Head of Programming & Communications: Medical Museion

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.

We are an internationally recognised research museum (www.museion.ku.dk) 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 (www.ifsv.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 and 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.

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Head of Programming & Communication – Medicinsk Museion (ku.dk)


Qualifications, skills, and experience


  • 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 museum/cultural context


  • 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

The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Employment will be as chief consultant with staff management duties. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 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, kra@sund.ku.dk

Your application

Please send your electronic application via Jobportalen no later than 3 March.

Interviews will take place on 24 March 2023.