Assistant Keeper, Paintings Drawings and Prints

Fitzwilliam Museum, Central Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,914-£49,553
  • REF: DA25648
  • Closes: 14th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Assistant Keeper, Collections & Research (up to 1 year FTC, Maternity Cover)

Good salary + package

Great working environment

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam fulfils its function 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 and amazing collections of over half a million works of art spanning centuries and civilisations within five departments: Antiquities; Coins and Medals; Paintings, Drawings and Prints; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Applied Arts. The Museum has a strong team of conservators covering a range of specialism; the Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) is one of the world’s leading centres for teaching and research in the conservation of easel paintings.

Our Mission: Providing a place, physical and virtual, which gives all audiences the space to think and create Promoting dialogues around works of art and material culture Exploring and developing its collections collaboratively and inclusively Building, preserving and documenting its outstanding collections

Assistant Keeper, Paintings, Drawing & Prints

The role holder reports to and works together with the Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints & Interim Keeper, Manuscripts and Printed Books, Fitzwilliam Museum, to ensure to the day-to-day running of the Department. They will contribute to the overall care of, and public access to, the departmental collections through display and interpretation, teaching, and public engagement.

The role holder will collaborate with colleagues across the museum, in particular within Collections and Research, Conservation, Learning, Development, Communications and Public Engagement teams.

A particular focus of the role will be to assist the Keeper (Lead Curator) and Deputy Director of Collections and Research in the research, preparation and production of interpretative material related to new displays in the Museum’s Founder’s galleries, due to open in autumn 2022. The redisplay will reflect the Museum’s mission to tell a global history of art and engage with a multiplicity of perspectives/voices.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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.

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Closing Date: Sunday 14th March 2021 at 12 Midnight

Interview Date: Thursday 1st April 2021

Please quote reference DA25648 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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