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Coventry Transport Museum is no ordinary transport museum.

Displaying the largest collection of British road transport in the world, the collection includes over 550 cars, motorcycles and bicycles and 25,000 models. The collection represents Coventry’s unique heritage as the birthplace of British road transport. With everything from bone rattling cycles to thrilling land speed record breakers, the Museum is regarded as one of the leading visitor attractions in the West Midlands, welcoming nearly half a million visitors a year.

Coventry Transport Museum is part of the Culture Coventry charitable trust - occasionally we need to recruit new staff to the team, and we look for self-motivated and forward-thinking people. Even if you are based behind the scenes, you need to be comfortable working with or around visitors in an environment where creating the right atmosphere is everything. Everyone in the team plays an active part in delivering our fantastic attraction to visitors.

All of our vacancies can be found listed here when they arise, but if you can’t wait to get involved why not
click here to see our Volunteering Programme.


Community Partnerships Programmer

Fixed term role to 31st March 2018 subject to further funding 
30 hours per week
Working pattern to be agreed Monday - Fridays

This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver a HLF Community Engagement Plan through developing strong community partnerships and creating audience focused programming. Supporting the organisation to transform our services as part of our mission to be the leading arts and cultural organisation in Coventry, that is reflective of the diverse communities within the City.

You will co-ordinate, promote and deliver a community outreach programme at Coventry Transport Museum with a focus on working with hard to reach audiences, as part of a HLF Community Activity Plan.  Developing projects within the local community and reviewing our current offer to identify opportunities for creative programmes based on our collections, and supporting our existing programme of events, exhibitions and educational activities.  In addition, you will contribute to the wider audience engagement strategy to ensure a co-ordinated approach to community engagement across the Trust.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced community developer to utilise their strong interpersonal and project management skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders, to develop and successfully deliver the HLF project alongside other Trust wide activities and events. Supporting the Trust to recognise the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with our audiences as part of our organisational audience engagement strategy.

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Closing date for applications: Thursday 13 April 2017


Learning Officer - Families

£20,253 - £25,440 per annum dep on experience 
Permanent Full Time 
37 hours per week
8:30 – 17:00 Mon – Thu, 8:30 – 16:30 Friday

Learning & Engagement is a central part of Culture Coventry’s main aims to enable all our visitors to enjoy a stimulating and interactive approach to understanding our collections and gain a full appreciation and enjoyment of Coventry’s rich history.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly creative individual who has experience of working with early years in a creative environment.  You will be responsible for developing and delivering a high interactive and engaging family learning programme based on the collections and exhibitions at Coventry Transport Museum.   

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Closing date for applications: Friday 21 April 2017


2 x Retail & Reception Assistants (Grade 2)

Role 1: Coventry Transport Museum                                Role 2:  The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

£7.88 per hour                                                                      £7.88 per hour
Part Time                                                                             Part Time
22 hours per week                                                               22.5 hours per week
Sun 9:45 – 17:15; Mon, Tue, Wed 9:45 – 14:45                  Sun 11:45 – 16:15; Mon, Tue, Wed 9:45 – 16:15  


Culture Coventry are looking for two Retail & Reception Assistants to join our Front of House teams, and help deliver an exceptional customer experience to our visitors, helping them gain a full appreciation and enjoyment of our collections and Coventry’s rich history.

As a Retail & Reception Assistant you will be the first and last point of contact for the majority of visitors to our museum, from handling visitor admissions to ensure they receive a warm and friendly welcome, offering guidebooks to ensure they make the most of their visit and working in our gift shop promoting our retail offers along with other commercial opportunities.

We will require you to develop and maintain a good knowledge of the museum’s collections, as well as Coventry’s history and local attractions, to enable you to interact with and support visitors to make the most of their visit to the City.   


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Application form (Internal Candidates only)


Closing date for applications: Friday 30 April 2017



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Bring the curriculum to life!

Coventry Transport Museum's interactive exhibitions make the perfect venue for school visits in Coventry.

We offer a wide range of sessions for school groups, all 'Learning Outside The Classroom' quality assured. 


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Join us in celebrating a unique transport heritage. There are lots of ways for you to get involved, from supporting us with a financial donation to volunteering your time. 


Mike Brewer announced as President of Coventry Transport Museum Patron Scheme

On Thursday 13 October Coventry Transport Museum proudly revealed Mike Brewer as the new President of the Patron Scheme.
Hear the news from the man himself and find out why he is supporting the museum.