Front of house/visitor services
Salary:£30,000 pro rata
Contract type:Contract Permanent
Telephone:0121 557 9643
Black Country Living Museum is a world-renowned heritage site, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Established in 1978, it aims to preserve areas of local history that are disappearing and tell the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.
These are exciting times for the Museum, with record-breaking visitor attendance and an increasingly popular events offer. As if that wasn’t enough, to enable us to keep doing the things we do best, we are also about to embark upon the single largest development in our 40-year history - a £23m investment, taking our story into the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our Programming Team. You will play a key role in the development of the Museum’s visitor engagement programmes and resources – including our public events programme, our schools’ and lifelong learning programmes and a new annual programme of temporary exhibitions.
You will have experience of developing engaging and original content and concept ideas, including activities that explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. This will include an understanding of the needs of formal learning audiences. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with colleagues across the Museum and with existing and new external partners.
You will have experience of developing engaging and original content and concept ideas for a range of different public and formal learning events, including festivals and high profile themed evenings. As we are a living history Museum with a real lives, real stories focus, we would expect this to include experience in script writing and developing first and third person interpretation. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with colleagues across the Museum and with existing and new external partners. This includes experience selecting and contracting entertainers and artists, and working with re-enactors.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of growing and developing charitable heritage organisation, offering a fresh challenge and the prospect of working in a unique and exciting environment.
Please visit our website to view the full job profile and download an application form.
Museum Website: http://www.bclm.com/jobs