Location: London, UK
The Department of Architecture is looking to employ an individual for 2-days a week (0.4fte) to take on the newly created role of Architecture Studio Curator. This role is event driven – and aims at fostering a community of students and staff through opening a view, and insight, into all of the Department’s ongoing activities.
The primary task will be generating web-content for the department’s web-platform from material captured from all the activities of the Department – studio reviews, portfolios, dissertations, lectures, workshops, exchanges, FabFest and other events, and archives etc.
The platform will be inward facing, enhancing the experience of current students. It will also act as a calendar describing upcoming events, and, in collaboration with WAS, the Westminster Architecture Society, provide a forum for student concerns.
The platform will be outward facing, making the activities of the Department available to alumni, applicants, peers and beyond.
The platform will link to the Department of Architecture homepages on the university webpages, as well as aligning the Faculty, Department and WAS Facebook sites, Instagram and other social media outlets etc.
The post-holder will curate http://openstudiowestminster.org/ through regular engagement with tutors and students (in particular WAS), and gathering and documenting material.
The post-holder will have the technical and design facility to generate media content from this material, and to update social media etc.
The post-holder will keep up-to-date with events in other Departments within and without the University, and keep the school informed by posting on the Department blog.
The post-holder will provide assistance in publicizing forthcoming public events, as well as promoting the Department to the public and press as a resource and active participant in ongoing debates concerning architectural education etc.
Dimension and Accountability
The role is offered as a fixed-term, standard-rate part-time visiting lecturer contract (£21.39 an hour) until the end of the academic year, 31 July, not just the teaching periods. The post-holder will therefore work in response to the changing rhythms and intensities of the academic calendar.
The post-holder will work alongside Filip Visnjic, the project and technical manager, the OPEN-catalogue team, and will report to a Departmental Editorial Board.
How To Apply:
Applicants who believe they can confidently carry out this role should apply with a CV and samples of relevant work to the Department Secretary, Rita Darch, R.A.Darch@westminster.ac.uk by Friday 23 September 2016.