Current vacancies

Casual Museum Retail AssistantsOrange bamboo mug with the Museum of Oxford logo on it in black

Application closing date: 23/10/2022

Oxford – Town Hall

Salary: G3: £20,463 to £21,168 per annum – (pro rata for part time)

Job reference code: 002160

Please Note: All vacancies close at midnight on the stated closing date Contractual hours.

Oxford City Council’s new Museum of Oxford is looking for Casual Museum Retail Assistants to provide cover during staff holiday, sickness, busy periods and special events as and when required. To work primarily in the museum welcome area and gift shop, but may also be required to support events across the museum. Working front of house you will cover a variety of tasks including operating the till system and cashing up, answering telephone and on-site queries, assisting with practical building support, and processing bookings and payments. As a Casual Museum Retail Assistant, you will be the face of the Museum of Oxford for the local community and visitors to the city.

This role is vital to ensuring the museum operates to its full potential and visitors leave having had an enjoyable experience and are keen to recommend the museum to friends and family.

Responsibilites and main duties:

  • Sale of souvenirs, gifts and retail items, tours, workshops and events
  • Operate the till and credit card machine ensuring that all transactions are carried out accurately
  •  Count the money taken at the end of the day, reconciling till receipts quickly and accurately
  •  Ensure the shop displays are well stocked and stock is correctly priced
  • Maintain the good appearance of the shop ensuring that it is always clean, tidy, well merchandised, and that the displays are attractive
  • Assist with stocktaking as required
  • Maximise sales and donations through proactive selling and excellent product knowledge
  • Assist with general shop and box office admin duties
  • Support and promote museum events
  • Point of contact for museum volunteer stewards
  • Deal with enquiries in person, over the telephone and by email in a knowledgeable and professional manner
  • Assist with opening and closing of museum spaces and set up for events

Please apply by Sunday 23rd October. Applications to be made via the Oxford City Council website. Please note that we are not able to accept CVs without the online application.

For more information and to apply, click here. Search for ‘Museum’ to find all MOX jobs available.

Please read the person specification thoroughly before completing the application form.

The Museum of Oxford is unable to accept speculative CVs and calls from agencies. Any paid internships will be advertised on this page.