a self portrait in oil, showing the head and shoulders of a black man. He wears a vest and short hair. In the background are flags or bunting in red and green

Albert Adams, Self Portrait, 1958. Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist's estate. Photo: Museum Photography North West

Get involved: Paid opportunities with the Albert Adams: In Context project

The University of Salford Art Collection team are offering two temporary paid roles, part-funded by the Advantage Fund. Please note, two roles are offered, however, candidates may wish to apply for both as a combined role. Please indicate on your application which role(s) you are applying for.

Key information:

– Two opportunities for two students to work together – or one combined role
– Deadline EXTENDED to: 19/12/21
– Anticipated start date: January 2022
– Full application information on the Unitemps portal

About the opportunity:

The Curatorial Assistant and Project/Marketing Assistant will support the “Albert Adams In Context” project – an exhibition and symposium celebrating our Albert Adams Archive. Adams was an artist of African/Indian heritage, and the University holds one of the largest existing collections of his work. The symposium, inspired by Adam’s work and themes, will focus on art, culture and Black history with invited experts in the field. It is set to take place in Spring 2022.

Find out more about Albert Adams and the archive/collection here.

The Curatorial role involves: research and writing about the artist, his work, and related topics; assisting exhibition curation and installation, liaising with invited speakers, and general support/involvement in the symposium.

The Project/Marketing role involves: Producing online content (including social media content, accessible formats, and posters/graphics); project promotion and communication, general support/involvement in the symposium, and evaluation.

Eligibility & applications:

– This opportunity is only available to current University of Salford students.
– Please indicate which course and level you are studying.
– Application is by CV and a brief covering letter.
– Applicants should demonstrate a clear interest in visual art, cultural studies, Black history, and/or related areas.

For full eligibility information, job description, and person specification/criteria, and to apply:
please visit the UNITEMPS portal

Application deadline: 19/12/2021
Expected start date: January 2022
Pay: £10ph for approximately 75 hours
Note: The roles average around 5-6 hours per week, or 10 full days in total over 2-3 months. We will require flexible working around key delivery dates e.g. symposium week. Exact dates and working patterns will be agreed with the successful candidate(s).

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to reduce barriers to the role.

Further information:

The Albert Adams In Context symposium is led by art historian Dr Alice Correia, in collaboration with the University of Salford Art Collection. With generous support from the Paul Mellon Centre and the Advantage Fund. Full dates and details will be announced soon (subject to change due to national covid measures).

For further information, contact Stephanie Fletcher, Assistant Curator, at artcollection@salford.ac.uk