The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, UK) is seeking a highly motivated, creative and experienced individual to work with us to develop a new approach for how a world-class university museum behaves online.
The Ashmolean is embarking on a project to re-develop and re-design its main website. Reporting to the Director of Public Engagement, the post holder will be responsible for project managing the Museum’s website project, and for developing imaginative new material and content. You will be expected to manage relationships and coordinate activity across the Ashmolean and a number of agencies, to develop and deliver a new design and a content strategy for the new site, and to create, edit and commission new material after significant stakeholder consultation. The post holder will be required to produce and develop imaginative and original ideas for the website that will lead to an engaging, inspiring and accessible site experience.
With an understanding of audience centered digital content, the successful candidate will have experience of project management, auditing large quantities of content and data, website management and writing for the web, preferably in a visitor attraction, cultural institution or heritage site.
You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective professional relationships at all levels and to influence decision-making, and demonstrate flawless attention to detail. You will also thrive under pressure, have excellent organisational and time management abilities, be able to work to tight deadlines and maintain a flexible approach and attitude.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online: www.ashmolean.org/about/vacancies
The Ashmolean Museum has been described as “unquestionably the finest university museum in the world” (The Times, October 29th, 2009). The Museum is a part of the Oxford University Museums Group and houses the University’s collections of art and archaeology. The collections themselves are of world significance. They range from archaeology to the fine and decorative arts of Europe and Asia and from coins to casts of classical sculpture. These are used for teaching and research purposes both within the University and in the worldwide academic and research communities. Above all, the Ashmolean is a great public Museum, open to all without charge.