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 8120

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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 and volunteer opportunities

Job Vacancies

All current job vacancies are shown below and are ordered by closing date. Read how to apply for jobs at the end of this page.

Museum Enabler

Hours: 14.8 (weekends only)
Salary: £8.25 per hour
Location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

To work as part the Museum Enabler team to provide support in all public-facing areas at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This will include helping visitors from the reception desks both in person and over the telephone, selling tickets for guided tours and events and engaging visitors whilst patrolling our galleries, and exhibition areas. 

High levels of customer service will be 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. 

Whilst the post holder will be nominally based at a specific site they will be expected from time to time to support across all BMT sites.

For more information please download the job description .

Closing date: 9am on 26th August.


Infrastructure Support Engineer

Hours: 37
Location: Multiple sites
Salary: £27,000-£30,000

We are currently recruiting for an Infrastructure Support Engineer who will be required on a permanent basis by Birmingham Museums Trust to support and develop the company’s IT Infrastructure across multiple sites. This is an influential role within a new IT Team, where training and support will be provided to develop skills and knowledge. This role will involve supporting Birmingham Museums Trust in all elements of BAU, IT Projects and Corporate Projects.

This position would suit an enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated person with previous experience in 2nd and 3rd line support, Active Directory, Windows Server, Exchange and Networking.

For more information please download the job description .

Closing date: 29th August.


Community Engagement Team Leader 

Hours: 37
Salary: £26,000
Location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

We are currently seeking a highly capable community engagement professional to lead a small team in the programming and delivery of museum-based projects through high quality community engagement.

Alongside a multi-site community programme the role also requires a strong understanding of museum well-being, access and exhibition development. The role is also crucial in the coordination and approach of meaningful consultation with local audiences and communities to help the museum shape its content, accessibility and relevance to the diverse audiences of Birmingham.

The role will be responsible for the ongoing management of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Faith in Birmingham exhibition space and programme alongside multiple development projects including youth arts competitions, fundraising applications and management of our youth and community forum.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellent project management skills within the arts heritage or science sector and will be required to have a high level of competence within their own communications and organisational skills. Ideally we are looking for an immediate start to ensure a smooth and effective handover to our exciting programme of engagement projects.

For more information please download the job description .

If you would like the opportunity to discuss the role in greater depth and please feel free to contact Andrew Fowles, Learning and Access Manager: Andrew.Fowles@birminghammuseums.org.uk  or telephone 0121 348 8265.

Closing date: 6th September. 


Research Assistant

Hours: 37
Salary: £20,447
Location: Museum Collections Centre
Contract: Fixed term until March 2018

We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant to work on the Birmingham Manufactures project. The role will be based at the Museum Collections Centre, as well as working with collections across all sites. This is a fixed term contract until March 2018, and is funded by the Arts Council Designation Development Fund. 

The Birmingham Manufactures project will identify items in the Designated collections of Birmingham Museums Trust that relate to Birmingham manufacturers and their products. The project is an opportunity to work with a cross section of Birmingham History, Art, Decorative Art, Science & Industry collections which including many household names such as Austin Motors, Bird’s, Boulton and Watt, Cadbury’s, Chad Valley, GEC, HP, and Typhoo.

The project aims to significantly upgrade archival and electronic collection records and to create a fully searchable dataset of Birmingham manufactured objects supported by images. The role will include research, data-input and cleaning, improving archival storage and management, profile-raising through blogs and social media, and consultation with academic partners.

The Research Assistant is responsible for documenting, cataloguing and researching Designated Birmingham history collection areas to make them accessible to academics and the public as a resource for research.

For more information please download the job description .

Closing date: 9th September.


Documentation Assistant

Hours: 37
Salary: £17,000
Location: Museum collections Centre
Contract: Fixed term until March 2018

We are currently recruiting a Documentation Assistant for the Birmingham Manufactures project. The position is to  be based at the Museum Collections Centre, as well as working with collections across all sites. This is a fixed term contract until March 2018, and is funded by the Arts Council Designation Development Fund. 

The Birmingham Manufactures project will identify items in the Designated collections of Birmingham Museums Trust that relate to Birmingham manufacturers and their products. The project is an opportunity to work with a cross section of Birmingham History, Art, Decorative Art, Science & Industry collections which including many household names such as Austin Motors, Bird’s, Boulton and Watt, Cadbury’s, Chad Valley, GEC, HP, and Typhoo.

The project aims to significantly upgrade archival and electronic collection records and to create a fully searchable dataset of Birmingham manufactured objects supported by images. The role will include research, data-input and cleaning, improving archival storage and management, profile-raising through blogs and social media, and consultation with academic partners.

The Documentation Assistant supports the Research Assistant in documenting, cataloguing and researching Designated Birmingham history collection areas to make them accessible to academics and the public as a resource for research.

For more information please download the job description .

Closing date: 9th September.


Collections Care Manager 

Hours: 37
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery / Museum Collections Centre
Salary: £36,000

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Collections Care professional to join a dedicated and experienced collections team at Birmingham Museums Trust.

You will lead the management and development of the most important civic museum collection in England, ensuring we deliver high standards in documentation, storage, loans and conservation. You will have responsibility for the management and strategic development of our Museum Collections Centre, with the exciting opportunity to develop new, long term storage plans for the collection.

For more information please read the job description .

Closing date: 12th September.


Food & Beverage Service Assistant (Casual)

Casual Contract
Salary: £8.25 per hour

We are currently recruiting for Food & Beverage Service Assistants to work across Birmingham Museum Trust sites including but not limited to the Edwardian Tea Rooms 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.


Museum Enabler (Casual)

Hours: 0 (Casual Contract)
Salary: £8.25 per hour

To work as part of Birmingham Museum Trust’s (BMT) Museum Enabler team to provide support in all public-facing areas at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery . This will include helping visitors from the reception desks both in person and over the telephone, Selling tickets for guided tours and events and engaging visitors whilst patrolling our galleries, and exhibition areas. High levels of customer service will be 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. 

Whilst the post holder will be nominally based at a specific site they will be expected from time to time to support across all BMT sites.

For further information please read the job description .

Closing date: Ongoing recruitment.


How to Apply

To apply for any of the vacancies at Birmingham Museum Trust please complete an application form 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.