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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 2015. 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:

 

Security Manager

Salary Grade 6: £27,057 Ė £32,277 p.a. Full time
Permanent

As Security Manager you will have overall responsibility for protecting our visitors, colleagues the building and our collections from accidental and intentional harm.

Whilst dealing with potential and actual breaches of security or H&S, you must have the ability to take command of difficult situations while remaining calm and objective at all times. You will have the ability to change routines and adapt working practices and to identify improvements in security procedures. You will lead on the implementation of security processes and ensure full compliance and adherence to these.

You will oversee a team of 1 Deputy Security Manager, 1 Receptionist and 11 Security Officers, some working variable hours who are responsible for all security systems, fire detection, dealing with emergency situations and management of incidents.

You must be able to foster good working relationships with internal teams such as the Events, Visitor Services and Museum Services teams and ensure that you find mutual ways of working that are safe, secure and harmonious. You will also work closely with key partners at the University including but not limited to the University Estates Team, the University Security Office and the University Health & Safety Office.

You must have the ability to respond to out of hourís attendance requests within 20 minutes, as part of a call out roster.

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 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: 31st July 2015 (at midday)

We expect to hold interviews on Wednesday 12 August.

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.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Part-time Security Officer (2 positions; Variable Hours)

Salary Grade 2: £8.31 per hour Fixed Term contract for 6 months
IMMEDIATE START

Do you have the ability to remain calm under pressure; do you have the initiative to diffuse conflict; do you have exceptional customer service skills? If so we would love you to join our Security Team.

Your role will combine the security of our collections and visitors. You will be part of a small team, responsible for the efficient running of the St Giles reception, carrying out security patrolling activities in addition to reception duties, H&S and some portering duties. You will be confident to work unsupervised and have experience of operating surveillance and communications systems.

We will require you to work flexibly over 7 days; you will be willing to work daytime, evening, weekend and bank holiday shifts 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. It is anticipated that this position will be predominately evening working and given the nature of the contract the hours may vary.

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: 7th August 2015 (at midday)

Interviews to be held week commencing 17 August 2015

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.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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The Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting

Salary Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a. Full time
Fixed term contract 2 years (externally funded)

The Ashmolean Museumís long renowned collection of modern Chinese art has recently been strengthened by the bequest of the Sullivan Collection and other significant donations. The Christensen Fellowship is an endowed post-doctoral fellowship associated with the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese painting. The Christensen Fellow will be expected to undertake new research in the field of Chinese painting with a view to publication, and exhibitions in the Sullivan Gallery.

A confident communicator with good presentation skills, you will have a sound knowledge of the Chinese language, hold a doctoral degree in Chinese art or be on the point of completing a doctoral thesis. Experience of curatorial work will be an advantage. This post is offered on a two year fixed term contract.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

You will be required to upload two examples of written work not to exceed 5,000 words each, your CV, and supporting statement as part of your online application. This statement should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 and tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge match the requirements 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: 4th September 2015 (at midday)

Interviews will be held late September or early October.

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

We regret we cannot pay expenses for international travel.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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