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Education & Outreach Assistant (Part Time)

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking to appoint a part-time Education and Outreach Assistant. Working with the Outreach Organiser the postholder will undertake a broad range of duties to support the work of the Museum's education and outreach team. This will include teaching children and young people visiting with their school or college to support the curriculum, widening participation sessions, activities and events for families, or increasing access to the collections for visitors with additional needs.

The successful candidate will be educated to 'A' Level' standard and be IT literate. S/he will have an understanding of and interest in museum education. S/he will have experience with and an interest in people, including children and vulnerable adults, and have the maturity to deal politely and in a friendly way with a wide variety of people, often under pressure of time and stress. S/he will be customer-focussed and a good team player with the ability to communicate confidently, including with members of staff, volunteers and external stakeholders. S/he will have excellent organisational skills and be able to work independently and with a flexible and creative approach. A knowledge of archaeology and/or anthropology collections would be an advantage.

This is a part-time 2.5 days per week appointment with actual hours worked by agreement. It is possible that project and other funds may fund additional hours. Some evening and weekend working will be required.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list) and a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about this vacancy and queries about the application process may be addressed to the Museum Administrator on

The closing date for applications is 7 April 2017. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed during week commencing 18 April 2017.

Please quote reference JU11699 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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