The University of Oxford intends to make an appointment to the Directorship of The Ashmolean Museum, in succession to Professor Christopher Brown who will retire from the directorship in September 2014. The Director will build on the successes following the re-development of the Ashmolean, led by Professor Brown with great distinction and to international acclaim over the past 15 years. Central to the Museum’s mission is the work to make its collections of art and archaeology accessible to the widest possible audiences and it welcomes 1 million visitors each year, making it England’s most visited museum outside London. Working closely with departments, faculties and colleges, the Director will sustain the collections at the centre of the University’s teaching and research as well as maintaining and developing the museum’s commitment to public access and education. The Directorship is associated with a fellowship at a college.
The successful candidate will have operational leadership experience in a major museum and, ideally, an international reputation for intellectual leadership in their chosen field. Experience of fundraising, collections management, and education/outreach activities is essential.
Applications should arrive not later than noon on Thursday 3rd October 2013.