Jobs | Published: Wed 12 Dec 2012

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM)
Community Officer

Kettles Yard
Salary Range £26,004 - £30,122
Limit of tenure: 31 March 2015

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 will transform access to the exceptional 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.

Working at Kettle’s Yard and with the seven other University of Cambridge Museums, this new post offers a rare opportunity to play a vital role in developing a long-term creative relationship with the communities of King’s Hedges and Arbury in North Cambridge.

Under the guidance of the Education Officer, you will be responsible for project development and project management (administration, budgets, freelance staff, reporting, and communication with partners). You will have a role in fund-raising for the King’s Hedges and Arbury project, supported by the Development and Education Officers. You will also be responsible for supporting the development of smaller scale projects that link communities with the UCM collections.

You will be dynamic and inspirational with clear practical experience of working with communities in arts, museums or cultural contexts as well as with contemporary artists. You will also have a track record of leading the planning and delivery of imaginative cultural projects that have successfully engaged a wide public.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a subject relating to visual arts e.g. art history, community arts, or arts management. You will have knowledge and enthusiasm for the visual arts and visual culture, particularly concerning participation. Outstanding organisation and time management skills are essential.

Other essential requirements include IT literacy, administrative skills and practical experience of statutory legislation related to the needs of the role. There will also be some unsocial hours working.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a DBS (was CRB) check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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

Closing date for applications: 12 noon 21 January 2013

Planned interview date: 4 February 2013.

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

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