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University of Cambridge Museums and the Fitzwilliam Museum

Salary £14,699 - 18 month fixed term contract

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) is a consortium of the eight University Museums and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which works in partnership with other Cambridge University collections as well as with museums and other partners regionally, nationally and internationally.

Through a collaborative, audience-facing approach, UCM programmes focus on unlocking the University's collections, and the research activities which underpin them, for a larger and more diverse audience and through sector support and partnership.

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge with designated collections of international importance, a staff of over 150 FTE, and a volunteer workforce of 100+. The Fitzwilliam Museum is also the largest cultural venue in the region, welcoming over 400,000 visitors a year.

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge are offering a shared Events Apprenticeship within these two complementary cultural organisations. The apprenticeship will provide both practical and administrative experience with particular focus on the research, development and running of events. These will be both commercial and public events.

As part of the apprenticeship, completion of an Events Assistant Level 3 Certificate is necessary. The training for this award will be provided by the National College Creative Industries.

It is expected that 20% of time will be spent undertaking the relevant training to complete the apprenticeship. This is blended learning consisting of a mix of day release sessions and online distance learning, as well as on-the-job training, culminating in an End Point Assessment. 
The role holder will be a natural team player with self-motivation, commitment and willingness to learn and to develop new skills and to assume responsibilities for a wide variety of sometimes complex issues. This apprenticeship is ideally suited for someone in in the early stages of a career in events. Interest in and commitment to the work of museums and cultural organisations would be welcomed.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check).

Click the 'Apply' button on the advert listed on the University's Job Opportunities site to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th September 2019 at 5:00pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Please quote reference DA20382 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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