Vacancy: Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager – Museums Galleries Scotland

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Museums Galleries Scotland

This is an opportunity to play an instrumental role in developing and maintaining awareness of the value and multiple social, economic and environmental impacts of the museums and galleries sector.

Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager, full time (36.25 hour a week) starting Salary £30,815.

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support more than 400 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, advice, advocacy and skills development.

We are looking for an experienced professional to join our Marketing and Communications team as Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager. This is an opportunity to play an instrumental role in developing and maintaining awareness of the value and multiple social, economic and environmental impacts of the museums and galleries sector within Government (local and national) and other key organisations and influencers.

You will be politically astute, with strong strategic planning and influencing skills. You will have extensive experience of building strategic networks and effective collaboration, thinking creatively and navigating complex issues. You will display energy and enthusiasm in interactions with others; communicate effectively with and be approachable to a range of different audiences; and able to positively shape how people view the museums and galleries sector.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the sector. Many independent museums face a very uncertain financial future while as a non-statutory service, our civic museums are also at risk as local authorities respond to severe economic challenges. Museums have responded creatively in expanding online delivery to audiences, but the coming months and years will see profound change to the sector.

Scotland’s museums and galleries are valuable assets to our towns and cities as their work delivers across the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework to make us happier, healthier, smarter and more connected to where we live. This role will develop and deliver advocacy campaigns and activity to raise awareness of the work of Scotland’s museums and galleries and influence a range of audience and stakeholders.

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

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact hr@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk (Frankie Bradley), or call 01315504100, or visit https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/jobs/

The deadline is Monday 29 June 2020 at 09:00.

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