Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants

Open competition EPSO/AST/136/15 for assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants (AST3)

Important documents
Provisional planning of the competition procedure

Reserve list of successful candidates (EPSO/AD/310/15 – EPSO/AST/136/15)

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Curators/Museum Educators/Conservators
Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants

The Reserve list of successful candidates for this competition was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 02/09/2016.

Final results (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants
Field 1 – Assistant curator
Field 2 – Conservation and collection management assistant

Publication of assessment center and final competition results in the candidates’ EPSO accounts: 14/07/2016

Number of candidates on the reserve list:
1 – Assistant curator: 11
2 – Conservation and collection management assistant: 5

Minimum score:
1 – Assistant curator: 74.571
2 – Conservation and collection management assistant: 75.492

The reserve list will be published in the Official Journal around a month after the publication of the final competition results in the candidates’ EPSO accounts. The link will be published in our pages.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Members of the Selection Board (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants (m/f)

You are reminded that the work and deliberations of all selection boards are confidential and it is forbidden for any person who is not a member of the board to make any attempt to contact a board member; only candidates exercising the rights of appeal which are open to them may (through EPSO), in writing and in accordance with the procedures set out in the General Rules governing open competitions, make their representations to the Chairperson of the selection board.

Chairperson
Ronald Evers

Alternate chairperson
Perikles Christodoulou

Members
Constanze Itzel
Rūta Bičkauskaitė
Inese Kriskane
Piotr Glonek
Tamas Lukacsi
Lucienne Attard

Alternate members
Anja Fuchs-König
Gonçalo Macedo
Ioannis Themelis

Full information on this competition is available at  http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/assistant-curators-and-conservation-and-collection-management-assistants/

Corrigendum in the Italian version of the notice of competition – EPSO/AD/310/15 and EPSO/AST/136/15

Curators/Museum Educators/Conservators
Curators and conservation and collection management assistants

Corrigendum of the notice of competition

Invitation to the Assessment Centre (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants
Field 1 – Assistant curator
Field 2 – Conservation and collection management assistant

Invitation to the Assessment Centre published in the candidates’ EPSO accounts: 26/04/2016

Assessment Centre sessions will be held as follows (final date to be confirmed): 24/05/2016 – 14/06/2016

Number of candidates invited to the Assessment Centre: 49

Indicative duration of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: see invitation letter
  • General competency-based interview – 40 min
  • Specific competency-based interview – 40 min
  • Group exercise – 65 min

Further information is available in the Assessment centre manual.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Case study (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants
Field 1 – Assistant curator
Field 2 – Conservation and collection management assistant

The case study will take place on 04/05/2016.

The booking period for the case study is planned to run from 15/04/2016 to 22/04/2016.

Timing of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: 30 minutes before
  • On-screen tutorial: 5 minutes
  • Case study assignment introduction screen: 3 minutes
  • Case study: 90 minutes
  • Satisfaction survey: 5 minutes (optional)

Please see the competition notice for a full description of the test.

Booking of your computer-based case study – most important points to remember

Before you book your case study, do not forget that:

  • Booking is only possible between the dates published in your EPSO account. In general, booking starts at 0h00 on the first day and ends at 12 o’clock (midday) Brussels time on the final day. If you do not book during this period, you will no longer be able to book. All candidates are offered the same number of days in which to book a test. Please check the booking invitation letter in your account for more details.
  • You will be able to see the list of available test centres when booking via the link provided. The list will also be available at https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/EPSO/Pages/landing.aspx
  • In case of technical problems during the booking procedure, please exclusively contact Prometric via one of the numbers provided in the CBT manual and in our FAQs: http://europa.eu/epso/doc/faq_as_pdf_en.pdf
  • Make sure you complete the whole booking procedure. At the end, you should see a confirmation number (e.g. 8800000001507876). If you do not see this number, it means that your booking has not been completed. You can print this booking confirmation at any moment.
  • Straight after the booking, you should receive an e-mail confirming your booking. If you do not receive this e-mail confirmation, please check your spam filter and your junk e-mails. This is not the official confirmation you need to bring to the test centre. The official booking confirmation will be uploaded later (usually within 48 hours after the booking) into your EPSO account.
  • All candidates will sit the tests on the same day. For this reason it is not possible to change the date of the test and no subsequent rescheduling will be authorised.
  • At this stage of the competition, it is no longer possible to change your application form, and in particular your language choice.
  • If you cannot participate in the test, you should cancel your appointment via the booking management system (see the CBT manual for more information).
  • Travel expenses: If you reside outside the EU you are entitled to a contribution towards your travel and subsistence.

Some Member States organise some sessions of Training and support to prepare candidates for competitions. If you do not see a link next to your Member State, it means that EPSO has not received any information on this subject from the Member State concerned.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Admission results – second phase (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants (m/f)

Publication of admission results in candidates’ EPSO accounts: 02/03/2016

Field 1 – Assistant curator
Talent Screener – minimum score needed to be invited to the assessment phase: 39
Number of candidates invited to the Assessment phase: 30

Field 2 – Conservation and collection management assistant
Talent Screener – minimum score needed to be invited to the assessment phase: 57
Number of candidates invited to the Assessment phase: 15

Some Member States organise information sessions to prepare their citizens for competitions. Please check the page: http://europa.eu/epso/apply/info_sessions/index_en.htm
If you do not see a link next to your Member State, it means that EPSO has not received any information on this subject from the Member State concerned.

