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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:

 

Sackler Keeper of Antiquities (Senior Curator and Head of Department)

Salary Grade 10: £51,702 - £59,914 p.a

This permanent role carries a Fellowship at Wolfson College and offers an exciting opportunity in Oxford, at the institution housing the Universityís globally significant collections of art and archaeology. You will be an internationally recognised authority in at least one area of the Antiquities departmentís collections with at least a bachelor degree (or equivalent), relevant management experience in a research intensive Museum with significant collections, and possess excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.

You will take responsibility for the objects in your care and for delivering the departmentís contribution towards the aims and goals of the Museumís 5-year Strategic Plan. You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be able to motivate, manage, coordinate and lead in a team environment.

You will possess an international scholarly reputation, ideally including service on committees responsible for managing your subject area, with appropriate recognition for your career stage, and a track record of significant publication in an area related to the collections of the department.

The main responsibilities include research and teaching, management of resources, leadership of working parties, serving on committees (from institutional to international), and, in relation to the collections, their care and management, and the provision of access on-site or (through print, media, lectures etc) elsewhere. You will also cultivate lenders, donors, and supporters of the departmentís holdings and raise funds for small and large projects.

Any offer of employment will be subject to security checks.

Downloadable Job Description

Applications are to be made online.

Your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 2 sides of A4) must be uploaded but please do not upload additional files; they will not be considered.

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

Closing date: 10th October 2014 (at midday)

We expect interviews will be held in November 2014, dates TBC

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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