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Have the best of both worlds

Our Museum is a unique place, both for our dedicated staff and our many visitors.

Our aim as a Museum is clear, but equally clear is the importance we place on our staff; without whose knowledge, experience and passion we wouldn’t be the success we are.

Whether you are looking for a career specifically in the museum or charitable sector or one of the professions, the Black Country Living Museum has many things which set it apart from other organisations.

What we can offer you

Along with our competitive benefits such as generous annual leave allowance (plus a buying and selling annual leave scheme),   occupational pension scheme, enhanced sick pay, staff discount scheme, subsidised food and drink, voluntary Health Cash Plan, Child Care Voucher Scheme and free entry to numerous other local attractions, we offer an environment which encourages development, empowerment and personal responsibility. 

Current Vacancies

For the full job profiles, please click on the job title links.  

 

Visitor Services

 Rate £7.50/hour.

On-going recruitment

We are looking for  casual staff to work on our busy car parking operation both during the day (particularly school holidays) and at our popular evening events, for which an enhanced rate of pay is offered. 

The successful candidates will have first-class interpersonal skills and be prepared to provide a great first impression to our visitors. The ability to work under pressure is important, as is being able to work as part of a team.  

To apply for one of these positions, please click on the job title above to view the full job description and see our Applying for jobs section below.

Food & Drink – Heritage Shops

Rate:  £7.63/hour 

We are recruiting some new Team Members to work on a casual basis in our Heritage Shops to tell the story of the sweet shop, cake shop and greengrocers as well as selling related products using the EPOS system. 

The successful candidate will have some experience in a food and beverage environment and will be familiar with the importance of maintaining first class standards around food preparation and hygiene. With great interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with the public, they will be enthusiastic about the history of the Black Country and be able to deliver demonstrations to engage and educate visitors in the history of food preparation relevant to the period.  

Closing date for applications:           Friday 28 April 2017 

To apply for one of these positions, please click on the job title above to view the job description and see our Applying for Jobs section below.

 

Applying for Jobs at BCLM

For the full job profiles, please click on the job title links above. 

If you are interested in being a part of the Museum and wish to apply for one of our current vacancies, you will need to complete an application form (unless otherwise specified). Download the Job application form below:

Be sure to read the guidance notes (DOC 214kB), before completing the form.

Completed forms can be emailed to jobs@bclm.com or posted to:

Head of Human Resource Development

Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road
Dudley
DY1 4SQ

 

If you require assistance in completing the form, or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact Head of Human Resource Development on 0121 521 5615 or email: jobs@bclm.com. 

The Museum is committed  to being an equal opportunities employer. Candidates will be short-listed and selected  on  the sole basis of their relevant skills, experience and knowledge. 

 

Become a Trustee

 We're currently looking for Trustees.

Becoming a Trustee offers a rewarding and stimulating opportunity to get involved in the development of the Museum and make a real contribution to cultural life, both on a local and national scale. We’re aware that as we grow and develop as a business, the requirement to attract and grow our visitor base is essential and we would like to reflect this in the diversity of our Trustees.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, particularly those with proven business experience, who can enrich our organisation by bringing their knowledge and acumen to the table. If you would like to apply, please read the guidance notes carefully, in which application details are attached.

 

Volunteering Opportunities

 

Visitor Engagement Volunteer (Locksmith’s House)

We are looking for  a volunteer to help with  demonstrating activities to schools and general visitors at our sister Museum, The Locksmith's House in Willenhall.

This role would include carrying out the following day to day activities in an Edwardian costume: 

  • Demonstrating to small school groups (KS2 and below)
  • Interacting with visitors
  • Tidying and light cleaning as and when required
  • Helping to deliver our special event days

To apply for this voluntary role please download the   role summary.

For other volunteering opportunities visit our  volunteering pages

 

Work Experience Placements 

The Museum offers a range of unpaid work experience opportunities, from front of house placements in our demonstrated workstations, food and drink outlets and retail and admissions visitor centre, to administrative and support function placements.

If you are interested in applying for a work placement, please complete the Work Experience Placement Form and email to our Head of Human Resource Development, carmel.okeeffe@bclm.com  

Please note that we receive a high volume of work experience requests and we are, unfortunately, unable to accommodate them all.

If you require assistance in completing the form, or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact Head of Human Resource Development on 0121 521 5615 or email carmel.okeeffe@bclm.com  


And finally...

Whichever role you are applying for, you can be sure that your contribution will make a real difference to the experience of our visitors and the success of our fantastic museum.

 

Did you know?

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The museum owns over 740 laundry irons - which together weigh about the same as 9 newborn baby elephants.

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