Join the team at Avoncroft Museum

We are looking for innovative, passionate and energetic people to join our team of staff, volunteers and trustees!

We are currently recruiting two full-time, senior roles:

Deputy Director

Reporting to the Museum’s Director, this new post will be in charge of the Museum’s financial, visitor and commercial operations, vital to Avoncroft’s future development and growth.  Through retail, catering, public programmes, marketing and hospitality, the Deputy Director will manage a team which delivers the financial success and the reputational growth of  the Museum, ensuring that all our visitors and customers take away great memories of Avoncroft. 

Deputy Director Job Description and Person Specification


Head of Collections and Interpretation

Reporting to the Museum’s Director, this new post will be responsible for the Museum’s future acquisitions, historic collections and interpretation. Our primary collection is unusual – we move entire buildings – while our other collections support this through archive and library material and smaller objects, which help illustrate the life and built heritage of the Midlands.  Our interpretation is through costumed enactment and volunteer guides, as well as demonstrations, written word and audio visual displays.

Head of Collections & Interpretation Job Description and Person Specification


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

Closing date for applications for both roles is 12 noon on 2nd January 2019

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

Interviews for the Deputy Director post will take place during week commencing 7th January 2019 and for the Head of Collections and Interpretation in week commencing 14th January 2019.


In order to complete your application you may find the following documents of use:

Museum Annual Report 2017

Avoncroft Museum’s 20-Year Vision

Avoncroft’s Staff Structure – 2019


Avoncroft will be recruiting a number of other new posts to join our new staff structure over the coming months, so please check back to find out about further vacancies.



If you would like to volunteer at the Museum please visit our Volunteering page or send an email to: