National Museums Scotland FAQ

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5 English questions out of 5

12 November 2018

How are the career development opportunities at National Museums Scotland?

Pros

good supervisor, large collection

Cons

low work efficiency, future career

low work efficiency, future career

12 November 2018

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17 July 2018

How is management perceived at National Museums Scotland?

Pros

Clarity of purpose, commitment to deliver, competent management and workforce, audiences enjoy their experience, in the majority of situations non silo working - so collaborative.

Cons

Over-committed - everything is a priority - this means lots of juggling, Could benefit from listening to the expert and competent workforce at NMS. More thanks yous would always go down a treat.

Advice to Management

Everyone is working hard. They want what you want. Recognise, praise and listen to your expert workforce - they do really know what they are talking about.

Clarity of purpose, commitment to deliver, competent management and workforce, audiences enjoy their experience, in the majority of situations non silo working - so collaborative.

17 July 2018

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16 October 2019

Is National Museums Scotland a good company to work for?

Pros

Easy job Good pay for a low skilled job Great staff

Cons

Bad management It can be dull and boring

Advice to Management

Make the job more interesting

Great staff

16 October 2019

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16 October 2019

What is the salary like at National Museums Scotland?

Pros

Easy job Good pay for a low skilled job Great staff

Cons

Bad management It can be dull and boring

Advice to Management

Make the job more interesting

Good pay for a low skilled job

16 October 2019

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12 September 2019

What kind of work are different roles expected to perform at National Museums Scotland?

Pros

Other VEAs intelligent and friendly. Take this job if you're happy doing the exact same thing every day, with no change, or expectation of personal growth and development.

Cons

No possibility for transfer or consideration for other positions that become available. Not much expected/required from you as an individual. A lot of micro managing. Exactly the same tasks day to day with the odd exception of an museum event, with little preparation/briefing given prior to event. Shift pattern unsociable and too straining, eg, a rarity to have 2 days off in a row, shift pattern is commonly working 5 days, off 1, working 4 days, off 1, repeat. So quickly the job will become your life, like it or not. Managers are a lottery, many are friendly professional and understanding, others can be highly strung, controlling and borderline abusive.

Advice to Management

Consider current staff for openings and opportunities. Such a high staff turn over is down to the fact that current staff feel undervalued and overlooked. All staff are educated, capable and eager to have some kind of participation and responsibility. Encourage personal development, insist on managers carrying out their professional role of inspiring their colleagues and not oppressing them.

Exactly the same tasks day to day with the odd exception of an museum event, with little preparation/briefing given prior to event.

12 September 2019

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