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Administrative Roles


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Outreach Associate

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 1 Year
Department: Public Programme & Academic Communications
Reports to: Head of Public Programme & Head of Academic Communications
Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Role Overview:

The Outreach Associate supports the Head of Public Programmes and the Head of Academic Communications in all communications activities and public outreach conducted by the organisation, with a focus on social media channels, media relations, the publicising of internal and external events and press releases.

The appointed candidate will report to the Head of Public Programmes as well as the Head of Academic Communications and will play a key role in the development of the AA’s cultural life and its documentation on social media, but also enhancing student experience, delivering communication resources and expanding local and international impact through a range of outreach activities.

In addition to the two departments this role reports to, this position will work closely with Digital Platforms, School Admissions, Membership, Bookshop, Photo Library and Archives, Visiting School, and the different academic units and programmes to share their work with a wider audience.

Who we seek:

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic figure with a knowledge and understanding of architecture, educational or non-profit environments and/ or cultural institutions and platforms. The candidate should be able to simultaneously work on excel documents and editorial content for social media posts with equal passion. Since creative thinking and problem solving are essential skills for employees at the AA, they will be brilliant, quick, flexible, team-oriented, affable, and well-rounded. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to quickly develop working relationships with AA staff, students, academic staff, and the press, among other audiences. They will have superior verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to achieve communications and development goals. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a related field, with interest and/or experience in publicity, social media and arts administration in non-profit environments.

What we offer:

A range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply:

Please apply by email to recruitment@aaschool.ac.uk by the closing date of Sunday 17th November 2019 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • Application Form
  • Full CV
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than one-page

Invitations to interview will be issued by email after the closing date. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

 

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.






Development Coordinator

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 1 Year
Department: Directors Office
Reports to: School Director & Head of Membership
Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Role Overview:

The Development Coordinator role supports the Architectural Association’s fundraising activity, in close collaboration with the AA Director and other senior representatives of the school’s departments and academic programmes. The appointed candidate will report to the School Director and Head of Membership, and work closely with the AA Foundation. The position supports a broad range of funding initiatives across the organisation, including individual, institutional and foundation giving, partnership development (corporate and individual), special events, and legacy giving, with daily activities ranging from fundraising galas, management of a corporate programme, event sponsorship and alumni campaigns, to fundraising for academic research and publications.

Who we seek:

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic figure with experience of fundraising and a knowledge and understanding of architecture, educational or non-profit environments and/ or cultural institutions and platforms. They will be responsive, efficient, team-oriented, affable and well-rounded. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to quickly develop working relationships with AA members, alumni, staff, students, academic staff, individual donors and corporate partners, among other audiences. They will have strong negotiation skills, as well as superior verbal and written communication skills. They will have an entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to achieve development goals. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a related field, with knowledge and/or interest in management and arts administration in non-profit environments.

What we offer:

A range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply:

Please apply by email to recruitment@aaschool.ac.uk by the closing date of Sunday 17th November 2019 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • Application Form
  • Full CV
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than one-page

Invitations to interview will be issued by email after the closing date. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

 

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.








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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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