Work Experience & Placements

We offer a limited number of voluntary work experience opportunities across different areas, such as community and learning, marketing and press, administration and operations, and exhibitions.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to us via email or post. Only applications made on these forms will be considered and we do not require any additional information.

• Please make sure you fill in all sections and that your application is well presented
• We would recommend that you word process your application form, paying particular attention to spelling and punctuation
• Work experience/placement opportunities are available to those aged 14 years and up
• All applications must be part of a required element of your course/study (a written statement by your school/college/university will be required for the placement to go ahead)

Applications will be reviewed twice a year. The first deadline is at the beginning of June: the second at the beginning of December. Any successful placements offered, will fall within the 6 months that follow the application deadline (e.g. if you submit your application before the June deadline, a placement could fall at any time between June and December that year).

Participants can spend time across a number of different areas including; exhibitions, community and learning, marketing and press, and administration and operations. Typical experiences may include; updating databases, archiving, researching for upcoming exhibitions, shadowing team members, attending production and programming meetings, supporting and assisting tours and workshops, mail outs, minute taking, project documentation and assisting with gallery exhibition planning and installation.
It’s important to use the space provided in the application to state what areas you’re interested in and why the placement might benefit you. Good luck!

Work experience application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form


Do you offer work experience?
Yes, we can host a limited number of work experience placements each year.


Can I send my CV?
No, applications must be made through completed applications forms.


Can I email my application to you?
Yes, email completed forms to


How will I be contacted regarding my application?
We will only contact applicants shortlisted for interview. We usually contact applicants via email.