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Aqueous Futures Project Coordinator

Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Salary:   £23,715 to £27,131 pro rata
Closing Date:   Sunday 26 March 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  0265-23

 This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to support the delivery of a project of knowledge exchange between international art and design researchers and local stakeholders.

 We are looking for a highly-organised, conscientious individual with excellent administrative, communication and collaboration skills to join the team at ImaginationLancaster - a design and architecture research centre of excellence based within the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). 

 Working closely with the Aqueous Futures Principal Investigator, academic and professional services colleagues, you will be a crucial, and highly-valued, member of the team playing a vital, supporting role in ensuring the smooth-running of the project. 

 The role is varied and you will be responsible for day-to-day administrative tasks, developing, supporting and nurturing the relationships with key stakeholders, and coordinating and supporting the facilitation of project events. These will include a series of three workshops in the North West of England and a final international symposium that will take place at Lancaster University 

 About the Aqueous Futures Project

Aqueous Futures is a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Future Observatory of the Design Museum. 

This is an engagement project that brings together policy makers, non-academic environmental agencies, and communities to demonstrate how experimental, design-led approaches to developing knowledge about place can be adopted in processes of planning, implementing, and monitoring interventions for climate adaptation in coastal areas.

Project activities will include three workshops conducted as facilitated walks and map-making exercises, which will be documented with the help of a film-makers and published online as interactive maps. The outcomes from the workshops will contribute to the Aqueous Futures Symposium, where they will be showcased alongside UK and international art and design projects. 

 About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is in a beautiful part of Northwest England with great facilities and a warm, welcoming community. We offer an occupational pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible benefits and an employee assistance programme. 

 Lancaster University promotes equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  

 This role can be delivered by working part of your schedule off campus.  The balance will be determined by business need may need to be changed at short notice.

 This is a 0.4FTE, fixed-term role until 14th September 2023. 

 For more information about Imagination Lancaster, please visit

 For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Serena Pollastri, Principal Investigator on the Aqueous Futures project (

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