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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Published: 25 January 2023
Closing date: 17 February 2023

Salary: £24,285-£27,929

Reference: JU34841

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Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 24 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

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.

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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2023 with interviews expected to take place during week commencing 13 March 2023. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Sarah-Jane Harknett Queries about the application process may be addressed to

Please quote reference JU35108 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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