14 May 2013

Job Opportunity - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge


Clerical Assistant (Half-Time)
Fixed-Term Appointment to 30 April 2016
Annual salary scale:  £18,005 – £20,764 pro rata

Closing Date: 5 June 2013  

Reference: JU28012
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint a part-time Clerical Assistant to work on a project entitled Multiple Modernisms: Twentieth-Century Artistic Modernisms in Global Perspective. This is an exciting opportunity for an administrative assistant to join a research team led by Professor Nicholas Thomas. The position, funded by an International Network grant from the Leverhulme Trust, supports a group exploring modernism in art from Africa, Oceania and native America during the twentieth century. The post-holder will be expected to assist with the administration, budgeting and day-to-day running of the project. He/she will support the network by liaising with team members, making travel and meeting arrangements, producing publicity materials, maintaining the project’s web page, supporting the project’s management and advisory committees, and assisting with the preparation of project publications. Candidates should be self-motivated and organized. Strong computer skills are essential.
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is the second largest of the University of Cambridge’s eight museums. It is a key resource for University teaching and research, particularly in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Divisions of Archaeology and Social Anthropology. Its world-class collections attract visiting researchers from across the world and it maintains an active programme of temporary exhibitions and loans to exhibitions within the UK and internationally. For further information about the museum please visit the website.
The post-holder will be subject to the University’s regulations for employment of Assistant Staff. This half-time appointment will be for the duration of the project only and will terminate on 30 April 2016. The annual salary will be on the University’s Grade 3 scale within the range £18,005 – £20,764 pro rata.
Applications comprising of a full C.V., covering letter setting out the applicant’s suitability for the post, the names and addresses of two contactable referees and a completed CHRIS/5 form (parts 1 and 3 only) downloadable here, must reach the Museum Administrator, Wendy Brown, by 5 June 2013.

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