Senior Museum Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £44,478
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd June 2024

  • Advertised from 13th May 2024
  • 35 hours per week. Contract: Permanent.


Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support a sector of 449 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, workforce development, advice and advocacy. We are a forward facing and inclusive organisation, committed to the ongoing development of a positive culture for our team.

We are looking for a Senior Museum Development Manager to work with the Head of Museum Development to facilitate and support development across the sector in line with Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Strategy. The strategy provides a framework for the sector and MGS to work to ensure the future relevance and resilience of the sector. It centres around three thematic strands of Connection, Resilience and Workforce.

You will have significant knowledge and understanding of the Scottish museums sector and current issues facing it in order to articulate the needs of the sector and turn that into action. Key to this role is direct engagement with museums and galleries in Scotland to build an understanding of diverse development needs. You will build strategic relationships, initiate development programmes and identify funding opportunities, working collaboratively to deliver impactful programmes and projects.

You will also have experience of addressing barriers to inclusion and driving positive change, with an understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppression in order to lead MGS’s work to support museums to become more inclusive.

As part of MGS’ senior management team, you will build and nurture effective working relationships across the organisation. You will manage a team of staff within the wider Museum Development Team.

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

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date: Monday 3rd June 2024 at 9am

Interviews (online) are due to be held week commencing 17th June 2024