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Appointment of Trustees to the Board of National Museums Scotland

Apply by 5pm on Friday 31 March to be considered as a Trustee on the National Museums of Scotland Board.

With a number of Trustees retiring this year, National Museums of Scotland are seeking two Trustees to join their Board 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.

To find out more and apply, visit the Scottish Government website.