Interested in a career in the arts? We have pulled together lots of useful information and resources – from career advice and training opportunities, to interviews with artists and other creatives...
- Get career advice, insights and tips from Tate staff about a range of museum jobs – from art handling to graphic design
- Find out about opportunities at Tate – from traineeships to job vacancies
- Browse our selection of interviews with artists and designers for insights into their ideas and processes as well as day-to-day life in the studio
We will be adding to this resource regularly to provide even more helpful information and advice about careers in the arts, so do watch this space!
Career advice, tips and behind the scenes with Tate staff
‘For my job, you need to have an interest in subculture, youth culture, pop culture, digital culture; all kinds of cultures!…’
‘As I liked, and had experience, fabricating things; and was also interested in art and design, the job meant I could combine my skills and experience with my interest in art.’
‘Often we have near to a hundred jobs on the work plan, which is why I start most days by putting on some music, making a cup of coffee and making a rough plan for the day to ensure that no print deadlines are missed’.
'As Assistant Producer in Tate’s film team I help produce the short films we publish on our website, in gallery and on Youtube'
'For me this job is perfect because it straddles the lines of design, coding and experimenting'
'When I know I have made someone’s visit a good one, it brings a smile to my face'
Find out more about a range of museum jobs, from magazine editor to head chef, in our Tate staff behind the scenes blog series
Opportunities at Tate: From training to jobs
As an intern at Tate you’ll gain a valuable insight into the arts, and opportunities to work on interesting projects and learn new, practical skills
Our traineeships are aimed at training new people in the skills which will be important for museums in the future and to create a more diverse workforce by attracting people who might not otherwise have considered a career in a museum or art gallery
Interested in working at Tate? Find out about current vacancies in Tate's galleries
Interviews with artists, designers and other creatives
London-based designers discuss what inspires them, what they do every day and what they would advise their student-selves
Tate invited Amsterdam-based creative agency Compass Island to talk about what they do and what inspires them...
Turner Prize 2014 nominees share a piece of advice for younger artists
A spotlight on process, technique and the working spaces of four young fashion designers
Colour‐loving illustrator and textile designer John Booth shares his experience of the working world
Since graduating in 2013, fashion designer Sadie Clayton has started her own label and produced three unique collections. We caught up with her for some careers advice…
Artist Tracey Emin provides advice for young artists and answers your questions on subjects ranging from which artwork she would most like to own to the future of modern art…
Rapper Wretch 32 on his work and inspiration…and how to be the best in your field…
A clutter-filled studio is a route to creativity, says photographer Mark Ruwedel in this video interview
Eva Rothschild talks to TateShots about the importance of manipulating materials and surfaces, to give the appearance of either something pristine and untouched, or of something that very much bears the touch of the artist’s hand