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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.

Black Country Living Museum is a world-renowned heritage site, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Established in 1978, it aims to preserve areas of local history that are disappearing and tell the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.

These are exciting times for the Museum, with record-breaking visitor attendance and an increasingly popular events offer. As if that wasn’t enough, to enable us to keep doing the things we do best, we are also about to embark upon the single largest development in our 40-year history - a £23m investment, taking our story into the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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 to start your career within the heritage or charitable sector, or want to develop your existing professional experience, Black Country Living Museum has many things which set it apart from other organisations.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Reward and Discount Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave based on full time hours (including normal statutory bank holidays)
  • Ability to request to Buy and Sell Annual Leave by way of a reduction or enhancement of your monthly salary, over a 12 month period
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Complimentary entry passes for friends and family
  • Staff Discounts at onsite retail and food and drink outlets
  • 26 Acres of wonderful grounds to enjoy
  • Free Staff Parking
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions

Current Vacancies

Living History Programmer (Part-time)

Salary: £23,000 pro rata

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Black Country Living Museum is a world-renowned heritage site, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Established in 1978, it aims to preserve areas of local history that are disappearing and tell the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.

These are exciting times for the Museum, with record-breaking visitor attendance and an increasingly popular events offer. As if that wasn’t enough, to enable us to keep doing the things we do best, we are also about to embark upon the single largest development in our 40-year history - a £23m investment, taking our story into the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

To support us in creating and telling the stories of the Black Country we are looking for a creative individual with a background in first person and dramatic interpretation to join our Programme Development team. You will have experience of script writing for a range of audiences and an ability to successfully coach and develop teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of growing and developing charitable heritage organisation, offering a fresh challenge and the prospect of working in a unique and exciting environment.

Download the full job profile here 

Please apply by sending an application form jobs@bclm.com 

Closing date: Wednesday 26 February 2020

Programme Developer (Part-time)

Salary: £30,000 pro rata

Hours: 22.5 hours (3 days) per week

Black Country Living Museum is a world-renowned heritage site, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Established in 1978, it aims to preserve areas of local history that are disappearing and tell the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.

These are exciting times for the Museum, with record-breaking visitor attendance and an increasingly popular events offer. As if that wasn’t enough, to enable us to keep doing the things we do best, we are also about to embark upon the single largest development in our 40-year history - a £23m investment, taking our story into the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our Programming Team. You will play a key role in the development of the Museum’s visitor engagement programmes and resources – including our public events programme, our schools’ and lifelong learning programmes and a new annual programme of temporary exhibitions.

You will have experience of developing engaging and original content and concept ideas, including activities that explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. This will include an understanding of the needs of formal learning audiences. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with colleagues across the Museum and with existing and new external partners.

You will have experience of developing engaging and original content and concept ideas for a range of different public and formal learning events, including festivals and high profile themed evenings. As we are a living history Museum with a real lives, real stories focus, we would expect this to include experience in script writing and developing first and third person interpretation. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with colleagues across the Museum and with existing and new external partners. This includes experience selecting and contracting entertainers and artists, and working with re-enactors.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of growing and developing charitable heritage organisation, offering a fresh challenge and the prospect of working in a unique and exciting environment. 

Download the full job profile here 

Apply by sending an application form to jobs@bclm.com 

Closing date: Friday 6 March 2020

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 jobs@bclm.com 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 people@bclm.com  

Applying for Jobs at BCLM

BCLM is an equal opportunities employer and we are particularly keen to hear from applicants from BAME and disability groups as we  are underrepresented in these areas.

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:

Job Application Form (Microsoft Word format) 

Be sure to read the guidance notes, before completing the form.

Completed forms can be emailed to jobs@bclm.com or posted to:

Recruitment Administration

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 the People & Culture 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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