Mountmaker

Mountmaker
Employer: University of Oxford Ashmolean Museum
Salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.
Location: Oxford, UK

The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time, permanent Mountmaker at the Ashmolean museum. The postholder’s primary role will be to provide specialist mountmaking expertise and plan, manage and implement mountmaking programmes across the Ashmolean’s collections, and for outside institutions where applicable. They will liaise within the Conservation Department and with Design, Curatorial, Exhibitions and Registrar staff as well as external stakeholders, and they will provide occasional support to other technicians as required. The postholder will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design of a new mountmaking facility.

The Conservation Department is a highly motivated team where the ability to work flexibly to tight deadlines and as part of a team is essential.

The Museum
The Ashmolean Museum has been described as “unquestionably the finest university museum in the world” (The Times, 29 October 2009). The Museum is a part of the Oxford University Museums Group and houses the University’s collections of art and archaeology together with objects and works owned by other private individuals and bodies and loaned to it. The collections themselves are of world significance. They range from archaeology to the fine and decorative arts of Europe and Asia and from coins to casts of classical sculpture. These are used for teaching and research purposes both within the University and in the worldwide academic and research communities. Above all, the Ashmolean is a great public Museum, open to all without charge.

All applications must be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 19 November 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Ashmolean Museum on Tuesday 27 November 2018 and you must be available on this date, in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Interviews by Skype are not available on this occasion.

Contact Person : Sue Childs Vacancy ID : 137428
Contact Phone : 01865 278038 Closing Date : 19-Nov-2018
Contact Email : recruitment@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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