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Job: Research Assistant / Bradford’s National Museum: Methods for re-founding 'inter/national' museums translocally

We are looking for a researcher to play a key role in a new research project to be run in collaboration with the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. The research project will use a variety of different research methods – including action and participatory research – to explore the political geographies of the National Science and Media Museum and wider Science Museum Group and of the different communities who live in Bradford as a means of addressing the tensions facing inter/national museums in engaging their local audiences. The project’s research questions will be addressed through systemic action research allowing us to build a 'working picture' of the role the National Science and Media Museum currently plays and use this to identify blocks as well as pathways for productive change.

You will play a key role in working with the Principal Investigator (PI) to identify connections between the different strands of research, to support in the administration of the project and to act as editor for the project website. You will also develop your own strand of research within the overall research design. The role is based at the Leeds, but you will spend significant time at the National Science and Media Museum, and elsewhere in the city of Bradford.

With a PhD in museum and heritage studies or an allied field (or equivalent experience), you will have a strong understanding of current debates in the field and the sector as well as experience of taking part in collaborative/participatory projects. You will also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will have the ability to write compelling interpretive content for a variety of audiences.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Helen Graham, Project Principal Investigator

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1224, email: H.Graham@leeds.ac.uk

See: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=AHCFA1001

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