Work Experience

Please note: there are no further spaces on our work experience programme for the remainder of this academic year. Placements will re-open in September 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Are you looking to gain some work experience in a Museum and Gallery? Do you want to find out more about cultural, historical and heritage sites? Would you like to develop skills to help prepare you for work in the arts sector?

We offer one week Work experience opportunities for those aged 14-19 years old during term time.  These involve a range of activities and provide a general overview of the workings of a museum and art gallery.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the museum over the week and learn more about the career paths available in a Museum or Gallery.

All students are required to attend an hour's orientation on the Monday of your chosen week. This is to provide students with a greater awareness of The Lightbox prior to the work experience commencing on the Tuesday to Friday of the same week.

We can only take on 4 placements per year and so please do book in advance for any specific dates as you may find your chosen dates have been taken.

For further information or to apply, please email with your name, your school/college attended (if appropriate) and a sentence or two on why you would like to gain work experience with us?

If you are over 16 years old, you could also volunteer as part of our Visitors services team. Volunteers have a vital role within The Lightbox and are fundamental to our success and sustainability. Further information can be found on our volunteer page:


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