Collections Assistant (Life Collections)

Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:00
Employer: Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Contract Duration: Fixed Term 2 Years
Contract Type: Full-time (36.5 hours)
Salary: £22,417- £25,941

Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's extensive scientific holdings of natural history, which are used for research, teaching, and public engagement with science. The Museum's Life Collections includes five million entomological specimens, with 30,000 catalogued types, and constitutes a globally leading entomology collection. The zoology collections contain 300,000 specimens, including over 1,000 type and figured specimens.

A Collections Assistant is required to work within Life Collections for a two-year period providing secondment cover. They will work under the guidance the Life Collections team to carry out collections work including re-curation, rehousing and cataloguing specimens, dealing with loan requests, responding to enquiries, and liaising with visitors. The new team member will also plan and take part in public engagement activities.

The Museum is looking for post-holders who have experience of working with natural history collections, specifically of working with, handling and cataloguing collections to collections management standards. They should be able to demonstrate their ability to manage their own time and have excellent communication skills.

Applicants are required to complete the online application form (via the University of Oxford job website) and include a CV and supporting statement addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: Monday 23 September 2019 at 12 noon
Interview date: Monday 14 October 2019