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Recruiting graduates for innovative companies for over 40 years!


Arts Research and Development Co-ordinator KTP Associate

Based at:
Axisweb in Wakefield
23,000 to 27,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)
Application closing date: October 31st 2016
An exciting opportunity for a Masters level candidate, with excellent research skills, to develop a new-to-world validation system for sociallyengaged artists that will champion their role and value in society, enhance engagement and underpin the transformation of Axisweb to a
sustainable, self-financing agency through increased membership and other service offerings. This is a 24-month Knowledge Transfer
Partnership (KTP) between Manchester Metropolitan University and Axisweb. For more information on Validation Beyond the Gallery
research at MMU commissioned by Axisweb, please visit: http://bit.ly/2drUyG0

Qualifications we require:

The successful candidate must possess

As a minimum you will hold, or be about to obtain, a Masters in

the arts and humanities or the social sciences. A PhD is
desirable, as is professional experience in an area cognate with
socially-engaged art. A proven interest in the visual and/or
performing arts is essential.

Demonstrable understanding of qualitative research

methodologies (for example, data collection and analysis using
interviews and focus groups).
Commitment to ethical standards and behaviour.
Excellent inter-personal skills and a proven ability to resolve
complex and competing demands.

About Axisweb:
Axisweb is a UK registered charity that exists to advance the
education of the public by promoting and developing the
understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in the UK. In
particular by extending the influence in and relevance of the
visual arts in the community, by creating new opportunities and
by encouraging and facilitating an increase in good practice.
Find out more by visiting: www.axisweb.org/

About KTP:
This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer
Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. Its essential you
understand how KTP works with business and the University,
and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP
Associate position.
Please visit: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/business/knowledgetransfer-partnerships/

Benefits of undertaking a KTP:

2,000 per year to spend on personal training
Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of
one weeks duration)
Opportunity to register on a higher degree (at a reduced or no
Opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of
host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate
at the end of the project.

Apply now:
Apply by submitting your CV and covering letter quoting the role
title to ktp@mmu.ac.uk. For the job spec, please visit

For an informal discussion about this KTP vacancy,

please contact:
Dr Amanda Ravetz
E: a.ravetz@mmu.ac.uk

Mark Smith

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