Curator of Archaeology, Oxfordshire Museums Service

Reference No.OCC12089 Location:Museums Resource Centre, Standlake Salary:Salary range: £30,507 - £32,878 Benefits:Rewards and benefits: It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development. We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering. Interview date:26/09/2019 Closing date:18/09/2019 Job Description:

Hours per week: 22.50- we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent

About Us:
The Oxfordshire Museums Service collects and cares for objects which tell the history of the County and the stories of its people. We operate the Oxfordshire Museum at Woodstock, a purpose built collections care and research facility at the Museums Resource Centre near Standlake and provide a range of services and loans to museums, schools and communities across the county.

The archaeology collections are housed at the Museums Resource Centre, which is located on the A415 a few minutes’ drive south of Witney. The Oxfordshire Museums service is the recognised repository for the archaeology of Oxfordshire and in addition to providing loans for display in museums across the County also curates the Oxfordshire Museum at Woodstock.

About the role:
We are seeking an archaeologist with experience of curating and documenting museum collections to work as part of a team of paid staff and volunteers to curate and promote public access to, and enjoyment of, the archaeology collections in the care of the Oxfordshire Museums service.

About you:
You will need to be educated to degree level in archaeology or equivalent with a good understanding of current museology and best practice. You will have significant and recent experience of working with and being responsible for similar collections. You will be able to communicate with a range of service users as well as providing compelling vision to others. You will also be extremely well organised as you will be responsible for your own administration and have good ICT skills.

Want to know more?
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Christiane Jeuckens on 01865 300937 or christiane.jeuckens@oxfordshire.gov.uk if you require further information about this post.

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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