Leeds Museums and Galleries are the largest local authority run museum service in the UK, and as such have a large and varied workforce.

We care for a large multi-disciplinary collection, many designated as nationally important, and run nine museums and galleries across the city of Leeds.

Roles within Leeds Museums and Galleries range from curatorial roles linked with collection area, to visitor experience teams, educational positions, audience development and marketing, community outreach, as well as retail and commercial posts.

All of our positions have one thing in common; a passion for arts, history and heritage and making these available to the people of Leeds and beyond.

Current opportunities

Find and apply for our latest vacancies.

Diversity and disability

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. We are also accredited by Investors in People.

If you have a disability and require assistance to attend an interview, please let us know in your application.

Disability Confident Leader

Project placements

Project Placements are aimed at individuals who are seeking a career in the museums and galleries sector. We are usually able to offer around five placements a year and these are advertised and must be applied for through the Leeds City Council Jobs website.

Project placements are paid at the Leeds City Council Living Wage.

Follow us on Twitter @LeedsMuseums for updates about new placement opportunities.



Volunteering with Leeds Museums and Galleries is a way to build and use your existing skills, develop new ones, increase your employability and meet new people.

Learn more about volunteering with us.

Sector guidance

A lot of people want to work in museums and galleries, which often means that starting out on a career path can be challenging. A career in the arts and heritage industry can be hugely rewarding and often allows people to work in an area they feel passionate about. A helpful pathway into museums to gain experience is looking for volunteering or project placement opportunities.

If you’re starting out on a career in museums and galleries, you can find more advice on the Museums Association website.