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Cambridge University Library

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Closing date: 
Sunday, 7 July, 2019

The University of Cambridge seeks an exceptional individual to develop and deliver the 'Collections Workstrand' of a three-year International Research Programme led by the academic Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. You will work to build engagement, strengthen networks and identify opportunities for joint projects and external research funding between researchers and the world-class historic and cultural collections in the University Library and the University's museums. The goal of the programme is to increase research partnerships and research funding by utilising the convening power and research significance of Cambridge's world-class research collections. The post-holder will be employed by Cambridge University Libraries, but will work extremely closely with partners across the University's library and museum networks, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard, and museums embedded in academic departments.

The post-holder will need to be a self-starter and have the confidence and experience to build and manage relationships across the research and curatorial community, and help identify and progress to funding research opportunities arising from this network. They will work closely with Research Funding Officers and Facilitators in the museums, the academic Schools and in the University's Research Strategy Office. Significant experience is required of working a relevant sector, partnership working in a complex organisation, managing diverse stakeholders and of preparing successful large-scale grant applications Excellent planning, budgeting and project management skills gained in a relevant collections or heritage institution are also essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to log in to create an online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mark Purcell, Deputy Director - Research Collections,

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7th July 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place Monday 22nd July 2019.

Please quote reference VE19565 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.