thistle-263x108The National Museums Scotland is one of the UK's leading museums services, and operates five museum venues in and around Edinburgh.  They are now seeking a manager to work in their Exhibitions and Display department.  The post pays between £32,583 - £38,856 and includes the Civil Service pension.

National Museums Scotland is one of the UK's leading museums services. Operating five museums and with one of the largest multidisciplinary collections in the UK, it aims to be a world-class museums service that educates, informs and inspires. A major redevelopment and modernisation programme is currently being implemented across the organisation, including a £46 million redevelopment of the Royal Museum building. This investment will create new displays, enhance learning and public facilities and provide high quality visitor experiences.

The museums are looking for a creative and highly motivated person with leadership qualities and excellent project management skills to join the Exhibitions and Displays Department.

As Manager, the successful candidate will work with the Head of Exhibitions and Displays to ensure delivery of an exciting programme of engaging and visitor-focused special exhibitions, touring exhibitions and permanent displays across all five Museum sites. This role offers a excellent opportunity to play a central role in the development of innovative and ground breaking special exhibition projects for our brand new 650m2 Special Exhibition Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland, which is due to open in 2011.

An excellent communicator, the Manager will be experienced in effectively managing a range of projects simultaneously. They will enjoy working to find solutions in a busy and highly paced environment and will be a strong team player. Experience in cost management, exhibition tendering and procurement procedures is sought.

The successful candidate will hold a degree or a relevant qualification and have experience of working in museums, galleries or heritage attractions.

For further information and an application pack, please visit telephone 0131 247 4094 (answerphone) or email stating reference NMS09/19.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 30 October 2009.

The selection event will be held on Tuesday 17 November 2009.