Project Officer – Upper Thames Pleistocene Project – Museum of Natural History

Jan 14 2021

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 insects, 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.

Applicants are required to complete the online application form on Oxford University’s website and include a CV and supporting statement addressing the selection criteria. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).


For further details on the Museum please see our website Please contact the Earth Collections Manager Hilary Ketchum, or 01865 272953.


Closing Date & Time : 27-Jan-2021 12:00

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