Find out more about working with our Publishing, Retail and Hospitality & Events teams within National Museums Scotland Enterprises Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Museums Scotland that supports our work.

National Museums Scotland Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Museums Scotland. It was established in 2002 to facilitate the commercial activities of National Museums Scotland. It provides support by gifting its potential profit to National Museums Scotland at the end of each financial year.

The company has departments in Publishing, Retail, and Hospitality & Events, as well as responsibility for the National Museums Scotland Picture Library and related activities of image licensing, copyright and product development.

Find out more about National Museums Scotland Enterprises Ltd here.

Current vacancies

Director of Retail

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Director of Retail to join the NMSE team.

The Retail Division operates six permanent shops within the National Museum Scotland.  From buying and stocking to pricing and marketing, each shop is operated to reflect the collections of the particular museum or current exhibition and is designed and priced to help maximise sales whilst enhancing the visitor experience.

The Director of Retail will lead a large and experienced team of Managers and Retail Assistants.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all stocking, pricing, merchandising and staff training. Annual retail sales including wholesale and online are forecasted to exceed £1.7m in 2018/19.

In addition to the Retail Outlets, the Director will be responsible for Product Development and subsequent wholesale, resulting in income through creating merchandise either directly or licensing through a third party.  A key strategy is adding value through direct branding or commercialisation of the National Museum Scotland collections and special exhibitions. 

Skills and experience

We are looking for a candidate who will observe the Vision and Values of the National Museums of Scotland ensuring high levels of customer care and visitor satisfaction. We are looking for someone with experience of buying, merchandising and budgetary planning, and who adheres to best practice standards within the retail sector.

Strong communication and motivational skills, experience of managing different teams within the retail sector, are essential for the success of this role. Alongside knowledge and experience of implementing retail strategies and continuous improvement plans, the ability to manage budgets and strong ICT skills are also a key requirement. This post holder should also have knowledge and experience of EPOS systems and will be responsible for implementing and adhering to GDPR legislation throughout NMSE.

For further information regarding this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Annual leave – 25 days, increases to 30 after 5 years’ service
  • 9 day public holiday and 2.5 privilege days.
  • Standard Life Workplace Pension Scheme / generous employer contribution pension scheme
  • Annual Bonus Scheme.

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this role please send a CV and Covering Letter to Kate Wright, Human Resources Manager (details below). The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 14 October 2018 at midnight. Interviews are expected to take place on/around week commencing 29 October 2018.

Kate Wright
Human Resources Manager
NMS Enterprises Ltd.
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF 

k.wright@nms.ac.uk

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Sales and Marketing Coordinator to join the NMSE team.

Hospitality & Events Division manages the catering concessions at all the Museums including the Tower Restaurant, Museum Brasserie and The Balcony Cafe. It manages commercial events principally in the Chambers Street site from private dinners and meetings for 10 guests in the Boardrooms to gala dinners for up to 1,200 guests in the Grand Gallery.

With more than 120 events annually held in the Boardrooms, 30 in the Auditorium Complex and 50 in the Grand Gallery, the venue is growing in popularity in the local events market.

In 2017/18, the client satisfaction survey were in excess of 95%; the aim for the department is to grow revenue from events while maintaining the exceptional levels of service offered for all events.

Skills and experience

We are looking for a candidate with a track record of event sales and delivering excellent customer service within a sales environment. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the event sales process and a desire to foster a culture of continuous improvement to maximise profitability and customer care. A high standard of communication and motivational skills, alongside the ability to work under pressure on a variety of tasks simultaneously is essential.

This role will work alongside the Hospitality and Events team, reporting to the Head of Sales and Marketing, as well as the wider NMSE Ltd team and colleagues within National Museums Scotland, so experience of working within a team environment is vital. 

For further information regarding this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Benefits

  • Salary – circa £22,000 per annum
  • Annual leave – 25 days, increases to 30 after 5 years’ service
  • 9 day public holiday and 2.5 privilege days.
  • Standard Life Workplace Pension Scheme / generous employer contribution pension scheme
  • Annual Bonus Scheme

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter to Kate Wright, Human Resources Manager (details below). The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 27 October 2018 at midnight. Interviews are expected to take place on/around week commencing 11 November 2018.

Kate Wright
Human Resources Manager
NMS Enterprises Ltd.
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF 

k.wright@nms.ac.uk

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