Part-Time Museum Attendant (22 hours per week)

Annual salary scale: £15,976 – £16,289 pro rata

Closing Date: 7 July 2017
Reference: JU12481

 The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly person to the part-time post of Museum Attendant. Please note that this is a part-time 22 hours per week post.

The role holder acts as one of a team of Museum Attendants under the supervision of the Visitor Services Co-ordinator. The role is vital to enabling access during public opening hours whilst maintaining the safety of visitors and the security of exhibits at all times. The role holder must be able to communicate clearly and informatively with visitors, including members of the public, staff, visiting scholars, researchers and students.

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 currently open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays and welcomes approximately 70,000 visitors a year.

It is anticipated that the Attendant will be required to work Tuesday to Sunday. Because the Museum is a 7-day operation and frequently hosts events outside its core hours, the role involves regular weekend work and the flexibility to work evenings and occasional bank holidays is essential. The actual hours worked will be agreed with the successful candidate.

No formal educational qualifications are needed though education to GCSE level or equivalent will be seen as an advantage. Basic numeracy and literacy are required. Experience in dealing with members of the public in a guiding and/or supervisory capacity is also an advantage as is retail experience. An interest in archaeology and anthropology is desirable but no specific knowledge is required. Punctuality, reliability and the ability to communicate effectively are essential as well as the confidence and self-assurance to be able to work alone and a willingness to take responsibility for areas such as security and safety.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on the University of Cambridge job opportunities page for this vacancy at 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. The University page also has a link to further information about the role.

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 Friday 7 July 2017. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Tuesday 18 July.

Please quote reference JU12481 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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