Thank you for your interest in working at Avoncroft Museum.

Owing to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and current Government restrictions we have had to pause all our recruitment. We really appreciate your interest in joining our team at Avoncroft Museum, please check back here to see when we are able to resume recruitment. We will be contacting all those people who have already submitted their applications.


We are recruiting for a number of paid roles to join our team. We are an independent charity and your skills and expertise could help us save more Midlands heritage and make the Museum a great place to visit!


Interim Head of Museum
(fixed term)

Reporting to the Museum’s Council of Management (Trustee Board), Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is looking for an interim Head of Museum, to manage the day-to-day activities for 12 months.

The Museum is undergoing a period of change and our new Interim Head of Museum will have great leadership skills and operational experience at a senior level, so will understand the how to get the best results from the business and Avoncroft’s team of dedicated staff and volunteers.

They will also have a demonstrable empathy for heritage and understand the importance of maintaining the Museum’s excellent visitor experience as key to the Museum’s success.

Interim Head of Museum job description

Interim Head of Museum person specification

Please check that you are eligible to work in this role at Avoncroft Museum – click here
In order to complete your application you may find the following documents of use:

Museum Annual Report 2018

Avoncroft Museum’s 20-Year Vision



Programmes & Marketing Manager

Our new Programmes & Marketing Manager will help the Museum flourish by promoting Avoncroft’s ongoing work of saving historic buildings from destruction and as a well-liked visitor attraction. They will increase the Museum’s profile and overall footfall, raising income by delivering programmes of events, workshops and other activities, and increasing engagement of our visitors, members and supporters. This part-time role requires some weekend and evening working.

Programmes & Marketing Manager job description

Programmes & Marketing Manager person specification

Please check that you are eligible to work in this role at Avoncroft Museum – click here


Applications for all roles has been suspended.
All submitted applications will be held until we are able resume our recruitment processes.

Please download the application form from this page – CVs on their own will not be considered but may be submitted in addition to the fully completed form.

Please send your completed application form to by the closing date.



Voluntary roles


We are recruiting at least three new trustees and would like to increase the diversity of the Trustee board. We would welcome applications particularly from the following groups and areas of expertise:

• Under represented sections of the Museum’s audiences, especially women and minority groups
• People with particular commercial business experience, such as involvement with comparable heritage, service, leisure or arts sector businesses or charities
• People with experience managing HR, IT or legal compliance areas of a charity or business
• People with experience of professional roles in marketing, PR or business/charity promotion
• People with entrepreneurial skills, those with experience of forming successful partnership working in the third sector and those with experience in the world of heritage and buildings conservation

Being a trustee is a voluntary role and therefore is unpaid. For more information about being a trustee and a job description please click the links below or call the Museum on 01527 831363 for an informal discussion.

Background information – becoming a trustee of Avoncroft

Job description – Trustee

To apply please send a CV and letter by email to




If you are interested in other volunteer roles at the Museum, please visit our volunteering page.

Thank you for supporting Avoncroft Museum!