Full information on this competition is available at  http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/assistant-curators-and-conservation-and-collection-management-assistants/

Admission results – first phase (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants (m/f)

Publication of admission (first phase) results in candidates’ EPSO accounts: (10.2.2016)

Number of candidates admitted to the next phase of admission (Talent screener):

Field 1 – Assistant curator: 203

Field 2 – Conservation and collection management assistant: 104

Minimum score needed to be admitted to the next phase of admission:

Field 1 – Assistant curator: 29

Field 2 – Conservation and collection management assistant: 24

Full information on this competition is available at  http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/eu-careers.info/assistants/assistants-2015/assistant-curators-and-conservation-and-collection-management-assistants/

Computer-based MCQ tests (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants (m/f)

Most important points to remember before you go to the test centre:

  • The testing will take place from 24/09/2015 to 13/10/2015.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.
  • The address of the test centre is provided via a link in your booking confirmation.
  • Don’t forget to take your booking confirmation printed from your EPSO account and a valid ID document with a photo (please check the CBT manual to see which documents are accepted).
  • Timing of the tests and number of questions: Time allowed per test and the number of questions can be found in our previous message.
  • Sample tests are available at http://europa.eu/epso/apply/sample_test/index_en.htm
  • Rescheduling is possible but is subject to availability. To reschedule your test, you must first wait until the booking confirmation uploads in your EPSO account (usually within 48 hours after your initial booking). See the CBT manual for more information.
  • Languages: you will take your tests in the languages you selected in your application. The instructions on the computer screen will be provided in your language 2. To check which languages you selected, click on your candidate number in your EPSO account and you will see them in your application form. No changes are possible after validation of your application.
  • Number of points and pass marks: please check the Competition notice.
  • Results: all results are processed by Prometric and sent to EPSO only after all candidates have sat their tests. The test results for candidates having special accommodation (such as visually impaired candidates, etc.) have to be evaluated manually and all test results are calculated and approved by the Selection Board during a special meeting. Any unforeseen, unexpected events happening during testing (such as fire alarms, strikes, civil unrest etc.) may lead to the extension of the testing period as all candidates affected have to be contacted and (re)tested on an individual basis. The whole procedure can take from several days to several weeks. The results are usually published 5-6 weeks after the last testing takes place. The testing period of the competition EPSO/AST/316/15 ends on 13/10/2015.

Some Member States organise some sessions of Training and support to prepare candidates for competitions. If you do not see a link next to your Member State, it means that EPSO has not received any information on this subject from the Member State concerned.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

Booking for computer-based MCQ tests (EPSO/AST/136/15)

Assistant curators and conservation and collection management assistants (m/f)

The booking period for the computer-based MCQ tests is planned to run from 11 to 21 September 2015.

The testing should take place from 24 Septembre to 13 October 2015.

Timing of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: 30 minutes before
  • On-screen tutorial: 10 minutes
  • Verbal reasoning test: 35 minutes (20 questions)
  • Optional 10-minute break.
  • Numerical reasoning: 20 minutes (10 questions)
  • Abstract reasoning: 10 minutes (10 questions)
  • Satisfaction survey: 5 minutes (optional)

Please see the Competition notice for a full description of the tests.

Booking of your computer-based tests (CBT) – most important points to remember

Before you book your admission tests, do not forget that:

  • Booking is only possible between the dates published in your EPSO account. In general, booking starts at 0h00 on the first day and ends at 12 o’clock (midday) Brussels time on the final day. If you do not book during this period, you will no longer be able to book. All candidates are offered the same number of days in which to book a test, regardless of when they apply. Please check the booking invitation letter in your account for more details.
  • You will be able to see the final list of available test centres when booking via the link provided. The list will also be available at https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/EPSO/Pages/landing.aspx
  • In case of technical problems during the booking procedure, please exclusively contact Prometric via one of the numbers provided in the CBT manual and in our FAQs: http://europa.eu/epso/doc/faq_as_pdf_en.pdf
  • Make sure you complete the whole booking procedure. At the end, you should see a confirmation number (e.g. 8800000001507876). If you do not see this number, it means that your booking has not been completed. You can print this booking confirmation at any moment.
  • Straight after the booking, you should receive an e-mail confirming your booking. If you do not receive this e-mail confirmation, please check your spam filter and your junk e-mails. This is not the official confirmation you need to bring to the test centre. The official booking confirmation will be uploaded later (usually within 48 hours after the booking) into your EPSO account.
  • Rescheduling is possible but is subject to availability. To reschedule your test, you must first wait until the booking confirmation uploads in your EPSO account (usually within 48 hours after your initial booking). See the CBT manual for more information.
  • The language code stands for the second language (EN/FR/DE), and also for the language of the IT test environment.
  • At this stage of the competition, it is no longer possible to change your application form, and in particular your language choice.
  • If you cannot participate in the tests, you should cancel your appointment via the booking management system (see the CBT manual for more information ).
  • Please note that there is no financial contribution for the participation in admission tests.

Some Member States organise some sessions of Training and support to prepare candidates for competitions. If you do not see a link next to your Member State, it means that EPSO has not received any information on this subject from the Member State concerned.

Full information on this competition is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.

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