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Museum and Collections Assistant (Part Time)

The Faculty of Classics wishes to recruit a Part-Time Museum and Collections Assistant in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 13.00 to 17.00. Duties include providing a front-of-house presence during open hours and assistance to the Curator with exhibitions and the collection. The postholder also operates the Museum's social media accounts and assists with promotional work.

The Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge houses one of the largest plaster cast collections of ancient sculpture in the world. It is situated on the first floor of the Faculty of Classics in Sidgwick Avenue. From the almost 600 casts of Greek and, to a lesser extent, Roman sculpture some 80% are on display. The Museum also houses a small collection of original pots and bronzes, and a large collection of ancient potsherds. Apart from the postholder, the Museum is staffed by a Director, who is always a University Teaching Officer, a Curator, and a part-time Education and Outreach Coordinator, supported by graduate student invigilators recruited as required. It is one of the constituent members of the UCM consortium (University of Cambridge Museums:, who together receive funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. Further information about the Museum of Classical Archaeology is available at The Faculty of Classics, which is one of the largest centres of classical studies in the world, was the top-rated Classical department in the 2014 REF.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Museum Director Dr Yannis Galanakis (email: ) or the Curator Dr Susanne Turner (email:

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.

Interviews are planned for Tuesday 5 March 2019

Please quote reference GE17999 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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