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Work Experience & Volunteering

The Ashmolean Museum is one of seven Oxford University museums and collections. We receive a large number of enquiries about work experience, work placements and voluntary opportunities within the Museum. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any further work placements until autumn 2014. If you would like to find out more about the Oxford University museums and collections and the volunteering opportunities that may be available, go to http://www.museums.ox.ac.uk/volunteers.

Current Vacancies:

 

Part-time Security Officer (Variable Hours)
Up to 5 posts

Salary Grade 2: £8.31 per hour
Fixed Term contract for 6 months
Required to start as soon as possible

We now have an exciting opportunity to join our Security Department.

As a Part-Time Security Officer you will be part of a small specially-trained team, responsible for the efficient running of the St Giles staff and education reception, carrying out security patrolling activities as well as other security duties. You will provide a professional and welcoming service, ensuring the efficient distribution of deliveries to this area, and at all times help to protect our priceless collections.

You will enjoy combining the variety of reception, security and health and safety as well as portering and customer service.

A first class communicator with excellent customer service skills, you will have the ability to remain calm under pressure and know how to follow emergency and fire procedures, as well as directing and assisting others in emergency situations. You will also have the initiative to diffuse conflict, as well as the ability to be alert and reliable when dealing with more routine situations.

You will be confident to work alone and unsupervised and have experience of operating surveillance and communications systems. You will be trustworthy, with an impeccable background and an impressive track record of working in the security industry.

This role is predominantly evenings over 7 days, but may include some weekend days, given the casual nature of the contract the hours may vary.

As a variable hours worker, you will be willing to work daytime, evening, weekend and bank holiday shifts when required and will be available to work more than 15 hours a week if required. There may be occasions when there is no finishing time rostered and the shift will be until the close of business.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

This statement should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 and tell us why your experience, skills and knowledge are the perfect match for this position.

Please do not upload CVs, certificates or additional supporting information as they will not be considered in the shortlisting for this position.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please follow this link

Closing date: 6th February 2015 (at midday)

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Beattie Archive Assistant (Department of Eastern Art)

Salary Grade 3: £18,031 - £20,781 p.a. Full time (36.5 hours per week)
Fixed Term contract for 6 months

The Ashmolean Museum is recruiting a full-time fixed term Archive Assistant in order to foliate, rehouse and list the holdings of the May Beattie Archive. In 2000, carpet specialist May Beattie bequeathed her personal archive and collection of carpet fragments to the Ashmolean. The archive contains thousands of photographs, research papers and correspondence relating to the study of carpets.

You will have experience of working within an archive or special collections service and be enthusiastic about pursuing a career in museum or library archives with the capability to sustain excellent attention to detail. You’ll have excellent general IT skills along with excellent interpersonal, and communication skills. Being proactive and working independently are essential and an interest in visual culture would be desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. This statement should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 and should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Please do not upload CVs, certificates or additional supporting information as they will not be considered in the shortlisting for this position.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please follow this link

Closing date: 11th February 2015 (at midday)

We expect interviews will be held on Friday 27 February.

Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Assistant Keeper (Department of Western Art)

Salary Grade 9: £44,620 - £51,702 p.a. Full time

Five years in the first instance, then reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.

This position with curatorial responsibility for the Northern European collections involves research, teaching, public outreach and collections care.

The successful applicant will be a specialist in Dutch, Flemish and/or German art, with direct experience of works of art and preferably specialist knowledge of prints.

S/he will have a doctoral degree or equivalent knowledge or experience, and excellent IT, organizational and communication skills. S/he will have the potential to produce publications of international standing, and to undertake University teaching. S/he will play a full curatorial role in the Department, reporting to the Keeper.

S/he will develop research and exhibition projects with national / international partners. S/he will enhance the presentation and interpretation of the collections through acquisitions, gallery displays, documentation and online resources. S/he will contribute to their care and security and will be committed to high standards of public service.

S/he should be able to communicate and understand at working level at least one relevant language such as Dutch/Flemish and/or German; a second language would be desirable.

Applications must be made online.

You will upload a CV and a supporting statement (max. 2 pages of A4) telling us how your skills, experience and knowledge meet our essential criteria. Please do not upload certificates or additional material.

For the application, job description and selection criteria, please follow this link

Closing date: 6th March 2015 (at midday)

Interviews will be held on 1st May 2015.

Only travel expenses within the UK can be refunded.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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