Digital Communications Assistant (Fixed Term)


Department/Location: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Annual Salary: £23,067 rising to £26,715
Closing Date: 23 April 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 3 May 2021

Reference: JU26134

Category: Assistant

Fixed Term. The Funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and reliable individual for the role of Digital Communications Assistant, based at the Museum in Downing Street, Cambridge. Working with curators, the Head of Public Engagement and other staff, the role holder will use marketing and media relations to communicate all that MAA has to offer to new and current audiences. In particular, this role will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of MAA’s digital presence, including updating the website, managing e-marketing and social media, creating short content, e.g. blogs and videos to release on these channels, and facilitating and hosting online events, such as webinars and discussions.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent, will have excellent IT skills, be confident in the use of social media platforms, and should have work experience in a museum and/or demonstrated interest in museums and heritage.

Information about the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and its collections can be found at https://maa.cam.ac.uk

MAA and the University of Cambridge Museums are committed to inclusion and diversity within our institutions and across the sector, and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Museum and the University.

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 https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/29202/. 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.


The closing date for applications is 23 April 2021 with interviews expected to take place during week commencing 3 May. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment as soon as possible. Interviews may be carried out online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Nicholas Thomas (njt35@cam.ac.uk). Queries about the application process may be addressed to hr@hsps.cam.ac.uk


Please quote reference JU26134 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

March 2021

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