Hello everyone! I’ve finally had the green light to proceed with developing a new e-journal featuring research on Irish arts management, cultural policy and related matters. Based at UCD, the journal will be published once or twice a year and feature new research on the sector, and will be edited by yours truly, with the first issue due out in autumn 2012.
Having worked in Arts Management & Cultural Policy at UCD since 2003, the need for accessible published research on the sector has been a consistent refrain. This journal will provide a readable and engaging summary of recent arts management research, delivered through an Open Journal system (complete with downloadable pdfs and searchable content, and will be indexed by major bibliographic websites). The first issue of the journal will focus primarily on outstanding recent postgraduate and academic research from UCD and sister institutions, and is intended to encourage new research directions in the sector and offer a platform for aspiring researchers and writers.
I’m currently recruiting an Assistant Editor to aid me in production of the first issue (particularly with copy editing, correspondence and aspects of layout/managing online content). The position is unpaid but will include a €500 stipend. The time commitment will be flexible and spread out over a 4-5 month period (approximately May-September, 3-5 hours weekly.) This role is especially suitable for recent graduates of arts management programmes (or similar), or current PhD postgraduates, as it provides excellent experience in reviewing and editing academic research. If you’re interested, have a look at the attached job description — email me with any questions — and send in a cover letter & CV by 26 March.