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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

SALARY: £26,715 - £30,942 pro rata


CLOSING DATE: 23 July 2021


Fixed term: the funds for this post are available for 12 months.


The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking to appoint a part-time (2 days per week) Research Assistant to work closely with one of its Senior Curators in Anthropology on an interdisciplinary research project leading to an exhibition entitled COLOUR: Art, Science and Power at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, scheduled to open in June 2022.


Drawing on collections and expertise across the University of Cambridge Museums, the project will integrate cutting-edge work across the arts, humanities and sciences with targeted collections-based research and consultation with student groups and community stakeholders. Working closely with the Senior Curator in Anthropology the post holder will play a key part in collections-based research and the development of the exhibition, including assisting with consultation and workshops.


The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject such as Anthropology, Art History, Archaeology, History of Science, Museum Studies or a related discipline and have a demonstrable interest in Museums and experience of working with collections. S/he will value teamwork and collaboration, have good organisational and interpersonal skills, relevant computer skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Experience of working with community groups would be an asset. The post will include on-site and remote working and occasional evening work.


Further 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.


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 done so) and log in before completing the online application form. The University page also has a link to further information about the role.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Anita Herle ( Queries about the application process may be addressed to Faculty HR at


The closing date for applications is 23 July 2021 with interviews expected to take place on 3 August. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment as soon as possible from September 2021.

Interviews will be carried out online.


Please quote reference JU27321 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.