Are you keen to establish a career in the heritage and museums sector? This position will provide you with an excellent first stepping stone.

We are offering an entry level opportunity to join the team responsible for the upkeep and management of an internationally renowned house and museum collection. You’ll have the support of colleagues working in the fields of heritage management, interpretation and community engagement who will provide ‘on the job’ mentoring and training, calling upon Abbotsford’s wider professional network when required. As such it may suit either a recent graduate, or somebody with strong administrative experience and a passion for history and heritage seeking to broaden their skills in a challenging and rewarding place of work.

Personable, efficient and a fast learner, with excellent IT skills and accuracy, you’ll enjoy working behind the scenes in a small and busy team, and be equally keen to engage with visitors and volunteers from a broad range of backgrounds with enthusiasm and confidence. You’ll bring a flexible approach to work, have a flair for problem-solving and be comfortable with a varied workload of administrative, practical and communicative tasks. If this sounds interesting, then we would like to hear from you!

Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is in the Scottish Borders and easily accessible from Edinburgh by rail or car.

28 hours per week, £10,920 – £11,657 pro rata pa based on experience (f/t £13,650-£14,572)

Application Process

For more details of the role, please download the Job Description.

To apply, please download and complete the Application Form.

Candidates are asked to send the completed document, and, if they wish, an additional CV, to

Should you have any enquiries or questions about the position, please contact us on 01896 752043

Closing date for applications is Monday 4th December, 12pm. Interviews are scheduled for Monday 11th December

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