Art History Sessional Tutors required  – London Region

Art History Sessional Tutors required  – London Region

£24.50 per hour + Benefits

Can you help Britain’s leading adult education charity change people’s lives?

We are the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), a unique charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We were recently rated “Good” in all categories by Ofsted and we aspire to be outstanding. Since 1903, we have been offering disadvantaged adults the opportunity to return to learning – inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We deliver courses to 50,000 people in 2,300 locations across England and Scotland. Our focus is on social purpose and change and we achieve this by bringing great teaching to local communities. We run courses in community venues such as workplaces, schools, libraries and even the local pub!

We currently require sessional tutors in our London Region to deliver History of Art courses.

We need tutors with:

  • a subject specialism
  • experience of working in community settings with diverse students
  • a strong understanding of adult learning and a belief in its importance
  • a teaching qualification at least at Level 3 or you will be keen to work towards a teaching qualification
  • excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • a desire to share and improve teaching practice
  • Up to date CPD

WEA assumes you will be excited by using digital technology both in the classroom with the student and to manage course administration and communication.

You will be required to have a basic or enhanced DBS check to teach in certain venues or with certain student groups. Because we serve people from all walks of life, we’re keen to develop a diverse workforce and particularly welcome applications from members of minority groups.

Interested? Please visit and apply directly by sending your CV to

If you have any specific questions, please email them to

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Apply Now: Birkbeck Institutes Internships – deadline Monday 1st October 2018

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Generic Skills Training for PhD Students: Two Part-Time Internships

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (BISR) and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (BIH) are cross-School interdisciplinary research centres that act as a hub for research at Birkbeck and beyond. We are currently recruiting for interns to take part in our 2018/19 paid internship programme. We are looking for two current Birkbeck PhD students from the Schools of Law, Arts and SSHP who will be required to work for approximately 3.5 hours per week during term time, which equates to 30 weeks total over the academic year.

The interns will work both independently and alongside the Manager of the two Institutes and the three Directors to gain experience of working within a professional environment with a variety of academic and professional staff. Their tasks will include:

  • Assisting with the organisation and promotion of events, workshops, and conferences for the Institutes.
  • Organising the Birkbeck Graduate Conference alongside your fellow interns, with the support of the Institute Manager.
  • Event logistics – ensuring the Institutes’ events run smoothly on the day (including meeting and greeting visiting speakers and guests, setting up seminar rooms, assisting with audio visual requirements.
  • Writing for and maintaining the Institute blog, including interview and event posts, and the organisation and editing of guest posts from other students and academics.
  • Website maintenance for both Institutes; maintaining comprehensive online resources and archives of the work that we do.
  • Producing monthly email campaigns and newsletters and using social media platforms to publicise BISR and BIH events.

The internship provides an extensive training programme covering the entire process of disseminating research across multiple platforms, helping students to develop invaluable generic skills that will contribute to their future academic careers.

The deadline to apply is 10am on Monday 1. October 2018.

Prospective candidates are expected to familiarise themselves with the work of both Institutes. For more information, required skills, salary, and details on how to apply, please visit the BIH or BISR websites:

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

For enquiries please contact Lou Miller, Birkbeck Institutes Manager (

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

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VACANCY: Art History Link Up – deadline is TOMORROW

Please find the attached call for teaching assistants on a terrific programme that is helping state school children study art history A level. The deadline is tomorrow, though there is some leeway on that – but if you are interested, you are urged to get in touch with the organiser as soon as possible.

Art History Link Up

AHLU teacher application form

AHLU teaching job pack

Job advertisement AHLU teacher 2018


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CFP: JAWS Journal deadline 20 November 2017

Call for Papers

JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students Volume 4 Issue 1

Call for papers.

JAWS is the only academic arts journal run by and dedicated to postgraduate students (and those who have recently graduated). We have published work by students from India, China, Australia, North America, Canada and the United Kingdom, and maintain an international peer-review network.

What We Want:

  • Theoretical and discursive essays up to 5000 words.
  • Critical reviews of events, exhibitions or performances up to 3000 words.
  • Visual essays about art practice (demonstrating a research approach, and if possible responding to the journal format), including images or stills, plus up to 1000 words.

