Apply soon to be a Project Assistant for our Archive Team for a short term! Deadline Approaching: Friday, November 30, 2018

Are you passionate about the arts? Do stories of arts projects spark your interest? Do you like putting
pieces of a puzzle together? Then come and help us unpack our history of 23 years in the arts!

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is looking for a Project Assistant for our Archive Team
for a short term (four to six months starting from mid-December 2018).

Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

IFA is a national, not-for-profit, grant making organisation that supports practice, research and education in the arts and culture, in India. Set up as a Public Charitable Trust in 1993, IFA started making grants in 1995, and has continued its work over 23 years. IFA has supported over 540 arts projects disbursing over Rs 24 crore, across the country.

You will work closely with The IFA Archive Team in organising material; creating metadata; preparing material for upload; uploading data and digital material to the online platform; and other digital odd jobs, if required.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in using MS Excel, MS Access and/or any kind of database software
  • Knowledge about different file formats for audio, video and documents and conversion tools

Eligibility:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts/Humanities is a must
  • A Master’s degree and knowledge of speaking and reading more than one Indian language will be desirable
  • Experience in working with institutional archives is preferred

Location and Term:
This position is full-time and based out of Bangalore. It requires the person to be physically in the office, for the entire duration from mid-December 2018 onwards. The appointment will be for four to six months, with a possibility of an extension.

Remuneration will be Rs 20,000/- per month after TDS.

If you are methodical, patient, and have an eye for detail and aptitude for organisation, please write to us at contactus@indiaifa.org by Friday, November 30, 2018, with your resume and reasons as to why you are interested in this position.

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Archive Assistants at ARCE-AIIS

ARCE-AIIS looking for two Archive Assistants – one for 3 months beginning April and one starting March as soon as possible.
This is a hands-on opportunity to learn about archiving music and performance recordings.
It will also include working on ARCE projects like the Virtual Image of Image and Sound ( see www.vmis.in) creating albums for Smithsonian Folkways from collections at ARCE and so forth.
Day to day work includes working on creating metadata, working with databases, handling archival systems and workflow.
There is also an opportunity to work on a collaborative project with the British Library.
We are looking at a minimum qualification of a Masters or preferably an MPhil in a related area, and any related work experience and a desire to gain some experience in archiving in this short time.
We are holding the first of our walk-in interviews on Tuesday the 27th Feb. starting 11:30 am to 5 PM.  Please write us with cc to Shubha.chaudhuri@aiis.org.in and mail your resume in advance.
Shubha Chaudhuri Associate Director General ( Academic ) Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology American Institute of Indian Studies 22, Sector 32 HUDA Institutional Area Gurgaon. 122001 INDIA

CFP at Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

Current themed issue CFP:

‘From Emergence to Convergence: New critical perspectives, innovative methods and novel approaches to the study of the digital subject’

Publication Date: April 2019

In the context of the ubiquity, the interpenetration of these once emergent technologies, our first themed issue as the journal’s editors sets out to refocus our attention on the contemporary very specific sites of ‘convergence’ – those practices, places, and processes where technologies, cultures and aesthetics merge and coalesce in the creation of new subjects, new experiences, new artefacts and new knowledge. In this issue we will publish work that brings together a corresponding convergence of methods and approaches in the illumination of these new phenomena, their impacts, their effects, and their affects.

Closing date for abstract submissions: 4pm 29th March 2018.

http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/CON/From-Emergence-to-Convergence-cfp.pdf

Current special issue CFP:

‘Rethinking the distinction between old and new media’

Guest editors: Frederik Lesage (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

and Simone Natale (Loughborough University, UK)

Publication Date: August 2019

This special issue aims to illuminate places, cases, and contexts where distinctions between old and new media break down, and to propose alternative theoretical frameworks that redefine media change and the interaction between different media. Papers are invited that interrogate how changing definitions of old and new media inform the trajectory of specific media as well as their interrelations, moving away from rigid conceptions of oldness and newness to emphasise, instead, the persistent changes that characterise our relationship with media objects and technologies.

