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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Friday 16th November
We will respond to all applications by the 29th November.