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Museum Curator

Closing Date 05 August 2022
Contract Type Permanent
Location Edinburgh
Employer The Royal Scots Regimental Museum

About the Role


  • Accountable to the Museum Chair for the efficient and effective running of the Museum on a day-to-day basis in accordance with best practice
  • Undertake regular and timely audits for the Collection in accordance with accreditation requirements to ensure that the Collection is catalogued and accounted for effectively.

Collection Management
• Managing the Collection and ensuring that its display, storage and conservation is conducted in accordance with current accepted practise.
• Cataloguing the collection on ADLIB ensuring that records are created, maintained and backed up.
• Deal with offers of new material for the collection to assess their relevance and liaise with the Museum Chair to make recommendation for the acceptance or refusal. Notify the Chair if important object relevant to the Collection are offered for sale.
• Creating and maintaining a digital archive that will include video, photographic and audio material.
• Making the collection available to researchers and where possible the wider public in accordance with accepted standards of security and preservation.
• Managing loans in/out by tracking, checking, packing objects and undertaking courier duties as required.
• Researching and applying for grants as required.
• Support the Association of Scottish Military Museums. Keep up-to-date with current museum practices and policies. Attending professional training courses that would benefit the museum and the collection  

Front of House
• Liaise as required with the Museum Chair to ensure that the fabric of the Museum is presented to the highest possible standard of cleanliness. Staff the Museum Office at agreed core times during the museum opening hours. Welcome and offer assistance to Museum visitors as required

Enquiries and Visitors
• Answering written and telephone enquiries from the public about the collection. Receiving visitors and providing short guided tours/presentations to pre-arranged groups when required.

Internal and External Relationships
•The post holder cooperate with the Chair and provide professional advice as required.
• Develop and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders, staff and external groups and agencies.

• Ensure that all regulatory or statutory checks and inspections are undertaken in a timely manner and documented as required. Undertake environmental monitoring of the museum sector with a view to advising the Chair on current trends and potential effects on Museum Policy and procedures. Assist on a shared, mutual acceptable basis, out-of-hours on–call duty during closed hours.

Office Manager

• Maintain the main office and library in the Old Provost Marshal’s House (OPMH). Efficiently manage volunteer activity in the OPMH and Museum. Lead for OPMH representation at the HES Castle Safety Working Group.


• The post holder will be expected to make a concerted effort to develop a sound working knowledge for the history of the Regiment for the delivery of their work.

Health and Safety

• The post holder will be committed to good health and safety practice

How To Apply

Pease send all applications in the form of CV and cover letter detailing why you are suitable for this role. To Gordon Rae;










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