Communications officer – National Museums Scotland

CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2013

£26,135 to £29,271 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme

National Museums Scotland is one of the UK’s leading museum services. It has a national and international reach and operates five museum sites.

A major redevelopment and modernisation programme across our organisation is nearing completion, including a £50 million redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland. This investment has created new displays, enhanced learning and public facilities and provides high quality visitor experiences. A further £12 million of investment in new displays is being planned for this site.

As part of a team responsible for building the profile of National Museums Scotland through the media and digital channels, you will drive visits to our five national museums and our website through the delivery of specific media relations and communication campaigns.  You will do this through creating compelling media materials, events and photo opportunities, filming facilitation and managing external agencies working on our behalf.  Targeting a range of media and developing partnerships which extend reach will form part of your remit as will responding to media enquiries.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) you will have knowledge of applied and strategic media relations and best practice in the world of media relations and communications. It is vital that you have at least two years relevant practical experience in the field which includes creating compelling media materials and statements, managing sensitive media and communications issues, social media and acting as an organisational spokesperson, preferably gained within a cultural setting.

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For further information and an application pack, please visit, telephone 0131 247 4094 (answerphone) or email, stating reference NMS13/294. Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 27 January 2012.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Contact: Anne Hamilton