Head of Programming & Communication: Medical Museion

Ansøgningsfrist: 10-03-2023

Medical Museion seeks an imaginative, energetic, and experienced museum professional to oversee our innovative programme of exhibitions and events, as well as our communications activities, as we embark on a new strategic phase in our development.
The position is permanent and is to commence on 1 May 2023 or after agreement.  

We are an internationally recognised research museum (https://www.museion.ku.dk/en/forside/) that reimagines health and medicine by engaging the public, doing research, teaching, and working with our collections.

Based in Copenhagen University’s Public Health Department (https://publichealth.ku.dk/), we are also part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research (www.cbmr.ku.dk). In each context, our work helps bridge academic research into society, and adds perspectives from medical humanities to multidisciplinary investigations.

Key objectives: Strategise, deliver & manage

  1. Strategically develop Medical Museion’s exhibitions, events, installations, web etc.
  2. Shape and boost our communications profile through media, marketing, on-line etc.
  3. Deliver (+ maintain) our exhibitions, events, installations/galleries, web & SoMe presence etc.
  4. Manage Programming/Communications Team (approx. 6 employees); be part of senior management team.
  5. Manage business processes for Prog/Comms: fundraising, budgeting, finances, etc.

Please see full job description here

Qualifications, skills, and experience

Essential experience and skills:

  • Academic degree in a relevant subject.
  • Track record of designing, curating & delivering high impact, multidisciplinary exhibitions, events, and media.
  • Experience of fund-raising and overseeing exhibition, event, and other project budgets,
  • Proven ability to form partnerships with experts/professionals: scientists, medical professionals, artists, designers, foundations.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills in Danish and English, including editing and proof-reading, and ability to present project ideas to various stakeholders.
  • Contribute to cross-sectional work in Medical Museion, the department and UCPH.
  • Knowledge of Danish museums/cultural context.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience of working in a research environment (universities etc.).
  • Creative flair for communicating science, art & history to new audiences.
  • Experience of being spokesperson for high-profile cultural programmes.
  • Eagerness to innovate and experiment with formats and methods, still focused on impact.
  • Knowledge of medicine, science & health topics, and humanities perspectives.

Terms of salary and employment

Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Employment will be as a Senior Consultant with personnel management duties.
The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
The working hours are 37 hours per week on average and the working hours are flexible.

Further information

For further information please contact Museum Director/Professor Ken Arnold by e-mail: kra@sund.ku.dk.


Your application should include:

  1. Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education.

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: Friday 10 March 2023, 23.59 p.m. CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 24 March 2023.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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