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Posted: Wednesday, September 13th 2017
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Job Title:     Head of Collections Services
Organisation:     National Museums Scotland
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Edinburgh, Scotland
Closing Date:     Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Job Ref No:     PDKO
Other Benefits:   membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Description:
National Museums Scotland is one of the UK’s leading museum organisations and has a broad national and international reach. It is responsible for over twelve million objects from across the globe, built up over 200 years. Our largest site, the National Museum of Scotland is one of the leading museums in Europe and is the most visited museum or attraction in the UK outside London.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with almost 3 million people now visiting our four museums. We have also significantly redeveloped the National Museums Collections Centre, an internationally significant facility for the storage, research and conservation of Scotland’s wide-ranging national collections. This has included new conservation laboratories and new storage and research facilities.

National Museums Scotland now seeks exceptional candidates for the role of Head of Collections Services. Reporting to the Director of Collections, the successful candidate will lead the development, planning and implementation of an integrated work programme for collections care, conservation, collections information, registrars, and the research library, in support of the overall strategy and objectives of the organisation.
Required Skills:
The appointed candidate will develop an integrated strategy, policies and professional standards for all areas of Collections Services with a focus on increased and appropriate accessibility to collections. Candidates will have proven experience at a senior level in a relevant museum or similar environment and bring strong leadership and management ability of a multi-disciplinary team. The ability to manage collaborative projects with a range of internal and external stakeholders will be critical. Good candidates will also bring excellent communication, problem solving and strategic skills.
Application Instructions:
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to National Museums Scotland on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit our website via the button below using reference PDKO. Alternatively telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by 12pm (noon) BST on 2nd October 2017.

Further information about National Museums Scotland can be found at our website.

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