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Current vacancies


Capital Project Manager

Fixed fee or pro-rata salary subject to tendered proposals based on capital budget and brief.
Flexible working hours estimated at average 2 days a week over the life of the project, including minimum of one day a week on site in Oxford

We are looking for a suitably experienced project manager to ensure the timely and quality-driven delivery of our major capital development project, post tender through development, construction, fit out and relaunch. This is a key role for The Story Museum as we seek to appoint our main building contractors this summer, with the aim of starting work on site from October 2018 (subject to permission to start from our main funders) for a period of 12 months.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of and empathy with the aims, objectives and vision of The Story Museum in bringing this exciting project to fruition. You will have proven experience of delivering significant capital projects and the ability to coordinate complex tasks with tight timescales. You will also have experience of working with and reporting to major funding bodies, as well as managing complex budgets and design elements.

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To apply:
We welcome fixed fee or pro-rata salary based proposals from individuals, small partnerships or independent companies.

Closing date:
Proposals to be received by Monday 2 July.


Café & Shop Assistant

£7.50/£8 per hour depending on experience

We are recruiting an enthusiastic Café & Shop Assistant to join our existing team. As one of the first people to meet visiting members of the public, the successful candidate will play a vital front of house role by providing excellent customer service to visitors of all ages. You will have previous experience in a front of house waiting/serving role and must be fast and efficient with a professional coffee machine.

This is a variable hours contract of approximately 20 hours a week on a flexible 5 day rota.

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To apply download the application form, complete and return to Pippa Hamwee, Cook/Cafe Manager

Closing date:
This is an immediate vacancy so applications will be reviewed on receipt and the post filled once a suitable candidate has been found.


Kitchen Assistant

From £8 per hour depending on experience

We are looking for an experienced kitchen assistant to join our cafe team. The successful applicant will work alongside our existing cook during busy periods and provide full cover during days off / holidays.

You will need to have a passion for healthy, sustainable food and be capable of working on your own and fulfilling orders against a simple agreed menu using fresh ingredients. This includes a limited range of hot food prepared in the kitchen and the preparation of sandwiches and salads at the front of house counter.

Download the full job description

To apply download the application form, complete and return to Pippa Hamwee, Cook/Cafe Manager

Closing date:
This is an immediate vacancy so applications will be reviewed on receipt and the post filled once a suitable candidate has been found.


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