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Research Associate - Storyteller (Exhibition and Display Projects Fixed Term)

Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927 Closing date: 8 September 2022 Download the job pack

We are seeking an innovative storyteller with ideas, energy and enthusiasm to research, develop and deliver new interpretative schemes for a major redisplay of the Fitzwilliam Museum's upper floor galleries, and contribute to other display and exhibition projects.

As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, the Fitzwilliam 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.

You will work with curators, subject specialists, participation groups and project teams to shape research and interpretation so that it is creative, compelling and responsive to audience needs; and provide guidance on audience-centric approaches to object and content selection.

You will have a strong understanding of audiences and experience of how to develop content and interpretation according to the separate needs of each. You will have a track record of creativity and innovation in story-led interpretation and will know how to deliver engaging narratives across different media, drawing on sector best practice. We are seeking someone with a professional, flexible, supportive, and collaborative team-working style combined with excellent planning and organisational 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.

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 will be subject to discussion with your line manager.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

This vacancy will close on 7 September 2022 23:59. Interviews will be held Thursday 15th September 2022.

Please quote reference DA32692 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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