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.
The role holder will work directly with the objects to identify, author and input catalogue information and record photography in the Axiell Collections database, for publication to the online Collections search. This role will support delivery of Mission aims around improving access to the collection and catalysing research, thus supporting the Museum's Mission aims and Research & Impact Strategy, and contribute to the delivery of outputs to maintain Museum Accreditation, as set out in the Museum's Documentation Plan.
The purpose of this role is to catalogue the Islamic Coins collections comprising of c. 4,000 coins, reviewing and consolidating historic cataloguing, creating and authoring new Axiell Collections records including descriptions and other fields to ensure compliance with SPECTRUM standards. These records will be surfaced to researchers and other audiences through the online Collections Search. This requires a working knowledge of Islamic Coin collections, undertaking literature and database reviews, liaising with researchers, to ensure the catalogue entries reflect current knowledge.
We are seeking someone with experience of authoring catalogue records in a Museum collections environment and working knowledge/fluency in Arabic. In addition, someone who has excellent communication skills and attention to detail. In return, we offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 22 months in the first instance.
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 for applications: 27 August 2023
Interviews for the role will be held: 11 September 2023
Please quote reference DA37933 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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