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Our Museum is a unique place, both for our dedicated staff and our many visitors.

Black Country Living Museum is one of Europe’s most successful open-air museums. Our strategic view is that our success originates from being an independent heritage business, and giving equal weight to our purpose as a museum, charity, and visitor attraction. The Museum is also regularly used for TV and Film locations, and hosts some fantastic seasonal and themed events including our 1940s Weekend and Peaky Blinders Nights.

These are exciting times for the Museum as we are currently embarking upon the single largest development in our 40-year history, with a multi-million pound investment taking our story into the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Based in the heart of the Black Country’s regeneration zone, with good road, rail, and, shortly, metro links, we are within good commutable distance from many of the surrounding counties, including Worcestershire and Staffordshire. As well as financial rewards, the museum offers a truly invigorating and kind work environment with a positive attitude to work life balance.

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

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.

Current Vacancies

Maintenance Manager

c£26,000 per annum

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

We now have an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to lead and manage our busy team of trade professionals, whose roles support the delivery of site wide projects in a manner that remains sensitive and sympathetic to our setting and in keeping with the authenticity of the Museum’s heritage buildings.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project managing and coordinating the successful delivery of maintenance programmes site-wide
  • Ensuring maintenance programmes are completed to a high level and with due regard to our historic setting
  • Ownership of site maintenance risk assessments and method statements
  • Organising regulatory inspections and ensuring follow up actions are completed
  • Management and preparation of annual budgets, including costing for future maintenance jobs
  • Regularly reviewing and updating all maintenance inventory and record keeping

 We are interested to hear from applicants with the following:

  • Experience of project managing multi-faceted maintenance projects
  • A background in hands-on delivery of repair and maintenance work
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, as you will be required to liaise with outside parties, senior management, and occasionally deputise for the department head
  • Confident IT skills
  • Relevant trade qualification (e.g. NVQ, City & Guilds, etc.)
  • NEBOSH qualification or equivalent in Health & Safety (H&S) or other evidence of H&S training

Ideally we would like to hear from candidates with all of the above as well as an appreciation of the additional regard required to undertaking maintenance work within a heritage site and its historical buildings.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their full CV to

Closing date: 14 March 2021

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, unfortunately, due to the present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Museum has very limited work experience opportunities so we will not be able to accommodate every request.

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

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 or posted to:

Recruitment Administration

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 the People & Culture 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.



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