Work for us

Our staff and volunteers are vital in our mission to engage, educate and inspire our visitors. Any current jobs are listed below.

If you can spare a few hours a week or a month, then we also have vacancies in our volunteer team.

Collections Access Assistant

Full time, 25 months fixed term contract. Salary £16.5k

We are about to begin a major Arts Council England funded plan to improve access to our collections as a new National Portfolio Organisation. We are looking for a Collections Access Assistant who can work with the collections team and the wider museum to help make this happen, particularly by:

  • Improving access to Thackray’s museum, library and archive collections for all museum audiences
  • Improving existing collections data, migrating it to a new collections management system and documenting additional backlog entries to Spectrum 5 standard
  • Auditing, packing and storing collections and updating locations documentation.
  • Digitising collections

Working with other curatorial staff, colleagues from across the museum, volunteers and our stakeholders and users, the post holder will also contribute to the wider objectives of the NPO funded work and delivery of ‘A Healthy Future’ HLF capital project to renew interpretation and visitor facilities within the museum.

You should be have experience of documentation systems and have a high level of communication skills, both written and verbal.

Deadline for applications is midnight 24th March. Please complete an application form and email it to

Interviews will be held on 3rd April

Download the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF 200KB)

Download an application form (Word Doc 1.08MB)


Project Director – A Healthy Future

Fixed Term (18 months), 3 days a week. Salary on application.

Can you help us turn a much-loved museum into a 21st century beacon for inspiration? We are looking for an exceptional individual to drive the delivery of our £4m A Healthy Future capital project – keeping it on programme, on budget and on track to give our visitors such a sense of the passion and purpose of medicine and healthcare that they take home a belief they can change the world.

To meet the challenge, you should have strong experience of capital project delivery in a museum, heritage or customer-facing cultural setting; you should have excellent knowledge of project and risk management standards and methods and a good sense of the statutory and ethical responsibilities that come with working with collections, listed buildings and within the third sector. You should be a great communicator and a creative problem solver with a talent for working with complex teams and networks.

If you really want to stand out, good operational experience within a museum or similar environment, a good understanding of the specialist museum design and fabrication sectors and a high level of visual and spatial literacy would be desirable.

A Healthy Future is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Thackray Medical Research Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Wolfson Foundation and other supporters.

Deadline for applications is midnight 24th March. Please compete an application form and email it to

Interviews will be held on 9th April at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Download the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF 97.5KB)

Download an application form (Word Doc 1.08MB)






Communications Officer

Fulltime, permanent, salary £18k

We are seeking a Communications Officer to join us at a very exciting time, as we embark on a £4m capital development project which includes updated exhibitions, improved facilities, and a museum rebrand.

This post will provide dedicated marketing, digital and press support to help us continue to grow our audiences and further raise the profile of the museum. You will deliver the marketing and audience development strategy, devise creative media campaigns to secure positive press coverage, manage internal and external communications and PR, and act as a brand ambassador both internally and externally.

You will be highly motivated and resourceful with a good understanding of communications, ideally in a cultural or third sector environment, with excellent communication skills and experience of delivering media campaigns as well as using social media for promotional purposes. Excellent planning and organisation skills are essential, and a range of media contacts and knowledge of current media landscape would be an advantage.

Deadline for applications is Friday 12 April 2019. Please complete an application form and email it to

Interviews will be held on 24 April 2019.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification (PDF 126KB)

Download the Application Form (Word Doc 1.08MB)