Medical Museion is seeking five student assistants to join an exciting new art-science project as exhibition hosts, for a period of 15 weeks from October 2021 to January 2022. ‘The World is in You’ is an ambitious interdisciplinary exhibition – combining contemporary art, science, and history to explore how our bodies are entangled with the world around us. In our ‘exhibition plus’ concept, the displays are accompanied by a busy programme of events, talks, workshops, podcasts, and more. The exhibition will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Kongens Nytorv, which will be the primary place of work for the exhibition hosts.

The role

Your role will be to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for visitors. Exhibition hosts will engage our audiences in conversations – prompting reflection, answering questions, and encouraging curiosity. On a practical level, you will be responsible for overseeing the completion of visitor surveys, helping guests carry out simple evaluation activities, recording observations of visitor reactions, and assisting at events. The job requires someone with a positive attitude and a flair for oral communication. We welcome applications from English-only speakers but some Danish language skills would be advantageous.

We imagine that you:

  • Are in the process of a higher education
  • Have an interest in science and sharing science with the public
  • Have good English language skills
  • Are service-minded, professional and friendly
  • Are willing to work weekends and evenings in the entire exhibition period 

Working hours are approximately 8 hours per week divided into 2 shifts of 4 hours each between Wednesday and Sunday, beginning October 1, 2021 to January 30, 2022. Successful applications will be required to attend 3 days of paid, mandatory training – one day in June and two days in August. Exhibition hosts will also be expected to attend an additional monthly team meeting in the exhibition period.

Remuneration is in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and HK § 35 for active students who document being enrolled at a higher education institution or at a medium-term higher education (MVU) at a vocational college or similar institution. The hourly wage is DKK 126,28-128,45, depending on your seniority.

Application

Send your application electronically via KU´s Jobportal, click on the link below, no later than June 7, 2021. Applications can be in either Danish or English and should include:

  • Maximum one page letter of interest
  • CV, including description of your course of study and previous employment
  • Certificates for completed degrees and other experiences

Medical Museion, www.museion.ku.dk, is a museum and a research unit under the Department of Public Health and part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), both in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We study health and disease, birth and death in a cultural and historical perspective. We have four functions; research, teaching, collections and exhibitions.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.

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