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

There are currently no vacancies available 

Part Time/Casual Positions

There are currently no vacancies available. 

Freelance Opportunity

Freelance Community Historian

We are currently looking for a Freelance Community Historian.

This exciting and unique opportunity is being offered at the British Motor Museum, with the support of Arts Council England funding. The purpose of this role is to enable people to discover fascinating stories about the motor industry and its communities, especially in the West Midlands. The Community Historian will work with Archive and Museum collections and help local people engage with the history of an industry that has dominated the lives of communities in the region for more than a century.

Have you worked on local community history projects? Do you have a track record in producing publications and web-based content? If you are interested in bringing our amazing collections to life and have experience in working with a wide range of people and communities then we'd be interested in hearing from you!

For more information download the Freelance Community Historian Brief here.

To apply please complete an expression of interest form, with examples of previous work to

For more information please e-mail

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 

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 please complete the volunteer application form here and email to The Volunteer Co-ordinator at 

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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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