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 in 2013. 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.
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- UEP Object Assistant
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6 traineeships available: 36.5 hours per week for 12 months
attracting a salary of £16,252 per annum
The five organisations of the Oxford University Museums and Collections (OUMC) have formed a partnership and, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and led by the Ashmolean Museum, are delivering 12 month traineeships in museum and botanic garden education and outreach. This offers excellent opportunities to people who wish to work in the sector but would otherwise struggle to gain employment of this kind. These traineeships will expand the use of our collections and will help to create more heritage educators who will be integral to the UK heritage sector in the future.
Who is this programme aimed at?
This Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future programme is aimed at people who currently experience a barrier to entry to work in this sector, and people from groups that are currently under-represented throughout this sector nationally, including people from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups and people with disabilities.
Barriers to entry to work in this sector may include lack of relevant experience or postgraduate qualifications, personal circumstances, financial reasons, redundancy or change in career and so on.
Applicants will be asked to describe how and why they wish to work in this particular sector and the barriers that they have faced in pursuing this aim.
Enquiries and applications for this vacancy should be directed to:
Neil Stevenson, HLF Skills for the Future Project Co-ordinator
T: 01865 288075
The traineeship will start on Monday 9 June 2014 and will last for 12 months
For further information and an application form, please see the following documents:
Closing date: 10th March 2014 (at midday)
Interviews to be held on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 April 2014.
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Salary Grade 3: £17,678 - £20,374 p.a. pro rata
Part time 14 hours per week (38% FTE)
Fixed term contract to 30 June 2015
THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY
We have an exciting opportunity for a part time Object Assistant to work with the University Engagement Programme (UEP) at the Ashmolean Museum. You will work with members of the UEP, the Departmental Administrator of Eastern Art, and the Collections Manager of Western Art to enable the delivery of the object-based teaching of the Programme. Your primary responsibility will be the physical preparation and movement of objects for the UEP and the execution of associated tasks; at other times, when the UEP is not actively engaged in its teaching duties, you will assist in the work of the departments.
A first class communicator with people at all levels, you will have previous experience of working within a team and you will understand how effective teamwork adds to the success of a project. In addition you will have the ability to work carefully and systematically and have an awareness of the importance of objects as well as health and safety requirements. You will be physically fit, as the role will involve lifting and moving boxes; manual handling training will be provided.
You will have excellent general IT skills, in particular experience of databases, be highly organised, and be aware of your own limitations and able to ask for help.
The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position at the beginning of Hilary Term.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please follow this link
Closing date: 14th March 2014 (at midday)
It is expected that interviews will take place during w/c 31 March.
Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.
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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