Volunteers help in many of our departments and play an important role, increasing our visitors' enjoyment and understanding of our collections
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.
National Museums Scotland employs approximately 430 staff working in a variety of roles. Interested in working with us? See our current vacancies here.
Find out why we value work experience and what opportunities are available.
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.
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.