Using our collections to help solve the problems of our time
The University's collections ¿ across its museums, galleries, libraries, archives, Departments and other research centres ¿ are a superb yet under-used resource. Together, these collections offer new ways to analyse, understand and help solve some of the greatest societal challenges we face today. Collections ¿ Connections ¿ Communities (CCC) is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University, which draws together expertise to promote innovative collections-based research for, and with, communities in our region and beyond.
As CCC Research Coordinator, you will help set our strategic goals and ensure they are met. You will undertake pro-active engagement with potential research collaborators, communities and audiences; you will coordinate a programme of events and manage and develop our website and social media content; map collections and contribute to scoping of a cross-Cambridge collections discovery portal. You will support the governance and administration of the Initiative, including convening and coordinating the meetings of our Steering Group.
Working closely with colleagues within the University of Cambridge, as well as with partners nationally and internationally, you will support the development of projects, including through the workshopping of ideas to identify priority themes and partnerships, contribute to funding applications, and assist with subsequent reporting requirements, including around budgets and impact. Current programmes include the new AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Programme (Collections and Communities in the East of England (CC-EE)); a funding scheme for Participatory Research Grants; and the project African Collections Futures, which is producing a strategic assessment of University of Cambridge collections from, and pertaining to, Africa.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.
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