National Museums Scotland has over 500 volunteers making a valuable contribution to our work. 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, hear what our current volunteers say about their time volunteering 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.
Work placements and internships
As a work placement student aged over 18 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.
Meet our volunteer guides
Our guided tours are run by a number of enthusiastic and experienced volunteer guides. We introduce a selection of our guides below.