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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:

 

Research Assistant, "Divination and Art in the Medieval and Early Islamic World" Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Salary Grade 7: £30,434 - £32,227 p.a. Full time
Fixed term for 2 years
Post-holder must be able to start on October 1, 2015 and have the right to work in the U.K.

The Ashmolean Museum is seeking to appoint a research assistant to join the team of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project "Divination and Art in the Medieval and Early Islamic World (1200-1800)" directed by Dr Francesca Leoni. The project examines the multiple roles of “licit” divinatory arts (i.e. astrology, geomancy, bibliomancy, dream interpretation, physiognomy and 'ilm al-huruf) in the medieval and early modern Islamic world through their impact on visual and material culture. The post-holder will provide support to the project’s Principal Investigator and the core research team, undertake independent research and assist with a range of tasks and outcomes, including publications and the organisation of a large-scale exhibition.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree or equivalent knowledge or experience in a relevant area, specialist knowledge of Islamic Art and have demonstrated experience in the museum sector. The successful post-holder will also have a significant research and publication record and have good working knowledge of at least one language amongst Arabic, Turkish and Persian.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

You will be required to upload your CV, a supporting statement (max. 2 pages of A4) telling us how your skills, experience and knowledge meet our selection criteria, and a written sample of your published work (not to exceed 5,000 words) as part of your application.

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 at the Ashmolean Museum on Monday September 14, 2015 with a view to appointment starting in October 1, 2015.

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. We regret we cannot pay expenses for international travel.

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 Museum’s 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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