National Museums Scotland is one of the UKs 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 our organisation, including
a £47 million redevelopment of the Royal Museum, Edinburgh. This investment will create new displays, enhance learning and public facilities and provide high quality visitor experiences.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with major national collections and on exhibition development in Edinburgh. You will be responsible for the management of the Invertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeobotany Section, which includes our extensive collections of fossil invertebrates and plants. You will lead, manage and participate in the research and exhibition activities of the section and will be expected to apply personal expertise to one of its specialist areas. You will have a degree/postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, plus proven relevant work experience; a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies or equivalent is desirable. An excellent communicator with proven research and publication skills, you will be organised, methodical, adept at problem solving, a team worker and a good
thinker. You will have experience in managing staff and projects, and will have good ICT skills. A driving licence is desirable.
£29,525 - £41,621 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme. For further information and an application pack, please visit our website, www.nms.ac.uk