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Practitioner Research Associate: Collections and Wellbeing (Young Adults) (Fixed Term)

Practitioner Research Associate: Collections and Wellbeing (Young Adults)

(Fixed Term)

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As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam Museum acts as a crucial bridge between the University, the City and the rest of the world, and has an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, award-winning public programmes and significant collections spanning many cultures and centuries. The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research in conservation and heritage science.

We are transforming our research and impact environment to more effectively support a range of projects and activities that have participatory approaches at the core of their work. To help us achieve this ambition, we are seeking a Practitioner Research Associate: Collections and Wellbeing (Young Adults) who will be part of a dedicated team of practitioner researchers exploring the potential of the University collections to support knowledge exchange, generate societal, cultural and policy impact.

Collaborating with colleagues from across the Museum, the University and with external organisations and communities, the role holder will undertake their own - and facilitate other's - practice-based research that involves young adults (aged 16-25) and other practitioners as co-researchers.

We offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.

Cambridge is a beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of eight museums which work in partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the University Library as the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, with internationally 'Designated' collections spanning archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and fine art.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance or until 31st July, whichever is sooner.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date for applications: 26th May 2024

Interviews for the role will be held: 13th June 2024

Please quote reference DA41465 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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    Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge








    26 April 2024

    Closing date

    26 May 2024

    Job details


    Practitioner Research Associate: Collections and Wellbeing (Young Adults) (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

    Job type



    Anthropology,History,Social Science

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