CRSBI wishes to appoint a successor to Nigel Clubb FSA, Chair of the Management Board, on his retirement at the end of April 2018.
This is a prestigious executive role which involves chairing at least four meetings of the Management Board per year, usually in central London, and reporting to at least two Trustees’ meetings annually. Extra attendances may be required during the year, for example, at the Annual Lecture at the Courtauld Institute in London in April, and at conferences and training events. The Chair and the Management Board also communicate and take decisions informally by email between meetings. The role provides a unique opportunity to help shape the direction of the project, including its future academic home and information supplier. It might suit a colleague contemplating leaving a full-time role and seeking new challenges, or one at an earlier stage in their career who would like to experience what is effectively a Chief Executive role.
Launched with British Academy support in 1988, CRSBI is a born-digital project which is using a customised interactive IT system to construct a fully illustrated, searchable, scholarly website of the Romanesque architectural sculpture surviving at over 5000 locations. Now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation [CIO], CRSBI is governed by a distinguished Board of Trustees and supported by a body of invited academic specialists. The project’s day-to-day operations are performed by the voluntary Management Board which is answerable to the Trustees, and whose tasks include the recruitment, training and organisation of the volunteer fieldworkers who record the sculpture. The Management Board, which is also responsible for maintaining the project’s academic standards, engages a small number of self-employed specialist editors to check fieldwork reports for accuracy and consistency before publishing them on the website.
Expressions of interest and a CV should be addressed to email@example.com and are invited from applicants with expertise and an academic or professional qualificationin the historic environment (art, architecture, archaeology, history, conservation), and an awareness of the requirements of managing a volunteer team. The closing date for applications is 12 February 2018. Interviews will take place in London during the week beginning 5 March 2018.
Candidates are also encouraged to read about the history and mission of CRSBI in the About pages of the CRSBI website.