Job opportunities (24.5.2022)



Now is a great time to join National Museums Scotland as we are embarking on a new Strategic Plan that will guide our work for the next five years.

You will have the chance to shape our fundraising response from the start and play a pivotal role in developing campaigns to support our successful delivery.

We are hugely proud of the impact we have on people's lives through sharing the stories of the remarkable objects we care for in Scotland's National Collection.

This new Plan marks a step-change in how we use these collections to address the challenges of the 21st century, exploring pressing questions about identity, climate change and biodiversity loss, and the legacies of colonialism.

As a charity, the philanthropic income generated by our Development Team is vital to our activities. It supports high-profile acquisitions, education and national outreach programmes, exhibitions, refreshed galleries and transformative capital campaigns.

Fundraising at National Museums Scotland is already well-established - over the last 15 years we have successfully raised tens of millions of pounds to support an ambitious programme of capital development across our five sites.

What we now need is an inspirational senior leader to give our team of fantastic fundraisers new direction and a sense of ambition, and to work with the Director of External Relations to build a strong fundraising culture across the organisation.

We have capital projects in development, but the biggest current need is building deeper relationships with our communities of supporters to develop strong unrestricted funding streams and rebooting our approach to funding projects that contribute to our strategic aims.

As our new Head of Development you'll need to be creative and driven - to be able to spot a great idea, collaborate across the organisation, and use your influence to develop a fundable project out of it.

You will be part of the Leadership Team, the group of senior managers who drive forward our activities, and part of the External Relations Directorate, a close-knit team with a busy and sociable working environment.

You don't need to have to have worked in museums before, but it's pretty important to have a curiosity for our collection.

Our public buildings are vibrant places of fun and interactivity as well as contemplative spaces of beauty and escape. They are the tip of the iceberg of our work and we are excited to share with you what goes on behind-the-scenes, our scientific labs and archaeological digs, our expertise in biodiversity, fashion, and cutting-edge technology, and our extraordinary Collection Centre where we store, research, and preserve those objects not on display.

This is a full-time role with FlexiTime and Hybrid Working options, comes with an extensive range of benefits including the Civil Service Pension Scheme.


Chigwell School, a leading co-educational independent school just ten miles from central London, seeks to appoint an experienced Archivist. Candidates will be qualified at degree level, or equivalent, ideally with a postgraduate qualification in archives management recognised by the ARA. You will also be experienced in archival and document control functions. The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently with strong planning and organisational skills and have good interpersonal skills. Good communication skills, a high level of computer literacy and attention to detail are essential.

Chigwell School offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a very supportive working environment. There is a well-developed programme of professional development, pupils are enthusiastic, co-operative and able, and colleagues get on well together. There is a strong sense of community.

We are located in the picturesque village of Chigwell just 10 miles from central London with good transport links by underground (Central Line), road and local bus routes. Close to the edge of Epping Forest, we enjoy over 100 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds with excellent facilities.

A job description with further details and an application form can be found below. Applicants should complete the application form and email to the Human Resources department at

The Bursar, Mr James Rea, will be happy to answer any questions; he can be contacted at the School by telephone 020 8501 5711 or by e-mail to

Marketing & Communications Manager, TATE

Based in St Ives Cornwall, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for culture who is looking to build upon their career in marketing by working for the regional gallery of a leading cultural organization.

You'll be responsible for marketing our world-class exhibition programme, and our displays drawn from the Tate Collection, developing campaigns and content to reach a broad and diverse range of audiences.

With your established knowledge of multi-channel marketing and social media content delivery you will work closely with our specialist London based teams to implement multi-channel content and campaigns.

With the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team, as well as individually, you'll thrive in a very busy environment with patience and empathy, even when under pressure. You'll have excellent organisational skills, time management skills and an attention to detail.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a 'Defined Contribution' pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.

Art Gallery Assistant, McKay Williamson

McKay Williamson is a pioneering Art Gallery and Creative Agency making an impact on the art world.
We're looking for an ART GALLERY ASSISTANT to assist our Art Advisors.
This is a permanent role and ideally the start of a long-term career. Ideally this will lead into a co-ordinator or studio manager role within the team for you.
You will have the following skills:
Art Knowledge - you will exude a love of art, its history, techniques and movements.
People Skills - you will be comfortable with HNWIs, and have the presence to recommend ideas with charisma.
Business Skills - you will be intelligent and great at problem-solving, and have a working knowledge of various MS Office and Adobe software packages.
Creativity, Imagination and Flair - Skills in Photoshop and InDesign advantageous as you will be helping create proposals for clients
Enthusiasm - we have a fun studio, no jobsworths!
Ambition - a desire to grow and develop new skills.
Good Communications Skills - both written and verbal.

The Team and Environment:
We're a strong, energetic team, based in Notting Hill, and we enjoy regular team outings. The role will start full-time at the studio; with increased tenure there will be increased flexibility for working remotely.
You're determined, with a restless energy to make things happen. And you're looking for a company with big plans - a purpose. You'll want a chance to make a personal impact, to find a company where you have a real chance to succeed.
And you'll be willing to work bloody hard for a company like that.