Interested in working for National Museums Scotland? See our current vacancies here.

National Museums Scotland employs approximately 430 staff working in a variety of roles, including curatorial, building maintenance, conservation, customer care, design, exhibitions, human resources, finance, marketing and media relations. 

Current vacancies

You can also find out more about current vacancies across the UK's national museums, galleries, libraries and archives on the National Museum Directors' Conference jobs website.

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Application process

You can apply for jobs at National Museums Scotland by downloading and completing our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

To view the online application form, you will need to use a PDF file viewer such as Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Exchange. If you do not have a PDF file viewer, you can download Acrobat Reader for free here.

Please read through the Notes for Applicants before completing the application form.

Applications may be submitted by post or email.

If submitting by email, send your completed Application for Employment and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to

If submitting by post, the forms should be printed out, completed and then mailed to:

HR Office
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to reply to every applicant, therefore if you have not had any response within six weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

You should also be aware that it will not be possible to consider applications after the closing date.

If you have any queries or encounter any difficulties please contact

Our approach to equality and diversity

National Museums Scotland is committed to promoting equal opportunities within society; part of this commitment relates to our aim to appoint the best person for the job regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Impact Assessments have been undertaken to review our Human Resources policies to ensure that individuals and groups are not treated adversely and where possible, we have begun to develop policies that have a more positive impact, to help us attract and retain a diverse workforce.

Outlined below are some of our policies that should enable you to balance your work and your life commitments:

  • Flexible Working Hours Scheme
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Adoption and Parental Leave
  • Work Life Balance - Career Breaks and Flexible Working
  • Special Leave
  • Child Care Voucher scheme
  • Employee Assistance
  • Dependent Leave
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Part Time Working

If you have any special requirements either to complete the application form or in order to attend an interview or selection event or have any other questions then please contact our HR Team.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

To us to monitor the effective implementation of our policies and procedures, and to comply with legislation in terms of reporting on our employee profile, we would be very grateful if you would complete Part 1 and Part 2 of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form as part of your application. Whilst the information in Part 2 is purely voluntary, this information really helps us to monitor and improve our approach as an employer.

Information relating to our Equality Schemes and Action Plans can be found here.