Curator: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway | Starting Salary £21,125

February 23, 2011

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a multi-destination visitor attraction comprising of historic sites and a new purpose-built museum, housing the Robert Burns Birthplace Collection.  As Curator of the museum, you will research, manage and develop the Birthplace collection; ensure excellent standards of access to the collection through providing curatorial support for the interpretation, exhibition, learning and public programmes; deal with collections enquiries and providing access for researchers; and support the museum’s wider role as a centre for public understanding of Robert Burns.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a self-motivated curator. You will have a good working knowledge of best practice in museum access and interpretation, as well as subject knowledge of at least one relevant area of literature, Scottish history or culture (e.g. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical collections-based research experience). You will also have demonstrable experience of collections management and access, based on working in a museum, archive or library environment. You will have excellent inter-personal skills, be well-organised and able to co-ordinate and prioritise multiple activities. You will also have sound IT skills, including use of databases and research & presentation tools.

For full job details and information about how to apply, go to and click on the “Vacancies” tab.  Closing date 3 March 2011. Interviews are likely to take place at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on 22 or 23 March 2011. Visit us at


One Response to “Curator: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway | Starting Salary £21,125”

  1. ahteem Says:

    Sounds like an awesome job, unfortunately for me I am totally unqualified for the post but I will try to pay the museum a visit anyway next time I’m in Scotland!

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