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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

Seamstress or Seamster

/media/expandable_text/library/seamstress-custom.jpg£10 per hour

25 hours per week

Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and Bank Holiday working.

The successful candidate will assist the Senior Seamstress/Seamster in the day to day operation of the Sewing room, producing historically accurate garments for costumed staff and volunteers to enhance the visitor experience and supporting the development of events, activities and new projects. 

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

The closing date for all applications is Fri 9 Nov   2018 and interviews will be scheduled for  Fri 16 Nov 2018

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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The Malins family started the Birmingham based Mamod company in 1939. The name Mamod is derived from Malins Models.


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