Black Country Living Museum Volunteering Roles

Our award-winning corner of the West Midlands is now one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. After very humble beginnings, a bright idea and 40 years of inspiration, this is twenty six acres worth exploring. Amazing as it may seem, we have created a ‘place’ – a real and lively place, where once there was nothing and nobody. With a village and charismatic residents to chat with. Trams to ride. Games to play. Things being made. Stories to hear. People – their triumphs to admire and troubles to be thankful that are not ours. Time to be well spent.

 

If you are interested in becoming part of the Black Country Living Museum please take a look at the volunteering roles below, and contact Ricki Boden (Ricki.boden@bclm.com/0121 557 9643) for more information.

 

 

Audience & Community Development Volunteer – Black Country Living Museum is looking for volunteers to join their Community Engagement team. This role will give you the opportunity to gain experience in project work, research and administrative duties and as a volunteer in this team you will be helping us to grow and diversify our visitor base.

 

Learning Team Support Volunteer – Black Country Living Museum is looking for someone to support their Learning Team with admin and clerical tasks. This role involves assisting with the development and testing of new resources to  expand our educational offer. This opportunity is ideal for someone looking for experience within a heritage environment, focusing on educational activities for schools and groups.

 

Volunteer Sewing Assistant – Black Country Living Museum is looking for someone with a good level of sewing skills and a passion for vintage clothing. You will be supporting their sewing room with building up the costume provision for their wide staff and volunteer base. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their skills within a busy heritage attraction. You might even see your work displayed on a member of staff or volunteer walking around site. Current availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Hire & Hospitality Volunteer – Would you like to gain experience within a close-knit team? Black Country Living Museum is looking for volunteers to support their Development Team in the organisation and coordination of conferences and events. This role will give you the opportunity to gain experience in a hospitality and conferencing environment, perfect for building skills for your CV.

 

Kitchen Porter Volunteer – Black Country Living Museum is looking for some who would like to gain experience volunteering in a busy catering operation. Based in the back kitchens, you’ll be supporting their Fish & Chip shop team tackling various tasks, including cleaning and getting involved in food preparation.

 

Retail & Admissions Volunteer – Black Country Living Museum is looking for volunteers to support their Retail & Admissions team to deliver an exceptional visitor experience in their retail outlet and admissions desk. In this role you will gain valuable experience in customer service and become part of and make a valuable contribution to the Museum’s team. You will be involved with ‘Meet & Greet’ activities; providing a warm welcome to BCLM’s visitors and helping to deal with enquiries.

 

Visitor Engagement Volunteer (Locksmith’s House) – Black Country Living Museum is looking for volunteers to help with demonstrating activities to schools and general visitors at BCLM’s sister Museum, The Locksmith’s House in Willenhall.

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