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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00


9am – 5pm, 3 days per week (Monday, Thursday & Friday)

Hourly rate: £11.45 (grade 4)

The assignment will be administered through the University of Cambridge’s Temporary Employment Service and the position will be based at the Fitzwilliam Museum


The Role

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) is a consortium of the eight University Museums, which works in partnership with the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and other Cambridge University collections. Major Partner Museum funding from Arts Council England is enabling the consortium to transform access to the exceptional collections and research resources of the University Museums. Substantial digital innovation, high-profile exhibitions, imaginative learning programmes and effective marketing across the University museums and with wider cultural partners are reaching and benefiting audiences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.          

Throughout 2017 the University of Cambridge Museums will deliver a season of activity to mark the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 - a programme of exhibitions, events, digital engagement, discussions, installations and more within the museums and the city of Cambridge.

The assignment will provide marketing support for the University of Cambridge Museums Marketing & Communications Coordinator, with a focus on marketing activity for the India season.


Main responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the UCM social media, including monitoring analytics reports and running targeted social media experiments
  • Assist in creating social media content, keeping channels updated and looking after conversations
  • Writing and uploading online content and supporting the implementation of an SEO strategy
  • Assist in managing a PR contact database and publicity distribution list, distributing marketing materials as required
  • Administrative and practical support for the UCM Marketing & Communications Coordinator
  • Assist in the management of the UCM photo database


The Person

  • Creative and enthusiastic with marketing experience
  • An interest in the museums sector
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Confident using a variety of social media channels
  • Experience in using Adobe Indesign and Photoshop
  • Confident working with Google and social media Analytics and databases
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise and comfortably adapt to changing circumstances and requirements
  • Enjoys working flexibly as part of a team but can work independently with minimum supervision, taking responsibility and initiative where required


Deadline for applications:  noon 25 May 2017

Candidate discussions:   31 May 2017


Method of Application:

Those wishing to apply for this assignment should submit a written expression of interest and CV to:

Personnel and Workforce Development Manager, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB email: