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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

Black Country Studies Centre Co-ordinator

University of Wolverhampton

Directorate of Recruitment and Partnerships

Black Country Studies Centre,   Black County Museum, Dudley, DY1 4 SQ

£35,210 - £42,036 pa, pro-rata

Part-time 18.5 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31st January 2020

This exciting new post is central to the University’s development of the partnership with the Black Country Living Museum (BCLM). The Black Country Studies Centre (BCSC) is a new development and will act as the conduit for delivering the various activities of the partnership, both current and future, bringing these together into a cohesive entity.

By providing an identifiable vehicle to promote and engage with target audiences, the Centre will create a unique offer both in and out of the Black Country that focuses on the history and culture of the region. It will utilise cross-faculty and cross-institutional expertise to create a range of activities linked to research, collections, community engagement, lifelong learning, outreach as well as developmental opportunities that exploit the uniqueness of the Black Country. The Centre is the third Regional Learning Centres developed by the University and will have a presence at both the BCLM and on campus. Initially the Centre will be virtual but will move to a physical entity over time.

Initially on a part time basis, you will project manage the Centre’s development and its expansion, maintain strong relationships and support the marketing of the provision and services offered at the Centre. The Centre will provide a range of new learning opportunities and other activities targeted at Higher Education level, including increasing awareness of HE provision, progression opportunities and research. You will possess an excellent knowledge of all types and levels of lifelong learning and the provision of a responsive offer aligned with identified need.  You will have a strong interest in the Black Country, its history and culture.

Initially the focus of the Coordinator’s activity will be on supporting the development of this partnership building on the current suite of activities to create a coherent portfolio for the Centre (including a suite of educational and engagement events, activities and experiences for students and the public) and a range of other types of initiatives. This will move to a developmental agenda which focuses on creating new opportunities for growth across the partnerships and include research, funding and other forms of engagement for new audiences.

You will have strong project management and partnership expertise with a proven track record or relevant equivalent experience in a suitable field. The post forms part of the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and will be line managed by the Head of Lifelong Learning but will operate at all times in a collaborative partnership context with key staff at the BCLM. The post is advertised as part time allocated approximately to equate to 1 day supporting activity, 1.5 day development work and 0.5 as flexible this can be on a daily part time basis across the week or for 2.5 days but as events will occur at weekend and evenings, flexibility will be required and this will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For further information on this post, please study the Job Description and Person Specification in detail    on line  at and then contact Dr Mary Mahoney on to arrange a conversation to discuss any specific queries.

Ref No: 11641

Closing date: 10th February 2019.

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Volunteering Opportunities

/media/expandable_text/library/volunteer.jpgWe currently have a wide range of volunteering opportunites all year round

For other volunteering opportunities visit our   volunteering pages

Work Experience Placements

/media/expandable_text/library/apprentice.jpgThe Museum offers a limited  number 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 HR Team,

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 our HR Team on 0121 557 9643 or email

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 or posted to:

The HR Team

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 our HR Team on 0121 557 9643 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.

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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