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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

Current Vacancies:


Visitor Services Assistants

Salary Grade 1.3: £7.88 per hour (£14,959 p.a. pro rata) Variable Hours Contract
Up to 8 posts

We now have a number of exciting opportunities to join our established Front of House team.

Help us to make sure our visitors enjoy an experience that exceeds their expectations, as well as playing your part in helping to protect our priceless collections and our stunning new building.

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

Youíll need to have first class communication skills and enjoy using them! Nothing will be too much trouble for you. Youíll also have a confident and pro-active approach to dealing with problems and issues as well as a positive approach and a desire to gain knowledge of the Museum and the City, and promote this to our visitors.

When required you will be able to work shifts during the daytime (Museum opening hours) and in the evenings (Museum and commercial Events), 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.

This role involves mainly patrolling the Museumís 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.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

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: 5th December 2014 (at midday)

Interviews will be held on Monday 15 December.

Immediate start for Christmas 2014 cover.

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

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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