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National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1JF
£38,803 - £41,785 per year plus membership of the civil service pension scheme
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
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This position has expired.

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. 

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

This post is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in the Learning and Engagement department where you will develop and lead on the public engagement programmes and projects for National Museum of Scotland. Due to the retiral of the current, long standing post holder we require a successor to maintain and develop varied and vibrant programmes and projects. These include creative exhibition responses, seasonal programmes, bespoke in-person and digital projects, volunteer development and a range of interventions that animate, interpret and explore our vast collections. This includes working with important stakeholders and partners, and a focus on engaging diverse audiences in the museum and online. Within this role you will have a range of responsibilities and no two days will be the same.

You will manage a highly experienced, motivated and creative team and hold responsibility for day-to-day delivery, for long term development of new products, building key 3 partnerships and accessing relevant funds. You will work with a peer group of Engagement Managers and with supportive colleagues from across directorates within the organisation.

You will have experience and knowledge of the cultural sector, public or third sector and experience of working collaboratively across directorates internally and with multiple partners. An excellent project manager, communicator and collaborator with a creative and innovative approach, you will have demonstrable experience of managing multiple priorities, working across multiple projects and leading a dynamic team.

You are provided with a job description and person specification for further detail about the post. To apply visit The closing date for completed applications is 5 March 2023 at midnight. Please state reference number NMS23/05. It is anticipated that the selection event will take place week beginning 13 March 2023.

Please note that CVs are not considered as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.