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Jobs | Published: Thu 20 Sep 2012

Outreach and Access Officer (Part-Time 2.5 days per week/Job Share)

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), is one of only 16 museum services nationally to secure Major Partnership Funding from the Arts Council England (ACE). The Connecting Collections programme (CC) will transform access to the exception collections and research resources of the eight University of Cambridge Museums. Substantial digital innovation, high-profile exhibitions, imaginative learning programmes and effective marketing across the University museums and with wider cultural partners will reach and benefit audiences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

This post oversees the continuing development of the Education Department’s work with community groups and to achieve social inclusion, working with current clients and creating new partnerships with sections of the community not currently served.

You will be an experienced museum/community education professional, with a first degree in a subject relevant to the Museum’s Collections. You will have considerable and demonstrable experience of devising and delivering teaching, particularly within a museum, gallery or similar cultural environment. This active teaching post will spearhead new developments and share knowledge with local, regional and national partners.
With excellent inter-personal and communication skills, you will possess the desire, drive and energy to work effectively with a broad spectrum of the community, coupled with imagination and empathy.
IT literacy, research skills, experience of writing for specific audiences coupled with time management and administrative skills and a practical understanding of budget control are essential.
This post will require some unsocial hours working.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of an enhanced CRB check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Further details and application form CHRIS/6 are available from our website or via email: or Tel: 01223 764840.

Interested candidates should complete the CHRIS/6 application form (excluding Part 2) and return with a covering letter and CV to Personnel and Workforce Development Manager, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB or

Closing date for applications: 10am Friday 10 October 2012
Planned interview date: Friday 19 October 2012

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.