‘Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power, an International Symposium’. Paid Fixed-Term Conference Administrator Opportunity

Conference Administrator Job Description 

A conference administrator is sought to help oversee conference organisation for ‘Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power, an International Symposium’ to be held at the Wallace Collection in London from 21-23 March 2018. Duties will include managing conference bookings (through EventBrite), providing travel advice for delegates, and answering any other queries from delegates and speakers via email and telephone (beginning in October 2017; heaviest traffic from 1 January until 21-23 March).

The administrator will also be expected to attend the conference on all three days (all expenses paid) and live tweet the proceedings (using the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century [CSLEC] twitter account) before, during, and after the 3-day event. They will also be expected to publish 6 blog posts to ensure maximum dissemination and to promote the event to a wide audience; this will provide exceptional opportunities for networking and dissemination for the administrator.

Working hours will be broken down as follows:

Administrative assistance from September 2017

3.5 hours a week for the Autumn term: 3.5 x 12 = 42hrs

Administrative assistance for 1 day a week from start of term in January to 21st March

3.5 hrs a week for 10 weeks = 35 hours

Assistance during the 3 day conference and before, during and after the event

3 days (21 hours)

2 days (14 hours)

This amounts to a total of 112 hours paid at a rate of £17.12 an hour (Grade 6 R.A. rate) = £1,917.44 in total.

Please contact Nicole Willson (n.l.willson@kent.ac.uk), cc’ing in Donna Landry (D.E.Landry@kent.ac.uk), if you are interested in this opportunity.

Published by animalhistorygroup

The Animal History Group is a research network open to all postgraduates, academics, museum workers and other professionals whose work engages with animals within history. We foster connections between those active in this field within the London area and beyond, with the goal of inspiring, creating and developing new knowledge about the place of animals within history. You can follow us on Twitter at @AnimalHistories or email us at animalhistorygroup@gmail.com

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