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Volunteer Manager - Ashmolean Museum - Grade 6 £27,629-£32,958 - closes 31 July
The Ashmolean Volunteer team play a very important role in helping the museum to achieve a friendly and welcoming environment in order to provide a visitor experience of the highest quality. The Volunteer Manager will oversee and develop a team of (currently 60+) Visitor Services and Education Volunteers who currently cover the Museum welcome desk, provide general information to visitors, deliver gallery tours and play a key role in a delivering the high quality visitor experience we aim to achieve.
Working closely with the Museum Volunteer Service Team you will be responsible for managing, coordinating and developing the Volunteer team and programme to support services and activities provided by the Museum. This will include assessing current Volunteer roles and activities and creating new opportunities for Volunteers to engage with. By utilising the skills, experience and enthusiasm of our current Volunteers and providing them with ongoing support, guidance and training, the Volunteer Manager will operate with a view to providing a first class visitor experience in conjunction with the Visitor Services Team.
You will ensure that the Volunteers deliver a consistently high standard of visitor engagement with strong and inspiring supervision and will review the current approach to the recruitment of Volunteers with the aim of encouraging a more diverse team.
The position requires someone who has the ability to act as a Duty Manager working closely with the Visitor Services management team ensuring that standards are adhered to consistently across the Museum in regards to providing an exceptional visitor experience. You will be required to work effectively as part of the Operations Department, and in collaboration with the Public Engagement Department maintaining close working relationships with the Visitor Services, Security, Education, Museum Services, Health and Safety and Housekeeping teams as required.
Deputy Head of Conservation - Pitt Rivers Museum - Grade 6 £27,629-£32,958 - closes 11 August
The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Deputy Head of Conservation. The postholder will be responsible for the active and preventative conservation of museum artefacts, determining and implementing a programme of conservation treatments, and managing appropriate documentation systems. Reporting to the Head of Conservation, and deputising for them when required, this role will include responsibilities for Museum projects, such as storage upgrades and research on collections, offering support and assistance as well as expert advice.
You will support the loans programme of museum objects to other national and international institutions. You will also work with the Museum Administrator to manage, implement and develop the Museum's Emergency Plan and advise staff on health and safety aspects of the collection.
Sackler Research Fellowship on the History of Conservation at the Ashmolean Museum - Ashmolean Museum & Worcester College - £28413 plus £5,000 housing allowance - closes 31 August 2017
Applications are invited for a three year Sackler Research Fellowship on the history of Conservation at the Ashmolean Museum, in association with Worcester College, Oxford. Based in the Ashmolean's Conservation Department in Oxford, the postholder will research the preservation history of the museum.
As the country's oldest public museum, founded in 1683, the Ashmolean is in an exceptional position to follow the history of conservation and restoration. The department holds formal conservation records from cards and notebooks that date back to the middle of the last century along with other sources. The research will concentrate on a history of conservation and restoration through the records and practices, collections and staff, building on existing work carried out in the department and on display in the Restoring the Past Gallery.
The successful candidate will have a proven ability to carry out research in an area related to the history of collections or conservation, a relevant post-graduate degree, either completed or due to be completed by October 2017, and a genuine interest in learning about conservation ethics and preservation methodologies. There may be opportunities for candidates with a suitable qualification in conservation to maintain practical skills during their tenure if they wish, so long as this enhances the research focus of the Sackler Research Fellowship.
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