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.


Museum Enablers (Thinktank, Birmingham's Science Museum)

Hours: 37 hours / 29.6 hours
Location: Thinktank
Salary: £16,881.92 (FTE) per annum

Do you have a passion for science and Birmingham’s industrial heritage? Love talking to and helping the public?

Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting for the following roles on their Museum Enabler/Visitor Services team at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum:

37 hours per week
29.6 hours per week 

The post 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 public programmes. Educated to at least GCSE standard, preferably in one or more science based subjects, successful candidates will be confident with excellent communication skills, and have experience of delivering a high level of customer service.

The roles will include both week day and weekend work on a rotational basis.

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

Please download the Job Description for further information on the role.

Closing date: Friday 22nd February

Interviews: Likely to take place on the week commencing 4th March 2019.

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


HR Advisor

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (but with travel to other BMT sites)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Advisor to join the team at Birmingham Museums Trust.

You will work closely with the Head of HR providing comprehensive HR support in all aspects of the employee life cycle. Your role will cover the full spectrum of HR activities with emphasis on operational and transactional support, but your day-to-day tasks will include elements of Employee Relations processes, supporting managers with recruitment, liaison and support to our Training and Development Advisor, performance and absence management and change management activities.

As an experienced HR Officer /Advisor you will be responsible for ensuring that transactional HR functions run smoothly, acting as the first point of call for support to managers and colleagues on HR related queries. You will be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of all pay, pensions, recruitment and people related information for staff at BMT.

You will also have opportunities to get involved in reviewing and developing HR policies and procedures, managing projects and supporting the team in other HR initiatives.

The HR team is evolving through the use of web based tools and this is a unique chance for you to effect change and contribute your ideas to our new ways of working. We are looking for a candidate who will embrace an agile working approach, able to adapt to change, develop pragmatic solutions to new situations and problems as they arise.

The ideal candidate exhibits teamwork, motivation, proactivity and resilience with a positive attitude. This role will suit an HR professional who is up for a new challenge and a prospect for personal growth within the Museums & Heritage sector.

For further information please download and read the full job description.

Closing date: Sunday 24th February 2019.

Interview: Thursday 7th March 2019.

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


Museum Team Manager

Hours: 22.2 per week (3 days per week)
Salary: £16443 per annum (FTE £27,405 per annum)
Location: Soho House

We are seeking a passionate and experienced manager to support us during a very exciting period for Birmingham Museums Trust.

You will be a team player, someone who is committed to ensuring a high quality customer service as well as a continued focus on income generation at this site. You’ll be leading the day to day management of Soho House as we seek to grow visitor numbers, increase income and ensure the site delivers for the local community.

Efficiency and exceptionally strong time management skills will be essential for this 3 day a week post. The successful candidate will have experience of leading a team of both staff and volunteers. You will be someone who champions an entrepreneurial way of working, has a passion for event management and is very good at prioritising tasks during busy periods.

You’ll be committed to delivering an excellent visitor experience and you’ll have a firm understanding of commercial operations such as café management and retail. We’re looking for a highly numerate candidate who works well under pressure, has great communication skills and can hit the ground running to help us ensure this unique museum appeals to all.

We would welcome applications from those who have a developed understanding of the Handsworth community. Knowledge of a community language would be desirable.

If you’re a target driven individual who wants to ensure that this incredibly significant historic property continues to flourish, we want to hear from you!

For further information please download and read the full job description.

Closing date: 5pm Sunday 3rd March 2019

Interviews: Likely to take place on 20th March 2019.

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


Buyers Administration Assistant (Fixed term until March 2021)

Hours: 14.8 (2 days out of 7)
Salary: £6752.52 per annum (£8.75 per hour)
Location: Predominantly Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

We are currently seeking a professional individual to join the team as a Buyers Administration Assistant, on a fixed term contract until March 2021.

You will be predominantly based at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, but will be required to work across Birmingham Museums portfolio as and when required.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Central Buyer in all aspects of administration including setting up orders, working on new products and ranges, negotiating and liaising with suppliers as well as preparing reports when necessary. You will also have the opportunity to be part of the team growing and developing retail opportunities across multiple venues within our portfolio of museums and heritage sites.

The ideal candidate will be competent with excel, confident in working in a pressured environment and have a passion to grow the business further.

For further information please download and read the full job description.

Closing date: Monday 11th March 2019.

interviews: Likely to take place on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

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


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 download and 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 download and 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.