Part-time Deputy Head of Collections

University of Oxford - Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Road

The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of Collections until 30 September 2019. This is a key role in the Collections section to curate, document, research and provide access to the Museum’s artefact collections. The postholder will play a pivotal role in contributing to the forward plans of the Collections Section and in collections based project proposals. They will be expected to demonstrate a good curatorial knowledge of the Museum’s collections and develop several areas of specialisation. In the absence of the Joint Heads of Collections they will be responsible for the smooth running of the section inclusive of staff and for dealing with all enquiries or problems that may arise. The postholder will take sole responsibility for delivering core pieces of work and will manage certain projects sometimes concurrently. They will be expected to collaborate with other museums, subject specialist networks or institutions on exhibitions, research projects and publications.

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2019 and is part-time (0.8 FTE/30 hours per week).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 4 January 2018. Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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