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National Library of Scotland

Head of Public Programmes

Application Deadline: Thursday 22nd August 2019
Full time (37 hours)
Salary £40,742 (Pay award pending)
Civil Service Pension

The National Library of Scotland is seeking a dynamic, motivated and experienced individual to lead the development and delivery of its public engagement programmes.

The National Library aims to preserve the memory of Scotland. Its collections capture the story of Scots and Scotland across the centuries, while also reflecting the ideas and cultures of the world. The collections comprise books, manuscripts, newspapers and journals, music, film, sound and digital content of all kinds. They support a wide range of activities, from research and learning to public engagement and enjoyment.

The Head of Public Programmes is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the Library’s public engagement and audience development programming. The role has responsibility for the management and delivery of a high quality programme of exhibitions, events, and learning and outreach activities for a wide range of audiences at the Library’s sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, across Scotland, and online via the Library’s Learning Zone.

This is a key position combining significant experience in public engagement delivery, audience development strategy, partnership building, collaborative working, and advocacy alongside management of a team of 7 people. The post holder will ensure that the highest standards of delivery are combined with best practice in our engagement with Scotland’s diverse communities.

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