Museum Director 170340B | Eden Scott

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Museum Director

  • Argyll & Bute
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent

Eden Scott is delighted to be working with Kilmartin Museum, an archaeology-focused museum run by Kilmartin Museum Company Ltd, an independent Scottish charitable company based in Mid Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. The Museum opened its doors to the public in September 2023 following a £7.5m redevelopment.

Their Mission Statement is to inspire and educate people by interpreting, explaining and conserving the internationally important archaeological landscape, artefacts and natural heritage of Kilmartin Glen.



They are seeking a Museum Director who will have overall responsibility for financial sustainability of the Museum through income generation, fund raising and marketing to ensure delivery of the Museum's Mission Statement, and maintenance of the Museum Accreditation standard. The post holder will work with the Board of Directors and senior colleagues to maintain and develop the strategic direction and vision for the Museum. They will take responsibility for ensuring the goals of the Redevelopment Project are maintained longer term and will take a strategic overview of operations and compliance.



The post holder will work closely with the Curatorial and Education Service Team to ensure that the curatorial, research and education objectives of the Museum are achieved and that the service is sustainable.



Key responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership of the Museum


Continued Development of the Museum as a Visitor Attraction


Curatorial, Education and Exhibitions


Financial Management & Fundraising


Grants and Funding


Liaison, Representation and Reporting


Human Resources & Administration



Applying candidates should have:


Demonstrable experience in a similar role


Experience of operating a tourism/visitor attraction or similar including retail and catering


Experience of successful charity/volunteer sector income generation and financial management including budget setting and reporting


Experience of major funders grant processes and successful funding applications


Experience of governance and board management in the charity sector


Interest in archaeology, museums, artefacts and natural heritage


Effective man management skills, able to develop a team and support and motivate staff and volunteers


Salary is on a range dependent on skills and experience plus company benefits including 30 days annual leave per year.


Eden Scott is dealing exclusively with this client on this vacancy so if you are keen to join this growing business, please submit your CV online or for an informal chat please call Sally on 07776 662506.


Closing date: 28th May 2024


First interview for selected candidates on Teams: 3rd June 2024

Sally Rae
Point of contact
Sally Rae
Business Manager
0131 550 1138 07776 662 506