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Jobs | Published: Wed 6 Feb 2013

Connecting Collections Programme Curator

based at Kettle’s Yard
Salary £27,854 - £36,298

Fixed term contract to 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 (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.

This new full time fixed term post based at Kettle’s Yard will involve working with colleagues across the University of Cambridge Museums to lead the development of joint curatorial proposals for the Connecting Collections Programme under the strategic guidance of the Director of Kettle’s Yard. An understanding of the context and opportunities of working with diverse university museums across science, history and art and an outstanding research community is particularly important.

Educated to degree level, you will be an experienced exhibitions curator with proven, relevant track record in museums and working with museum collections. You will be able to provide examples of your work that clearly demonstrate imaginative curatorial projects that seek to engage a wide public coupled with the ability to explore cross-thematic connections. Fundraising experience is required.

Experience of working with contemporary artists would be welcomed.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills are critical, including the ability to lead, coordinate and manage teams with tact and sensitivity.

This post will require some travel, as determined by the role.

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

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 15 March 2013
Planned interview date: 27 March 2013

Candidates are asked to send their CV with a completed 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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