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Posted: Tuesday, September 24th 2019
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Job Title:     Principal Curator, Science
Organisation:     National Museums Scotland
Salary:     £37,474 - 48,297 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Edinburgh, Scotland
Closing Date:     Monday, October 28th, 2019
Job Ref No:     NMS18/876/1
Other Benefits:   Membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Description:
At an exciting time for the organisation, National Museums Scotland offers a unique opportunity to shape a world-class science collection and lead an expert team.

You will be responsible for our rich collection of instruments relating to astronomy, geography, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, computing, and a large photography collection. Material ranges from the miniscule to the massive; from mediaeval to very modern. The collection is housed not only at the National Museum of Scotland but also at other sites, especially the National Museums Collection Centre.

We seek an outstanding candidate to develop these dynamic collections further, especially with new initiatives and contemporary collecting. You will lead, manage and participate in the research, interpretation and STEM engagement activities of the section. The post-holder will also work with the Keeper of Science and Technology and the section heads for Technology and Transport to lead the Department in achieving its bold ambitions.

As head of section the Principal Curator will supply a high level of expertise and experience in one or more of the collection areas covered by the section. You should have acknowledged demonstrable research expertise in a relevant specialist area, and an established reputation in your discipline.
Required Skills:
Applicants should have a degree and postgraduate qualification/s in a relevant subject, in addition to proven relevant work experience. An excellent communicator with a proven track record of research and fundraising, the successful candidate will be organised, methodical, adept at problem solving, a team worker and a strategic thinker. Experience in managing staff and projects, and good ICT skills are also essential. A driving licence is desirable.
Application Instructions:
Please apply via our website where you can find the full Recruitment Pack and the Application Form:

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.

Closing date for completed applications is 28 October 2019.

It is anticipated that the selection event for this post will be held on 29 November 2019.
Contact Name:     Ms Martyna Klimek
Contact Tel:     0131 247 4094
Contact Fax:     0131 247 4314
Contact Email:
Address:     Chambers Street, Edinburgh, .  
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