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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:

 

Head of Development

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

The Ashmolean Museum is a part of the Oxford University Museums Group and houses the University’s collections of art and archaeology. The collections themselves are of world significance, ranging from archaeology to the fine and decorative arts of Europe and Asia and from coins to casts of classical sculpture, and are used for teaching and research purposes both within the University and in the worldwide academic and research communities. Above all, the Ashmolean is a great public museum, open to all without charge. To support and underpin the museum, we are seeking a talented development professional to lead and drive strategies that will take fundraising to a new level.

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser with an impressive track record in securing major gifts and a confident, creative approach to development. Your inspiring management style and excellent communication skills will guide a small, highly capable team towards achieving ambitious targets in support of the Ashmolean Museum. Confident and credible at a senior level, you will be experienced in the identification and cultivation of major prospects and adept at developing significant philanthropic relationships at six figures plus. This role will require close collaboration with both academic, college and development staff so an ability to engage with key stakeholders to work towards common goals in a complex institution is essential.

This role may require international travel.

For further information please follow this link

Closing date: 1st June 2015 (at midday)

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place in the second half of June 2015.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Visitor Services Assistant (Long Day)

Salary Grade 1.3: £14,959 p.a. (pro rata) 33.75 hours per week
Fixed Term until the 27 July 2016
Working 5 days a week out of a possible 6 (Tuesday – Sunday)
IMMEDIATE START

We now have a number of exciting opportunities to join our established Visitor Services team.

Your role will be to ensure our visitors enjoy a first class experience that exceeds their expectations, as well as playing your part in helping to protect our priceless collections and our stunning building.

You’ve probably been working in a busy catering, retail or customer services environment, or similar. A team player, you’ll have some knowledge of basic security procedures and health and safety requirements in a public environment.

You will need to have first class communication skills and enjoy using them as you will be expected to interact with our visitors to ensure they have a memorable visit to the Museum and exhibition. You will also have a confident and pro-active approach to dealing with problems and issues as well as a positive outlook and a desire to gain knowledge of the Museum and the City, and promote this to our visitors.

This role involves mainly patrolling the Museum’s galleries to assist visitors and maintain security. Physical fitness for standing and walking is required, since there is limited opportunity to sit during the shift.

You will work 5 days a week Tuesday – Sunday

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 sides of A4 and tell us why your experience, skills and knowledge are the perfect match for this Visitor facing 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: 5th June 2015 (at midday)

Interviews will be held within two weeks of the closing date

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Visitor Services Assistant (Variable Hours)

Salary Grade 1.3: £14,959 p.a. (pro rata) Fixed Term until the 27th July 2015
IMMEDIATE START

We now have a number of exciting opportunities to join our established Visitor Services team.

Your role will be to ensure our visitors enjoy a first class experience that exceeds their expectations, as well as playing your part in helping to protect our priceless collections and our stunning building.

You’ve probably been working in a busy catering, retail or customer services environment, or similar. A team player, you’ll have some knowledge of basic security procedures and health and safety requirements in a public environment.

You will need to have first class communication skills and enjoy using them as you will be expected to interact with our visitors to ensure they have a memorable visit to the Museum and exhibition. You will also have a confident and pro-active approach to dealing with problems and issues as well as a positive outlook and a desire to gain knowledge of the Museum and the City, and promote this to our visitors.

This role involves mainly patrolling the Museum’s galleries to assist visitors and maintain security. Physical fitness for standing and walking is required, since there is limited opportunity to sit during the shift.

When required you will be able to work shifts during the daytime (Museum opening hours), on weekends and bank holidays and will be available to work more 16 hours a week. You will be available to work at short notice. There may also be an opportunity for you to work ad hoc evening events such as Live Friday events

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 sides of A4 and tell us why your experience, skills and knowledge are the perfect match for this Visitor facing 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: 5th June 2015 (at midday)

Interviews will be held within two weeks of the closing date

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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