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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.  

BLCM is inviting tenders for the design of a new Visitor Welcome as part of its BCLM: Forging Ahead project.

Architects are invited to submit proposals against the attached brief and enclosures.  Please read the instructions on the tendering procedures carefully.  Failure to comply with them may unfortunately invalidate your tender.

  Please send one electronic copy of your tender to Hayley McCafferty-David,  Project Manager at Should you prefer to send your tender in hard  copy please send two copies in the post for the Attention of Hayley McCafferty-David at  Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ no later than 15 April 2017. Late tenders will not be considered.

 Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at or by telephone at 0121 521 5614 if you have any questions about the tendering procedure. The  documents below contain details for providing you with further information or clarification of the requirements.

Closing date: 15 April 2017

Maintenance Team

Salary:              £9.00/hour

Contract:          Full time - 39 hours /week

The Maintenance Operative will be responsible for  undertaking repairs to Museum buildings, exhibits and other structures. We are looking for someone with a good working knowledge of all general building skills (carpentry, plumbing and brickwork), who has a minimum of 5 years general building experience and has completed health and safety training. 

Closing Date: Tue 28 Feb

Salary:              £8.15/hour

Contract:          Full time - 39 hours /week

A Bricklayer is required to undertake all brickwork repairs to the museum buildings, ensuring there is  an appreciation of the unique historical authenticity of the Museum environment. We are looking for someone that has a minimum of 5 years bricklaying experience  and who has recognised trade qualifications. 

Closing Date: Tue 28 Feb

20 hours per week (to be worked 5 days out of 7)

Salary £7,675 per annum

Your responsibilities will be to undertake light, day-to-day porterage and cleaning duties in support of the Museum’s Visitor Operations.

Closing Date: Tue 28 Feb

To apply for any of the above  roles please click on the title above to view the full job description and see our Applying for Jobs section below


Food & Drink Vacancies 

Salary:              £8.00/hour

Hours:              37hpw Summer & 30 hpw Winter

Contract:          Permanent

Closing Date: Tue 28 Feb

 The Museum is recruiting to the new position of Area Lead for the Heritage Shops. This role will be required to supervise and motivate staff, providing training and coaching as required and ensure that an interesting and varied experience is offered to visitors. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working 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 create and develop demonstrations to engage and educate visitors in the history of food preparation relevant to the period.   

To apply for this role please click on the title above to view the full job description and see our Applying for Jobs section below

Ongoing recruitment...

Working in a vibrant, dynamic organisation, where the visitor experience is at the heart of everything we do, we are looking for Top Performers; those who can make a real, positive difference to our visitors’ experience.

You will be the face of the Museum to the c290,000 visitors who walk through our door each year, and who are looking for our staff to demonstrate passion for their jobs and for delivering exceptional customer service. 

Fixed-term (part-time) and casual positions available. 

To apply for one of these roles please 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 or posted to:

Head of Human Resource Development

Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road


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: 

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. 


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,  

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  

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.


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