Current Vacancies

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:

Permanent Positions

Project Archivist: 'The Art of Selling' (Archives Revealed cataloguing grant)

Job Title: Project Archivist
Salary: £23,400 per annum, one year fixed-term contract
Location: British Motor Museum
Closing date: Sunday 29 July 2018. Interviews – 8 August 2018

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, based at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, holds the largest Archive in the world of historic documentation and photographic material relating to the British Motor Industry. The Trust has a secured a grant from the 'Archives Revealed' programme to catalogue the British Leyland Sales & Press Collection as part of a project entitled 'The Art of Selling'. This is a unique collection of rare promotional material from a turbulent period in the history of the British motor industry, giving it added historical and social value.

We are looking for a qualified Archivist with suitable experience to lead this exciting project. Tasks will include organising and appraising original material, repackaging and reboxing, implementing an engagement plan and participating in a full range of social media activities. You will work closely with the Deputy Archivist and Conservator, alongside two specially recruited volunteers who have specific knowledge of the subject matter and will be assisting with sorting and cataloguing tasks. By the end of the project, you will have created an electronic catalogue in accordance with archive standard ISAD(G) to be uploaded onto TNA's 'Discovery' website.

The British Motor Museum is in a rural area and not accessible by public transport so a driving licence with your own transport will be necessary.

A full job description for this post can be downloaded here.

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV along with a covering letter or email giving full details of your experience and suitability for this position to

No Agencies

Part Time/Casual Positions

There are currently no vacancies available


Volunteer Vacancies 

Family Activities Volunteer

Department: Collections and Interpretation / Education
Location: British Motor Museum, Gaydon
Reports to: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Key relationships: Family and Lifelong Learning Officer /Curator /Head of Collections and Interpretation
Hours: On-going in Warwickshire’s school holidays. Between the hours of 10am – 4.30pm

A regular commitment of 1 day a week or a fortnight would be beneficial.

Key facts:
Engaging families and children in the Museum’s collection as part of a team delivering Family and Lifelong learning across the Museum. 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:
Prepare, deliver and assist in the supervision of Family and Lifelong learning session at the British Motor Museum, including handling sessions, arts and crafts, and Lego as part of our Family and Adult Learning Programme.

Requirements / Skills:

    • An interest in or knowledge of the motor industry, historic cars, transport or industrial heritage would be useful but not essential
    • To interact with the public as well as collections and museum staff
    • A clean driving licence is useful but not essential 
    • An ability and willingness to learn new skills and to share existing ones
    • Able to work alone or as part of a team
    • A desire to support the Trust’s educational aims.

Administrative points:

  • Training will be provided including an induction course
  • Equipment will be provided for delivery
  • The British Motor Museum does not provide clothing or work wear, other than personal protection equipment (PPE) as required
  • Volunteer badges will be provided as appropriate
  • The British Motor Museum, operates a non-smoking policy
  • Parking is free

To apply contact The Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01926 927820
or click here to fill out the Volunteer application form 

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Getting Here

The Museum is minutes off Junction 12 of the M40. Find out how to get here.

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The Archive, at the British Motor Museum, preserves and provides access to documents, images and film that record the work and achievements of the people who were employed in the British motor industry. 

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Explore this family-friendly motor museum in Warwickshire and its impressive Collections Centre to discover the fascinating story of the British motor industry.

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