|Salary:||£25,138 to £28,759 per annum|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||17th October 2023|
The Ashmolean Museum is recruiting a full time Collections Assistant. Based in the Eastern Art Department, the postholder will enable the delivery of cross collections object-based University teaching and other forms of academic engagement. Their primary responsibility will be the physical preparation and movement of objects and the execution of teaching and research associated tasks.
Reporting to the Collections Manager in the Department of Eastern Art, the Collections Assistant will also assist with the preparation and movement of objects for teaching, research, outgoing loans, photography and conservation, as well as having responsibility for the supervision of visitors in Study Rooms.
The post holder will support the Collections Managers in a variety of tasks to enhance storage areas, gallery projects and maintenance, and may occasionally be asked to undertake national and international travel to ensure the safety of objects requested for loan to external exhibitions.
You will work independently to plan your workload and set your own priorities. A sound understanding of materials (ceramic, stone, metals, organics, etc.) and experience of object handling is an essential requirement for this post.
This is a full-time, permanent post, working 36.5 hours per week.
The role involves lifting and moving heavy boxes.
Our range of employee benefits and discounts include 38 days leave (including bank holidays), extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more details please see https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff-benefits.
Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.
Applications from women, black and minority ethnic candidates are especially encouraged.
You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting evidence form as part of your online application. The supporting evidence form lists each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description – please explain how you meet each one.
The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Francesca Leoni, Assistant Keeper and Curator of Islamic Art, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role (email@example.com). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST/GMT) on Tuesday 17 October 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 16 November 2023.
Please do let us know if you require any more information. Many thanks for your assistance in advance
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