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.