Museums Galleries Scotland
Museums Galleries Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC015593

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body providing support to more than 450 museums and galleries across Scotland.  We are a charitable trust with funding support from the Scottish Government to enable the delivery of a 10 year National Strategy.

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Inclusive Funding Facilitator (Delivering Change)

  • Full time
  • £32,131
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries sector – this includes 440 museums and galleries of all sizes and organisational types. We strive to be an inclusive, agile and forward-looking organisation that seeks to lead and support positive change in the sector.

(MGS) has been funded by Scottish Government and National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop Delivering Change, a programme which supports the museums workforce to work with underrepresented audiences with confidence to create a more inclusive museum sector.

The Inclusive Funding Facilitator (Delivering Change) will work with the grants team to support a review of MGS's existing grants programme to ensure it reflects inclusive values and can contribute to positive change in the sector. During this time, MGS will explore potential change across our grant streams, and the postholder will work with project advisors and project team to plan the Community Grants that will be administered as part of Delivering Change.

You will have experience in instigating and supporting change within an organisation and experience of working within the communities or equalities sector, ideally with those who have experienced barriers to accessing culture in the past. Strong communication, organisational and administrative skills are required; the post holder will additionally have excellent critical thinking skills, ideally honed within an inclusion, participation, or equalities context, and some understanding of grant funding. You will be able to work with a range of colleagues and partners with enthusiasm and initiative as well as constructively challenge current practices and thinking.

The successful candidate will manifest MGS’s core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for museums, and courageousness.

We have a hybrid working approach and are happy to talk flexible working. While this is being advertised as a full time post, we are open to flexibility on this and would be willing to consider fewer hours and/or a flexible working pattern.

MGS welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from those who have lived experience of barriers to accessing culture. We are a Disability Confident Employer and hold Living Wage and Gold Investors in People accreditation. MGS is striving to be an anti-racist organisation and more information on our commitment to this is here.

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Climate Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,948
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th May 2021

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support more than 400 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, advice, advocacy and skills development.

We are looking for a Climate Officer to support and drive climate activity across sector projects and the organisation. Areas of focus will include: development of sector skills and delivery of resources for improving carbon management planning; the support of collaborative projects across the culture sector and identifying future opportunities for impact and collaboration.

The post will be a key point of engagement for external stakeholders around MGS and sector climate activities. Managing a varied workload, this role gives the opportunity to help deliver across a range of projects as well as influencing the core activities which support the development and sustainability of the organisation and sector.

The role will require experience in climate change adaptation practice, managing risk and uncertainty, supporting organisational change, developing community based adaptation, or integrating climate change issues into the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes.

As this post also supports the delivery of projects, you will have a strong people-focus, a proactive approach and a passion for making lasting impact. A strong communicator, you will be comfortable to influence positive behavioural change and be able to interpret and report data in an accessible way.

In particular this role requires someone who conveys energy and enthusiasm about their work, can make effective decisions following appropriate criteria, organises and plans work effectively, readily contributes ideas, and communicates well with and is approachable to a range of different audiences. Collaborative working with colleagues, partners and throughout the sector is an essential aspect of this role.

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for the heritage sector, and courageousness.

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Grants Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,311 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with flexible home working
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support more than 400 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, advice, advocacy and skills development.

The Grants Assistant supports the delivery of MGS’s grants programmes, and helps capture their impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join a grants team working in a fast-paced environment, responding to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic with a range of funding streams aimed at supporting museums and funding projects that will build their resilience and enable communities to engage with their collections.

Assisting across all elements of the grants process, responsibilities will include dealing with enquiries about the grants programme and liaising with applicants, assisting with eligibility and financial checks, maintaining database information, and supporting analysis and reporting on grants impact.

You will have experience supporting and maintaining processes and a keen attention to detail, with a strong customer focus, great communication skills and a can-do approach. Comfortable working with databases and data, you will have experience interpreting financial information and excellent organisational skills. Collaborative working is an essential part of the role.

