Research Assistant/Associate: Impact of Theatre Practice on Young People-B90849R

Newcastle University - Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice

Salary: £27,285 - £28,936 per annum (without PhD) pro rata
£29,799 - £38,833 per annum (PhD Awarded) pro rata

Closing Date: 20 October 2017.

Newcastle University’s Institute for Creative Arts invites you to work with us and colleagues at Northern Stage to evaluate the impact of theatre practice on young people through a study of its Young Company. Northern Stage’s Young Company is a pioneering project seeking to engage young people in all aspects of theatre practice. There is a notable absence of evidence, particularly through longitudinal evaluation, of the kinds of impact that engaging in creative theatre practice can have on young people, including those from areas of social and economic disadvantage. Through a rigorous and creative evaluation approach, this project seeks to provide fresh insight into impact of theatre practice and best modes of evaluation.

You will be experienced in qualitative evaluation and have a strong interest in the arts. Applications from candidates experienced in using creative and digital methodologies are particularly welcome. Candidates should have experience of working with young people and should note that any appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS check. The post is available fixed term for 9 months at 0.4FTE negotiated start date with successful candidate. It is currently envisaged that this post will operate on a two-day a week basis but this is negotiable, with more condensed periods of work being possible across the duration of the fixed term.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Venda Louise Pollock, via

For more information about the Institute of Creative Arts Practice see

For more information about Northern Stage see

Interviews will be held on 21 November 2017.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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