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Assignment: Temporary Audience Researchers X6 for University of Cambridge Museums

This is a shared role to cover a period beginning 21 July 2014 for up to 3 weeks following a training day on 14 July 2014

Hourly rate: £9.54

The assignment will be conducted through the University of Cambridge Temporary Employment Service and the position will be based within the University of Cambridge Museums.


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 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.

The Assignment

We are looking for six temporary audience researchers to assist with a major UCM-wide audience research project. The assignment will be for up to three weeks from mid-July to early August, and will involve conducting interviews with members of the public in each of the University of Cambridge Museums, where possible using tablet computers to gather the data.

Training will be provided by The Audience Agency, who are leading this project. The researchers will together ensure that interviews are carried out at all venues during week days and at weekends. The University of Cambridge Museums comprises eight very diverse museums that work closely with the Botanic Garden. We are looking for confident, reliable, approachable, self-motivated people who are able to put visitors at ease. Some familiarity with Cambridge's Museums and cultural venues would be desirable.

This project is part of the UCM's Connecting Collections programme, aiming to develop an integrated Cambridge-wide cultural offer, to enable wider and more diverse audiences to engage with our collections and the research that lies behind them.

Hours of work

Individuals will attend training together on Monday 14 July. The week of the data collections, we will be aiming for full time coverage (36.5 hours per week), ideally over seven days of the week. There will then be a period of time for downloading and tidying up the data. It is therefore essential that there is flexibility particularly at either end of the project.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 2 July 2014
Candidate discussions: Wednesday 9 July 2014

Method of Application:

Those wishing to apply for this assignment should submit a written expression of interest and CV to:

Personnel and Workforce Development Manager, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB email: .