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We currently have three vacancies. Please scroll down for details or click on the job in which you are interested:

Museum Director

Assistant to the Directors

General Assistant


Museum Director

Full-time, Salary depending on experience

The Story Museum is searching for an inspirational leader to be the new Director of the Museum and   deliver its charitable mission of enriching lives, particularly young lives, through story.

The Museum Director will lead the creative, strategic and commercial development of this innovative Museum in central Oxford, reporting to the Board. The post holder will be the Museum’s Chief Executive Officer, working closely with the Executive Director to ensure the effective governance and management of all aspects of the organisation.

We are looking for a new Director with the vision, skills and capacity to lead the Museum successfully through the next phase of its growth and creative development, with a passion for and deep understanding of the power of story.

Download the Director Recruitment Pack.
Download background information on the Capital project.
Download an Equal opportunities monitoring form.
Click here to link to our Annual Report & Accounts.

To apply please send your CV, details of two referees and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a covering letter outlining your vision for The Story Museum (in no more than 1,000 words) and why you believe you have the skills and experience to lead the next phase of The Story Museum’s development.

Applications should be sent direct to maggie.whitlum@storymuseum.org.uk

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday 30 September 2016.

  • First round interviews will take place at The Story Museum on Wednesday 19th October 2016.
  • Final interviews will take place at The Story Museum on Friday 11th November 2016.

Assistant to Directors

6 month fixed-term contract, 22.5 hours a week over five days
£18,000-£20,000 pro rata depending on experience

This exciting new post is being created to provide administrative support to the Museum Director, Executive Director and Capital Project Director. There will be a wide-ranging set of tasks and areas of involvement, reflecting the wide range of responsibilities across the Directorate, including the capital project, programme, team and organisational development, planning, governance and finance.

Download the full job description

Download the application form

Completed application forms must be returned to sarah.fussell@storymuseum.org.uk by Monday 26 September at 10am


General Assistant

Fixed term until December 2017, extension subject to review
£16,000-£18,000 depending on experience

We need a General Assistant to provide effective general and administrative support to The Story Museum team. The role will be varied and demanding, suiting someone who is keen to respond to challenges and is well-organised and personable. This post offers the opportunity to gain insights into the different areas of education, arts and heritage development, charitable and business enterprise. At the heart of a busy and rapidly expanding organisation, this role will suit someone keen to find opportunities to learn new skills and use their own initiative.

Download the full job description

Download the application form

Completed application forms must be returned to sarah.fussell@storymuseum.org.uk by Monday 26 September at 10am


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