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Job Title:    Principal Curator, Modern & Contemporary Design
Organisation:    National Museums Scotland
Salary:    £37,151 - 48,297 p.a.
Type:    Full-Time Position
Location:    Edinburgh, Scotland
Closing Date:    Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Job Ref No:    NMS19/937
Other Benefits:   Plus membership of Civil Service Pension Scheme
Job Description:
This is an exciting opportunity to curate an expanding collection within the department of Art and Design at National Museums Scotland. As head of section, you will have overall responsibility for the post-1850 collections of European decorative art and design. You will lead, manage and participate in research and public programmes and contribute to the life of the recently opened, award winning Art and Design galleries. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to the temporary exhibition calendar and to National Museums Scotland’s contemporary art strategy. Candidates will have a demonstrable area of expertise in a design related field and should be fluent in the dialogue between craft, art, design and technology.
Required Skills:
You will have a degree/postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, plus proven relevant work experience. 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.
Application Instructions:
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For further information and an application pack, please visit, telephone 0131 247 4094 (answerphone) or email, stating reference NMS19/937.

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 30th June 2019.

The selection event is likely to be held in early August 2019.

Please note that CVs are not considered as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Contact Name:    HR Department
Contact Tel:    0131 247 4094
Contact Fax:    0131 247 4314
Contact Email:
Address:     Chambers Street, Edinburgh, .