It’ll be hosted by our course director Dr Annette Clancy, who will be joined by course lecturer Dr Victoria Durrer, as well as a current student in the programme (Jenny Hartnett, who recently completed her placement with Dublin City Council) and a recent alum (Richie O’Sullivan, General Manager for the Irish Theatre Institute).
Our MA is the oldest and largest programme on the island of Ireland — established in 1986, today we’ve more than 770 graduates now working all over the world! All are welcome to hear more about the programme — its structure and the opportunities it opens — with registration through Eventbrite 🙂
The blog’s been very quiet of late — because, well, pandemic — but I’m pleased to share that I’ve taken on some help to keep the job listings updated (thanks James!) Do feel free to send any new postings in, as these are now being updated weekly. I’ve also given the site a wee refresh and update.
Our MA programmes at UCD have undergone quite a few changes of late: most especially our MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, with Dr Annette Clancytaking over as Director of the programme from last September, and being joined by Dr Victoria Durrer, who came to us after running QUB’s programme in arts management. Our current MA CULP students have just finished their coursework and are now on their work placements: many thanks especially to all of the arts organisations in Ireland and internationally who’ve taken folks onboard for the next few months, given the upheavals the cultural sector has faced since last March! It’s certainly been a challenging year for the university working fully online, but the students have been brilliant and engaged, and have gone above and beyond in demonstrating their resilience and creativity!
Our MAs in Art History: Collections and Curating have similarly weathered the Covid storm with good humour and hard work! We’re so grateful to all of the alumni and colleagues who’ve Zoomed with the students, and shared their expertise as curators, gallerists, and arts professionals (pictured below is Sheena Barrett, Arts Officer with Dublin City Council and Curator of The Lab Gallery, who’s assisting with development of students’ exhibition plan assessments.) Our MA Art History students’ brilliant work is also captured in a research blog, which demonstrates the fantastic range of work they’re undertaking.
My UCD colleagues have been working incredibly hard to deliver courses online, mind our large student cohorts, and support one another (in sickness and in health) over the past year. I’m so fortunate to have an enormously collegial School and supportive College, and I know we’re all looking forward to campus life returning in the near future.
More announcements are also coming soon about exciting new programme developments – stay tuned!
Hello gentle readers – I’ve just completed my final jobs & opportunities update for the year – 36 new listings for you to peruse over your mulled wine & mince pies! Still some silver linings there, even in these dark times… Apologies for any missed listings that were sent in early December; this semester has been a doozy for anyone working in universities.
The purpose of the Archiving the 8th Network is to support and coordinate nationwide efforts to archive, collect, and research the 8th Amendment referendum and related outputs concerning women’s reproductive health and rights. These include collections and research on political ephemera, organisational records, websites and digital material, photography, visual and material culture, and oral histories.
This is a flexible position that can be adapted to the candidate’s research/work schedule, and is ideally suited for an experienced researcher (with a PhD) with an interest and/or experience in activism, women’s rights and/or collections, archiving, and public history.
The salary is €50,029 (pro rata).
The full job spec and application instructions can be found here – https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ (just search under the name of the school – Art History and Cultural Policy).
** update: please do note, a PhD is a requirement for this position. Also, whilst this is a remote working position, applicants must be based in Ireland. **
There’s a short application window — deadline is 30 November, 2020 — but all you need is a CV+ cover letter. Happy to take any informal enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please do forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested!
In any case, given that we’re all living online more these days, I thought re-starting the blog would be a way to connect with folks who are looking for arts/cultural work in Ireland, returning to education, or who’ve been missing my sporadic cultural updates 😉 I hope it helps!
It’s hard to believe this blog has had more than 1.2 million hits since I started it more than a decade ago, and still reaches more than 7,600 people via Twitter and email subscriptions. Thanks to everyone who’s remained a follower, and do keep sending me on your job and event announcements. Stay well, and keep on keeping on…