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 & placements and volunteer opportunities

Job Vacancies

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

Development Manager

Hours: 37
Salary: £35,000
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (travel to all sites may be required)

Help deliver the vision and future strategy for Birmingham Museums Trust.

We are seeking an experienced Development Manager. As part of our Development Directorate you will lead a small fundraising and development team. Recent successes include securing £1.5m towards a permanent new £2m interactive children’s gallery and the launch of our Legacy Giving Strategy.

You will:

Whether you are preparing and coordinating funding applications, cultivating relationships with donors, or arranging our Director’s Dinner, you will demonstrate high quality stakeholder management, together with excellent communication, administration and team-working skills.

For more information please download the Job Description .

Closing date: Sunday 29th October 2017 with interviews taking place on the 9th or 10th November 2017.

To apply please read the ‘How to Apply’ section at the bottom of the page.


Museum Enabler 

Hours: 1 x Full Time Museum Enabler (37 hours per week) and 2 x Weekend Museum Enablers (14.8 hours per week)
Location: Thinktank
Salary: £8.45 per hour

Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting the following permanent Museum Enabler roles to work at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

The posts will be working within the operations and commercial function within the museum team to help visitors of all ages access and enjoy science and technology through exhibit/object interpretation and the delivery of dynamic and exciting programmes. Educated to at least GCSE standard, preferably in one or more science or history related subjects, successful candidates will be confident with excellent communication skills, and have experience of delivering a high level of customer service.

The full time post will be on a rota basis and the successful candidate will be required to work during the week. Both weekend roles will be working Saturdays and Sundays.

Support across Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) will be required from time to time.

Please find the job description attached for further information on the roles.

Closing date: Monday 30th October with interviews taking place W/C 6th November 2017.

If you would like to apply for any of these positions, read the ‘How to Apply’ section at the bottom of the page and state which role(s) you are interested in.


Interim Museum Manager (Heritage Sites)

Hours: 37 (3-6 month contract)
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 (depending on experience)
Location: Across the Heritage Sites and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

This is a 3 – 6 month full time post with weekend working and some evenings.

We are seeking a passionate and experienced people manager to support us during a very exciting period for Birmingham Museums Trust. As the lead for visitor experience at the Heritage Sites, you will ensure high quality customer service as well as a continued focus on income generation. You’ll be supporting us with a series of projects to develop our sites as we seek to grow visitor numbers, income and levels of visitor satisfaction.

The successful candidate will be an experienced line manager who champions an entrepreneurial way of working. You’ll be committed to excellent visitor experience and you’ll have a knowledge of working in listed buildings. We’re looking for a highly numerate candidate who works well under pressure, has great communication skills and can hit the ground running during the short-term contract.

For more information please see the job description .

Closing date: Friday 3rd November 2017 with the interviews due to take place on Wednesday 8th November 2017. (Due to diary restrictions there will only be one interview date).

To apply please read the ‘How to Apply’ section at the bottom of the page.


Museum Enablers

Hours: Various - see below
Salary: £8.45 per hour
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

We are currently recruiting to the Visitor Services Team at Birmingham Museum Trust. Primarily based at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery you will be working as part of the Visitor Services team in the role of Museum Enabler on a part time basis, providing support in all public-facing areas of the museum. This will include the reception desk, gift shop, tea room, museum galleries and exhibition areas.

High levels of customer service are required to ensure visitors enjoy their visit through enabling their engagement with the collections and exhibits and supplying appropriate and practical information, dealing efficiently with queries and assisting them wherever possible. Assisting with community engagement projects as directed.

Whilst the post holder will be normally based at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery they will be expected from time to time to support all Birmingham Museum Trust sites of which there are nine across the city.

We are recruiting to the following hours:

Rota Hours Per Month Average Hours per week
1 51.8 12.9
2 59.2 14.8
3 66 16.6
4 88.8 22.2

Please note: All rotas incur weekend and Bank Holiday working. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is a seven day operation. Our team also support corporate evening events.

For more information please read the Job Description .

Closing date: Friday 3rd November 2017

To apply please read the ‘How to Apply’ section at the bottom of the page.


Casual Chef’s & Kitchen Porters

Salary: £8.45 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: £8.45 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.