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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

Casual Food & Drink Team Member

£8.91 per hour


We are now looking to expand our pool of casual workers to support the successful delivery of our food and drink offer in various units across our historic site, including our famous Hobbs & Sons Fish and Chip Shop.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing exceptional waiting and/or counter service to all customers
  • Ensuring all legal and licensing obligations are adhered to when serving customers
  • Contributing to the production of menu items
  • Assisting with kitchen preparation and cleaning duties where appropriate
  • Maintaining a professional, pro-active and friendly approach

We are ideally looking for people with:

  • Previous experience in the food and drink or hospitality industry
  • Excellent customer care and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible availability

To apply for this role, please submit a supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out above and in the job profile together with your CV to

Alternatively, in lieu of an up-to-date CV, please complete and submit a BCLM application form (available to download in the 'Applying for Jobs at BCLM' section below'). 

Closing date: Sunday 23 May 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 underrepresented groups.

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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