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Remuneration:non remunerated 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:13 November 2020 at midnight 

Do you share our passion for cultural heritage and have the skills to help us realise our ambitions?

With a number of Trustees due to retire in March 2021, we are seeking 5 new Trustees to play a key role in our ambitious plans for the future.  We are interested particularly in candidates with experience in finance, hospitality & events, retail, estates and human resources.

We would welcome applications from anyone who believes they could make a strong contribution, including those who would further broaden the diversity of the Board of Trustees.

As one of the leading museum groups in Europe and a key heritage and culture organisation in Scotland, National Museums Scotland is responsible for a remarkable collection which brings together the arts and sciences, and the cultures of Scotland and the world, alongside the diversity of the natural world.

Combining a passion for sharing the stories of the objects in our care with world-class research and conservation, our work reaches out across Scotland and internationally. Last year we welcomed over 3 million visitors across our four museums, and engaged a wide range of audiences through outreach and imaginative public programming. As a national centre of excellence, we play a leading role in supporting the museum community across Scotland.

The new appointees will join the Board formally on 1 April 2021 and the average time commitment is approximately 9-12 days per annum.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 November.

An Applicant Information Pack with full details on this appointment can be found in the 'Additional Information' section below.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

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Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at

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