Benefits of working for the Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum staff enjoy a raft of benefits including free exhibition entry to most national museums and gardens, and access to the incredible resources of Oxford University.

We asked our staff which benefits they most valued. Listed in order of popularity, they said:

  • 20% discount in the shop
  • Christmas party
  • Lots of holiday (38 days, inclusive of public holidays and bank holidays, plus extra days for long service)
  • Free access to colleges and the Botanic Gardens with staff card
  • Free entry to other museums with our staff card (NMDC reciprocal agreement)
  • Free exhibition tickets for the Ashmolean, and tickets for friends and family  
  • Training courses; as part of Oxford University, the Museum can offer a host of staff-development training opportunities through the Oxford Learning Institute (IT training is a particular favourite)
  • Travel benefits, including discounted bus and train travel
  • Bodleian card, which provides access to Oxford University’s fantastic libraries
  • Good pension scheme
  • Cycle scheme, including discounts on purchasing a bicycle
  • NUS membership
  • Travel discounts, including peak and off-peak parking permits
  • Oxford University Press discounts (books)
  • Sports club discounts (Oxford University & Oxford Brookes University)

A full list of benefits for staff can be found in the Oxford University staff handbook.