Current Vacancies

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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

There are currently no vacancies available. 


Part Time/Casual Positions

There are currently no vacancies available. 


Trustee Positions

Trustee Vacancy - Fundraising

The Museum is an award winning large visitor attraction with Designation status from Arts Council England and is a member of the Association of Independent Museums.

In order to enable the delivery of its medium to long-term development strategy, the Trust is seeking to recruit a new Trustee to advise and assist in the area of fundraising, and in particular the development of individual, corporate, legacy and membership sponsorship and individual giving.

For more information download the Fundraising Trustee Role Profile.  

You are invited to apply in confidence by submitting your CV together with a brief covering letter highlighting why you would like to be a Trustee, what you feel you can contribute and any other information you think supports your application.

If you would like to apply, or to know more about this role please email the Managing Director in confidence at enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk


Volunteer Vacancies 

Collections Centre Guide - Saturday/Sunday

Department: Collections and Interpretation
Location: British Motor Museum
Reports to: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Key relationships: Curator/ Head of Collections and Interpretation/ Workshop Manager
Hours: Saturday/Sunday between the hours of 10.45am – 4.00pm
Full day shifts - A regular commitment of two days a month or more would be advantageous.

This role involves facilitating public access to the Centre for public viewing, guiding tours and valeting the collection.

Please note that this role requires standing for long periods but you will rotate through the two floors during 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.

Click here to see the full Volunteer Role Profile. 

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

 

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 with an Induction course for new Volunteers
- Equipment will be provided for delivery
- British Motor Museum dress code will apply and a logo top and fleece will be provided. - - Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be provided as required
- Volunteer badges will be provided and are to be worn at all times
- The British Motor Museum operates a non-smoking policy
- Parking is free and available at our main Museum site
- There will be an informal interview and references will be taken up
- The trial period is one month
- Mileage (car) is paid at 40p per mile, capped at £5 per day. Motorcycle 20p per mile.
Public transport costs will be covered to the same extent although provision is very
limited in our area
- All volunteers receive an unlimited pass for themselves and one guest to visit the
museum
- Discounts in the shop and cafe
- Social opportunities

To apply please complete the volunteer application form here and email to The Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@britishmotormuseum.co.uk 

 

Outreach Volunteer - Presentations, Museum Tours and Object Handling

Department: Collections and Interpretation
Location: British Motor Museum, Gaydon and at various locations off site
Reports to: Family and Life Long Learning Officer & Volunteer Co-ordinator
Key relationships: Family and Lifelong Learning Officer, Head of Collections and Interpretation
Hours: Hours and timings will vary according to when the community groups book their visits and outreach sessions and will take place during week days, weekends and some evenings. Each session last 45 minutes to 1 hour
Key facts: Presenting information and engaging local community groups with the British Motor Museum. Delivering Museum tours and object handling sessions to a range of local community groups including older people and youth groups both on and off site

Role specification

To deliver:

  • The 'In the Community' programme is designed to support visits from the British Motor Museum to local organisations such as youth centres, disability groups and volunteer run clubs such as Dementia Cafes and isolation groups.
  • Community group visits – onsite, a programme designed to welcome and support visits to the British Motor Museum from older people living in local residential and care homes, sheltered housing and dementia units. Also visiting community groups, such as mental health, young carers and youth groups.
  • Training in the delivery of the sessions will be given at the Museum

Requirements / Skills

  • An interest in or knowledge of the motor industry, historic cars, transport or industrial heritage would be useful but not essential
  • The British Motor Museum is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and therefore, if successful, you may be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
  • Confidence to deliver presentations and Museum tours (training will be given) to
    small groups and to facilitate object handling is essential
  • A sensitivity to the needs of the groups is essential
  • A clean driving licence is essential and ROSPA Driver Assessment training will be
    provided and is essential for the use of a Museum's pool car to facilitate the outreach
    programme
  • An ability to work as part of a team is essential
  • A desire to support the work of the Community Programme and the Trust's aims

Administrative points:

- Training will be provided with an Induction course for new Volunteers
- Equipment will be provided for delivery
- British Motor Museum dress code will apply and a logo top and fleece will be provided. - - Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be provided as required
- Volunteer badges will be provided and are to be worn at all times
- The British Motor Museum operates a non-smoking policy
- Parking is free and available at our main Museum site
- There will be an informal interview and references will be taken up
- The trial period is one month
- Mileage (car) is paid at 40p per mile, capped at £5 per day. Motorcycle 20p per mile.
Public transport costs will be covered to the same extent although provision is very
limited in our area
- All volunteers receive an unlimited pass for themselves and one guest to visit the
museum
- Discounts in the shop and cafe
- Social opportunities


If you are interested contact: Sonja Dosanjh, Volunteer Co-Ordinator 01926 927820 or Emma Rawlinson, Family and Lifelong Learning Officer 01926 927823.
Or email: volunteers@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Please note this volunteer profile does not form an employment contract between British Motor Museum and the volunteer

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