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Position at Pitt Rivers Museum

From: Heather Richardson <heather.richardson<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Collections Move Manager
Pitt Rivers Museum

Support Grade 5 UKP21,050 EURO UKP25,134
(1 year post, start date June 2008)

In 2007, the Museum was awarded UKP1m by the Heritage Lottery Fund
for a scheme to remodel its main entrance, Taking the past into the
future: the entrance redevelopment project. In order for the
necessary work to be carried out in the Museum a large number of its
displays will have to be dismantled, their contents carefully packed
and moved to nearby storage.

The Museum now wishes to appoint a Project Manager as part of the
move team to undertake the necessary decanting and recanting. The
candidate should be familiar with the principles of safe handling,
security, storage of objects and conservation, have experience of
overseeing and motivating project staff, a proven ability in
logistical planning and good organisational skills and
record-keeping. They should have sound computer skills, including
email, spreadsheets, digital photography and Photoshop plus
familiarity with museum catalogue databases especially Filemaker
Pro. They should also demonstrate high motivation and organizational
skills and the ability to work to close deadlines.

A qualification in anthropology or closely allied subject or a
museum qualification would be desirable as would experience of
training and managing staff.

Applications, including full curriculum vitae, a completed
application form, a covering letter addressing the criteria and the
names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the

    Pitt Rivers Museum
    South Parks Road
    Oxford OX1 3PP

Further particulars and an application form are available at


Closing date for applications: 28 April 2008.

Heather Richardson ACR
Head of Conservation
Pitt Rivers Museum
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PP

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