Current Vacancies:


Young People Assistant

14 hours per week
£8.91 per hour
6-month fixed term contract

About Us

Sheffield Museums is the independent charity that operates six of the city’s leading museums and heritage sites and cares for Sheffield’s collections of art, human and industrial history and natural science. We work with our communities to tell the remarkable story of Sheffield and its people, and celebrate its reputation for excellence in art, craft, making and innovation. Together with local, regional and national partners, we showcase home-grown creative talent and bring outstanding cultural experiences to the city.

We are one of six partners who are part of the Ignite Yorkshire project. Ignite Yorkshire is a National Lottery Heritage Fund program with a mission to start a revolution in how Yorkshire’s industrial heritage is viewed, understood, enjoyed and looked after by young people.

We’re a people-focused museums service that strives to represent, celebrate, and inspire the communities we serve and visitors to the city alike. We believe our staff team is our greatest asset; each of our colleagues plays an important role in enabling the city’s museums to thrive and helping audiences to find meaningful connections with the collections we care for and the stories they tell.

As a valued member of the team, you’ll get 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time) and wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme. We also promote a flexible working culture.

About the Role

You will join a key Sheffield organisation with an excellent reputation and be part of a National Lottery Heritage Fund project. As Young People Assistant you will gain experience of developing and delivering content and sessions and be supported by experts in museology. This role will be a great starting point for anyone interested in a career in museums or with a passion for making young people’s voices and interests more widely heard and appreciated.

Applicants should be between the ages of 16-24 as this post is subject to grant funding intended to develop the skills, knowledge and experience of young people.

About You

The successful candidate will:

  • be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a range of people including young people
  • have experience of working as part of a team
  • be able to work flexibly with strong organisational skills and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • be computer Literate
  • be self-motivated and able to show initiative and enterprise

Application Details

The closing date for this post Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 12noon. All applications should be submitted using our Networx Recruitment system. Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Please download the job description below.

Interviews for this role will be held on Monday 1 November 2021 at Weston Park Museum.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Brooke Hayes, Young People and Public Programme Coordinator on