A unique opportunity for a dynamic cultural leader to become the Manager of the brand new Stourbridge Glass Museum which opened on 9 April 2022 providing an exciting new home for the internationally significant Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council glass collection in an iconic recently restored historic building set in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter funded by ERDF, National Lottery Heritage Fund and others.

Reporting to the Chairman of the charity that run the museum, The British Glass Foundation, the Manager will provide executive leadership to achieve the development of the Museum and a high quality visitor experience. The role will be as a hands on CEO maximising operational and financial performance as a paid entry visitor attraction and marketing and promoting the museum. Maximising the visitor experience will be key with regular events and activities with daily glass blowing demonstrations within the in-house but independently managed hot glass studio. Stewardship is required of the tenancies of several refurbished office and workshop units to secure income essential to the overall sustainability of the Museum.

The Manager will build upon the close relationship with Dudley MBC and work with its museum staff on curatorial and collections development and foster commercially advantageous relationships within the local communities whilst developing initiatives that will help make the Museum a leader in visitor/heritage management.

Museum Manager JD – May 2022 Museum Manager Job Description and Person Specification

 Applications should be addressed to: 

Graham Knowles, Chairman, British Glass Foundation, c/o Stourbridge Glass Museum, High Street, Wordsley, DY8 4FB or by e-mail to

Please include a covering letter, a full resume and an outline of why you think you are suitable for this role. You will need to describe how your skills, knowledge and experience match the job outline whilst also explaining your motivation and goals.

The closing date for applications for this role is Friday 22 July 2022.