Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: October 2002

The following advert was published in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 18th October and the Museums Journal on 17th October 2002:

Director, The National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts (NEVAC)

The Faculty of Art, Media and Design is the largest centre for teaching, research and training in art, design, applied arts and media production in the South West of England. Amongst its many research groups is the National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts which was established in 1992 by Mike Hughes and Professor Walter Keeler. Having improved our research position in the recent research assessment exercise we wish to appoint an academic practitioner of distinction with the vision to lead NEVAC and develop it as an international research archive.

The Director will be expected to develop NEVAC as an expanding and ultimately internationally recognised research archive that represents and promotes British applied arts and the crafts. The successful applicant will have an established reputation for research in this area and a proven track record in funded research, the management of research contracts and publication. He/she will be required to expand the research grouping already established for NEVAC and work closely with our national and international partners which includes the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

The salary is in the scale £31,100 - £39,100 and is a three year fixed term contract.

For further details contact Professor Paul Gough, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Media and Design: or telephone 0117 344 4720

The closing date for applications was 1 November 2002.