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Year 10 and 12 Work Experience


Salary:  Unpaid Volunteer
Date:  June/July 2022

What we offer

A series of five challenges over one week that will help you to gain a better understanding of 
•    the range of jobs within the cultural sector
•    QUAD’s programme and what we do
•    the skills and qualities required to work in the visual arts

Day-long challenges might take place in the areas of:
•    Arts review
•    Creative planning
•    Digital engagement
•    Marketing and social media
•    Workshop documentation

Who we are looking for

Students from either Year 10 or Year 12
Students full of enthusiasm and curiosity, with a real interest in the behind the scenes working of a visual arts centre and all that it involves.
The ability to use a computer and internet are beneficial as well as the confidence to work with the public. Be prepared to give anything a go. You may be asked to work with another student - not necessarily from your school - on joint tasks.
To apply

We strongly recommend interested students visit our building and take a look around the rest of our website before applying.

If you like the sound of what we have on offer, applications for a work experience placement should made by students on the form to be found in the downloads section of this page.

Please download a copy and return it either by e-mail to or by post to: Work Experience, QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS by Monday 2nd March 2020
For a paper copy of the application form please call 01332 285444.

QUAD is committed to building more equitable, diverse and inclusive practices and processes that drive innovation and belonging across the organisation.  With this aim, we are passionate about attracting excellent applicants from a variety of backgrounds and self-identities.  This includes those who have a lived experience of being 'othered' and/or have characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010*.

*The nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are 'age', 'disability', 'gender reassignment' (now commonly understood as 'gender identity'), 'marriage and civil partnership', 'pregnancy and maternity', 'race', 'religion or belief', 'sex', and 'sexual orientation'.

We have a high volume of applications for our work experience placements and we regret we are unable to accept more than 2. We always recommend that you apply to more than one business to ensure you have a back-up plan.

Due to the nature of the team structure and staff availability QUAD placements are for students in Year 10 and 12 only, focussing on helping to make decisions and providing insights into potential future careers.