PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 9 OCTOBER 2020
THIS POST COULD BE CONSIDERED AS A SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Prints Cataloguing Officer to join the Ashmolean's Digital Collections team to help complete the catalogue of Western Art prints on the Museum's Collections Management System, MuseumPlus. This role will primarily focus on the collection of portrait and topographical prints amassed by the Revd F.W. Hope and given to the University in 1850, creating and updating digital collection records to meet museum data standards for publication online. The successful post holder will receive training in object handling and the museum's systems and will also be involved in collections management as part of the digitisation process.
You will be expected to catalogue each print to a high standard and work confidently with detailed collections information. In addition, you will be able to analyse and modify data in existing records to required documentation standards by implementing batch updates using Access SQL, OpenRefine and other data tools. You will also be responsible for a large team of volunteers scanning and transcribing the Hope collection. Alongside supporting volunteer work, you will maintain related imaging workflows and equipment, and process captured image files and data for upload to the museum's central systems using software such as ImageMagick and Google Sheets.
This is a fixed-term project post for 12 months. Applications for this vacancy should be made online. Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (GMT/BST) on Wednesday 9 October 2020 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.
Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 23 October 2020.