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Chief Museum Assistant (Collections Manager)

We are looking for a museum professional to help with the day-to-day management of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The post holder will work with the Director and Curator to achieve the best professional standards in the most effective way possible, ensuring appropriate care, storage and documentation of our designated collections, making them accessible to students, researchers and the public through displays, temporary exhibitions and loans.

Applicants should have a professional qualification in museum studies, the ability to organise their own time and duties and a dynamic approach to collection development; the post also involves a high level of responsibility with regard to the security and documentation of the collection. Applicants should have experience in a similar position and the skills, expertise and professional knowledge to perform to a wide variety of museum related tasks. Some knowledge of History of Science is also desirable.

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

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Please provide the names and contact details of two referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of shortlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.

Provisional Schedule: Shortlisting: mid-December 2019 Interviews: in the New Year

If you have questions about the position, the application process, or eligibility, please contact Louisa Russell, HR Coordinator, tel: 01223 334500, email:

Please quote reference JN21218 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.

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

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