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Learn about the values of our organisation and explore how you can join the MGS team or work in partnership with us.

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As an employer

We value people

Our people are passionate, creative individuals who bring different skills and lived experience into our organisation. We believe it is important to invest in the skills and wellbeing of our people.

As an employer we welcome applications from all sections of the community as an equal opportunity employer. We hold Living Wage and Investors in People Gold accreditation and are happy to talk flexible working. We are a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to people with disabilities who meet the essential criteria in our person specification. We are happy to talk flexible working when recruiting and take a proactive approach to staff wellbeing.

Continuous improvement is at the heart of our approach, and we are keen to work with partners and organisations who help us develop our own practice. In addition to the above accreditations, we are also signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge and Young Person’s Guarantee, as well as being a partner in Apt, working to reduce the disability employment gap. We are a values driven organisation  and our competency framework helps every individual to fully embed our values in to their work. Our values, and the behaviour that stems from them, are a key factor in how we work as an organisation. This is a core element of everything from job description design, to learning and development opportunities and reward and recognition.



We believe that our staff should be recognised and rewarded for the work they undertake. Find out more about the benefits of working at Museums Galleries Scotland

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Current Opportunities

We’re currently recruiting for a Senior Museum Development Manager and a new Board Chair.

You can find job and volunteering roles from other organisations across Scotland on our Jobs and Opportunities page.

As a partner

We welcome opportunities to work collaboratively

Working collaboratively helps us all to do more through the sharing of resources, knowledge, and skills. As we work to embed social justice and climate awareness into our organisation, we encourage feedback from critical friends so that we can continue to learn and develop. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a potential opportunity to work together.

What we bring to our partnerships

It’s important that the organisations we work closely with share our values and principles. As an equitable organisation, we apply these principles to all relationships. From the organisations we work with to the museums and galleries we provide funding to. We recognise that we are all at different points in the journey towards creating a fairer, inclusive society and we look forward to collaborating on actions which put these principles into practice.

These principles are:
  • Fair work
  • Take action to meet net zero targets and tackle the biodiversity crisis
  • Act to be more inclusive
  • Work collaboratively wherever possible

Work in partnership with us

Get in touch to chat about ways we can work together

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