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Museum Manager (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 14th October 2022
Job Ref: JU33086

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint a Museum Manager, to start on 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are welcome from experienced senior administrators, with experience in a museum or cultural organisation.

The appointee will contribute to the work of an internationally-respected University museum which cares for and makes accessible collections formally Designated by DCMS as being of national and international significance. The Museum's collections range from the archaeology of the Cambridge regions across world cultures, and all periods of human history. The institution engages in wide-ranging academic and community engagement, notably with Indigenous peoples globally, and has attracted some 80,000 visitors a year. Major current projects include an ongoing move of reserve collections to the Centre for Material Culture, a new central Cambridge store and study centre.

Candidates should have experience of both day-to-day operational management, including work across HR, finance, access and safety) and support for strategic thinking and planning. Candidates should be educated to degree level; a postgraduate qualification in museums is highly desirable.

Applications should include a CV and a personal statement letter of no more than two pages, outlining your experience and interest in the role. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees. Referees will be contacted by the University as soon as possible after submission of an application.

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

MAA and the University of Cambridge Museums are committed to inclusion and diversity within our institutions and across the sector, and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Museum and the University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/36923.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Museum's Director, Professor Nicholas Thomas (nicholas.thomas@maa.cam.ac.uk). General queries about this vacancy and the application process may be addressed to the Faculty HR Team (hr@hsps.cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 14 October 2022. It is anticipated that short-listed candidates will be interviewed on/during week commencing 24 October 2022.

Please quote reference JU33086 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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