Just saw this and thought I would post it, as it is such a tasty-looking job! Clearly I am studying the wrong area… Near Eastern studies has a lot more money and interest!

Ashmolean Museum

Assistant Keeper for Ancient Near East with a Fellowship at Jesus College
Salary Grade 8: £36,715 – £43,840 p.a. 3 year Fixed Term Contract,
subject to review

The Ancient Near Eastern collections comprise some 18,000 items. The collections cover a range of media, including stone sculpture, pottery, metalwork, stone, faience, glass, and ivory objects, stone tools, and clay tablets and seals.
In addition to the contextual strength of the collections, they are also well-published, making this an important resource for researchers across the world. Original archives related to the collections and archaeologists connected to the Ashmolean are also of specialist interest.

The Assistant Keeper for Ancient Near East will be responsible for the research, display and interpretation of the Ashmolean’s collections from the regions of the Ancient Near East.

Suitable candidates will have a postgraduate degree in Ancient Near Eastern studies (including its archaeology), a broad knowledge of the prehistory, history and material culture of Ancient Near East, excellent communication skills and relevant experience of working in a responsible position within a museum.

For further information and an application form, please see:
http://www.ashmolean.org/about/vacancies/

Closing date: 24th December 2010
Interviews will take place in early 2011

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