ashmolean

Current Vacancies:

 

Museum Assistant

Salary Grade 3: £18,212 - 20,989 p.a.
Part time(18.25 hours per week 50% FTE)

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY AND MAY BE OFFERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY

We have an exciting opportunity for a Museum Assistant to work with the Collections Manager in the Department of Western Art the Ashmolean Museum. Your primary responsibility will be the physical preparation and movement of objects and the execution of associated tasks and documentation of the collections.

You will work with members of the Department of Western Art, especially the Collections Manager, to ensure the safe and expeditious moving of works of art across the Museum, the improvement of display and storage, and the creation and improvement of high-quality and accurate documentation on MuseumPlus.

You will have experience of object handling in museums, the ability to work carefully and systematically, and an awareness of issues surrounding collections care and conservation, as well as health and safety requirements. The role requires significant levels of manual handling work and will involve lifting and moving boxes; manual handling training will be provided.

You will have excellent general IT skills, in particular experience of museum databases, be highly organized, and be aware of your own limitations and able to ask for help.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

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 1 side of A4 and tell us why your experience, skills and knowledge are the perfect match 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: 13th May 2016 (at midday)

Interviews are expected to be held on the 25 May 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position as soon as possible thereafter, subject to notice requirements of their existing employment.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Part-time Finds Recording Assistant

Salary Grade 4: £20,989 - £24,298 p.a. (pro rata)
Part time post (18.25 hours per week/50% FTE).
Working hours can be discussed on appointment although will need to include a Tuesday or Wednesday.

A recently discovered site on the Berkshire Downs of southern Oxfordshire has yielded numerous archaeological finds through the activities of metal-detector users, mostly dating to the Iron Age and Roman periods (c. 100bc AD400). The primary role of the Finds Recording Assistant will be to record these finds onto the online database of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (www.finds.org.uk/database). Working under the supervision and guidance of the project directors, the main task will be to record each object to specified guidelines and standards set by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, including photography, measurements and text descriptions, and to aid the project directors in the identification of these finds although the postholder is not expected to have extensive small finds experience.

The Finds Recording Assistant will also be expected to assist the project directors in small-scale fieldwork such as field-walking, if undertaken, including some administration and the cataloguing of any finds.

Applications are sought from those with an academic knowledge of Archaeology or related subject, experience in the identification of archaeological finds, especially from the UK, attention to detail and a meticulous analytical approach and able to record all work done to agreed standards. Candidates must have good organisation and communication skills and be able to carry out all activities to a consistently high standard, whilst maintaining speed, care and accuracy.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement showing how your skills, experience and knowledge meet our selection criteria which should be no longer than 1000 words.

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

Closing date: 16th May 2016 (at midday)

Interviews will be held at the Ashmolean on Monday 6 June 2016. Please note that only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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