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[Commlist] Research Assistant Job - Film Festivals & COVID-19

Fri Jan 15 21:25:10 GMT 2021

We have a job being advertised for a Reserarch Assistant (please see below) about the shift to digital by Scottish film festivals. Please feel free to pass this along to students/colleagues who may be interested. <>

_**__*Research Assistant*__**_

      *Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh***- School of Arts, Social
      Sciences and Management - Division of Media, Communication and
      Performing Arts

Location: 	Edinburgh
Salary: 	£29,176 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 6)
Hours: 	Part Time
Contract Type: 	Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On: 	15th January 2021
Closes: 	27th January 2021
Job Ref: 	PVMD004A


*1 x 0.8 FTE or 2x 0.4 FTE - Fixed term contracts to 31^st July 2021*

*Average hours of 28 per week (0.8FTE) or 14 per week (0.4FTE) – hours can be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the individual and project requirements*


We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (0.8 FTE) or two Research Assistants (each 0.4 FTE) in the Division of Media, Communication and Performing Arts at Queen Margaret University. The aim of the research project is to investigate how COVID-19 has had a strategic impact on film festivals in Scotland as they have had to shift to digital modes of film exhibition.

The role holder will work together with the project leads. We are seeking either one person for both phases, or this role can be split between two people for the first and second phases.

The first phase of the project focuses on the landscape and industry response. This specifically involves:

  * Accumulation of quantitative and numeric information about the
    impacts of COVID-19 on the Scottish film festivals environment to
    understand the challenges of the current landscape.
  * Qualitative approaches to collect the perspectives and experiences
    of film festival producers and organisations about the impacts of
    the virus on their operations, programming, future strategies, and
    financial situations/sustainability.

The second phase of the project focuses on audience and community response. This specifically involves:

  * Analysis of existing evaluations of audiences at case study
  * Qualitative approaches to collect the perspectives and experiences
    of film festival audiences and communities about the impacts of the
    virus on their social and cultural lives, with particular attention
    paid to festivals with a significant community value (Africa in
    Motion, Discovery Film Festival, SQIFF) and questions around
    diversity, inclusivity and accessibility.

The successful candidate/s will have experience of undertaking qualitative (Phase 1 & 2) and/or quantitative (Phase 1) research and will have an understanding of the critical fields of film and/or festivals. Together with excellent communication skills and the ability to use their own initiative, the role holder will also possess excellent analytical and written skills and will have demonstrable experience in producing written reports to a high standard.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Rebecca Finkel (rfinkel /at/ <mailto:(rfinkel /at/> and Dr. Lesley-Ann Dickson (ldickson /at/ <mailto:(ldickson /at/>.

Should you wish to apply for the vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

The closing date for this position is 27^th January 2021. Please indicate in your application whether you would be interested in the 0.8FTE or 0.4FTE position.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on 4^th February 2021.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Queen Margaret University is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises the advancement of gender equality at QMU. Find out more about Athena SWAN here. We have a number of family friendly policies and are happy to consider job share applications.

We are a Disability Confident Employer, should you require any specific arrangements during the recruitment process please note this on your application form or contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email (recruitment /at/ <mailto:(recruitment /at/>

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