Closing date for abstracts: 4pm 31th May 2018.

http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/CON/Rethinking_the_distinction_between_old_and_new_media.pdf

 

Opportunities to join the Convergence team

We are seeking a book reviews editor. If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and a 500-word statement which outlines why you are suited to this position and provides a short discussion on the range and types of literature that you believe fit with the journals refocus, to sarah.atkinson@kcl.ac.uk and h.kennedy@brighton.ac.uk by 5pm Monday 26th March 2018.

 

We warmly invite your contributions that support our new vision for the future of this important and influential journal in the following three ways:

  • Through the proposal of future special issues (contact the editors directly)
  • Respond to calls for editorially themed issues and special issues (contact the relevant editors)
  • Submit individual articles to ‘open’ issues (through the Scholar One submission system)

 

We are very much looking forward to receiving your proposals and submissions and are thrilled to be embarking on this inspiring and timely editorial project.

 

Sarah Atkinson & Helen W. Kennedy

Co-Editors Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

Call for Applications: Project Manager, ARThinkSouthAsia

Job Title: Project Manager
Deadline: 15 February, 2018
Contract: 1 Year (full-time)
Location: New Delhi
Submit applications to applications@khojworkshop.org

About ARThinkSouthAsia

ARThinkSouthAsia is a management, policy and research programme in the arts and cultural sector. Initiated in 2010 by the Goethe-Institut in India, supported by the British Council since 2013 and the Piramal Art Foundation since 2014, the programme is dedicated to founding and supporting a cadre of arts managers committed to the cause of capacity building in the South Asian region.

The development of a robust cultural infrastructure in the region is crucially dependent on the emergence of such a cadre of cultural professionals. Given that a large part of cultural production occurs within the not-for-profit sector driven by committed and passionate individuals who are looking to develop strategies for sustainability, that the rise of privately funded initiatives in the cultural sector such as festivals, theatres, galleries, auction houses, art funds, private museums and cultural foundations require trained art personnel, and last but not the least, that public sector institutions need revitalization and professionalization – it is clear that innovative cultural management within the cultural sector, as well as conversations around the role of cultural policy, the creative industries, and their role in our burgeoning cities and peri-urban areas, have become not just important, but necessary in South Asia today.
The programmes are aimed at the arts and culture sector in the wider South Asian region – encompassing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – thereby developing an incredible network of peers across countries. to know more about our visit http://www.arthinksouthasia.org

Responsibilities:
• Plan and co-ordinate the successful planning and implementation of ARThinksouthAsia’s flagship 2-week residential workshop programme in Delhi and master class and short courses to take place in India and South Asia
• Manage all practical arrangements for the programmes from conception to final realisation in close co-ordination with the Project Director
• Prepare budgets, applications and study material. Handle communications, coordination of logistical arrangements, as well as liaising with vendors, partner institutions, faculty and participants

Requirements:
• Prior work experience in cultural management or related fields
• Masters or Bachelors degree in relevant fields
• Co-ordination, planning and organisational skills with an eye for detail
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office – particularly Word, Excel, Power point.
• High level of initiative and the ability to identify problems in advance of challenges, and propose workable solutions
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English, basic knowledge of Hindi
• Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
• Ability to work on more than one task simultaneously
• Needs to travel when necessary

Remuneration: Negotiable – dependent on skills and experience of applicant

To Apply: Please send a letter of application accompanied by a CV and 2 references by email to applications@khojrowkshop.org

Deadline to receive applications: 15 February 2018

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies at Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia is advertising a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Screen Studies. Please see here for more information:

http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/572307/cd883-senior-lecturerlecturer-screen-sudies

Best wishes,

Jonathan Driskell

DR JONATHAN DRISKELL

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
47500 Bandar Sunway
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia