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Senior Museum Development Manager at Museums Galleries Scotland

Starting Salary: £44,478 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh/Hybrid

Closing date: Monday 3rd June 2024 at 9am

About the role

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support a sector of 449 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, workforce development, advice and advocacy.  We are a forward facing and inclusive organisation, committed to the ongoing development of a positive culture for our team.

We are looking for a Senior Museum Development Manager to work with the Head of Museum Development to facilitate and support development across the sector in line with Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Strategy.  The strategy provides a framework for the sector and MGS to work to ensure the future relevance and resilience of the sector. It centres around three thematic strands of Connection, Resilience and Workforce.

You will have significant knowledge and understanding of the Scottish museums sector and current issues facing it in order to articulate the needs of the sector and turn that into action.  Key to this role is direct engagement with museums and galleries in Scotland to build an understanding of diverse development needs.  You will build strategic relationships, initiate development programmes and identify funding opportunities, working collaboratively to deliver impactful programmes and projects.

You will also have experience of addressing barriers to inclusion and driving positive change, with an understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppression in order to lead MGS’s work to support museums to become more inclusive.

As part of MGS’ senior management team, you will build and nurture effective working relationships across the organisation. You will manage a team of staff within the wider Museum Development Team.

The successful candidate will manifest MGS’s core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for museums, and courageousness.

Closing date: Monday 3rd June 2024 at 9am

Interviews (online) are due to be held week commencing 17th June 2024

We have a hybrid working approach and are happy to talk flexible working. We believe that our work will be stronger with greater diversity. MGS welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer. We are a Disability Confident Employer and hold Living Wage and Gold Investors in People accreditation. MGS is striving to be an anti-racist organisation and more information on our commitment to this is on our website. Our commitment to climate action can also be found on our website.

How to Apply

To apply:

Applications close Monday 3rd June 2024 at 9am

Please use our application form, CVs will not be accepted. If our application form makes it difficult for you to apply and demonstrate your skills effectively, we would be happy to accept a video, audio or alternative application format. Please refer to the guidance on alternative application format to ensure your application will cover all the required information. If you would like to discuss an application in an alternative format, please contact us on the email below or call 0131 550 4197.

If you have any queries please email, including the name of the post in the subject box.

Please note that interviews for this post are planned to take place online, in the week commencing 17th June 2024. The format of the interview will be a task or presentation which we will send information about in advance (if relevant to the role) and a series of competency based questions.

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