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Head of Digital and IT


The Fitzwilliam Museum aims to offer an inspiring experience of art and culture from antiquity to the present day to the widest possible audiences. Through the excellence of its scholarship, displays and public programmes, the Museum strives to make a major contribution to the cultural life of the communities it serves.

This newly created role offers an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of digital and information technology at the Museum by providing pro-active, confident and very importantly strategic leadership to establish the Museum's position as a pioneer and innovator within the field.

As well as shaping Digital and IT strategy, the role holder will have responsibility for the operational management and technical oversight of the Museum's IT infrastructure, systems, services and staff, and will be the Museum's main point of contact with professional colleagues within the University Information Services Division (UIS) and external Digital and IT partners . Educated to degree level or equivalent in Digital Humanities or an ICT related discipline, with significant experience of setting up and running digital and IT systems, including digital asset, collections management and CRM systems in a museum, library or archive environment are essential. Further, a successful track record of delivering complex projects plus project and budgetary management at a high level are required. Knowledge and experience of identifying funding opportunities and preparing funding bids also form part of this pivotal role.

Excellent collaborative people management and organisational skills coupled with strong leadership, direction and management plus the ability to coach and inspire others are prerequisite.

Planned interview date: 24 November 2017

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a Basic Disclosure check via Disclosure Scotland. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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.

Any queries should be directed to recruitment@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk or Tel: 01223 764840.

Please quote reference DA13505 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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