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Practitioner Research Associate: Collections & Wellbeing

Salary range: £35,308-£43,155 Closing date: 24 July 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.

We are transforming our research and impact environment to more effectively support a range of projects and activities that have participatory approaches at the core of their work. To help us achieve this ambition, we are seeking a Practitioner Research Associate: Collections and Wellbeing who will be part of a dedicated team, exploring the potential of the University collections to support knowledge exchange, generate societal, cultural and policy impact.

Collaborating with colleagues from across the Museum, the University and with external organisations and communities, the role holder will undertake their own - and facilitate other's - practice-based research that involves people with lived experience of physical and mental health conditions and other practitioners as co-researchers. 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st July 2024 in the first instance, with expectations of funding to 31 July 2025, to be confirmed shortly.

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.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

To help support our staff to thrive both professionally and personally, we have adopted a system of hybrid working, meaning staff are empowered to split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of remote working may vary due to Project needs and will be subject to discussion with your line manager.

Conversations about flexible working are encouraged at the University of Cambridge. Please feel free to discuss flexibility prior to applying (using the contact information below) or at interview if your application is successful.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Kate Noble:

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact:

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Closing date for applications: 18th July 2023

Interviews for the role will be held: 24th July 2023

Please quote reference DA37451 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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