Careers & Jobs

You can download job application forms and details of our current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

learning administrator & bookings officer

We're looking for an experienced administrative person to join our busy Lifelong Learning Team. You will take bookings from schools, colleges and other educational establishments which want to bring groups to take part in our award winning learning programme. You will also be responsible for maintaining the diary and inputting bookings on our CRM system.

Salary: £20,000
Hours: 36.5
 hours p/w including occasional evenings and weekends
Deadline for applications: 9am, Thursday 30 November 

See the job description here.

security officer

In this role you will ensure the security of our team and all museum property. Responsibilities include opening and securing museum sites, informing management of any issues requiring attention, checking properties during the night shift, setting and deactivating alarm systems, and responding to emergency calls as necessary.

Salary: Up to £10.42 per hour plus unsocial hours uplift
Hours: Two 12-hour shifts (Tuesday and Wednesday) plus additional hours to be agreed at interview

Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 15 December

See the job description here.

restaurant manager

Working closely with the Head of Catering & Hospitality, you will lead in the running of our flagship café/restaurant, The Furnace Kitchen in Coalbrookdale. You must have excellent management skills and extensive knowledge of kitchen protocols.

Salary: £30,000-£35,000 depending on experience
Hours: 40
 hours p/w including occasional evenings and weekends
Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 15 December

See the job description here.

LEARNING Assistant

We're looking for a Learning Assistant to join our busy Lifelong Learning Team. The role involves delivering school workshops, maintaining resources, setting up learning activities, and delivering holiday activities to families.

Salary: £20,000
Hours: 36.5
 hours p/w including occasional evenings and weekends
Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 15 December 

See the job description here.

head of catering & hospitality

We're looking for someone who is passionate about food quality and high standards of service to join our team. Duties will include leading and motivating the Catering Team, planning menus, liaising with suppliers and overseeing the management of facilities.

Salary: Starting at £42,000, dependent on experience
Hours: 36.5
 hours p/w including occasional evenings and weekends
Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 15 December 

See the job description here.

casual events staff

Wanting a casual role? We're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Events Team as FoH/Waiting Staff, Bartenders, Porters and Kitchen Porters.

Salary: National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
Hours: As and when required.
 Predominantly evenings and weekends.
Deadline for applications: Ongoing

See the job description here.


We're looking for someone to help deliver our learning programme to school groups at all Key Stages across all of the Trusts sites. The post holder will deliver workshops and activities based around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM), Design and Technology (D&T), History and digital learning.

Salary: £11.50 p/h
Hours: variable, as and when
Deadline for applications: Ongoing

See the job description here. 


We're recruting a cleaner, to work across the Museum sites, ensuring that front- and back-of house areas are clean, inline with our standards and that cleaning stocks are maintained.

Salary: up to £10.42 p/h
Hours: As & when required

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

See the job description here. 

Staff benefits include

  • Paid annual leave up to 33 days (includes public holidays), pro-rata for part-time staff
  • Auto-enrolment to the Nest Pension Scheme for eligible staff
  • Optional healthcare plan through Paycare
  • Free on-site parking
  • Participation in a staff Membership Scheme which includes:
    • Free unlimited daytime standard entry to all museums for staff member plus one accompanying adult and up to four children
    • 20% discount on catering spend, including at the Furnace Kitchen
    • 20% discount on retail spend
    • 20% discount on retail spend in Victorian exhibits at Blists Hill Victorian Town 
    • 4 free standard daytime admission passes for use by friends and family accompanying staff member
    • Discount on special event tickets

How to apply

To request a Job Description and application form for any of these posts please contact the HR team - Please note CVs will not be accepted and previous applicants need not apply.

We reserve the right to discontinue the recruitment process at any stage. Similarly, you have the right to withdraw your active application at any stage of the recruitment process.

We have lots of varied volunteering opportunities all year round - find out more on the Volunteering section of our website.

Our commitment to diversity and equality is a long-standing one. We believe arts organisations, museums, and libraries should ensure that their work draws on and reflects the full range of backgrounds and perspectives to be found in our society.

Disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people, those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Personal Details

If you are not a British Passport holder, or you do not have the permanent right to remain in the UK, you will require a work Permit.

Address Details
Education & Qualifications
Current/Most Recent Employment
Additional Employment Information
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References (please provide details of two referees)
This referee must be your current or most recent employer. If you are currently (or have recently been) a student, one referee should be your tutor/teacher or supervisor. References will only be taken up for successful applicants. Testimonials or references from friends and/or relatives are not acceptable.
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