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How I Got My Job at Tate

Hear about various routes in to working in the creative sector

Freelance Event Producer YoYo, speaks to four members of Tate staff about their experiences of working at a gallery and top career tips


  • Having a portfolio of personal projects can be really helpful when applying for jobs. It gives you lots of examples to talk about
  • You don't need an arts background to work at a gallery. All experience is relevant
  • Lots of galleries and museums offer paid internships - so keep your eyes out for those! They can be a good way to gain experience and see if you like something before committing to a full-time job
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help when you're starting out. It's good to ask questions
  • Network with your friends and peers. You might already have the perfect contact and you never know where everyone will end up!
  • Lots of roles have the same job title but are actually different positions. This can be confusing so make sure you read the job description too
  • Apply! You never know ...

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