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Empire, Slavery & Scotland's Museums (ESSM) Manager

  • Part time
  • £37,744 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/hybrid (Hybrid)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

  • Advertised from 19th March 2024
  • £22,646. 21.75 hours per week.


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.

In January 2024, the Scottish Government accepted the recommendations of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums (ESSM) Steering Group, set up to advise on how Scotland’s museums and galleries can better reflect the country’s role in empire, colonialism, and historic slavery. MGS is looking for an ESSM Manager to oversee the delivery of actions identified for MGS in supporting museums to implement the recommendations. They will work with colleagues and Scottish museums to centre anti racism and anti-colonial principles in their work. The post holder will be expected to measure and report on progress of the recommendations.

The post holder will bring expertise in anti-racism and anti-colonial practice with strong skills in networking, research and enabling. 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.

We believe that our work will be stronger with greater diversity. 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 Gold Investors in People accreditation. MGS is striving to be an anti-racist organisation and more information on our commitment to this is on our website. Our commitment to climate action can also be found on our website.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Monday 15 April @ 9am

Interviews (online) are due to be held week commencing 13 May 2024.