British Motor Museum Welcome Award

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust employs around 70 permanent staff and over 100 casual staff to work at the British Motor Museum.

Roles can vary from office and museum work through to catering and operational roles such as chefs, café staff and engineers.

We also have extensive volunteering opportunities at the British Motor Museum. Please see our Volunteering page for more information on volunteering.

If we have any current vacancies they will be detailed below:

Assistant Curator

Job Title: Assistant Curator
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time – 37 hours per week
Reporting to: Curator

The Organisation

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, based at the British Motor Museum, holds the largest collection relating to the British motor industry in the world. It includes a museum collection with over 400 motor cars and thousands of objects, together with a leading international archive of industrial, technical, corporate and social history, including historic documentation, photographic material and moving film.

The British Motor Museum is a world recognised, independent motor museum, Accredited by Arts Council England and a National Portfolio Organisation. Both the Museum and Archive Collections at the British Motor Museum have been awarded Designated status.

It is a great moment to join the team, as we begin to deliver our aims and priorities for the next five years. The Trust has ambitious plans, including to develop its collections and engagement, sharing the stories of the people, places and products of the motor industry in Britain, to an even wider and more diverse audience.

As Assistant Curator, you will join the small, proactive and friendly curatorial team in a role that involves everything from the documentation and collections care of the Museum collections, dealing with enquiries, to helping research and deliver exhibitions and audience programmes. The Trust is looking for someone who will share our passion for bringing our fantastic collections even more to life and is willing to be hands-on in this varied role.

Job Purpose

This role will support the work required in increasing accessibility to our collections and delivering audience programmes. It includes documenting the Museum’s collections; assisting with the practical upkeep of the collections and exhibitions; assisting in the creation and delivery of the Museum’s exhibition and audience programmes, including a drive to more inclusive and digital content; and carrying out research, both for internal projects and to answer external enquiries. Throughout, you will engage with colleagues to deliver projects across the organisation.

Main Duties

  • Document the motor car and object collections, to ensure that accurate accession, conservation and loan information, together with historical data, is maintained;
  • Assist with the creation of new audience programmes (for example, temporary and permanent exhibitions, publications and new – digital and social - media), research content and help deliver those programmes;
  • Assist with the practical upkeep of objects from the collections and the content of the exhibitions;
  • Research subject areas relating to the collections in order to develop the understanding of the collections and to ensure that information in the Museum remains relevant and up-to-date;
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation - in particular from the Archive, Vehicle Workshop, Learning, Volunteer and Marketing teams – to create, deliver and evaluate new projects and to communicate knowledge about the collections to them;
  • Assist in the development and delivery of volunteer programmes;
  • Communicate knowledge about the collections e.g. in presentations and workshops, both at the Museum and externally;
  • Respond to enquiries about the collections both from external and internal enquirers;
  • Represent the curatorial team at meetings and events, internally and externally;
  • Attend events to promote the Museum. This may involve out-of-hours or weekend working;
  • Undertake other duties that are required from time to time and are commensurate with this position;
  • Take responsibility for your own health, safety and welfare, ensuring compliance with Trust’s Health and Safety policies, procedures and safe systems of work;
  • Be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment;
  • Comply with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy;
  • Undertake to familiarise yourself with the data protection procedures set down by the Company as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • Actively and positively contribute to the success of the business in delivering your duties and any other business-related activities which may reasonably be requested.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attributes Required

  • Demonstrable experience working in a museum or other curatorial environment;
  • Educated to degree level or have equivalent experience;
  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant museum or heritage subject may give some additional perspective but is not essential;
  • Knowledge of standards such as SPECTRUM and Museum Accreditation together with experience of collections management software;
  • A sound digital skill set, including MS office software, social media and online applications;
  • Experience of delivering exhibitions, public programmes and engagement.

You may also have:

  • Experience of working with mixed (archive & museum) collections;
  • Presenting publicly; in person, in print, on camera or online;
  • An interest in industrial/business/social history in general.

