Research Assistant, MOMU, Crew

Deadline: Tuesday 22 December 2015.

Location/City: Crewe
Grade and Salary Band:
Grade 5 (£21,605 to £24,298 pro rata), Fixed Term, Average weekly working hours:7.00
Fixed Term until 31 August 2018

Reference: T1-80154265-02

Over three decades we have developed a significant reputation as a vibrant and active community with a commitment to new arts practices and Practice-as-Research. We have developed a diverse undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio of provision in Drama, Contemporary Theatre, Dance, Music, Creative Music Production, Popular Music, Community Arts and Creative Writing.

The new, dedicated Contemporary Arts facility provides dedicated studios for performance including multiple theatre and dance spaces and a complex of professional music spaces. We are also home to the acclaimed
Axis Arts centre – known for its excellent reputation for contemporary arts work with acclaimed companies and practitioners.

The Project: MOMU – Moving towards Multiprofessional Work in Art and Social Work

The Department of Contemporary Arts (DCA) and the Department of Social Care and Social Work at MMU are partners in a consortium that has successfully submitted a bid under the ERASMUS+ funding programme, led by CARPE member, TURKU (Finland). The main objective of MOMU is to define and develop new multiprofessional working skills and environments for professionals in art and social work.

MOMU (Moving towards Multiprofessional Work) answers the topical European-wide challenges: managing the modifications that happen in one’s profession and alienation of the young people. The MOMU project
relies on the two flagships of the European Commission’s Europe 2020 Strategy: 1) Agenda for new skills and jobs for individuals – helping people acquire new skills and adapt to a changing labour market and ensuring the sustainability of our social models; 2) the European platform against poverty and social exclusion by preventing youth social exclusion.

The main objective of MOMU is to define and develop new multiprofessional working skills and environments for professionals in art and social work. These skills will respond to the needs of the European labour market in a rapidly changing society. Therefore, working-life representatives (MOMU’s 16 associate partners) are in a leading position when it comes to improving the relevance of higher education by defining the competences, developing a multiprofessional training and evaluating the relevance of the results.

This bid has particular relevance to MMU, as it links arts and wellbeing in a project that accommodates both

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