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Project Curator, Being An Islander

Salary range: £31,406 - £40,927 Closing date: 28 July 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.

'Being an Islander Art and Identity of the large Mediterranean Islands' is a research project and forthcoming major exhibition. Both the exhibition and research project, together with corresponding public engagement activities, aim to elucidate what defined island identities in the Mediterranean. They explore how insularity affected and shaped cultural identity using the examples of Crete, Cyprus, and Sardinia, and provide a platform to debate cultural evolution in the islands as opposed to the surrounding mainland.

The role holder will work closely with the lead Exhibition Curator to realise all aspects of the exhibition including collections and bibliographic research, concept development, presentation, and interpretation. They will work as part of the Exhibitions and Displays team to help manage delivery following Fitzwilliam Museum processes and agreed timelines.

We are seeking someone with experience of working on a gallery display or an exhibition in the field of Mediterranean archaeology, who can work collaboratively with team members and show a high degree of ICT skills. In return we offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. Our Cambridge Works programme aims to support our staff to achieve a better work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. Our team have embraced hybrid working, where staff are empowered to split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of remote working is subject to discussion with the recruiting manager.

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.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Please quote reference DA32183 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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