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Conserving an Egyptian coffin
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Want to work with us? Every member of staff has a key role to play in preserving and interpreting our collections and making them accessible to all. Our volunteers provide vital help in running events, caring for our collections and sharing knowledge.

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National Museums Scotland employs approximately 430 staff working in a variety of roles. Interested in working with us? See our current vacancies here.

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Job vacancies at National Museums Scotland Enterprises Ltd

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.

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Work experience

Find out why we value work experience and what opportunities are available.

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Volunteering

Volunteers help in many of our departments and play an important role, increasing our visitors' enjoyment and understanding of our collections

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Conserving an Aboriginal carving
Student placements

As a work placement student you will share our passionate belief in National Museums Scotland's mission to preserve, interpret and make accessible for all the past and present of Scotland, of other nations and cultures, and of the natural world.

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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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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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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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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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About Scotland Creates

Here's where you can find out all about our project, Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place!

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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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