Engagement Officer

Organisation: National Museums Scotland

Salary: £33,111-£36,006

Location: National Museum of Rural Life - East Kilbride

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.

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

As part of our Learning and Engagement department, you will develop and deliver exciting, engaging and innovative formal and informal learning programmes for a range of audiences, including schools and teachers, families and adults, thinking creatively and imaginatively to develop programmes that link to the museum displays and working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life.

With experience of working in a similar capacity in a relevant learning environment, such as a museum, visitor attraction, science centre or countryside ranger role, you will also have experience of monitoring and evaluating projects and programmes against strategic aims and objectives and of managing delegated budgets. It is desirable that you have experience of managing others to deliver programmes. Effective communication and team working skills are also important. This is a 37 hour a week post, working mainly Monday – Friday, with some weekend and evening working when events/programmes are taking place.

This is a 12 month maternity cover contract.

Application Deadline: Sunday 26/02/2023