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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.

 

Operations

 Car Parking Attendants 

£7.83/hour. Casual - Various hours 

We are a large, thriving, financially self-reliant independent open-air museum attracting c300,000 visitors each year, with an annual turnover of £5m and currently making six-figure surpluses to invest in our future. 

We are looking for staff to work on our busy car parking operation, both during the day (particularly in 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.

Closing date: Friday 27 Jul 2018 5pm 

Interviews: W/C Mon 30 Jul  2018 

 

Curatorial

Circa £25,000 PA Pro Rata. Job Share : 3 days per week (22.5 hours) 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to curate our designated industry and transport collections. With a background in an established museum or heritage environment, you will be instrumental in enhancing and developing our visitor experience as well as maintaining optimum curatorial standards in collections management and care.  To complement our existing team, you should have a strong background in industrial history or collections.

We welcome over 300,000 visitors per year to explore and discover 300 years of Black Country history. Our designated collections of around 61,000 objects constitute a comprehensive record of industrial activity and society in the Black Country.  BCLM: Forging Ahead is our £22m project to create a world class heritage attraction at the heart of the Black Country, telling a unique story of worldwide significance to 500,000 people each year. 

You will work within the Collections Team, supported by dedicated volunteers, and will be expected to provide support and advice to colleagues across that organisation. There are a number of funded activities, including the delivery of industrial elements of BCLM: Forging Ahead, for the Curator to take the lead on.  Evidence of previous successful museum project management is essential.  Experience of working in an open-air museum or with operational industrial exhibits is desirable.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Steve Bagley, Interim Head of Collections, Steve.Bagley@bclm.com or Tim Shields, Curator Industry and Transport, Tim.Shields@bclm.com.

To apply for this position, please click on the job title above to view the full job description and see our Applying for jobs section below.

Closing date: Midnight 12 August 2018

Interviews will take place at the museum w/c 20 August 2018. Previous candidates need not apply. 

 

Finance

 £16,500 per annum. Fixed Term Contract - 12 months. (Immediate start - maternity cover)

We are seeking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our small finance team to assist with the accurate processing of accounting information with a focus on Trust and Enterprise income and maintaining the Enterprise Company's purchase ledger. 

We are looking for an individual with either an accountancy qualification or have experience of working in a similar role; and the ability to work in an accounting/finance role at the level described, with an excellent accurate, logical and methodical approach to work. The ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines whilst working under their own initiative is essential, with a high standard of numeracy and IT literacy skills and preferably experience of using accounting software/spreadsheets. 

Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the criteria of the person specification in their application. 

Closing date: Midday Mon 23 Jul 2018

 

Retail & Admissions

£7.83/hour.  Fixed Term Contract – 3 days per week

We are looking for a Retail and Admissions Assistant to provide an optimum level of front-line customer service and efficiency in the operation of retail and admission sales, supporting a positive sales environment.

Contract ends early November.  Casual roles also available.

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, 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.  

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, jobs@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 jobs@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.

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