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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.  


BCLM Forging Ahead Project

Invitation to Tender: Education Market Consultant 


As part of the BCLM: Forging Ahead project we are seeking to contract an Education Market Consultant to make recommendations to enable the Museum to grow its formal learning audience from 55,000 (2016) to 88,000 (2026). 

Closing date 22 November 2017 at 5pm.

Selection will take place in the week beginning the 27 November 2017.

Please see links below for the full tender pack


Visitor Services

Hourly rate: £7.50 per hour

We have a number of casual positions for the Summer season and beyond. Your responsibilities will be to  welcome, serve and assist visitors to the Museum; demonstrating exceptional levels of customer service and efficiency, and creating a positive sales environment. The successful candidates must have experience of working in a busy retail and/or visitor admission environment, ideally within the heritage, cultural or visitor engagement sector.

Ongoing recruitment   

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

Food & Drink

Casual Food & Drink Roles

Ongoing applications - roles listed below

We require a number of casual staff to fill various positions working in our busy Food & Drink team to ensure we continue to provide an excellent level of customer service to our visitors. We are 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 and Glass pub, the Workers Institute, Rolfe Street café and Hobbs fish and chip shop. Please read the job profiles and indicate on the application form which role you are applying for.

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


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.  

Become a Trustee

 We're currently looking for Trustees.

Becoming a Trustee offers a rewarding and stimulating opportunity to get involved in the development of the Museum and make a real contribution to cultural life, both on a local and national scale. We’re aware that as we grow and develop as a business, the requirement to attract and grow our visitor base is essential and we would like to reflect this in the diversity of our Trustees.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, particularly those with proven business experience, who can enrich our organisation by bringing their knowledge and acumen to the table. If you would like to apply, please read the guidance notes carefully, in which application details are attached.

Related Jobs

AIM is recruiting a new Director, who will make a significant contribution to the cultural life of the UK, and in particular, support its thriving independent museums.

The Association of Independent Museums, AIM, is a national charity which supports and champions independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK – helping them to achieve their purposes and ensuring their needs are recognised and addressed by policy makers, funders and other organisations working in the sector.

As AIM continues to grow its membership, embarks on a renewed relationship with Arts Council England as well as partners in other UK countries, and gains increased influence with national policy-makers, it is both a timely and exciting point to join AIM as its new Director.

We are looking for an experienced, practical leader, ideally with a sound grasp of the challenges facing independent museums, relevant contemporary networks and the ability to engage effectively with our diverse membership and national stakeholders, to lead AIM, with the support of its Board, during its next phase of development, and to even greater success.

A salary of £50,000 is offered. More may be available for an exceptional candidate. The role is currently home-based, but requires extensive travel in the UK, especially to London.

AIM welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The closing date is 11 October 2017. 

For further information and details of how to apply visit Aim Museums Vacancies

Volunteering Opportunities

Visitor Engagement Volunteer (Locksmith’s House)

We are looking for a volunteer to help with  demonstrating activities to schools and general visitors at our sister Museum, The Locksmith's House in Willenhall.

This role would include carrying out the following day to day activities in an Edwardian costume: 

  • Demonstrating to small school groups (KS2 and below)
  • Interacting with visitors
  • Tidying and light cleaning as and when required
  • Helping to deliver our special event days

To apply for this voluntary role please download the role summary.  

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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