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Royal Anthropological Institute sucht Education and Communications Officer



The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) is seeking to appoint a full-time Education and Communications Officer, starting October 2014. The Education and Communications Officer will be expected to work from the RAIs offices in London and take an active role in the RAI’s core activities and programmes alongside other members of staff.

Anthropology education, in its widest sense, is a significant part of the RAI’s mission and activity in this area is led by the RAI’s Education Committee. The post holder will have special responsibilities for supporting and developing the RAI’s educational activities, services and resources, with particular focus on supporting non-university anthropology education, as well as organising out-reach events, engaging in broader communication activities, and contributing to the day-to-day administration of the RAI, including providing administrative support to the Education Committee.

It is expected that the Education and Communications Officer will have an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in anthropology, and to have a genuine enthusiasm for the discipline. Equally important is a demonstrable interest and familiarity with teaching and learning in secondary education, since the role will involve close liaison with teachers at schools and further education colleges. The Education and Communications Officer will need to be a good communicator, competent at using social and other online media, as well as good at face-to-face contact. Event coordination skills and experience will also be especially valuable. Working as part of a small and dedicated team, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out tasks under their own initiative, to work unsupervised, and to lend a hand in more general tasks as required.

Full details, including summary of main duties and responsibilities and person specification, available at


The salary will be £25,446 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Application process

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th September 2014. Applications, which should consist of letter and CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to References will be taken up for short-listed candidates only. If for any reason, a reference should not be taken up at that point, this should be clearly indicated.

It is likely that interviews will be held on or around Friday 10th October. Informal enquiries may be addressed to


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