Farrell Centre Curator/Director - B233699A
 

Salary: £40,792 - £54,765 per annum

Closing Date: 14 August 2019

This post is a unique opportunity to programme and manage a new exhibition, engagement and learning space in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, based at Newcastle University’s city centre campus. Following a substantial donation from renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell, renovations are shortly to begin to create a new gallery and urban room: an exploratory space for world-leading research on cities, architecture, planning, landscape, and urban environments to host permanent and temporary exhibits, visiting exhibitions, and an education programme, engaging local and global communities in the past and future of designed environments.

The Director/Curator will develop an exciting and challenging vision for the Centre and its exhibition programme. They will be responsible for generating content for the exhibition spaces and public programmes. The Director/Curator will be a leader in cities, urban design and architecture curation, have a national – and ideally international - reputation and network of contacts, and be willing to represent the Farrell Centre at public presentations and to the press. You must be adept at working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, able to articulate, through exhibition and community engagement, complex ideas to a wide public audience. You will thus be responsible for developing a distinctive identity for the gallery and urban room.

As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Newcastle University is a thriving international community of 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide, studying at our main campus in Newcastle and at Newcastle University London, Newcastle University in Singapore and Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia. Ranked by QS in the top 150 of world universities (and with Architecture ranked Top 100), we aspire to be a people-focussed university that harnesses academic excellence, innovation and creativity to provide benefits to individuals, to organisations and to society as a whole. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to:
Professor Adam Sharr, Head of School, 0191 208 5832, adam.sharr@ncl.ac.uk

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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Faculty/Services
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Unit
Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Sub Unit
Architecture, Planning & Landscape
Staff Category
Professional & Administrative
Contract Type
Open Ended
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary: £40,792 - £54,765 per annum

Closing Date: 14 August 2019

This post is a unique opportunity to programme and manage a new exhibition, engagement and learning space in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, based at Newcastle University’s city centre campus. Following a substantial donation from renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell, renovations are shortly to begin to create a new gallery and urban room: an exploratory space for world-leading research on cities, architecture, planning, landscape, and urban environments to host permanent and temporary exhibits, visiting exhibitions, and an education programme, engaging local and global communities in the past and future of designed environments.

The Director/Curator will develop an exciting and challenging vision for the Centre and its exhibition programme. They will be responsible for generating content for the exhibition spaces and public programmes. The Director/Curator will be a leader in cities, urban design and architecture curation, have a national – and ideally international - reputation and network of contacts, and be willing to represent the Farrell Centre at public presentations and to the press. You must be adept at working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, able to articulate, through exhibition and community engagement, complex ideas to a wide public audience. You will thus be responsible for developing a distinctive identity for the gallery and urban room.

As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Newcastle University is a thriving international community of 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide, studying at our main campus in Newcastle and at Newcastle University London, Newcastle University in Singapore and Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia. Ranked by QS in the top 150 of world universities (and with Architecture ranked Top 100), we aspire to be a people-focussed university that harnesses academic excellence, innovation and creativity to provide benefits to individuals, to organisations and to society as a whole. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to:
Professor Adam Sharr, Head of School, 0191 208 5832, adam.sharr@ncl.ac.uk

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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