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The National Museum of Scotland

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National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe with one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world!

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, honest, service-driven individuals to join our team.



As Touring Exhibitions Manager with National Museums Scotland, you will:

  • Be responsible for developing and marketing the international and national touring exhibition programmes to increase audience reach, build profile and brand, and provide opportunity for income generation.
  • Manage the international and national touring exhibitions programmes, liaising with tour venues and relevant museum departments, developing, negotiating and administrating contracts, documentation, transportation, insurance and associated arrangements as necessary.
  • Manage the interface with host venues, including managing any inputs required from National Museums Scotland in relation to the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.
  • Work with museum colleagues to identify and utilise opportunities within the special exhibitions programme to create imaginative and impactful touring projects.
  • Act as ambassador for National Museums Scotland touring exhibitions to a range of stakeholders internally and externally.



  • Experience of managing a touring exhibitions programme, both nationally and internationally, for a museum/heritage attraction/exhibition company.
  • Ability to prepare exhibition materials for tour, creating tour packages including object, packing and crate lists, condition reports, graphic and text packages, floorplans, photographs and any other elements relevant to the exhibition.
  • Experience of collaborative and multi-disciplinary working with curators, conservation staff, education staff, exhibition designers and marketing staff.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to proactively co-ordinate and lead the touring exhibitions programme.
  • Good knowledge of the international and national museum network, ensuring broad promotion of the touring programme.


Additional Benefits:

  • Generous Annual leave (28.5 days – rising to 33.5) as well as an additional 8 days public holidays.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Free access to national (and international) museums and exhibitions.
  • Hybrid working.


For us, hiring the right person for the right job is everything to us. We want to encourage you to apply if you think the this is the role for you.

Please visit our website, download the full recruitment pack for further details, download and complete the application form and apply via our site.

Please note that CVs are not considered as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

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