May 8, 2014


Library Service

The University has received support from Aberdeen City Council’s Vibrant Aberdeen fund for a Cultural Animateur-in-residence. The Animateur-in-residence will be responsible for a programme of events and activites of the university’s Garthdee campus which has been called ‘Open House’. This will be the first year the University has had a residency and it is hoped that this programme will become an annual contribution to the region’s cultural life.

As part of the role the Animateur-in-residence will be responsible for:

• Creating a vision for ‘Open House’ in its first year and afterwards;

• The delivery of series of events that will cover a range of artistic forms (for example visual arts, music, theatre, dance, craft, film, public art and/or literature) some of which will be new events, others based upon existing activity;

• Engaging with a number of volunteers as part of the development and delivery of the programme (whether staff, students or members of the local community) ;

• Engaging with a number of participating individuals (whether staff, students or members of the local community) in the delivery of the programme of activity; and

• Generating a step change in audience numbers visiting the university and/or external events over the whole year’s activity.

It is anticipated that the residency will last for a period of 12 months between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. The position will be offered on a 0.8 FTE basis.

Stipend: £11,000 for twelve months starting in July 2014

RGU invites applications from practitioners who wish to work with the University and local communities to create a programme of events and activites at the University’s Garthdee campus, while developing their own practice.

The residency offers opportunity to explore, understand and share the built, natural and virtual space currently occupied by the University at the Garthdee campus with the wider community, particularly the immediate Garthdee community, but also children and young people from across the city.

The residency offers time and space away from usual practice to engage with the a range of researchers and practitioners to create new interdisciplinary relationships and deliver a series of activities and events as part of the University’s cultural offer.

Applicants are asked to submit an application form and curriculum vitae via the online system. In addition, applicants should submit 15 – 20 slides or other appropriate visual material in standard formats and a written proposal of no more than two sides of A4 that outlines the applicant’s approach to the residency directly to Michelle Anderson, Director of Library Services at

If you have any queries in regard to this position and/or the application process, please contact Michelle Anderson at the above address or by telephone 01224263452.

Salary: not applicable pro rata

Position Type: Part-time (FTE 0.80) , Fixed Term 1 year(s)

Closing Date: 18 May 2014

Interviewing Week Commencing: 09 June 2014

via RGU: Job Summary.


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