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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

Exhibitions Officer

Job Title: Exhibitions Officer (Part-time, 22.5 hours per week, fixed-term 18 months) 
Salary: £23,500 pro rata
Location: British Motor Museum
Closing date: 26 October 2018

In 2017, the British Motor Museum became part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio. The four-year programme funded by Arts Council will help widen the Museum's audience through a range of activities working with communities and groups locally and regionally.

A key part of the programme will be the development and creation of innovative exhibition content at the British Motor Museum. This new Exhibitions Officer post will be an exciting opportunity to assist the Museum team in delivering a range of exhibition and audience content including, in particular, a new exhibition 'The Car. The Future. Me', due to open in June 2019.

We are looking for an experienced museum professional who has worked on exhibition development and delivery. The role will include assisting in planning, procurement and project management as well as working with colleagues across the organisation, external partners and community groups to successfully deliver the exhibition.

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 tim.bryan@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

Part Time/Casual Positions

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 

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

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