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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 Operations

Porter (Visitor Operations)  

£8,143 per annum (pro rata)

We are looking to appoint a Porter (Visitor Operations) to cover a period of 18 weeks on a fixed-term contract.  The Porter is required to undertake light, day-to-day porterage, conference room set up and cleaning duties in support of Museum’s Visitor Operations.

If you would like to know more about this role please email 

The closing date is: Friday 25 May at 5pm

Interviews will take place: 31 May

Proposed start date: 4 June

Food & Drink

Salary £30k - £40k per annum

Full Time Permanent.

It’s an exciting time to join us, this role offers you the chance to lead our nationally renowned Food and Drink offering and forms part of the senior management team at the museum.

As the Head of Food and Drink you will lead, manage and develop the Museum’s Food & Drink offer, optimise financial performance, brand development, customer service and experience and develop five new units as part of the Museum’s major development project; Forging Ahead.

Please click  on the job title above to view the full job description.

To apply, please see the Applying for Jobs section below for guidance on how to complete and submit the application form.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Fri 31 May, 5pm.

The Museum is growing and we’re looking forward to another great season ahead.

There are various roles, and job types now available in our busy Food & Drink, and, Heritage Shops teams.

We‘re looking for confident and capable professionals, who can display flexibility and work well as part of a team.

We have roles available within the Bottle & Glass pub, the Workers Institute, Rolfe Street café, Hobbs fish and chip shop, sweet & cake shops.

Please read the job profiles and indicate on the application form which role you are applying for.

Serving staff.  2 x casual role.

Serving staff.  1 x fixed term role.

Fryer. 1  x casual role.

Serving staff. 2 x permanent roles.

Serving staff. 3 x casual roles.

Costumed bar staff.  3 x Casual roles.

Costumed bar staff.  1 x fixed term role.

Costumed demonstrator. 2 x casual roles.

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. 

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
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: 

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.  

Please note in the event of receiving a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close the application deadline earlier than the date advertised for any of the above roles.

Volunteering Opportunities

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunites all year round

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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