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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

Head of People & Culture

The Museum is one of Europe’s best and most successful open-air museums.  We welcomed over 350,000 visitors in 2018, have a turnover of £8m, many national awards to our name, a rising reputation and impact, Designated collection and are financially self-reliant.  We are close to our visitors, and our 500 staff and volunteers are focussed on providing highly valued experiences. 

Our strategic view is that success originates from being an independent heritage business, rather than a service, and giving equal weight to our purpose as museum + charity + visitor attraction. 

As if that wasn’t enough, to enable us to keep doing the things we do best, we are looking forward to embarking upon the single largest development in our 40-year history, with a £25m investment, taking our story into the 1940s, 50s and 60s. 

As part of a major restructuring, we are now looking to recruit the following new role to join the Museum Team which will report to the Managing Director.

 Head of People & Culture

Salary: c£48,000 

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 27 May 2019

 Please apply in confidence to jobs@bclm.com by sending your CV and a two-page covering letter including how you meet the person specification. 

 Thank you for your interest in joining the Museum Team.

Area Lead - Bottle and Glass Inn

 To supervise and champion optimum standards of customer service adding value to the visitor experience of the Museum and its purpose to capture and admire the achievements and culture of the Black Country and its history. To interpret and bring to life the social and community elements of the Black Country’s history through the bar service within the village pub as a working exhibit.

 5 days out of 7 ( including evening/bank holiday/evening work )

£8.77 per hour

Closing date:   Wednesday 15 May 2019, 5pm

If you are interested in applying for any of the above role, please see below on how to apply. 

Head of Audiences and Communications

The Museum is one of Europe’s best and most successful open-air museums. We welcomed over 350,000 visitors in 2018, have a turnover of £8m, many national awards to our name, a rising reputation and impact, Designated collection and are financially self-reliant. We are close to our visitors, and our 500 staff and volunteers are focussed on providing highly valued experiences.

Our strategic view is that success originates from being an independent heritage business, rather than a service, and giving equal weight to our purpose as museum + charity + visitor attraction.

As if that wasn’t enough, to enable us to keep doing the things we do best, we are looking forward to embarking upon the single largest development in our 40-year history, with a £25m investment, taking our story into the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As part of a major restructuring, we are now looking to recruit the following new role to join the Museum Team, both of which will report to the Managing Director.

Head of Audiences & Communications
Salary: c£48,000

Closing date: 5pm,  Monday 27 May 2019

Please apply in confidence to jobs@bclm.com by sending your CV and a two-page covering letter.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Museum Team.

Invitation to Tender - BCLM: Forging Ahead Canalside Cafe Redevelopment

Black Country Living Museum is inviting tenders for the refurbishment of the Canalside Café building into staff office accommodation on the Museum site. 

Please send your tender proposal to Hayley McCafferty-David, Project Manager at tenders@bclm.com by no later than 12 noon, Friday 07 June 2019. Late tenders will not be considered.

 

Food & Drink Team

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,   Crown Tubeworks 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.

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Hobbs Fish & Chip Shop Job Description   

 

 


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Heritage Shops Job Description

 


 To apply for one of the above positions, please  download the full job description  listed above and see our Applying for jobs section below. 

Closing date  Tuesday 28 May, 5pm

 

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,   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 our HR Team on 0121 557 9643 or email   jobs@bclm.com

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) and send with  a cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the post .

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:

The HR Team

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 our HR Team on 0121 557 9643 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.


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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