About you:

  • A practical approach and a willingness to be ‘hands-on’;
  • Good organisational and planning skills;
  • Work accurately with strong attention to detail;
  • Able to make decisions and solve challenges;
  • An imaginative thinker and a clear spoken and written communicator;
  • Proactive and self-motivated;
  • Collaborative and able to make a positive contribution to any team;
  • Passionate and flexible, with excellent interpersonal skills.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to: enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Applications must be received on or before the closing date.

 

Closing Date: 29 May 2022

 

Inclusion and Diversity Statement

As an organisation the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Recognising the under representation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector, we welcome and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Museum Attendant

Job Title: Museum Attendant
Salary: £18,278 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time – 37 hours per week
Reporting to: Museum Supervisor

Job Purpose

Museum Attendants work as part of a wide team to help deliver an excellent experience to all museum visitors, which may include car enthusiasts, families, conference delegates, school groups as well as the general public. The post holder will deliver excellent and consistent customer service across the board and undertake duties to ensure the smooth running of the Museum as a popular visitor-attraction.

Main Duties

  • Working in all areas of the museum, including the pay desk, Collections Centre, Gift Shop, internal and external shows and events;
  • Work five days over seven days to meet business needs;
  • Learn and retain information about the Trust and its collections and pass that on to visitors in an educational and entertaining way;
  • Deliver informative and compelling daily tours for visitors;
  • Deputise for the Museum Supervisor if instructed;
  • Attend daily front of house briefings to understand daily business requirements and special guest instructions;
  • Ensure that throughout and at the end of a shift, all areas of the museum are presentable, and ready for the next days visitors;
  • Ensure that all cash handling and billing procedures are carried out and completed in accordance with Trust policy;
  • Ensure completion of daily checks and tasks;
  • Report on Health and Safety incidents in accordance with Trust Policy;
  • Assist in training and mentoring new starters;
  • Adhere to all the Trusts Standard Operating procedures;
  • Liaise with the Museum Supervisor and Duty Manager for any special requirements to ensure customer expectations are maintained at all times;
  • Take responsibility for your own health, safety and welfare, ensuring compliance with Trust’s Health and Safety policies, procedures and safe systems of work;
  • Be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment; to comply with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy;
  • Undertake to familiarise yourself with the data protection procedures set down by the Company as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • Actively and positively contribute to the success of the business in delivering your duties and any other business-related activities which may reasonably be requested.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attributes Required

  • Ability to work under pressure during busy peak hours;
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and numeracy;
  • Willingness and ability to speak publicly;
  • Customer service industry background required;
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of customer awareness and sensitivity;
  • PC Literate;
  • Strong interpersonal and motivational skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Be of smart, professional appearance;
  • Good time management.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to: enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Applications must be received on or before the closing date.

 

Closing Date: 27 May 2022

 

Inclusion and Diversity Statement

As an organisation the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Recognising the under representation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector, we welcome and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.



Catering & Conference Assistant (Part-time/Casual)

Rates: From £7.95 per hour
Location: British Motor Museum
Reports to: Duty Managers


ROLE

The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. As well as being a busy visitor attraction the Museum also offers conference facilities. Working within the Operations Department this role will involve serving customers within the Museum Café as well as delivering catering services to our conference delegates. The British Motor Museum is normally open 7 days a week so a mixture of early, day and evening shifts are available to meet our business needs.


The role will include:

  • Preparing the Café for service;
    Serving customers in the Café;
  • Clearing Café tables;
  • Delivering, serving and clearing conference catering;
  • Setting up and breaking down conference rooms;
  • Adhering to the Museums Standard Operating Procedures, Health & Safety Procedures and Food Hygiene Standards;
  • Setting up and breaking down evening functions/dinners;
  • Serving and clearing evening functions/dinners;
  • Ensure all cash handling and billing procedures are completed in accordance with company policy; and
  • Assist with any other business related activities which may reasonably be requested.

SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

  • You must be 16 years or older;
  • Friendly & customer focussed;
  • Happy to work as part of a team;
  • Smart, professional appearance;
  • Good time management;
  • PC Literate;
  • The ability to work under pressure during very busy peak hours; and
  • Catering or customer service experience desirable but not essential.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk giving your name, contact details, a CV and what days/times you are available.


No Agencies


Inclusion and Diversity Statement

As an organisation the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Museum Attendant (Part-time/Casual)

Job Title: Museum Attendant
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Contract Type: Casual/Part-time
Reporting to: Museum Supervisor

Job Purpose

Museum Attendants work as part of a wide team to help deliver an excellent experience to all museum visitors, which may include car enthusiasts, families, conference delegates, school groups as well as the general public. The post holder will deliver excellent and consistent customer service across the board and undertake duties to ensure the smooth running of the Museum as a popular visitor-attraction.

Main Duties

  • Working in all areas of the museum, including the pay desk, Collections Centre, Gift Shop, internal and external shows and events.
  • Attend daily front of house briefings to understand daily business requirements and special guest instructions;
  • Ensure that throughout and at the end of a shift, all areas of the museum are clean and presentable, and ready for the next day’s visitors;
  • Learn and retain information about the Trust and its collections and pass that on to visitors in an educational and entertaining way;
  • Ensure that all cash handling and billing procedures are carried out and completed in accordance with Trust policy;
  • Report on Health and Safety incidents in accordance with Trust Policy.
  • Adhere to all the Trusts Standard Operating procedures;
  • Liaise with the Museum Supervisor and Duty Manager for any special requirements to ensure customer expectations are maintained at all times;
  • Take responsibility for your own health, safety and welfare, ensuring compliance with Trust’s Health and Safety policies, procedures and safe systems of work;
  • Be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment; to comply with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy;
  • Undertake to familiarise yourself with the data protection procedures set down by the Company as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation;
  • Actively and positively contribute to the success of the business in delivering your duties and any other business-related activities which may reasonably be requested.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attributes Required

  • Ability to work under pressure during peak hours;
  • High level of numeracy and accuracy;
  • PC literate;
  • High level of customer awareness and sensitivity;
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good time management;
  • Smart professional appearance;
  • Willingness and ability to speak in public desirable

How to apply:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to: enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Applications must be received on or before the closing date.

 

Closing Date: 27 May 2022

 

Inclusion and Diversity Statement

As an organisation the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Recognising the under representation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector, we welcome and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Museum and Collection Centre Guide

Department: Collections and Interpretation
Location: British Motor Museum, Banbury Road
Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ
Reports to: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Key relationships: Curator/Duty Managers/Head of Collections/Head of Operations
Hours: Monday - Sunday, Between the hours of 11.00am – 16.00pm. Full day shifts if possible. A regular commitment of two days a month or more would be advantageous.

Key facts:
This role involves facilitating public access to the Museum and Collections Centre for public viewing, guiding tours (Collections Centre only) and valeting the collection.
Please note that this role requires standing for long periods, but you will rotate through the day. As a Volunteer you will not be paid.
We will reimburse your out-of-pocket travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering for us, in line with our policy.

Role specification:
- Offer a warm and friendly welcome, providing information about the day’s activities and helping to orientate visitors around the collection for an experience they will want to repeat.
- Exceed all visitor expectations with the quality of presentation, service and information.
- Provide guided tours of the Collection Centre.
- Learn and develop a knowledge of British Motor Museum and its collections, events, exhibitions and visitor services.
- Valet the cars in the collection.
- Ensure the public areas are ready to accept visitors.
- Be vigilant and alert in the galleries for the security and safety of the collection, exhibitions and visitors.

Requirements / skills:
- Clear communicator with strong verbal skills when dealing with the public, collection and Museum staff.
- Be able to positively engage with the general public.
- Pro-active attitude and a willingness to contribute within a busy team.
- Interpret the Collection and have a degree of knowledge about the collection and exhibits on display.
- To know how to obtain more detailed information and how to deal with customer feedback.
- An interest in or knowledge of the motor industry, historic cars, transport or industrial heritage would be useful but not essential.
- An understanding of the security and safety issues relating to a visitor attraction.

Administrative points:
- Training in customer care, guided tours and fire evacuation will be provided, including an induction course.
- Company logo work wear and Volunteer badges will be provided for the project, as will personal protection equipment (PPE) when required.
- The British Motor Museum, operates a non-smoking policy.
- Parking is free and available at our main BMM site.

To apply please complete the online volunteer application form here or download a form here and email the Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@britishmotormuseum.co.uk