Ashmolean Museum and St John’s College, Oxford, are inviting applications for a joint post of Assistant Curator in the Department of Antiquities / College Lecturer in Classical Archaeology. It’s a three-year fixed term career development post at Grade 6 (currently £32,332 to 38,205 p.a.) + some college privileges from St John’s (research allowance of £1,500 and full Senior Common Room meal rights). On the College side, the postholder will be expected to do the core classical archaeology teaching for Classics and CAAH (teaching room will be provided), and on the Museum side, they will be involved, inter alia, in the redevelopment of the Roman galleries of the Ashmolean.

‘This is a fixed-term career development opportunity for an individual seeking a career in curatorship and/or university teaching. You will develop the key skills of modern curatorship – including working on permanent displays, temporary exhibitions, and responding to public enquiries – and you will deliver undergraduate teaching in Classical Archaeology. You will be supervised and mentored by staff of the Ashmolean and St John’s College, and you will be expected to develop and maintain your own learning objectives throughout the appointment.

You will have a postgraduate degree in Classical Archaeology or a related field, with a particular focus on the material culture of the Roman Empire and/or Roman Britain. You will be able to deliver tutorial teaching to undergraduates in Greek and Roman Archaeology options on the Oxford syllabus (preference will be given to those able to teach Greek Art and Archaeology ca. 500-300 BC and/or Art in the Roman Empire Finals options). You will have experience of work (including volunteering) in a museum or similar environment and/or experience of archaeological fieldwork, as well as a sound understanding of issues surrounding collections care, conservation and security. You will also have some experience of university or museum outreach/public engagement.’

For further particulars and to apply, see here: Job Details ( (closing date 30 August, interviews expected on 11 September).