Collections Care


Grade 4: £22,017- £25,482

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time


01865 272973

HOPE Collections Assistant

HOPE for the Future is an ambitious £1.3m project part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which will safeguard the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s nationally significant British insect collections, create new public spaces and create a programme of community outreach and education.

Three Collections Assistants are required to work with the Hope entomological collections currently stored in the Museum’s Westwood Room. The collection spans 150+ years of British entomology and will be rehoused and moved to safeguard it for the future by the project team.

The Assistants will work under the guidance of the project team leader to carry out the re-curation and collections move on time and to budget. The Museum is looking for post-holders who have experience of working in a museum environment, specifically of working with, handling and cataloguing entomological collections or similar delicate museum objects. They should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team and have excellent communication skills.

Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include a CV and supporting statement addressing the selection criteria.
Closing date: Monday 2 September 2019 at 12 noon
Interview date: Friday 13 September 2019

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