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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:


Education Officer: Secondary & Young People

Salary Grade 6: £27,057 - £32,277 p.a. Full time
1 year fixed term contract (externally funded)

We are looking for a creative, skilled and experienced museum educator to develop, deliver and evaluate high quality learning programmes for secondary age students and teachers inspired by the Ashmolean’s collections.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of developing and delivering programmes for secondary age pupils and teachers in a museum setting. You will also have experience of facilitating informal learning projects inspired by museum collections for young people.

You will be an effective and warm communicator with knowledge and understanding of learning from objects and how museums can support formal and informal learning.

You’ll be well-organised, professional and flexible, with the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application.

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 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: 12th November 2014 (at midday)

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 2 December 2014.

The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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