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.


Desktop Support Engineer (12 month placement)

Hours: 37 per week
Start Date: Summer 2019
Salary: £16,881 per annum
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (but will be required to travel / work at all sites)

Birmingham Museums Trust is looking for a highly motivated IT Desktop Support Engineer, who is seeking a 12 month placement as part of their degree course in 2019. 

Do you have a passion for delivering a great service? An interest in taking things apart and putting them back together again? Trouble shooting issues until you have fixed it?

Are you a student studying an IT Degree, with Networking as a module and want to spend a year in industry?
Are you keen to get involved with real life scenarios of business-level IT demands?
Are you highly motivated and willing to go the extra mile?
Do you have a thirst for knowledge in the IT world?

As technology grows, the need for technology increases and the museum is looking for a student who can contribute their skills into the real world. 

This is a great opportunity to join the Birmingham Museums IT team. In this role you will be the technical contact for our 9 Museum sites. The role will involve tasks from: supporting users with their IT issues to installing servers into racks and setting up the services. From physical computers and servers to virtual environments spread across all the sites. 

This role will involve travel to all sites supporting users with varying technologies and program suites. The methods of supporting staff will vary between on site in person, over the phone and remotely.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent attention to detail, a team player and be highly computer literate. You’ll be passionate about finding solutions and creating processes.

For further information please read the Job Description.

To apply please submit your CV with covering letter to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk

Closing date: 20th January 2019


Facilities Officer

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £23,250 per annum
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (travel to all BMT sites will be required)

We are seeking a motivated individual with experience of working within a facilities environment to join the team.

This role will support the small facilities team with planned and reactive maintenance across its 9 sites. Ensuring all PPM’s are in place and compliant to legislative requirements. Working closely with the Facilities Maintenance technician ensuring all reactive work is picked up as appropriate. You will liaise with Museum Managers and landlords on building and maintenance issues. Ensuring the budget for planned and reactivate maintenance is monitored and spend is prioritised. Managing contractors and ensuring permit to work and inductions are undertaken prior to starting a job and ensuring due diligence information is in place and maintained.

To be successful in this role you will also need to have the following:

  • Be self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience of helpdesk systems
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • IOSH or equivalent trained
  • Facilities Management training e.g. BIFM (preferred) – although training will be given
  • Financial budget tracking experience
  • Experience of Contractor Management and service level agreements
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Flexible, ability to work weekends, evenings as requested as well as at different sites
  • Knowledge and experience of undertaking building inspections and producing reports
  • Knowledge of listed buildings would be an advantage

Further information can be found on the Job Description.

Closing date: 2nd January 2019


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.