Careers

If you are interested in working for Birmingham Museum Trust (BMT) and for museums in general please look at the job vacancies, work experience & placements and volunteer opportunities

Job Vacancies

All current job vacancies are shown below. Details on how to apply can be found in the 'How to apply' section at the bottom of this page.

Assistant Loans Registrar (Fixed Term for 7 months)

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £20,350 (FTE)
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (travel to all BMT sites will be required)

We are seeking a motivated Assistant Loans Registrar to join our Collections team at Birmingham Museums Trust to support the Loans Registrar and Fine Art Curator in preparing a selection of Birmingham’s pre-eminent Pre-Raphaelite Collection for tour in Japan, and to provide loans support as required across other areas of our work during a busy period for the Trust. 

With excellent communication and organisational skills, and experience as a collections Registrar working within a museum or gallery context, you will work closely with our teams of Conservators, Curators, Technicians and wider collections staff. You will have a good knowledge of national and international museum standards as well as relevant legislation relating to collection loans, with proven experience of dealing with lending agreements and using collections management systems.

Birmingham Museums Trust is responsible for an extraordinary range of cultural assets including nine unique museum sites and over 800,000 objects - from the earliest fossils and James Watt’s engines to 21st century conceptual art. Our vision is to reflect Birmingham to the world and the world to Birmingham. If you want to be part of this dynamic and thriving Trust please apply today!

As well as this position we are also recruiting for a Loans Registrar (Full Time, permanent). You may apply for both positions, but need only to send one application in – please indicate clearly in your e-mail / application which position(s) you wish to be considered for.

For further information, please read the Job Description.

Closing date: Wednesday 4th July 2018 with interviews likely to follow later in the month.

To apply, please read the 'How to apply' section at the bottom of this page.


Loans Registrar

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £24,867
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (travel to all BMT sites will be required)

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Loans Registrar to join our collections team at Birmingham Museums Trust, responsible for registrarial procedures relating to the loan of Birmingham Museums Trust collections nationally and internationally, including as part of major tours.

Your responsibilities will include effective communication with borrowers and lenders, producing outgoing and reviewing incoming facilities and security reports, coordinating and procuring transport agents, arranging collections insurance cover – both commercial and through government indemnity, and coordinating and undertaking courier trips.

While comfortable working independently in a challenging but rewarding role, you will be supported by and work closely with our teams of conservators, curators, technicians and wider collections staff.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, with significant experience as a collections Registrar working within a museum or gallery context, preferably in a Loans function. You will have a good knowledge of national and international museum standards as well as relevant legislation relating to collection loans, with proven experience of dealing with lending agreements and using collections management systems.

Birmingham Museums Trust is responsible for an extraordinary range of cultural assets including nine unique museum sites and over 800,000 objects, from the earliest fossils and James Watt’s engines to 21st century conceptual art. Our vision is to reflect Birmingham to the world and the world to Birmingham. If you want to be part of this dynamic and thriving trust please apply today!

As well as this position we are also recruiting for an Assistant Loans Registrar (Full Time, Fixed-Term 7 Months). You may apply for both positions, but need only to send one application in – please indicate clearly in your e-mail / application which position(s) you wish to be considered for.

For further information, please read the Job Description.

Closing date: 4th July 2018 with interviews likely to follow later in the month.

To apply, please read the 'How to apply' section at the bottom of this page.


Birmingham Museums Career Ladder Programme

Hours: 16 days over the summer holiday period (approx. 9.15am – 5.10pm)
Salary: £4.50 per hour
Location: Various

Are you confident, outgoing and have a passion for arts, heritage or science? Our successful Birmingham Museums Career Ladder is now recruiting participants for this year’s programme, welcoming applications for 22 Trainee Enabler roles across Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum and our Heritage Sites including Aston Hall, Soho House, Blakesley Hall, Sarehole Mill and Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.

Successful candidates will receive on-the-job training to develop transferable skills. This paid role is public-facing and successful candidates will form part of the Museum Enabler team that engages with visitors on a daily basis in the museum, explaining information about collections and displays, supporting special events and assisting with learning activities.

This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to gain paid work experience over the summer holiday.

For further information, please read the Job Description.

To apply for the role, please complete the application form and submit your completed application form to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk

Closing date: Midday Friday 15th June 2018

Interviews are planned to take place between Monday 1st July and Sunday 8th July.

Duration of placement: Wednesday 25th July to 31st August 2018

If you would like any additional information or if you would like to chat about the role, please feel free to call Jessica Hoyle on 0121 348 8023, who will be able to discuss the opportunity in more detail.


Casual Chef’s & Kitchen Porters

Salary: £8.75 per hour

We are currently recruiting casual Chefs and Kitchen Porters to work across Birmingham Museum Trust sites including but not limited to the Edwardian Tearooms which is one of Birmingham’s most beautiful interior spaces, and provides a wide range of visitor services; including hot and cold food, fresh coffee and a wide range of snacks.

As a vital part of the Food & Beverage team, this role ensures that our customers experience a high level of service, ensuring that high hygiene standards are consistently met.

With experience of providing excellent customer care in a food and beverage setting, the ideal candidate will be able to assist with the preparation of hot and cold food, maintain the cleanliness of the public areas, kitchens and pot wash areas.

For further information please read the Casual Chef Job Description or the Casual Kitchen Porter Job Description.

Closing date: Ongoing recruitment.

To apply, please read the 'How to apply' section at the bottom of this page.


Food & Beverage Assistant (Casual Contract)

Salary: £8.75 per hour

We are currently recruiting casual Food & Beverage Assistants to work across Birmingham Museum Trust sites including but not limited to the Edwardian Tearooms which is one of Birmingham’s most beautiful interior spaces, and provides a wide range of visitor services; including hot and cold food, fresh coffee and a wide range of snacks.

As a vital part of the Food & Beverage team, this role ensures that our customers experience a high level of service, ensuring that high hygiene standards are consistently met.

With experience of providing excellent customer care in a food and beverage setting, the ideal candidate will be able to assist with the preparation of food, maintain the cleanliness of the public areas and confidently handle cash.

For further information please read the Job Description.

Closing date: Ongoing recruitment.

To apply, please read the 'How to apply' section at the bottom of this page.


How to Apply

To apply for any of the vacancies at Birmingham Museum Trust please complete an application form  (preferably in Word format) and submit your completed application form to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk

We reserve the right the close applications early if a sufficient number of applications have been received before the closing date.