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We are pleased to announce that applications for our schools work experience scheme in 2019 are now open. If you have a keen interest in art and are considering a creative career in the future, this is a great opportunity to get an insight into what it’s like to work for an arts organisation. 

Our work experience week is designed to give you an overview of some of the different departments in the gallery, from shadowing our gallery assistants and workshop navigators, to reviewing our current exhibition and posting on our blog, to helping our marketing team with online content.

The week will also give you the opportunity to earn a Bronze Arts Award, a valuable qualification to add to your CV along with your experience here. In participating in the Arts Award activities, you’ll complete a logbook which we’ll send off for a certificate, and you’ll get a head start in developing your skills as an arts leader. You can find out more about the Bronze Arts Award here.

Our 2018 work experience scheme sponsored by the Gibbons Family Trust supported 10 students to successfully complete their Bronze Arts Awards. Previous placements have provided some fantastic feedback on the experience:

“I have learned so much about what happens behind the scenes and how much work is put into all the different exhibitions. I will always remember the experience.” Jacob, work experience student

“Zoe really enjoyed the week and found it very useful and educational and it has certainly given her plenty to think about in terms of how she might develop a career in the Arts.” Yvette Warner, teacher

“My teacher read my review and said it was brilliant! I'm still so over the moon about the work I’ve done.” Aphra, work experience student

We are taking applications for the following dates:

11th – 15th February

25th – 29th March

10th – 14th June

24th – 28th June

8th – 12th July

15th – 19th July

To apply, complete the application form below and send it to 

Application Deadline: Friday 16th November

We will respond to all applications by the 29th November.


Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Thu 18 Oct 2018