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:




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 online volunteer application form here or download a form here and email to The Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@britishmotormuseum.co.uk 

Archive Volunteer

Department: Archive (British Motor Industry Heritage Trust)
Location: British Motor Museum, Gaydon
Reports to: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Key relationships: Archivist, Digitisation Assistants, Head of Collections 
Hours: Between the hours of 9.30 and 16.00, Mondays and Fridays only

Key facts:

Archive Collections consist of documents and photographs, the focus is on social and industrial history rather than cars. An interest in the history of the British motor industry is useful but not essential

The role involves the scanning of photographic materials including negatives and prints.

As a volunteer you will not be paid. We will reimburse you out of pocket travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering for us, in line with our policy.

Role specification:

Assisting the Archive team in the following areas.

  • Working with original archive material including documents, negatives and prints using archive guidelines and standards provided by the Archivist and Digitisation Assistants
  • Scanning negatives and prints and occasional use of photoshop
  • Packaging and boxing items
  • Making preliminary lists of items to assist with identification
  • Typing information into spreadsheets and our in-house computer catalogue

Requirements / Skills:

  • Care and attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and contribute as part of a busy team
  • Sympathetic approach to preservation needs when handling original archive material
  • Ability to lift and move boxes and other items which may at times be heavy
  • Basic computer skills

Administrative points:

  • Application forms are available on the website britishmotormuseum.co.uk or from the Volunteer Co-Ordinator 01926 927820
  • Training will be provided where necessary, including an induction course for new Volunteers
  • A Volunteer badge 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 to The Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@britishmotormuseum.co.uk