It is an exciting time for the Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret as we mark 200 years since the building of the operating theatre in the roof of St Thomas’ Church, and the Museum’s 60th anniversary in 2022. As such, we are recruiting new team members to help us deliver our exciting programme:


Community Engagement Officer (National Lottery Heritage Funded)
  • Fixed Term temporary contract, January 2022-March 2023
  • 3 days per until June 2022, then 2 days per week from July 2022
    Flexi days, 10am – 5.30pm
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Closing date, 5pm, Monday 29th November 2021

Funded through a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, the Community Engagement Officer will use the stories and objects held within the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret and the Guys’ & St Thomas’ Foundation collections to develop and deliver and an interesting, exciting and engaging community engagement programme to be delivered at the Museum and across Southwark.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification here.

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability in this role to Sarah Corn, Director, on sarah.corn@oldoperatingtheatre.com by Monday 29th November 2021, 5.00pm.


Front of House & Museum Assistant (National Lottery Heritage Funded)
  • Fixed Term temporary contract, January 2022-December 2022
  • Thursdays-Sundays, 10am – 5.30pm
  • £21,500 pro-rata
  • Closing date, 5pm, Monday 6th December 2021

Funded through a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, the Front of House & Museum Assistant will be an integral part of the team during our bicentenary year, delivering a safe, engaging and memorable experience to our visitors. You will provide a friendly and efficient welcome sharing information about the Museum and its collection to our visitors, carry out shop sales, support the gathering of feedback from the public, as well as providing assistance in general administrative tasks.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification here.

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability in this role to Sarah Corn, Director, on sarah.corn@oldoperatingtheatre.com by Monday 6th December 2021, 5.00pm.


Freelance Learning Facilitators
  • Freelance contract, immediate start
  • Training provided
  • £60 per 2 hour session to include all VAT, travel and expenses

We are looking to secure a freelance Learning Facilitator (or a number of facilitators) to deliver our recently revised school and group sessions as and when it is booked. Currently we only offer group visits on the days we are closed to the public meaning we can provide exclusive access to the Museum for the group throughout their visit ensuring it is as memorable and informative as possible. Sessions are available to book at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 for groups Monday-Thursday but sometimes these start times vary based on the need of the group.

Download the Brief here

Please outline your interest in this freelance opportunity to Sarah Corn, Director, on sarah.corn@oldoperatingtheatre.com to arrange a virtual meeting or telephone call to discuss the role further.

We are recruiting!