University College London

Co-Creation and Content Manager

Library, Culture, Collections & Open Science
London

Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.
The salary range will be £36,770 – £44,388 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We are looking for someone with a practical, but collaborative approach to developing content for our programming to join the UCL Culture team as our Co-creation and Content Manager.

This role is funded for three years.

The main purpose of this role is to lead a programme of activity that will bring together local community members, researchers, students, and artists to respond to UCL’s historic role in promoting eugenics and the impact this continues to have on marginalised people in society today.

Strong communication skills and a collaborative approach are key; the post holder will use these skills to engage participants and key stakeholders in a conversation that makes contemporary connections to UCL research and the historic collections associated with the pseudo-science of eugenics. This programme will curiosity, invite critical dialogue and make real world impact.

We are looking for someone who can lead this area of work, while working collaboratively across the Museums and Cultural Programmes team to programme to integrate this work into a wider programme of events, displays and exhibitions. They will also work with colleagues from across UCL to establishing of an online hub that brings this work together and support communication consultation around a new public art commission.

UCL Culture is a multidisciplinary team committed to connecting the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. We use our assets in the form of collections, museums, theatre and most importantly our people and know how to mobilise the UCL community, inspiring them to engage people with their research and their research with people. Our most recent exhibition and public programme explored climate justice alongside the run of COP26 in Glasgow. Our programming places an emphasis on exhibitions that forge cross-disciplinary connections across UCL collections and research, exploring power and social justice to engage staff, students and external audiences in new and interesting ways.

The Co-Creation and Content Manager is part of the Museums and Cultural Programmes team. Their portfolio will include work with colleagues across museums, cultural spaces and collections at UCL.

You will have relevant experience of working with museums and archive collections, including dealing with sensitive subject matter. This should include working with a wide range of stakeholders, with a mix of specialist subject expertise and lived experience from a range of disciplines and communities. We’re looking for someone who is organised and able to multi-task, meeting deadlines and following processes that ensure quality. To keep things on track you’ll need excellent leadership and team working skills, bringing a collaborative approach and setting clear expectations when working with a range of producers and curators.

Those interested in applying for this role can talk to Chris Webb, by booking a meeting time via. Calendly at: calendly.com/chrisjwebb/content-producer-drop-in to book a brief phone call to chat about any questions you may have. If there is any way that we can make the application process more accessible for you and so easier for you to take part in, please just let us know.

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

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Closing Date: 29/8/2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: week of 20th Sept 2022

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.