Project Officer – Upper Thames Pleistocene Project

Deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00
Employer: Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Contract Duration: Fixed Term 9 Months
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £25,941 - £30,942

We are recruiting an experienced Project Officer with an excellent knowledge and understanding of palaeontology, zooarchaeology, zoology and/or geology to clean, catalogue and photograph the museum’s collection of material from the Pleistocene of Oxfordshire. This will include part of a major new collection made by the Upper Thames Pleistocene Research Group (also known as the Oxford Mammoth Project) from 1989 onwards, and the museum’s historical collections, compiled by geologists William Buckland, John Phillips and Joseph Prestwich (amongst others) in the 19th century. Specimens include the remains of large vertebrates such as mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, reindeer, bison, wolves, bears and lions. In addition there are exceptionally well preserved plant remains, molluscs and some stone tools.
The Project Officer will have a track record of collections focussed museum work, experience handling complex and fragile specimens, knowledge and understanding of professional standards of museum documentation, and excellent communication skills. The Project Officer will take overall responsibility for recruiting and managing a team of volunteers and interns to assist with the project.