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.

Collections & Storage Officer

Hours: 37 per week (full time)
Salary: £25,019 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term: January to December 2019
Location: Museum Collection Centre (travel to all BMT sites will be required)

We are seeking a motivated individual with experience in collections management to join our collections team at Birmingham Museums Trust. You will be responsible for collections care and maintaining standards for all objects, and also both site and collections management procedures for the Museum Collection Centre, while contributing to all sites and collections across BMT’s portfolio.

You will join at an exciting time, and contribute to the Arts Council for England funded project centred on the Science and Industry collection, leading on the rationalisation strand. You will also ensure that the collections and buildings are safeguarded from infrastructure works taking place during 2019. You will also ensure the Museum Collection Centre can support the decant of collections from Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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 in a collections management role, preferably in a practical hands-on environment. You will ideally have a good knowledge of hazards in museum collections, as well as relevant standards relating to collection, with proven experience of using collections management systems.

For further information please read the Job Description.

Closing date: Sunday 21st October 2018 with interviews likely to be held on 9th November 2018

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


Technical Team Leader

Hours: 37 per week 
Salary: £27,709 per annum
Location: Thinktank

We are seeking an experienced Technical Team Leader to take up the challenge of leading our technical team at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

This fast paced role; where no two days are the same, would suit someone use to leading a small team of technicians in a visitor attraction or museum environment.

With a good knowledge of electro-mechanical interactives and a broad understanding of the associated technologies, this exciting role would suit someone looking to move into the next stage of their career.

The daily role involves the operation and maintenance of all galleries within Thinktank encompassing everything from heritage steam machinery to complex digital interactives. In addition, the role is also responsible for the provision of support and equipment to our commercial hire spaces.

The ideal candidate would be a quick thinker use to reacting to issues that arise with excellent people skills, both in dealing with their own team and with our visitors and private hire clients. Knowledge of audio-visual systems is a must and a sound understanding of electrical systems and electronics is desirable.

This role will include evenings, bank holidays and weekends, so flexibility is essential for this role.

For further information, please read the Job Description.

The closing date is 28th October 2018.


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.