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Staff Vacancies


Community Engagement Officer

Grade 6: £29,098 – £33,518 p.a.
Part-time 0.7FTE
Fixed term until November 2019

The Museum is seeking an experienced Community Engagement Officer (CEO) to engage local communities and coordinate the activities of an exciting new project funded by the Esmeé Fairbairn Collections Fund, which aims to enhance, change the understanding and improve the use of Oxford University Museums’ collections through partnerships with forced migrants, by developing inclusive volunteer community curators and tour guides. The CEO will work closely with and support the project’s collection staff at each museum. They will lead on partnership building and community engagement, as well as recruiting, inducting, training and supporting the community volunteers in their activities, ensuring a collaborative approach. The post will be based in the Pitt Rivers but is expected to work across both the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of the History of Science. The postholder will be expected to travel to engage local communities and partners in Oxford and Oxfordshire, and to work some evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will have first-rate communication skills, including cross-cultural communication and with people who have English as their second language. They will have proven experience of working with people from refugee backgrounds, on projects which focus on social impact, collaboration between different stakeholders, and managing and mentoring others.

Closing date is midday Monday 27 November.

Further details and application form.

Gallery and Shop Manager

Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford
Grade 4: £21,585 – £27,983 p.a.

The Museum of the History of Science is looking for an enthusiastic Gallery and Shop Manager The successful candidate will join our small team and contribute to the success of the department.

The Gallery and Shop Manager will lead and motivate a small front of house and commercial team at the Museum of the History of Science. The Gallery and Shop Manager will assist in the general day-to-day running of the Museum and events. The role requires the individual to be focused on delivering against key KPIs whilst being able to enhance the visitor experience and drive commercial profit.

The position we are advertising for is a full-time permanent role. The individual will be required to work hours over weekdays, weekends and evenings, therefore a degree of flexibility is essential when working as part of this small team.

Essential selection criteria: demonstrable experience as a retail deputy manager or supervisor working with comparable products, preferably with luxury goods; passionate about retail and interest in achieving personal sales targets and supporting a small team in achieving theirs; demonstrable experience as a supervisor in a heritage, front of house or events environment; to have a commitment to working to high standards and be proactive in introducing new initiatives in areas where a need has been identified.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. Please refer to the Job description in full. Please upload your CV as part of the application process, along with completing your required referees. Please do not upload certificates or additional supporting information as they will not be considered in the shortlisting for this position.

Closing date is midday Monday 27 November.

Further details and application form.