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HLF Project Assistant (Learning)

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint a part-time temporary Project Assistant (Learning) for a Heritage Lottery Funded Project 'Sharing Heritage: Pacific Currents in Cambridgeshire'.

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is the second largest of the University of Cambridge's eight museums and is both a museum open to the general public and a research and teaching facility of the University. The Museum is open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays and welcomes approximately 70,000 visitors a year.

As part of the development of new Pacific displays, the role holder will support and extend the work of the Museum's education team and co-develop new outreach initiatives. The role includes some evening and weekend work. The Project Assistant (Learning) will perform a number of duties including:

1) assist the Senior Curator, Outreach Organiser and Project Assistant (Collections) in the development of stories and activities related to the new Pacific Displays; to develop the core themes of Environmental Sustainability and Exchange and Movement to connect displays throughout the Museum with diverse audiences. 2) encourage widening participation through liaison with various community organisations, including Arts and Minds and Young Carers in Cambridge and Ely. 3) assist the Outreach Organiser to prepare and launch a new Museum Bike for events throughout Cambridge City and develop associated sustainable resources. 4) foster a new partnership with a school in the Fenland region. 5) co-ordinate and deliver educational and family sessions and events at MAA. 6) support the Outreach Organiser in the co-ordination of the Museum's volunteers assisting with learning activities. 7) assist the Outreach Organiser with the delivery of Arts Awards. 8) assist the Outreach Organiser with evaluation

Candidates should be well-organised with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team. S/he should have excellent communication skills and experience with and an interest in people, including children and vulnerable adults. S/he should have previous employment or work experience in a museum environment with an understanding of and commitment to museum education, outreach and social inclusion. A knowledge of ethnographic collections is preferred. A good general education to 'A' Level standard and IT literacy are required and a Higher Education degree in a related subject is desirable. Manual dexterity for object handling and meticulous attention to detail as well as the ability to cycle and lift are required. A clean driving licence would be an advantage but is not essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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

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 28 February 2018. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed during the afternoon of Tuesday 27 March 2018.

Please quote reference JU14811 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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