National & International Partnerships Officer

National & International Partnerships Officer
Employer: National Museums Scotland
Salary: £20,607 - 22,351
Location: Edinburgh

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 past decade, we have invested over £110 million in our collections, our museums and the experiences we provide for our visitors. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. This year, the continuing implementation of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland has seen the opening of ten inspiring galleries of fashion, applied art and design and of science and technology. At the National Museum of Flight further investment has enabled us to make a step change in the visitor experience through the restoration of two historic hangers and creation of new displays.

Based at the National Museum of Scotland this permanent, full-time post will support the wide-ranging work of the Department of National & International Partnerships. This post assists with delivery of our National Strategy (2016 – 2020) providing day-to-day support for coordination and development of its programmes of work with the Scottish museum sector. The post holder also supports delivery of our International Programme as directed.

You will be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) and have demonstrable knowledge of the Scottish cultural sector and an awareness of current best practice in museums. Relevant experience working in a museum (or equivalent) and arranging events is essential. Confidence in facilitating meetings and producing promotional materials is desired. An effective communicator, you will be able to work to deadlines using your own initiative.

This is a full-time, permanent role working 37 hours per week.

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