Appointment of Trustees to the Board of National Museums Scotland

Locations UK-Edinburgh
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(03/03/2023 14:23)
# of Appointments
GBP £0.00/Per Annum
Time Commitment
9-12 days per annum
Public Body
National Museums of Scotland


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Do you share our passion for cultural heritage and have the skills to help us realise our ambitions?


With a number of Trustees retiring this year, we are seeking two Trustees to join the Board of National Museums Scotland as it leads the organisation into a new phase of development aligned to a new Strategic Plan.

Skills/Experience Required

Applications are invited from individuals with specific expertise in Scottish history/archaeology or audit & risk, who could bring and share their knowledge and experience.


The successful applicants will also have the ability and experience to contribute at a strategic level and the capacity and commitment to grow into the Trustee role and develop their skills, whether or not they have prior experience of being on a board.  We are also seeking to broaden further the diversity of the Board of Trustees.


National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe and it looks after collections of national and international importance covering natural sciences, decorative arts, craft, design and fashion from across the world, science and technology, and Scottish history and archaeology. The public can explore these through displays and exhibitions, online, national and international engagement programmes and schools’ programmes and resources. National Museums Scotland also provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally.


Millions of local and international visitors enjoy National Museum Scotland’s four museums each year: the National Museum of Scotland; the National Museum of Flight; the National Museum of Rural Life; and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.


The new appointees will join the Board formally on 01 October 2023, and the average time commitment is approximately 9-12 days per annum.


The closing date for applications is Friday 31 March 2023 at 5 pm.


For full details on these appointments please see the applicant information pack below.


Applicant information pack


To Apply: In order for your application to be considered, you must complete a two-stage process.  


Stage One: please click on the 'Apply for this job' online link at the top right-hand side of this advert to complete contact details, monitoring information and the declaration of interest.  


Stage Two: please download and complete the Application Form below.


Application form


Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.


Further information about the online application process is attached Public Appointments - Frequently Asked Questions.  General information about public appointments and guidance to help you improve your applications is attached


If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you are unable to apply online and require a word version of the application form, please contact the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898, or by email at


Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality


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