All work must be prefaced with a 100 word abstract and 6–8 keywords, and followed by a short contributor biography. Please include your university affiliation, full name, course and year of graduation.

All work must use Harvard referencing, following Intellect House Style. For full submission guidelines please refer to

Deadline for submissions: Monday 20 November 2017.

Volume 1 Issue 1 is available for free at:

Our guest editorials from previous issues are also available for free, including those by Professor Arnold Aronson (Columbia University), Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck), Dr Inger Mewburn (the Thesis Whisperer) and Professor Joseph Heathcott (The New School of Design).

For all inquiries please email  or 


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Dandelion Journal – Call for Editors 2017-18

Dandelion, the Postgraduate Arts Journal, seeks EDITORS to assist in the editing of the journal’s new volume. No editorial experience is necessary, although if any this will be considered an asset.

See the Call for Editors attached. Please do not hesitate to ask for any clarifications.

You can send your email to by Friday, 29th September.

I look forward to hearing from you.



Donatella Valente


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Dandelion Journal: Call for General Editors – deadline 8 May 2017

Call for General Editors

Dandelion Journal is seeking General Editors to join its editorial team.

Dandelion Journal was established in 2010 as a Student-Led initiative supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Journal. It publishes quality articles and reviews by post-graduate students and early career researchers from around the world; recent issues on Brevity, Ecology, Violence, The Commons, and Nostalgia have included contributions from researchers working in the United States, Canada, Italy, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The journal also offers a platform for experimental and artistic work in its ‘Short Circuits’ section, dedicated to showcasing work not usually included in traditional academic publishing.

As a Dandelion General Editor you will have the opportunity to manage an issue from start to finish. This will include developing a theme and issuing a call for papers; managing a team of editors; liaising with contributors; copy editing essays; web publishing; and promoting and publicising the journal.

Joining the journal now offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the migration of Dandelion to the Open Library of the Humanities publishing platform.

We invite all Birkbeck School of Arts Graduate Students to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. No prior experience of publishing or editorial is necessary as training will be provided.

We encourage you to send an email explaining why and how you would like to be involved and detailing any relevant experience you have and what skills you would bring to the journal. We are particularly curious to hear your vision for Dandelion, what innovations you would introduce, and what form you envisage Dandelion taking in the future.

Email applications to by Monday 8th of May.

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ICA Student Placement Opportunities: Deadline 4 December 2016

The ICA are currently looking for 2 students interested in taking on placements at over the winter period for the following departments;

To apply students will need to send a CV and a covering letter, stating which of the roles above they are interested in and why, to:<>.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 4 December 2016, and interviews will take place w/c 12 December 2016

As ever students will be expected to commit to working 2 days a week for a minimum of 3 months. The ICA can contribute to travel within London zones 1-4.

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CALL for EDITORS: Dandelion Journal – The Contemporary deadline 16 December



The Dandelion Journal seeks EDITORS to assist in the compiling and editing of the journal’s ‘THE CONTEMPORARY’ issue.

This is an exciting time in Dandelion’s history as we prepare to migrate the journal’s archive to the Open Library of Humanities. The current issue will mark Dandelion’s relaunch as an OLH journal.

We invite all Birkbeck School of Arts Postgraduate Students to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. No prior experience of publishing or editorial is necessary: you will learn editorial skills as you go. We particularly require editors whose expertise lie in the fields of: History of Art, Screen Media, English and Humanities.

As a Dandelion Subeditor, you will be required to edit and copyedit two or three articles (between 3000 – 8000 words) between early-February 2017 and May 2017. We ask that you attend two or three editorial meetings with the rest of the team during this time. You will also be welcome to contribute to the team in any other ways you desire (e.g. events planning, design, typesetting etc).

We encourage you to send us an email explaining why and how you would like to be involved and detailing any relevant experience you have by Friday 16th December:


We look forward to hearing from you,

The editors:

Becky Sykes and Tom Travers

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Vacancy: BBK German Language Teacher – deadline 29 August 2016

The Cultures and Languages need an additional German language teacher for 2016/7.

The vacancy has been advertised on the Birkbeck website, on the link below.  The closing date is midnight on Monday 29 August.

If you know anyone who might be interested in applying, please forward them the link.,0271452513&key=103270114&c=72028333887665&pagestamp=setfapojgfendtcmhh

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