Exhibitions Conservator

Job Summary

Weston Library
Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG
Contract Type
32332 British Pounds - 38205 British Pounds
Closing date

Job Details

About the role
The Bodleian Libraries are looking for an experienced Exhibitions Conservator to join the Public Engagement team to support our programme of work and contribute to the smooth running of the section.

You will play a key part in the delivery of an exciting programme of exhibitions, loans and community projects, which seek to engage diverse audience groups with Oxford research and Bodleian collections. Recent exhibitions have included: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth; Chaucer Here and Now; and most recently Kafka: Making of an Icon.

By connecting with the public we aim to share the Bodleian’s globally significant collections and buildings and increase knowledge through collaborative and enjoyable, two-way engagement.

This is a permanent, full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week.

About you
You will have a recognised qualification in conservation or equivalent training and experience. You will have experience of collections care and exhibition activities in a library or other heritage context. This will include experience of using environmental monitoring equipment.

You will have knowledge and experience of national and international museum best practices. You will also have knowledge and understanding of the range of library and archive materials, their historical significance, physical make-up and causes of deterioration.

You will have a highly developed visual sense with an understanding of what makes an effective and imaginative display and exhibition. You will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. You will be proficient at managing multiple priorities, with an ability to problem solve and remain flexible while meeting deadlines. You will have an ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a highly organised, accurate, and productive manner.

What We Offer
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing, and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
An excellent contributory pension scheme
38 days of annual leave
A comprehensive range of childcare services
Family leave schemes
Cycle loan scheme
Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
More information is available at https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff-benefits

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.

How to apply
You are required to submit a CV and a supporting statement, outlining how you meet each of the selection criteria for the role. CVs alone will not be considered.

The Recruitment team within our Human Resources department (recruitment@glam.ox.ac.uk) can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role and general queries about the recruitment and application process.

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (BST) on Friday 7 June 2024 will be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 17 June 2024.

Full advert can be found here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=172432