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Head of Digital Content

Salary range: ££44,414 - £56,048 Closing date: 8 May 2023 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.

To help us achieve the Fitzwilliam Museum's digital ambitions, we are seeking a visionary leader to establish, direct and manage the strategic and long-term goals for our digital content, ensuring it brings value to our audiences and our organisation. The Head of Digital Content will play a pivotal role in shaping and leading a new digital content team, and in working with colleagues across the Museum to embed digital thinking, practice and experiences.

With a passion for storytelling and excellent project management skills, the role holder will direct the strategy for the Museum's digital platforms, oversee all digital content from concept to delivery, develop and own the Museum's tone of voice across its digital platforms, and promote best practice in content production.

Collaborating with colleagues from across the Museum, the University and with external delivery partners, the Head of Digital Content will also support the development of inspiring and enriching digital experiences and products for our exhibitions and programmes to bring our collections, research and stories to life. You will join us at an exciting time for the Fitzwilliam as we prepare to enter one of the most important phases in our long history: the Museum Masterplan. This landmark project will reinvigorate our spaces, connect with audiences onsite and digitally as never before, and revolutionise the ways our collections, research and programmes are experienced. An organisation-wide rebrand, including a website redevelopment project, will be a major delivery strand during this period of transformation.

We offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.

Cambridge is a beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of eight museums which work in partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the University Library as the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, with internationally 'Designated' collections spanning archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and fine art.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Jennifer Grindley, Head of Communications & External Relations

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.

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Interviews for the role will be held: w/c 15 May 2023

Please quote reference DA36218 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. We particularly encourage candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy, as they are currently under-represented at this level within our University.

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

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