Research Opportunity – L’Internationale in partnership with NCAD

NCAD is looking to appoint a researcher on a 60 day contract from February to September 2019 to conduct research to support L’Internationale’s current programme by the European museum confederation.

L’Internationale is a confederation of seven major European modern and contemporary art institutions and partners, including NCAD, that proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected.

‘Our Many Europes’ is the current programme by the European museum confederation “L’Internationale ” The members of L’Internationale, and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

In the first instance, NCAD’s contribution to the network will be to conduct research into performance art as a site of activism on the island of Ireland in the 1990s and to host a major international conference on performance art in the 1990s at NCAD in late 2019. Close partners in this project will be the Project Art Centre in Dublin and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

The person employed will undertake a number of tasks – to:

i. Establish the range and extent of archival material relating to performance practices in Ireland (primarily art but other related fields) in the 1990s. This will include material in public collections (like NIVAL) and private collections.

ii. Conduct interviews with performance artists and others supporting this field of practice in Ireland in the period. This material will need to be prepared for online publication (recordings or transcripts).

iii. Prepare material relating to the project for a dedicated website containing primary documents.

iv. Play an active role in planning and hosting a number of small scale public events such as roundtable discussions in the run-up to the major conference, as well as in the conference itself.

v. Present the findings of the research in public settings such as conferences.

Qualifications

We seek to make an appointment of someone who has a long term interest in research. The person appointed will have a demonstrable interest in the field and hold a postgraduate qualification. Prior experience of archival research and/or oral history, as well as good writing skills are required.

Location

He/she will be based in the School of Visual Culture at NCAD and be supported by the Art in the Contemporary World team. Teaching opportunities may be available for a suitably qualified person. The appointee would also have close working relationships and support from NIVAL at NCAD.

Remuneration

Salary – 21.94 per hour (Researcher Level 2) – payable monthly. Maximum no of hours over the 60 days will be 267.

Please send cover letter outlining your suitability for this role together with an up to date CV to staffappointments@staff.ncad.ie. Closing date for receipt of Applications is Friday 22nd February 2019