Museum Manager – The Pen Museum

Job Title: Museum Manager
Salary: £30,000
Hours: Part Time Position: 22.5 hours per week
Term: Initial 12 month contract
Location: The Pen Museum, Birmingham
Closing date: 5:00 pm 7 November 2021

Museum Manager required for Birmingham’s unique Pen Museum to provide day-to-day management of operations at the Museum and oversee all facilities and play a major role in supporting its strategic development.

About Us:

Our museum is at an exciting stage in its history thanks to support from Arts Council England and other funders.

A volunteer led Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) an Accredited Museum and a recipient of a Queens Award for Voluntary Service. We are looking for an experienced museum professional to help it move forward and to grow. Whilst working towards a fully sustainable Museum.

The Museum promotes and preserves the important legacy of Birmingham’s pen trade, which, at its height employed an estimated 8,000 workers, of which 70% were women.

Based in a former pen factory constructed in 1863 to manufacture gold pen nibs and situated over three galleries. The Museum accommodates an extensive and unique collection of pens, nibs, machinery and artefacts related to the pen trade.

Exhibition displays complimented by trails, videos and interactive equipment. Helping to bring to life the history of one of Birmingham’s most famous industries.

About You:

  • Creative, enthusiastic people manager with an adaptable, hands-on, can-do approach.
  • Experience in managing and recruiting volunteers.
  • Enjoy working with volunteers to help offer our visitors the best possible experience.

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Closing Date: 07 November 2021

To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Andy Munro. Email:  or mobile: 07985169462

The post is firstly for 12-months with the opportunity to become a permanent post following a successful 12-month period.