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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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Jobs and volunteering

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.

Meet our Volunteers

Volunteering with National Museums Scotland can be hugely rewarding. But don't take our word for it, here's what some of our volunteers say about their time with us.

Job vacancies

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

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.

Farmhouse guides, National Museum of Rural Life

We are currently looking for volunteer farmhouse guides at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Aircraft Guides, National Museum of Flight

We are currently looking for volunteer aircraft guides at the National Museum of Flight.

Work experience

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

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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.

Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme Skills and Knowledge Sharing

We are offering free, basic collections knowledge and skills training for Scottish museums with ancient Egyptian or East Asian collections.

About Scotland Creates

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

Contact us

Contact the relevant team at the National Museums Scotland using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Annual Review 2017

This has been an exceptional year for National Museums Scotland. Across our museums we have welcomed over 2.7 million visitors, 1.84 million of these to the National Museum of Scotland making it the most popular museum outside of London and the most visited attraction in Scotland.

Annual Review 2019

With the opening in February 2019 of three new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland, we celebrated the completion of the transformation of our much-loved Victorian building.

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