Dr. Jonathan Cronshaw


01/14-present Halifax Courier, Halifax
Reporter at local weekly.

04/13-01.14 Yorkshire Post, Leeds.
Features desk.
Writing features, articles and NIBs.

05/11-05/12 Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form, Mirfield.
Sixth Form Academic Learning Mentor.
Provide academic and pastoral support to Sixth Formers.

10/10-04/11 Harewood House, Leeds.
Expert Consultant on Jacob Epstein exhibition, ‘Finding Adam’.
with curators to discuss historical aspects of the exhibition content.

10/07-06/10: Department of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.
Teaching Associate.
Research-led teaching on Level One core module Elements of Visual Culture and Level Two module The Avant-Gardes.

10/06-06/09: Fine Art Study Centre,
University of Leeds.
Library Assistant.
Reception, customer service and supervision duties.
Running academic and library skills workshops.

01/06-10.06 TD Waterhouse Investor Services, Leeds.
Business Development.
Writing FAQ for TD Waterhouse UK website.
Providing answers to complex queries that could not be dealt with by call centre.
Working in dialogue with marketing to develop new business strategies.

08/05-06/06 Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
Gallery Information Assistant.
Invigilation and reception duties.
Giving guided tours.
Writing exhibition information pack as a reference for other invigilators.

10/01-05/04 Pig and Rat, Keele.
DJ and Promoter.
Promoting and DJing regular weekly club night.
Setting up and using technical equipment.
Helping organise and promote three one-day music festivals.


2013 PGdip Magazine Journalism (NCTJ) with Merit

NCTJ modules:
- Media Law
- Public Affairs
- Production Journalism 
- Court Reporting
- Reporting
- Magazine Portfolio
Leeds Trinity University.

2006-2010: PhD. History of Art.
‘Carving a Legacy: The Identity of Jacob Epstein’, University of Leeds, Supervisor: Benedict Read.

2004-2005: MA, Social History and Theory of Art, Distinction. University of Leeds.
Dissertation Title: ‘The Sideshow and the Problems of History: Jacob Epstein’s Adam (1939).’
Supervisors: Fred Orton and Gail Day.

BA (Dual Honours), Philosophy and Visual Arts. 2:1. Keele University.


2013 NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund

2006-2009 Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award.

2006-2007 Hyam Wingate Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

2004-2005 Arts and Humanities Research Board Masters’ Award.

10/13 Wakefield Express
Two week placement as a reporter on local weekly. Gathered and wrote a range of news stories including a front page splash during my first week.  

09/13 Yorkshire Evening Post
Features desk
Two week placement on the features desk writing four double-page features, picture stories and listings. 

08/13 Morley Observer
Mobile journalist
One week placement as mobile journalist on local patch. Using mobile technology to produce web-first stories. 

06/13 The Guardian
Culture and Multimedia desk 
Two week placement at The Guardian. Honed skills in features writing, sub-editing and multi-media production. 
Content editor and copywriter
Editing articles and reports for Axisweb.
Writing articles for Axis Notes newsletter and Rant section of website.
Interviewing artists, critics and writers to create content for site.

Content Editor.
Managing, designing and editing the website.
Increasing web traffic by utilising RSS feeds, viral marketing techniques and social media platforms.
Writing articles, producing podcasts and interviewing creative people.

11/10-01/11: East Street Arts, Leeds.
Online Marketing and SEO.
Optimising East Street Arts’ website for search engines to increase web traffic.

07/08-11/09: Art Fist Magazine.
Designed, edited and distributed printed magazine for 9 issues.
Wrote and sub-edited articles, interviews and reviews.
Liaised with artists, arts professionals and writers to gather content for the magazine.

10/06-09/07: School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, Leeds University.
Research Committee: Student Representative.
Acting as a liaison between research students and staff to voice concerns and cascade developments.

03/06-04/06: Emma Dexter: adelicatematter presents: Elixir Pandemonium.
Exhibition Catalogue Designer.
Designed, edited, and wrote a biography for Emma Dexter’s Elixir Pandemonium exhibition at the adelicatematter gallery.

05/04-08/05: Oxfam Music and Books, Headingley, Leeds.
Retail Assistant.
Introduced online stores on eBay, Amazon and ABE Books in order to increase sales.
Assisting with other retail duties.

09/03-05/04: Newcastle Brampton Art Gallery.
Curatorial Assistant.
Helped with exhibition installation.
Assisted with photography workshops.
Designed marketing materials for exhibitions.

09/02-08/03 Keele University Students’ Union.
Students with Disabilities Representative.
Elected by fellow disabled students to represent them.
Acted as a liaison between students, university disability unit and site management.

10/02-05/04 KUBE Radio, Keele University.
Radio DJ
Presented two shows on university radio: ‘Name a Hairy Dog’ and ‘The Texas Playlist Massacre’.
Organised interviews, phone-ins, arranged playlists, marketed show.
Won awards for best marketing, best male presenter and runner-up best show for ‘Name a Hairy Dog’.


‘evil Jewish control’: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, the First World War and a Statue of Christ, Empowerment and the Sacred conference, University of Leeds, 2011.

‘the so called Christ by the Jew Epstein’: Jacob Epstein’s the Risen Christ (1917-19), Images: The Journal of Jewish Visual Culture (forthcoming)

‘this work has never been commissioned at all’: Jacob Epstein’s Madonna and Child (1950-52), Art and Christianity, (Issue 66: Summer 2011)

Body of Christ: Jacob Epstein’s The Risen Christ (1917-19), Contemplations of the Spiritual in Contemporary Art conference, Liverpool Cathedral, 2010.

Controversy at the British Museum: Jacob Epstein and the Restoration Scandal (1921-39), Association of Art Historians ‘New Voices’ conference, University of Birmingham, 2010.

Jacob Epstein and Thomas Hulme (1912-1915), Encircled Voices conference, University of Leeds, 2008.

Motifs of Desire: Jacob Epstein’s Rock Drill (1913), Gendered Gestures conference, Tate Liverpool, 2008.