Ashmolean 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. Here they are listed in order of popularity:

  • £1 hot drinks from our fully stocked cafe
  • Shop discount of 20%
  • 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 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 Ashmolean 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)
  • UNI days (OU activities)

Full benefits are available from the Oxford University staff handbook.