Research Assistant

Coventry, United Kingdom
£26,250 - £35,222 per annum
Apr 15, 2019
End of advertisement period
Apr 28, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 28/04/2019
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Salary £26,250 - £35,222 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Academic

Job description

C-DaRE has established itself as one of the UK's leading Centres for dance research. It brings together artists and scholars, working collaboratively with partners from across the creative and cultural industries,both nationally and internationally, for interdisciplinary research. C-DaRE specialises in an inclusive approach to diverse forms of artistic research in dance supported by new approaches to documentation, analysis and publication in various formats.  Artistic research in dance at the Centre is situated within a range of interrelated areas including: research into the impact of digital technologies on the creation,transmission and distribution of dance, reflexive enquiry into forms of somatic practice, understanding of choreographic creativity, and the development of alternative sites for performance including screen and site-responsive dance. 

Contributing to the research and impact output of the Centre and working closely with senior research staff, you will assist our research activities through providing support for funded research projects, editorial assistance and research events. You will have the opportunity to undertake guided research, including conducting fieldwork activity, recording and analysing results, and conducting library and database searches. You will collect and manage digital assets from research projects (a range of text files, PDFs, videos and photographs), and work with the team to map these assets, and then plan and oversee an online publication.

You will need to have a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject and a good knowledge of research methods and digital assets management in the arts and humanities. Evidence of successful research publication and editorial, and event organisation will be vital in demonstrating your ability to contribute to our research output.

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