Education & Outreach Assistant (Part-Time, Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Education & Outreach Assistant (Part-Time (0.6 fte), Fixed Term)

Annual Salary scale: £22,659 – £26,243 pro rata

Closing Date: 19 July 2019

Reference: JU19635

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint a part-time temporary Education and Outreach Assistant.

The Museum 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 80,000 visitors a year.

Working with the Outreach Organiser the postholder will undertake a broad range of duties to support the work of the Museum’s education and outreach team. This will include teaching children and young people visiting with their school or college to support the curriculum, widening participation sessions, activities and events for families, or increasing access to the collections for visitors with additional needs.

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, and have the maturity to deal politely and in a friendly way with a wide variety of people, often under pressure of time and stress. 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 archaeology and/or anthropology collections would be an advantage. 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.

This is a part-time 3 days per week appointment with actual hours worked by agreement. Wednesday working would be preferred, though this is not a requirement of the role. Some evening and weekend working will be required.

Limited funding: This is a fixed-term appointment with funds 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 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (enhanced with children’s barred list) and a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on the University of Cambridge job opportunities page for this vacancy at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/22071/ 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 wmb24@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 July 2019, with interviews expected to take place before the end of July.

Please quote reference JU19635 in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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