In particular this role requires someone with a positive attitude who collaborates well, makes effective decisions following appropriate criteria, deals promptly with enquiries and organises their work efficiently.

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for the heritage sector, and courageousness.

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Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,431
  • MGS has a modern open-plan office in central Edinburgh and we are also set up for a range of flexible working options including home working.
  • Closing 11th April 2022

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support a sector of 430 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, advice, advocacy and skills development.

We are looking for an experienced professional to join our Marketing and Communications team as Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager. This is an opportunity to play an instrumental role in developing and maintaining awareness of the value and multiple social, economic and environmental impacts of the museums and galleries sector within Government (local and national) and other key organisations and influencers.

You will be politically astute, with strong strategic planning and influencing skills. You will have extensive experience of building strategic networks and effective collaboration, thinking creatively and navigating complex issues. You will display energy and enthusiasm in interactions with others; communicate effectively with and be approachable to a range of different audiences; and able to positively shape how people view the museums and galleries sector.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the sector and MGS has worked to advocate for financial support for the sector. Profound budget challenges still lie ahead, particularly for local authority run museums. As the sector recovers from the effects of the pandemic it is vital that we advocate clearly and effectively on its behalf.

MGS is currently developing a National Strategy for the sector due to launch in January 2023, offering an exciting opportunity to review and plan the future direction and focus of our organisational and sectoral collaborative work.

Scotland’s museums and galleries are valuable assets to our towns and cities as their work delivers across the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework to make us happier, healthier, smarter and more connected to where we live. This role will develop and deliver advocacy campaigns and activity to raise awareness of the work of Scotland’s museums and galleries and influence a range of audience and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will manifest MGS’s core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for museums, and courageousness.

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Grants Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,086 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries sector – this includes 440 museums and galleries of all sizes and organisational types. We are an inclusive, agile and forward-looking organisation that seeks to lead and support positive change in the sector.

The Grants Assistant supports the delivery of MGS’s grants programmes, and helps capture their impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join a grants team working in a fast-paced environment, delivering a programme designed to support a diverse range of museums to build resilience and engage communities with their collections.

Assisting across all elements of the grants process, responsibilities will include dealing with enquiries about the grants programme, supporting applicants and grantees to engage with grants processes, assisting with eligibility and financial checks, processing claims, maintaining database information, and supporting analysis and reporting on grants impact.

You will have experience supporting and maintaining processes and a keen attention to detail, with a strong customer focus, great communication skills and a can-do approach. Comfortable working with databases and data, you will have experience interpreting financial information and excellent organisational skills. Collaborative working is an essential part of the role.

In particular this role requires someone with a positive attitude who collaborates well, makes effective decisions following appropriate criteria, deals promptly with enquiries and organises their work efficiently.

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for museums, and courageousness.

MGS welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer. We are a Disability Confident Employer and hold Living Wage and Investors in People accreditation. We are developing a hybrid working approach and are happy to talk flexible working.

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Resources and Systems Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,131
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th June 2022

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries sector – this includes 440 museums and galleries of all sizes and organisational types. We are an inclusive, agile and forward-looking organisation that seeks to lead and support positive change in the sector.

The Resources and Systems Manager works as part of the Resources team to deliver a full range of office management activities for Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), and works with contractors and colleagues to manage and develop MGS’s systems and data.

The Resources and Systems Manager brings strong office and budget management experience. A clear and effective communicator, they are solutions-focused with a desire to make change and are able to engage with colleagues and contractors to achieve positive outcomes.

With a varied workload, this role is part of a Resources team with a strong focus on continuous improvement while delivering core activities which support sustainability of the organisation. This role offers the opportunity to manage and influence processes, practices and employee experience in an organisation which aspires to be an excellent workplace for all, and currently holds Investors in People Gold accreditation.

The successful candidate will manifest MGS’s core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for museums, and courageousness.

This role is required to be based in our office in central Edinburgh a minimum of 3 days a week. We are developing a hybrid working approach and are happy to talk flexible working.

MGS welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer. We are a Disability Confident Employer and hold Living Wage and Investors in People accreditation.

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