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.

Training & Development Advisor

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 pa
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Are you passionate about Learning, Training and Development? Do you want to support a diverse and really interesting organisation and its staff to develop to their full potential? If so, this is an exceptional opportunity to build your skills and experience across the training and development arena.

You’ll be overseeing the delivery of a comprehensive service at all levels of the organisation, working with multi-disciplinary teams, senior managers and individuals. It’s also your chance to work in this genuinely inspiring environment, with 6 historic heritage museum locations, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Think Tank, and Museum Collection Centre.

We are also embarking on major projects which you will be involved in and in which Organisational Development and Succession planning will play a major part.

You will work with senior managers to formulate our annual training needs analysis and succession plans - this wide-ranging role includes overseeing and co-ordinating management and specialist development programmes, Health & Safety training and apprenticeship activities.

In addition, you’ll research external courses and arrange for staff to attend them, manage the accreditation processes, develop and deliver internal training and learning sessions, liaise with external providers and oversee the training budget, reporting to the Head of Human Resources.

With experience gained in an HR or training environment, you should be a strong communicator and team-worker with an understanding of training needs analyses, evaluation, apprenticeship development and competency frameworks.

A knowledge of learning styles is important too, plus first-rate administrative skills, a keen eye for detail and a ‘customer first’ approach. You will line manage a highly experienced Training Co-ordinator and be expected to be flexible in your workload. If you have a qualification in learning and development, so much the better. If you haven’t we’ll review your appropriate experience and help develop you in your career. 

For further information, please read the Job Description.

Closing date: Thursday 30th August 2018 with interviews taking place on 4th September 2018.

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


Senior Retail Assistant (Fixed Term until October 2019)

Hours: 22.2 hours per week
Salary: £17255pa (FTE) pro-rata
Location: Thinktank

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Retail Assistant to join the team at Birmingham Museums Thinktank on a fixed term contract until October 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee all areas of the retail function including supervising the team, restocking, stock takes and back office functions. You will also have the opportunity to operate across multiple venues within our portfolio of museums and heritage sites.
The ideal candidate will have a talent for merchandising and upselling and a passion to grow the business further.
The position will also require the successful candidate to be flexible with working days 3 out of 7 (including weekends and bank holidays).

For further information, please read the Job Description.

Closing date: Monday 3rd September 2018 with interviews taking place the following week.

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


Research Assistant (Birmingham History) (Fixed Term until October 2019)

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £20,753 pa (FTE)
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and flexible Research Assistant (Birmingham History) for Birmingham Museums Trust. 

Working within the Collections Directorate, you’ll support research, documentation and cataloguing, display, exhibition, and collections access for the area of Birmingham History.

This role will support the delivery of capital projects, particularly assisting the Curatorial & Exhibitions and Learning & Engagement teams in developing content for Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s ambitious and exciting redevelopment, the Museum for Birmingham.

For further information please read the Job Description.

Closing date: Monday 10th September 2018 (at 9am) with interviews taking place on 24th and 27th September 2018.

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 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.