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Jobs and volunteering

Want to work with us? Explore our current job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, and student placement information.

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Careers Digital Schools Sessions

Join a member of our learning team to find out about the huge variety of jobs behind the scenes at National Museums Scotland, and what it's like being a learning Enabler.

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Hillman Imp

This Scottish manufactured motor car was once the cheapest new car on the British market.

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Jean Muir archive

In a fashion career spanning more than 40 years, Jean Muir acquired a reputation for restrained, elegant design and a devoted following. Explore signature styles from the Jean Muir archive and discover what made her designs so innovative and enduring.

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Ruston & Hornsby No.6 steam excavator

Discover the classic Ruston steam excavator, and find out how our conservation team restored it to its former glory.

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Napier's bones

Napier’s ‘bones’ or ‘rods’ are just one of the methods invented by the Edinburgh-born Renaissance scholar John Napier to speed up calculations.

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Forth Bridge paint mixer

The phrase 'painting the Forth Bridge' has become synonymous with a never-ending task. Discover how this humble paint mixer played its part in the maintenance of one of Scotland's most iconic structures.

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History of the typewriter

The typewriter not only revolutionised offices, but also transformed the world of work, especially for women. But the impact of these machines has been much wider than just speeding up the way we write.

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The wood engraving profession

From the professionalisation of wood engraving during the first half of the 19th century, the trade had virtually disappeared by the beginning of the 20th century.

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