Assistant Curator

Assistant Curator
Employer: National Museums Of Scotland
Salary: £25,050 – £27,238
Location: Edinburgh

Based at the National Museum of Scotland you will support the work of the Department of Scottish History and Archaeology, primarily within the Modern and Contemporary Section of the Department. This is temporary post currently based within the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. The collections of the Modern and Contemporary History section are also stored and displayed at the National Museum Collection Centre, the National War Museum, Edinburgh and the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride. The ability to travel between these sites is essential.

Duties will include working on the collections, their documentation, storage and display, making them accessible to researchers and other visitors. You will work across the Department towards delivering our strategic priority projects, our loans, exhibitions and digitisation programmes.

You will have a degree in Scottish history or history, and be able show a specialist knowledge and proven interest in the history and material culture of modern Scotland from 1750 to the present day. Proven experience in paid or unpaid work in museums or similar environment is essential. You will be able to demonstrate existing specialist knowledge, or the potential to develop specialist knowledge, relevant to the collections and subject areas covered by the Section.

You will be organised and methodical, with good verbal and written communication skills and ICT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook. You should also have experience of managing your own time and workload, working to deadlines and handling multiple priorities. A driving licence is highly desirable.

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