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Front of House Manager

Applications for this vacancy closed on 18 February 2019 at 12:00PM
THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY



The History of Science Museum houses an unrivalled collection of historic
scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum
building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the
collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in
the study of the history of science and in the development of Western culture
and collecting.

The present collection preserves the material of past science. As a department
of the University of Oxford, the Museum has a role both in making this
material available for study by historians, and presenting it to the visiting
public.



Approximately 20,000 objects cover almost all aspects of the history of
science, from antiquity to the early 1900s. Particular strengths include the
collections of astrolabes, sundials and early mathematical instruments,
together with apparatus associated with chemistry, medicine, and
communications. In addition, the Museum possesses a unique reference library
for the study of the history of scientific instruments that includes
manuscripts, prints and early photographic material.



You will be part of the leadership team supporting staff and volunteers in
delivering a world class experience to our visitors. You will get the chance
to work with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds. The front of
house team is an exciting place to learn from your peers and to share your
skills and knowledge. You will be passionate about delivering great customer
service and be satisfied when you see a customer leave happy, You will enjoy
working in a KPI based environment to measure the success of our delivery. You
will line manage a small team of front of house staff, supervisors and
volunteers. You will encourage visitors to the museum to donate, shop, see our
star items and encourage them to leave us feedback. You will understand the
importance of health, safety and security and help lead on ensuring processes
and workflows are followed in the FOH team. You will be alert and mindful of
the irreplaceable value of our collection, working to ensure no items or
people come to harm. You will make key decisions about our retail and shop
operation to help drive profitability including buying, range plans and sale
prices. You will also be involved in our private venue hire events as per the
job description.



You should be able to work evening, weekend and bank holiday shifts when
required, with flexibility to support museum events. A start date will be
agreed with the successful candidate for as soon as is practicable.



The closing date for applications 12.00 noon on Monday 18 February 2019. We
expect to hold interviews for this role on 8 or 11 March 2019.

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THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY


The History of Science Museum houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of Western culture and collecting.

The present collection preserves the material of past science. As a department of the University of Oxford, the Museum has a role both in making this material available for study by historians, and ...

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY



The History of Science Museum houses an unrivalled collection of historic
scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum
building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the
collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in
the study of the history of science and in the development of Western culture
and collecting.

The present collection preserves the material of past science. As a department
of the University of Oxford, the Museum has a role both in making this
material available for study by historians, and ...
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