Exhibitions Registrar (Maternity Cover)

University of Oxford


The Major Projects & Exhibitions Department at the Ashmolean Museum is a lively and energetic department responsible for planning and delivering all major cross-museum gallery projects.

We are seeking maternity cover for our Exhibitions Registrar. This role will work closely with the Senior Registrar and Head of Major Projects & Exhibitions to deliver our busy programme of national and international outward loans, as well as working alongside the Exhibitions Team to manage the inward loans for our exciting and varied temporary exhibition programme.

You will be highly motivated with excellent organisational and time management skills, and the ability to work on multiple loans and exhibitions at once. You will have art-handling experience and an understanding of standards and procedures required for the secure display and movement of artworks. You will be an effective communicator who can work well in a busy team environment with colleagues across the Ashmolean and in other museums, as well as external contractors and stakeholders.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position (maternity cover), working 37.5 hours per week for 10 months, starting November 2023.

This role will involve regular manual handling and requires a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check as you will be responsible for the transit of museum objects. This post is also subject to checks necessary to have Known Consignor status.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing. We offer a range of benefits including:

•       38 days annual leave.

•       In-house training and development training courses through the Oxford Learning Institute.

•       Free entry to most national museum and gardens (NMDC reciprocal agreement).

•       Bodleian card for library access.

•       Free exhibition tickets for the Ashmolean exhibitions for friends and family.

•       Travel benefits, including discounted bus travel and season ticket travel.

•       Cycle scheme including discounts on purchasing a bicycle.

•       An excellent contributory pension scheme.

The Senior Registrar, Christina Gernon, can be contacted with enquiries relating to this role: [email protected]. General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department ([email protected]).

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

Please discuss secondments with your line manager in the first instance, as you must have their agreement that you can be released for a secondment before you submit an application. https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/secondments 

You will be required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (BST) on Tuesday 5 September 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 25 September 2023.

*An automatic annual increment each year will be paid up to (and not including) the discretionary range within the University of Oxford’s grade 6 salary scale.

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