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Job: Assistant Accountant

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT – FINANCIAL CONTROL BAND 5A PERM FULLTIME The function for the Finance department is the maintenance of all financial records of the National Galleries of Scotland, its Trading Division and the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation including statutory accounts and the production of management information and provision of financial decision support for the relative departments and business change projects. The Finance Department seeks to promote efficient use of resources by careful budgeting and monitoring of all expenditure. Finding ways of increasing self-generated income is an important goal. The department produce business plans for major capital projects and controls resulting expenditure. The department supports the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team with regular reporting, planning, modelling and financial impact analysis. The Finance Department works to provide a proactive and effective service to other departments in NGS.

Posted 11 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Job: Communications Officer

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (BAND 5) FULL TIME, PERMANENT This a key support role in the Marketing and Communications Department, which leads the way in enabling NGS to communicate with visitors and potential visitors, to promote and publicise gallery activity. This is undertaken in partnership with many external agencies and by collaborating with colleagues across the organisation in curatorial, fundraising and many other departments. The team has close links with audiences, the collections, exhibitions, marketing, digital and publications. Under the direction of the External Communications Manager, this role supports the development and delivery of integrated communications plans for exhibitions and projects within each venue and across venues. The Communications Officer makes a key contribution to the team’s core function of maximising positive coverage for the NGS in the widest range of press and media, including mainstream online and print publications, broadcast media, social media, digital channels, and specialist art and trade publications.

Posted 11 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Job: Communications Officer Permanent

This a key support role in the Marketing and Communications Department, which leads the way in enabling NGS to communicate with visitors and potential visitors, to promote and publicise gallery activity. This is undertaken in partnership with many external agencies and by collaborating with colleagues across the organisation in curatorial, fundraising and many other departments. The team has close links with audiences, the collections, exhibitions, marketing, digital and publications. For more information and to apply for the role, please follow the link below >>>

Posted yesterday
By National Galleries of Scotland

Salary £26,750 - £29,289 per annum
Deadline 27 May 2018
nationalgalleries.engageats.co.uk

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Job: Curator [ Photography ]

CURATOR (PHOTOGRAPHY) OF THE MACKINNON COLLECTION FULL TIME, FIXED TERM 3 YEARS (BAND 6) This is an exciting opportunity to work with the MacKinnon Collection—an outstanding collection covering 100 years of Scottish photography (1840s to 1950s), jointly owned by the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS). The Curator, working with senior colleagues, will be responsible for the care, display and promotion of the 14,000 works in this key collection. The Curator will be employed by and based at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), part of the NGS, but also work with colleagues at the NLS. The post is funded thanks to a grant provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the acquisition and promotion of the collection. The Curator will be expected to have an enthusiasm for, and developing knowledge of, photographs and photographic practice, with a particular focus on Scottish photography from the 1800s. The post holder will have lead responsibility for accessioning the works, and will work with colleagues across both institutions to provide access to the collection physically and digitally, and to interpret it in engaging and inspiring ways. He/she will create metadata and other description for the collection, and will curate an exhibition of this work which will take place at the SNPG. The postholder will subsequently organise and provide interpretation for a three-venue tour around Scotland and be responsible for the evaluations and reporting to the funding bodies. Purpose and Scope of the Job To be responsible for the care and display of the 14,000 objects within the MacKinnon Collection at the NLS/NGS. The Curator will play a key role in the promotion, touring, interpretation and evaluation of the new acquisition. The postholder will be an integral part of a team working on content, interpretation and activity, at the NLS and NGS, and provide information and reports to the HLF as required. The Curator will report to the Joint Project Managers, Graham Hogg, Curator, Rare Books, Maps and Music Collections, NLS, and Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, NGS. The postholder will be expected to liaise closely with members of several departments involved in the project (Collections Care/Conservation, Digitisation, Access & Outreach, and Education) in both NLS and NGS.

Posted 17 hours ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Job: Infrastructure Project Manager

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT MANAGER (Band 5) FULL TIME, FIXED-TERM 1 YEAR Job Summary To lead and manage major IT infrastructure projects that form the foundations of NGS digital transformation programme. Key Responsibilities • To lead and manage major IT infrastructure projects through all stages of their lifecycle in line with agreed programme and project management standards of National Galleries of Scotland. • To proactively identify and achieve buy-in for major infrastructure improvements that contributes to the digital transformation programme across the galleries from both a back-office and visitor-facing perspective. Working closely with the project teams and stakeholders at various levels across the organisation. Leading solutions through to implementation. • Provide day-to-day management and leadership to the project teams to ensure delivery of deliverables/solutions. • Working with stakeholders to scope solutions in line with their requirements, key strategies and the requirements of overall technical architecture of NGS. • Liaise with and manage suppliers in the delivery of project objectives and services.

Posted yesterday
By National Galleries of Scotland