10 May 2017
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.
In this role, you will curate, develop and make accessible the collection of British, European and other 'Western' glass, ceramics, metalware, jewellery and industrial design circa 1945-present, within the Department of Art and Design. Your duties will include responsibility for the collections; acquisitions; exhibitions; research; publications; and answering public enquiries. This role will also include the upgrading of the Museums' database.
You must have a degree (or equivalent) in history of art, history of design, or history, and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a related subject. This is an early to mid-career post and you must have experience of working in a museum environment, as well as being knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an area or areas of post-1945 design. You should be able to demonstrate best practice in collections management. It is expected that you will have experience of undertaking research, responding to public enquiries and of preparing and delivering presentations. In addition to good verbal and written communication skills in English, you will have ICT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook, together with knowledge of collections management databases. You must also be able to demonstrate your ability to plan and organise your workload, manage projects and build relationships within and outside of National Museums Scotland.
Please visit the National Museums Scotland website for the full job description.