Exhibitions & Displays Officer



Reference
NMS21/14
Sector
Arts, Culture & Sport
Location
Edinburgh
Salary Details
£30,916 - £33,619 (pay award pending) per annum
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
37
Closing Date
23/05/2021
We are looking for a creative and highly motivated person with excellent communication and project management skills to join the Exhibitions and Displays team.

Job Description

The Exhibitions & Displays team deliver a busy schedule of exhibitions each year; maintain 25,000m² of displays in galleries, and deliver a national and international touring programme. With over 3.2m physical visits each year and more than 65,000 school visits, National Museums Scotland prides itself on developing great content based on high production values and excellent maintenance processes.

We are looking for a creative and highly motivated person with excellent communication and project management skills to join the Exhibitions and Displays team.

As Exhibitions & Displays Officer, you will manage the development and delivery of informative, engaging and visitor-focussed special exhibitions, touring exhibitions and displays (permanent galleries). You will work with multi-disciplinary internal project teams as well as external resources to ensure completion of projects to agreed objectives; and you will enjoy working to find solutions and provide expert advice in a highly paced environment.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have a track record in project planning and procurement and have experience of working in the museum sector or in visitor/heritage attractions. An understanding of the potential of museum collections and the experience of working closely with curatorial colleagues on such projects is desirable.

Company Description

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.