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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

Become a Trustee

The Museum wants to continue to strengthen its Board of Trustees with up to four appointments over the next 18 months.  We are particularly keen to increase the diversity of our Board, including the appointment of young Trustees (18-25 yrs).

Becoming a Trustee provides a challenging, rewarding and enjoyable opportunity to get involved and play an active, but strategic role in something that matters to you.

If you would like a confidential discussion about becoming a Trustee with the Chair or Chief Executive, please contact the Museum on 0121 521 3513 or

Please download the below PDF guide for more information about becoming a Trustee. 

Please apply in confidence by submitting your Curriculum Vitae, with a brief covering letter highlighting why you want to be a Trustee, to

Please complete the separate Declaration of Eligibility form and Trustee Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire (below) to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our selection policy and processes, so that we can ensure selection is carried out fairly.

Many thanks for your interest in the Museum.

Retail and Admissions Assistant

Part-time, 3 days per week

£8.22 per hour

We are looking for a committed, hard-working and friendly individual who has the ability to work across multiple areas to include admissions, retail and reception. You will play an important part in delivering great visitor experience by welcoming our visitors, selling admission tickets and checking in groups. Promoting Gift Aid and working towards targets is a key aspect of this role. 

You will also help to ensure the Gift Shop is stocked, rotated, cleaned and looking its best. You will have a helpful approach, greeting each visitor with a warm and friendly manner. You will welcome cohesive teamwork and become a part of a dedicated team.

A passion for customer service and the capability to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative is essential to success in what can be a high pressured environment, especially during busy periods such as School Holidays. You will also be working across a range of exciting events throughout our annual events programme. This will include weekend and evening working.

View the full job description 

To apply, please complete an application form with a covering letter demonstrating why you are suitable for this position and send to 

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 17 December 2019

Casual Food & Drink Team Members

£8.22 per hour

Casual hours

The Museum is looking for casual Food & Drink Team Members to support our fish and chip shops team during peak times of the year, particularly over school holidays and events. You'll be helping to provide excellent customer service and deliver a successful food and drink offer to our visitors.

If you would like to apply, please follow the below guidance, making sure you detail how you meet the person specification criteria stated in the job profile.
Please note, we are recruiting on an ongoing basis so there is no closing date for this opportunity.

Download full job description here 

If a sufficient number of candidates are successful in this role then it may be removed from the website without prior notice, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they can.

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.

 If you are interested in applying for a work placement, please complete a Work Experience Placement Form  and send it to our People & Culture Team at or by post to People & Culture, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ.


Please note that we are currently reviewing our work experience offer, therefore we will be considering all work experience requests in January 2020.

If you require assistance in completing the form, or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact our People & Culture 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) 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 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 refer to our section on Privacy to see how we handle the data you provide during the application process

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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There were once over forty mine shafts dotted around the Museum site.


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