Research Administrator and Events Coordinator, Cyborg Soloists Research Project

Egham, United Kingdom
£29,645 starting salary per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Thursday, 18 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 16 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Music

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £29,645 starting salary per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Friday 16 April 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0321-054

4-Year Fixed-Term, Part-Time [FTE 0.4]

Starting Salary is Starting Salary is £27,511 per annum pro rata rata (£2,134 London Allowance is payable in addition to salary)*

*This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Administrator and Events Coordinator in the Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London. This role combines administration, project management and live event production as part of the UKRI-funded research project, Cyborg Soloists: Advancing Interdisciplinary Music in the Post-Internet Age Through New Musician-Technology Interactions, working closely with the Principle Investigator, Dr Zubin Kanga. 

Cyborg Soloists explores interdisciplinary interactions between music, the other arts, and new digital technologies. Dozens of composers and performers will work together with 12 industry partners to develop artistic and technological innovations including new types of interaction between musicians and live computer-generated video, AI interactive co-performers, virtual reality performances, new digital instruments, the interactive use of mobile phones in performance, and expanding the bodies of musicians with robotics, motion-sensors and brain-scanning biosensors. Research outputs will include journal articles, conference papers, an edited book, performances, performance films, software patches and exhibitions. 

The Research Administrator and Events Coordinator will work closely with the PI in managing the project’s many workstreams, project partners, collaborators and output events. They will oversee workstreams, manage contracts and budgets, communicate with partners, seek out new output opportunities with festivals and curators, and manage communication and travel with dozens of composers, performers, technology industry consultants and researchers. They will take a leadership role in pitching, negotiating, marketing and managing major performance events. Management of university finance processes (including equipment procurement) will be required, as well as management of webpages, social media pages and project data. They will also work closely with the PI in the organization of a conference, festival and outreach activities at Royal Holloway. 

The applicant should have a good knowledge and experience of contemporary music in the UK. They should have experience in management of research and/or arts projects, including producing and  managing events such as concerts or exhibitions. Very good skills in spreadsheets (Excel) are essential and a familiarity with university procurement and payment systems (Agresso) is desirable. Experience with pitching to festivals and curators, and managing social media are also highly desirable. Excellent communication and organization skills are essential for the role. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. Remote work will be possible for the majority of the role’s tasks. 

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Applicants should apply online, responding to a series of questions on how their knowledge, skills and experience make them an ideal candidate for the position. They should also upload a CV and cover letter to their online application. For queries on the application process, the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Zubin Kanga:

Please quote the reference: 0321-054
Closing Date: Midnight, 16 April 2021  
Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.