Arts and culture jobs – our round-up of advice and resources

Finding a job is a job itself, and it can be quite competitive in the cultural sector. Luckily, there are plenty of resources for you to consult to get a job in the arts.

Cultural Peeps

Created by Iain Wheeldon, Lecturer at Newcastle University, Cultural Peeps is a podcast series that explores different Career Pathways across the Museum, Gallery, Heritage and wider Cultural Sectors.

Discover Creative

This website is a great tool for understanding who does what in which position. You can select an industry or job type, and then see the typical jobs in that sector and what each one entails. This is a great help for those who want to explore other opportunities while staying in a similar sector.

National Theatre Careers YouTube Playlist

This YouTube playlist consists in short video interviews of current National Theatre employees. Each video has the speaker explain what their job consists of, and is designed to offer an insight into a wide range of career options at the National Theatre.

The City Scoop – how to get a job in the arts

The City Scoop is City University’s collection of articles and stories about industries that seem impossible to get into. This article has plenty of good advice for those looking to get a job in the cultural heritage sector, and will also help you take your next step.

Prospects – Overview of the creative arts sector in the UK

This is a good starting point if you don’t know which part of the creative sector you would like to work in and if you are freshly graduated.

Museums Association – Getting a first job

For entry level job-seekers, this goes over what companies in the cultural & heritage industry are looking for in terms of skills and qualities.

Museum Careers Advice – How to apply for jobs

Written by Mark Carnall, Collections Manager at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, this article goes over some top tips to apply for jobs in the cultural sector.

University of Oxford Career Service – Arts & Heritage

This article dwells on everything you need to know before applying for a job in the arts & heritage sector. Information about the industry, types of jobs, entry points, but also skills and experience as well as resources.

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