Engage Journal Editor - deadline 23/5/19

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education
Freelance fee: £8,500 per annum
Contract: June 2019 to March 2022

Application deadline: 10 am on Thursday 23 May 2019

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, wishes to recruit an Editor for the Engage Journal. The Editor guides the development and direction of the Journal, working with Engage staff and the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB). The Editor, with the EAB, agrees on the theme for each Journal edition and guides its development and direction in dialogue with the EAB and Engage team.

First published in 1996, the Engage Journal is the international journal of visual art and gallery education. Now a twice-yearly online publication, the contents of each edition follow themes linked to the visual arts and education chosen through an open-submission process. The Journal supports Engage’s mission to promote access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education. The Journal acts as a snapshot of current thinking on a subject, a repository of references, a source of practical ideas, and a forum for exchange between different parts of the art, museum and gallery community. The design of the Engage Journal has been refreshed and relaunched for Spring 2019 alongside Engage’s new website. To complement the new Journal, Engage wishes to encourage more dialogue between authors and readers, to make more overt links between the Journal themes and topical issues in art and design education. Engage also wishes to build more international membership, placing the Journal as a principal focus of this membership drive.

With these developments in mind, the Journal Editor role is being enlarged to allow capacity for the Editor, with the support of the Engage team, to encourage dialogue on the Engage website and social media channels, and to promote more international membership. 

The Engage Journal Editor is a freelance role that involves attendance at two or more Editorial Advisory Board meetings in central London per year, as well as several meetings with the Engage Director and the Communications Officer at the Engage central office in London. For more information about Engage and the Engage Journal please see Appendix 1 & 2 below or visit www.engage.org.

This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the production of a highly regarded publication in the field of visual arts education.