Information and Administrative Officer

University for the Creative Arts
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,700 to £25,138
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Information and Administrative Officer Craft Study Centre Location: Farnham

Salary: £23,700 to £25,138 Part time 16 hours per week Closing Date: Tuesday 09 April 2024 Interview Date: Thursday 18 April 2024 Reference: 24-SURR139-0076-1

UCA seeks to appoint an Information and Administration Officer for the Crafts Study Centre to play a vital role in ensuring the effective day-to-day operation of the Centre and be a champion of its high-profile, scholarly and popular exhibitions and events. We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills to play a central role in welcoming visitors, responding to day-to-day enquiries both in-person and online, and ensure the smooth operation of the front of house and management of the CSC shop.

The Crafts Study Centre's is an accredited university museum, supported by a recurrent grant under the Higher Education Museums and Galleries fund. Its origins lie in significant individuals and communities of British craft makers and the global links that inspired them. It has world-leading collections of the work of important craft makers including Bernard Leach, Peter Collingwood, Barron and Larcher and Lucie Rie, and these collections of objects are supported by important maker archives. The collections and archives make the CSC a vital resource for researching, studying or practicing craft.

The Crafts Study Centre and its collections and archives are owned by a charitable incorporated organisation managed by a Board of Trustees. It is also a research centre of the University for the Creative Arts; the staff of the centre are employed by the University and the centre is housed in a dedicated building on the University's Farnham campus. The CSC has two permanent galleries and a research room and is an important public interface between UCA and its communities. Farnham is a designated Crafts Town and is recognised by the World Crafts Council as England's only ‘World Crafts City'. The Crafts Study Centre is part of a local network of crafts institutions, as well as having research links nationally and internationally.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with experience working in public- facing roles in museums, universities or similar cultural, social or heritage organisations. The candidate should be comfortable with interacting with the public, managing a small shop, and have key administrative skills to support the activities of the centre and its staff. An interest in the field of contemporary and modern craft is desirable.

The pro-rated salary for this role is: £10,428 to £11,060

For an informal conversation regarding the role please contact Stephen Knott at [email protected]

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