Our venues

Venues:

Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Photo blakesley

Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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Photo sarehole

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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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 and volunteer opportunities

Job Vacancies

All current job vacancies are shown below and are ordered by closing date. 

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum (subject to experience & qualifications)
Job type: Fixed Term contract (12 months)
Working hours: 37 hours per week 
Working pattern: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (required to work flexible hours which may include evening or weekend work)
Location: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery (you will be required to work across all sites)

Birmingham Museum’s is seeking an experienced mobile maintenance technician to join a small in-house Facilities Team. This important role will help support the delivery of preventative and reactive buildings and equipment maintenance, inspection, and testing across the Birmingham Museums Trust property portfolio, as directed by the Facilities & Asset Manager.

The successful candidate will be a team player, able to work with colleagues across the Trust museum sites as well as liaising with external suppliers and contractors. They should have experience in performing minor electrical, plumbing and building repair work and ensuring that our Health & Safety policies and procedures are effectively managed at all times.

Birmingham Museums property portfolio of nine sites includes: Thinktank, Aston Hall; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Blakesley Hall; Museum of the Jewellery Quarter; Museum Collections Centre; Sarehole Mill; Soho House and Weoley Castle.

For more information please download the job description.

Closing date: Friday 27th January. Interviews being held on Friday 3rd February 2017.

To apply please see the 'How to apply section' at the bottom of the page.


Security Support Officer

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £16,575
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting for a Security Support Officer to work at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The ideal candidate will have experience of security work and operating CCTV, with good interpersonal skills, having a confident, authoritative style and basic level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills. The successful applicant will have a current SIA license (CCTV and DS) and be able to work with minimal supervision with a strong customer focus, self-motivated and team player and be able to work into the evening when required.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring CCTV and alarm systems
  • Issuing Access passes using a computerised system
  • Greeting visitors / contractors / other members of staff and arranging access as appropriate
  • Internal Patrols
  • Providing a professional and friendly service
  • Call out – out of hours support (2nd line)
  • Key management
  • Other security related duties

For further information please read the job description.

Closing date: Wednesday 1st February. 

To apply please see the 'How to apply section' at the bottom of the page.


Seasonal and Casual Museum Enablers – Heritage Sites

£8.45 gross per hour
Seasonal Fixed Term Contract (max 5.25/min 4.25 hours per day, working 106 days over weekends, bank holidays and school holidays between 8 April – 29 October 2017)

We are currently recruiting nine Seasonal Museum Enablers and a number of additional Casual Museum Enablers to work at our Heritage Sites in Birmingham. Working as part of the Heritage Sites’ Teams you will provide support in all public-facing areas of the historic properties, reception desk, gift shop, tea-room, welcome areas and telephone booking line, and will help deliver commercial hires and public events.

High levels of customer service will be required to ensure visitors enjoy their visit to Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Sarehole Mill and Soho House through providing guided tours and visitor information, dealing efficiently with queries and sales and ensuring security and care of collections at all times. Support across other Birmingham Museums Trust sites will be required from time to time. 

For further information please see the job description.

Closing date: Friday 10th February.  Interviews will take place on 7th & 8th March and mandatory training days will be held on 6th & 7th April.

To apply please see the 'How to apply section' at the bottom of the page.


Marketing and Audience Development Manager

Hours: 37
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Location: All sites

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced marketing professional to take the lead in developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to attract c.1.2 million visitors each year to our nine varied sites, increase the diversity of visitors, underpin the generation of earned income and raise the profile of Birmingham Museums Trust regionally and nationally. Our sites include Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Thinktank Birmingham science museum, Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Weoley Castle and the Museum Collection Centre.

The ideal candidate will have experience of team leadership and developing targeted marketing and communications strategies, including consumer database marketing, to achieve exceptional results.

For more information please download the job description.

Closing date: Friday 10th February. Interview been held on Monday 20th or Tuesday 21st February 2017. (Due to limited availability please ensure you can arrange to attend on these dates).

To apply please see the 'How to apply section' at the bottom of the 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.