Are you looking to gain some work experience in a museum or art gallery? Do you want to find out more about how cultural institutions operate? 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 during school 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 career paths available in a museum or gallery, gaining hands-on experience in different roles over the course of the week.

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 so please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please note: all placements for this academic year have now been filled. Applications for next academic year open in September 2019.

For further information or to apply, please email [email protected] 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 with us as part of our Visitors services team. Volunteers play a vital role within The Lightbox and are fundamental to our success and sustainability.