University of Oxford

EDUCATION OFFICER (half-time) Academic-Related Research Staff Grade IA: Salary £18,265 – £27,339, pro rata

The Museum of the History of Science is a national and international centre of excellence for research and teaching in the material culture of science. It now seeks to appoint its first Education Officer, who will be responsible for setting up an education service for school students, life-long learners and teachers. The education programme will support the Museum’s focus on the history of science, with a strong emphasis on the history of scientific instruments. The main tasks of the Education Officer will be to develop an education strategy for the Museum, to build up a resource of education materials, to initiate a programme of activities, and to organise and lead education sessions for school groups. Essential requirements are a degree in the history of science (or a degree in either history or science with a proven interest in the history of science), an education qualification or significant relevant experience, good communication and team working skills, an enthusiasm for the history of science and a commitment to the educational function of museums. This is a half-time post which is funded for two years in the first instance.

For further information about this post, please contact Alicia Chiu, [email protected]. Applications should consist of a letter of application and a CV to include the names of two referees and a short statement on what attracted you to the post and your vision of how it might be developed. Applications should be sent to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, Tel: 01865-277280, Email: [email protected], to arrive no later than Friday 30 January 2004.