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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

Current Vacancies:


Assistant Keeper (Department of Western Art)

Salary Grade 9: £44,620 - £51,702 p.a. Full time

Five years in the first instance, then reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.

This position with curatorial responsibility for the Northern European collections involves research, teaching, public outreach and collections care.

The successful applicant will be a specialist in Dutch, Flemish and/or German art, with direct experience of works of art and preferably specialist knowledge of prints.

S/he will have a doctoral degree or equivalent knowledge or experience, and excellent IT, organizational and communication skills. S/he will have the potential to produce publications of international standing, and to undertake University teaching. S/he will play a full curatorial role in the Department, reporting to the Keeper.

S/he will develop research and exhibition projects with national / international partners. S/he will enhance the presentation and interpretation of the collections through acquisitions, gallery displays, documentation and online resources. S/he will contribute to their care and security and will be committed to high standards of public service.

S/he should be able to communicate and understand at working level at least one relevant language such as Dutch/Flemish and/or German; a second language would be desirable.

Applications must be made online.

You will upload a CV and a supporting statement (max. 2 pages of A4) telling us how your skills, experience and knowledge meet our essential criteria. Please do not upload certificates or additional material.

For the application, job description and selection criteria, please follow this link

Closing date: 6th March 2015 (at midday)

Interviews will be held on 1st May 2015.

Only travel expenses within the UK can be refunded.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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