UU| Project manager ARTECHNE (0.5 FTE)

Utrecht University’s Faculty of Humanities is looking for a project manager ARTECHNE.

Job description

As a project manager, you will work mainly within the research project ‘Technique in the Arts: Practices, Concepts, Expertise, 1500-1950’ (ARTECHNE). This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), by way of a Consolidator Grant awarded to principal investigator Prof Sven Dupré. The project undertakes the experimental reconstruction of historical recipes to open the black box of the transmission of technique in the visual and decorative arts. Considering ‘technique’ as a textual, material and social practice, the team members write a long-term history of the theory and practice of the study of ‘technique’ in the visual and decorative arts between 1500 and 1950.

You will work in close collaboration with and report to the principal investigator of the project, and you will regularly engage with research partners and the ERC. The project manager will take care of all administrative and financial matters relating to the project, and handle project communication and event coordination.

Main tasks and responsibilities include:
•providing publication support, such as editing tasks and managing the correct delivery of images and permissions;
•managing the project finances, including assistance with periodical financial reports and drawing up and monitoring budgets; ◦managing the day-to-day operations of the research project;
◦providing all-round administrative support;
◦monitoring the implementation of the Grant Agreement concluded with the ERC;
◦organising network meetings and monthly Technical Art History colloquia;
◦internal and external communication, including the maintenance of project websites, social media accounts and a newsletter.


The successful candidate has:
•a completed (research) Master’s degree;
•relevant working experience in managing project administration and finances;
•experience in event organisation;
•excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Dutch;
•the ability to work independently and as a member of an international research team;
•affinity with conservation, restauration and/or the history of art and/or knowledge is an advantage.

Conditions of employment
We offer a temporary position (0.5 FTE) from 1 November 2019 to 1 September 2020 in an international working environment. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between €2,579 and €3,445 (scale 8 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

Additional information
You will be based at Utrecht University and will as such also be part of the department History and Art History, Section Art History, and the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities.

More information on the project: www.artechne.nl.

If you have any queries concerning the vacancy, please contact Jill Briggeman: j.briggeman@uu.nl


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