Marketing
  • New Media

 

We accept applications for our volunteer team on a rolling basis but places are not always available immediately. Volunteers should ideally be willing to commit to one day per week (usually fixed, but with some flexibility) for at least 2 months, as we feel this enables the experience to be most beneficial.

To help us determine whether you would be a suitable candidate to join the team, please send a copy of your current CV and a description of your interests to volunteer@cfcca.org.uk

Consider the following questions:
Why are you interested in completing a volunteer placement at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art?
Can you identify which areas you would like to be involved in?
How do you intend to develop your skills and experience with us?

 

 

Recruitment of Board Members

We are seeking new board members keen to become active and energetic champions for CFCCA who also have expertise, connections and contacts with whom they are willing to actively promote our organisation.

We are currently looking for new members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Financial management, particularly in the arts and charity sector
  • Governance
  • Education and engagement in the arts
  • Management of an arts organisation of similar scale to CFCCA, preferably in the visual arts

We strive to achieve a ‘balanced’ board with half of our members being of Chinese descent who bring experience and understanding of Chinese culture and society and we are keen to attract members from such a background to maintain that balance.

Members serve for a maximum of two consecutive three year terms i.e. six years in total.

If you interested in serving as a member of our board please email our Operations Manager, Hannah Hartley at hannah@cfcca.org.uk