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Collections Assistant

Salary range: £24,285 - £27,929 Closing date: Sunday 20th November 2022 Download the job pack

As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam Museum acts as a crucial bridge between the University, the City and the rest of the world, and has an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, award-winning public programmes and significant collections spanning many cultures and centuries. The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research in conservation and heritage science.

The Fitzwilliam Museum collection comprises 500,000 objects, displayed in galleries or house in on- and off-site storage. The Collections Assistant will contribute to the movement of collections for display, storage, study, research and loans, thereby supporting access, research, teaching and public engagement around the collection to support Mission aims and strategic priorities. They will have experience of working with relevant collections.

We are seeking someone to contribute to the day-to-day operations around the collections, who has good interpersonal skills with ability to work with colleagues and external contacts. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have experience with handling sculpture, ceramics, textiles, furniture and decorative arts. In return we offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.

Location: Cambridge

Closing date for applications: 20th November

Interview Date: 6th December

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to

Tim Matthews: tom25@cam.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process

please contact HR@Fitzwilliam.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference DA33714 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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